DELAWARE

Delaware marijuana legalization panel votes to release final report at chaotic meeting

 

FLORIDA

Title: Greenacres votes for temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensaries

Author: Sun Semtinel

Date: 15 March 2018

URL: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/wellington/fl-wf-greenacres-dispensary-ban-0314-20180313-story.html

Extract: 

Greenacres’ city council voted unanimously at its March 5 meeting to temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries in the city limits. The vote was of 5-0, with public comments in favor of the ban.

Greenacres resident Michael Parnell spoke during public comments at the start of the meeting, saying a one-year ban did not go far enough.

“I hope that the city will permanently ban this instead of being a temporary, you know, thing like it sounds like it’s gonna be,” Parnell said. “We don’t need that in Greenacres. That’s all I got to say.”

INDIANA

Indiana Legislature Approves CBD Bill; Heads to Governor

 

KANSAS

Title:  Kansas Lawmakers Inch Toward Legalizing Cannabis Derivative, And Keeping Kratom Legal

Author: KCUR

Date: 16 March 2018

URL: http://kcur.org/post/kansas-lawmakers-inch-toward-legalizing-cannabis-derivative-and-keeping-kratom-legal#stream/0

Extract: 

A Kansas House committee on Thursday recommended the legalization of medicinal supplements containing cannabidiol, CBD, a marijuana extract used by some to control seizures and pain.

It also moved to keep an herbal stimulant, kratom, legal in Kansas.

Both decisions came in a regular update of what drugs are legal or illegal in the state. The rules are contained in legislation that still needs approval of the full House, and the Senate, before the governor could sign any changes into law.

The bill cleared the House Health and Human Services Committee that would make CBD legal, but only if the cannabis derivative contained no THC — the compound in marijuana that gets people high.

LOUISANA

Title: KATC Getting Answers: Dispensing medical marijuana in Louisiana

Author: KATC.com

Date: 14 March 2018

URL: http://www.katc.com/story/37719127/katc-getting-answers-dispensing-medical-marijuana-in-louisiana

Extract: 

KATC is getting answers about the medical marijuana facility coming to Lafayette.

Two companies, Acadiana Therapeutic Remedies and The Apothecary Shoppe, are competing for the license to run that dispensary.

Depending on who gets it, the facility will be located either on Kaliste Saloom road or on Guilbeau Road.

But the big question is, how will medical marijuana be regulated?

The state is growing marijuana at facilities on the LSU and Southern University campuses.

Medical Marijuana has been legal in Louisiana since the early 1990’s, but lawmakers failed to pass laws on how to distribute and regulate it.

Two years ago, Sen. Fred Mills passed a bill allowing limited access to the medicine and it was signed into law.

MARYLAND

Maryland Might Vote on Legalizing Cannabis This Year

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota MMJ Rules Take Effect Apr. 1

 

WASHINGTON

Washington State Budget Includes $100K for Hemp Program