FEDERAL

Bipartisan bill would reclassify marijuana as Schedule 3 substance

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/8/bipartisan-bill-would-rescheduled-marijuana-schedu/

 

STATE GOVERNORS

4 Governors Ask Trump`s Administration to Chill Out on Recreational Cannabis Crackdown

https://cannasos.com/news/hot-news/4-governors-ask-trumps-administration-to-chill-out-on-recreational-cannabis-crackdown

Alaska, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington (the states where recreational pot is legal) governors wrote a letter to Trump administration asking to be more rational about any possible changes to the federal legislation about weed.

Oregon governor, Kate Brown, Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, Alaska governor Bill Walker, and Washington governor Jay Inslee wrote to the US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin asking to continue Obama-era policy regarding recreational cannabis use.

Because it`s wise and profitable to the country.

ARKANSAS

Arkansas moves from lottery to merit-based MMJ licensing system

 

FLORIDA

Five Signs That Florida Is Bungling Its Medical Marijuana Industry

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/floridas-medical-marijuana-rollout-has-been-a-mess-9262005

Warning here. This is one of those newspaper sites that drives you bananas with the amount of ads it generates. That said with all the excitement late last year about progress in FL this is worth a read. Seasoned industry types will place head in hands and wonder why nobody got on the phone to CO, WA & OR govt departments !

KANSAS

Voters in Kansas City Overwhelmingly Approve Marijuana Decriminalization

 

MAINE

Marijuana ‘gifts’ legal as state works out licensing rules

http://www.dailyprogress.com/marijuana-gifts-legal-as-state-works-out-licensing-rules/article_3a62c5e5-0858-5223-9a42-8b9f106007ae.html

MARYLAND

Registration for Patients and Caregivers Opens Today in Maryland

 

MONTANA

Chart: Medical cannabis patient counts rebounding in Montana

Chart: Medical cannabis patient counts rebounding in Montana