Cannabis news round-up

Washington lawmakers bring bill to ban most cannabis concentrates. Oregon marijuana sales 420% stronger near Idaho. Cut taxes on the California legal marijuana market, pass AB1948. Need a legal marijuana shop in California? Grab your smartphone. Colorado representative pushes Senate to consider marijuana banking.

Medical marijuana shortages in Illinois reported at dispensaries since legalization. Passenger at Chicago airport steals marijuana from cannabis amnesty box. Weeks into Illinois legal marijuana, some south suburban police departments have “more questions than answers” on enforcement. Business leaders learn how Illinois marijuana legalization impacts Iowa workplaces. Illinois workplace policies based on legalization of recreational marijuana. Homewood, Illinois marijuana dispensary is popular with Indiana customers, who say they aren’t worried about the return trip home. Legal pot in Illinois: not that big a deal.

Michigan recreational marijuana sales are off to a sluggish start. Without a legal banking option, Michigan marijuana businesses face safety risks and other challenges. Testing the Michigan marijuana market: Business booms at safety compliance labs.

Second ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Montana filed with state.

Is Kentucky marijuana legalization the answer to economic woes? Will Tennessee legalize marijuana? Why no recent bills have passed. Texas marijuana laws in 2020: Lots of de facto, not much de jure. Las Cruces, New Mexico mayor opposes marijuana legalization.

Could 2020 be the year of legal weed in Pennsylvania? Don’t hold your breath.

Connecticut lawmakers will make new push for marijuana legalization this year. Connecticut Governor Lamont poised to take lead on legalizing marijuana. Campaign to end pot prohibition in New Hampshire shifting gears in 2020.

New York Democrats say marijuana legalization shouldn’t be part of budget. Cuomo calls for legalizing, taxing New York marijuana in budget plan. New York debate over legalizing marijuana persists in 2020. Broad ideas, few details as New York pursues “regional symmetry” on cannabis. Legalizing marijuana grows on some Westchester, New York legislators.  Is 2020 the year for legal marijuana in New York, New Jersey? Hopes are high.

Marijuana legalization may hit 40 states: now what? Marijuana legalization is about to have a huge year. Marijuana Legalization Policies: Implications for Individual Behavior and Health. Terence Hallinan: Fighter for the people and for the legalization of marijuana. How legal weed shops feed the vaping crisis. This map shows medical marijuana’s effect on opioid prescriptions.

Medical marijuana reduces opioid prescribing rate