MARIJUANA POLICY PROJECT UPDATES
- N.H. House Committee Tries to Crush Legalization Hopes
- Virginia Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill
- Maryland Senate Approves Bill to Address Criminal Overcharging
- MPP and Regulate Rhode Island Release New Legalization Report
- MPP Publishes Voter Guide for Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Primary
- Support Growing for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky
- Texas Primary Voter Guide
- Medical Marijuana On the Move in South Carolina
- W. Va. House Passes Limited Bill to Improve Medical Cannabis Law
- N.Y. Lawmakers Consider Expanding Medical Marijuana Program
Title: Phil Murphy wants legal weed law in N.J. by end of year
Date: 13 March 2018
Extract: Gov. Phil Murphy wants state lawmakers to pass legislation legalizing and taxing recreational marijuana in New Jersey by the end of the year — despite a lack of widespread support from lawmakers in his own party.
Murphy has included $60 million in tax revenue from legal pot in his first state budget proposal, which he unveiled Tuesday.
“I am committed to working with you to get this passed this year,” the Democrat said in his budget address at the Statehouse in Trenton.
Bill Caruso, a lobbyist and a founder of NJ United for Marijuana Reform, told NJ Advance Media that Murphy administration officials expect marijuana legalization to have been passed by Jan. 1.
Title: Pennsylvania Examines Allowing Flower in Medical Marijuana Program
Author: Cannabis Business Times
Date: 8 March 2018
Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis program has faced significant hurdles in its infancy. Since retail sales began in mid-February, the six dispensaries across the state have experienced demand that far outpaces their collective supply, prompting some dispensaries to temporarily close in the early days of this new retail market.
The economic discord was one factor that led members of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Board to recommend the sale of flower in the state.