ALASKA

Alaska to weigh three onsite marijuana consumption proposals

 

ARKANSAS

Arkansas to Accept Medical Marijuana Card Applications

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arkansas/articles/2017-06-25/arkansas-to-accept-medical-marijuana-card-applications

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ medical marijuana industry will ramp up in the next week, with the state poised to accept applications from potential patients, growers and distributors.

Beginning Friday, the state Medical Marijuana Commission will accept applications from those hoping to grow or supply marijuana, while the Health Department will take applications from those hoping to benefit from the first marijuana-as-medicine program in the Bible Belt. The application periods will run until Sept. 18.

State officials expect anywhere from 20,000 to 40,000 people to seek permission to use the drug for a number of health problems. It will cost $50 to apply and permits must be renewed yearly.

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts picks panel to draft rec cannabis compromise

NEW JERSEY

Legal Marijuana: Christie Unconvinced; Successor May Decide

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-jersey/articles/2017-06-25/legal-marijuana-christie-unconvinced-successor-may-decide

New Jersey lawmakers’ efforts to move forward on legalizing marijuana have failed to convince Gov. Chris Christie to get behind the effort, further underscoring the likelihood that the next governor will confront the issue.

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Gains Traction with GOP