FEDERAL

Title: 8 Republicans Who Are Preventing Marijuana Legalization in Congress

Author: Civilized

Date: 27 March 2018

URL: https://www.civilized.life/articles/republicans-preventing-marijuana-legalization/?utm_source=Civilized+Newsletter&utm_campaign=e0db03b0d2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8343e8fe68-e0db03b0d2-164285333

Extract: While the Democratic Party hasn’t wholly embraced marijuana legalization, the Republican Party is still seen as the larger opposition force to cannabis in the U.S. Congress. And while most of the party does not support marijuana-related proposals, there are certain members of the leadership who wield more power to kill cannabis legalization laws than others.

Here are eight Republicans most responsible for preventing marijuana legalization laws in Congress:

COLORADO

On March 22, 2018, the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division held a stakeholder work group regarding the following medical and retail marijuana rules.

Revised Rules, Medical Marijuana, 1 CCR 212-1

Rule M 207 – Schedule of Application Fees: Medical Marijuana Businesses

Rule M 208 – Schedule of Business License Fees: Medical Marijuana Businesses

Rule M 209 – Schedule of Business Renewal License Fees: Medical Marijuana Businesses

Rule M 210 – Schedule of Licensing Administrative Service Fees: All Licensees

Rule M 705 – Medical Marijuana Testing Facilities: Standard Operating Procedure Manual

Rule M 1504 – Medical Marijuana Testing Program – Sampling Procedures

Rule M 1701 – Medical Marijuana Establishment Operator: License Privileges

Rule M 1702 – Medical Marijuana Establishment Operator: General Limitations or Prohibited Acts

Rule M 1703 – Medical Marijuana Establishment Operator: Occupational Licenses for Personnel

Revised Rules, Retail Marijuana, 1 CCR 212-2

Rule R 705 – Retail Marijuana Testing Facilities: Standard Operating Procedure Manual

Rule R 1504 – Retail Marijuana Testing Program – Sampling Procedures

Rule R 1702 – Retail Marijuana Establishment Operator: General Limitations or Prohibited Acts

Rule R 1703 – Retail Marijuana Establishment Operator: Occupational Licenses for Personnel

The Division is holding a public rulemaking hearing on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., at the 1707 Cole Blvd., Ste. 300, Lakewood, CO 80401. Pursuant to subsection 24-4-103(4)(a), C.R.S. of the Colorado Administrative Procedure Act, any proposed rule or revised proposed rule by an agency which is to be considered at the public hearing shall be made available to any person at least five days prior to said hearing. The proposed rules to be presented at the public rulemaking hearing were included in the State Licensing Authority’s Notice of Rulemaking Hearing, issued March 21, 2018, and are available our our MED 2018 Rulemaking webpage.

To date, the State Licensing Authority has received limited written comment on the proposed rules, and strongly encourages written comment submissions prior to the permanent rulemaking hearing. However, written comments will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on April 4, 2018. Further, in its discretion, the State Licensing Authority may also afford interested parties an opportunity to make brief oral presentations at the rulemaking hearing. Comments can be sent via email to DOR_MEDRuleComments@state.co.us or submitted in hard copy at the Marijuana Enforcement Division, Attn.: Rules, 1707 Cole Blvd., Ste. 300, Lakewood, CO 80401.

Respectfully,

Marijuana Enforcement Division Staff

IOWA

Title: Iowa Department of Public Health Office of Medical Cannabidiol announced Tuesday its intent to issue Medical Cannabidiol Dispensary licenses to five locations in Iowa.

Author: KCCI

Date: 28 March 2018

URL: http://www.kcci.com/article/5-iowa-sites-selected-for-medical-cannabidiol-dispensaries/19606870

 

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Gov. Announces Changes for ‘More Patient-Friendly’ MMJ Program

TENNESSEE

Title: Medical Cannabis Bill Passes Key TN House Committee

Author: Local  Memphis

Date: 28 March 2018

URL: http://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/medical-cannabis-bill-passes-key-tn-house-committee/1085946513

Extract: 

After nearly two hours of testimony and some surprise support here, history was made for medical cannabis in the state of Tennessee. Lawmakers in a key House committee passed a stripped down medical cannabis bill by a vote of 9 -2. The bill now heads to the Health Committee.

“At the end of the day we have advanced medical marijuana with the THC in it farthest than has ever happened so far,” said Rep. Jeremy Faison, the bill’s sponsor.

Earlier, emotional testimony was heard on the issue that’s divided Tennessee’s Capitol Hill over medical cannabis. There was a seizure victim who told how she’s helped by cannabis.

UTAH

Utah Advocates Have Enough Signatures to Put MMJ Question to Voters