FLORIDA

City of Gulf Breeze council decided to craft language for regulations to ban cannabis dispensaries.

The Pensacola New Journal reports

Gulf Breeze officials are looking at banning medical marijuana dispensaries in the city, arguing that residents in need have access to the drug in Pensacola.

The Gulf Breeze City Council on Wednesday evening voted to do research on how best to craft language for a ban, with the understanding that a ban can always be lifted.

City Councilman David Landfair, who made the motion to craft language to ban dispensaries, said he doesn’t think the timing is right for dispensaries in the city.

“My sense is the community is not there yet,” Landfair said after the meeting.

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/gulf-breeze/2017/06/29/gulf-breeze-eyes-banning-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-city/438890001/

MAINE

As always Maine Professionals For Regulating Marijuana has all the relevant updates from that state

The legislature passed LD 243, the bill that will give oversight authority to Bureau of Alcohol and Lottery operations and appropriate money to the agency and the MLI committee. The bill was signed yesterday by the Governor and becomes law.  LD 243 was passed as emergency legislation, so will become law immediately, rather than the customary 90 day wait period.

LD 1641, the bill that amends testing standards for retail marijuana, is currently being held on the appropriations table in the Senate.

The MLI committee will not meet again until the week of July 10.

Central Maine: Emergency legislation closing medical marijuana loophole signed into law

Press Herald: Studies differ over impact of legalized pot on highway crash numbers

New Hampshire Public Radio: Marijuana Advocates Optimistic in Northeast Despite Setbacks

MASSACHUSETTS

Weymouth council awaits lawmakers vote on recreational marijuana

http://weymouth.wickedlocal.com/news/20170629/weymouth-council-awaits-lawmakers-vote-on-recreational-marijuana

The Wicked Local reports

A ballot question to ban commercial marijuana businesses in Weymouth will be decided by town council after state legislators approve a law to regulate the use of recreational cannabis.

A ballot question to ban commercial marijuana businesses in Weymouth will be decided by town council after state legislators approve a law to regulate the use of recreational cannabis.

The council unanimously agreed June 26 to have a provision on future meeting agendas to discuss the proposed ballot question by Mayor Robert Hedlund.

“My recommendation is to keep this matter on our agenda until the Legislature decides definitive details in the legislation,” said Patrick O’Connor, town council president, before councilors voted.

The proposed ballot question was on the June 23 meeting agenda, but councilors took no action and did not refer the proposal to a council committee for review.

Councilor-at-large Brian McDonald said it made no sense to take action on the ballot question until lawmakers approve regulations governing recreational marijuana use.

OHIO

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT LEVEL I CULTIVATOR APPLICATIONS IS JUNE 30, 2017 AT 5:00 PM EST

MEDICAL MARIJUANA ADVISORY COMMITTEE AUGUST MEETING NOTICE

 

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia chooses medical marijuana advisory board

This information also available via the Charleston Gazette Mail