USA Round Up: California, Colorado, New Jersey, Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board



  • Union City has re-opened commercial cannabis business applications. We’ll have the full details for you later this week; click the link below to learn more.
  • Desert Hot Springs will have a first reading about expanding zoning districts for cannabis testing facilities.
  • Commerce City is repealing the medical marijuana portion of the municipal code and replacing it with a commercial cannabis section. Read more at the link below.
  • Grover City is considering adopting a new resolution that will amend current manufacturing safety requirements.
  • PLUS: the results of last week’s city council meetings in Arroyo Grande and American Canyon. Click the link below to learn more.

Read more: This Week’s Cannabis News from Union City, Desert Hot Springs, Commerce City, Grover City and more


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Title:  New Jersey could legalize recreational marijuana by end of September


Date:  21 August 2018



New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney told POLITICO in an extensive interview that he believes the state could legalize marijuana by the end of September.

“I’m confident we’ll get to 21 and 41 (votes),” Sweeney told POLITICO. The Senate needs 21 votes and the Assembly needs 41 votes to pass measures that would legalize recreational marijuana and expand the state’s medical cannabis program.

Sweeney predicted some support from state Republicans who have previously said they were against legalization.

Last month, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal ordered municipal prosecutors to suspend the prosecution of marijuana-related cases until September.

Sweeney also said he’d prefer a lower tax rate than the 25 percent figure Gov. Phil Murphy proposed earlier this year. Murphy campaigned on expanding marijuana laws in New Jersey, and has been pushing towards legalization since assuming office in January.

“I don’t want [the tax rate] to be 25 percent, because then you’re just going to keep the black market alive,” Sweeney told POLITICO. “If you tax it too high, you incentivize people to use the black market because you’ve raised the price too high.”

In March, the state Assembly health committee advanced a measure increasing the amount of marijuana that can be dispensed in a 30-day period from two ounces to four. It also added five qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, anxiety, migraines, and pain-related conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.


Notice of Rulemaking – Proposed Rules (CR 102) 

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board would like your input on the following proposed rules. Following the comment period, the board will hold at least one public hearing before the rules are adopted.

Individual notices can be found at under Proposed Rules.

Public Comment
Please forward your comments to the Liquor and Cannabis Board by mail, e-mail, or fax by the date/s indicated belowPlease be sure to indicate the rulemaking you are commenting on in the subject line. 

Rules Coordinator
Liquor and Cannabis Board
P.O. Box 43080
Olympia, WA  98504-3080


Fax: (360) 664-9689

Public Hearing Location
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board – Board Room
3000 Pacific Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98504

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