NATIONAL

Civilized website have put together an article with a number of infographic, timelines, graphs, charts etc. If you are putting together reports for the state of the USA’s cannabis legislation as of now, we’d suggest this is a great resource if you need to state the obvious to: investors, clients, public bodies etc

https://www.civilized.life/articles/evolution-america-marijuana-laws-charts/?utm_source=Civilized+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b318a2aa44-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8343e8fe68-b318a2aa44-164285333

 

ALASKA

With more cultivators coming online, Alaska’s marijuana industry hits new tax highs

http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/With-more-cultivators-coming-online-Alaskas-marijuana-industry-hits-new-tax-highs-442321583.html?mc_cid=fe05c438d8&mc_eid=178dec0b63

Marijuana tax revenues continue to break state records, with projections for the month of July expected to yield the most money from cannabis cultivators to date.

According to the Alaska Department of Revenue, the state anticipates collecting around $571,000 for July, bringing the tax total since legalization to more than $2.3 million.

Six new cultivators came online in July, a gradual trend that’s driving a growing tax base.

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Treasurer Picks Legalization Opponent to Head Cannabis Control Commission

NEW YORK

New York board rules that taxi drivers are allowed to use medical marijuana

http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2017/08/30/new-york-board-rules-that-taxi-drivers-are-allowed-to-use-medical-marijuana/

A New York City administrative board has ruled that taxi drivers cannot be discriminated against for using medical cannabis.

The New York City Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings (OATH) recently found that revoking a Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) driver’s license over legal medical marijuana use violates both city and state laws, reports the National Law Review.

The ruling comes after the TLC revoked a taxi driver’s license in July because the driver tested positive for pot. The license is required for all taxi drivers to legally operate in the city.

The OATH decision cites the New York Compassionate Care Act, which states that certified patients cannot be denied any rights or privileges solely due to their medical cannabis use, nor should they be subject to any penalties.

TLC’s revocation of the driver’s license was considered unjustified in this case, because the driver’s use of cannabis was fully legal under the Compassionate Care Act.

OHIO

STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY ANNOUNCES FINAL DISPENSARY DISTRICTS

After receiving public comments to draft dispensary districts, the State Board of Pharmacy has finalized dispensary districts that will be used for the application process later this year.

http://medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/dispensaries

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Districts