Tuesday 19 February – State By State Digest: Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, Vermont



Regulatory Friction May well Delay Louisiana Cannabis Crop Once again

The LSU AgCenter and its grower continue to face regulatory hurdles from the Louisiana Division of Agriculture.

https://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/report/regulatory-friction-may possibly-delay-louisiana-cannabis-crop/



Michigan Proposes Cutting Costs for Healthcare Marijuana Sufferers and Growers

The new guidelines proposed by the Michigan Division of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will not go into impact till later this year.

https://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/report/michigan-proposes-cutting-charges-healthcare-marijuana/?utm_campaign=Cannabis+Company+Occasions+Newsletter+-+Cannabis+Company+Occasions+Newsletter+-+Default&amputm_supply=Cannabis+Company+Occasions+Newsletter&amputm_medium=e-mail&amputm_term=http%3a%2f%2fwww.cannabisbusinesstimes.com%2fmichigan-proposes-cutting-charges-healthcare-marijuana.aspx&amputm_content material=140259&ampisid=48CE46



GOP senator’s bill calls for state-run pot shops

A Republican state senator on Thursday introduced a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana but, as opposed to a Democratic Residence bill, would have the state operate retail marijuana retailers.

Sen. Mark Moores of Albuquerque mentioned in a telephone interview Thursday that, contemplating the quantity of Western states that have adopted laws treating marijuana extra like alcohol, legalization in New Mexico is inevitable.

“It’s a just matter of how we want to do it,” he mentioned. “We ought to do it in a clever way.”

Moores mentioned his proposal would take methods to minimize damaging effects of marijuana, “while permitting adults the liberty of applying marijuana if they want to.” Beneath the bill, these more than the age of 21 could obtain marijuana at state-run retailers.

Moores mentioned he and co-sponsors of Senate Bill 577 — Sens. Craig Brandt, R-Rio Rancho Cliff Pirtle, R-Roswell and Jacob Candelaria, D-Albuquerque — looked into the regulatory approaches taken by other states. Moores mentioned the legislators liked how states such as Utah and New Hampshire regulate liquor. “You can only obtain alcohol at state-operated retailers,” he mentioned.

That is a main distinction from one more bill functioning its way by means of the Legislature, Residence Bill 356, sponsored by Rep. Javier Martinez, D-Albuquerque.




North Carolina Decriminalization Legislation Re-Introduced

In spite of failing to obtain a committee hearing final year, Sen. Paul Lowe has re-introduced cannabis decriminalization legislation to the North Carolina Senate.

North Carolina Decriminalization Legislation Re-Introduced



Vermont Bill Establishing Industrial Cannabis Passes Committee

A Vermont bill to regulate retail cannabis in the state has produced its way out of the very first committee of the season and is anticipated to attain the floor of the state Senate.


Vermont Bill Establishing Industrial Cannabis Passes Committee



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