Utah

Free Cannabis Legislative Tracker For 20 States: Access THC, Hemp And CBD Bills

Access our free legislative trackers for Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah and Washington. Review and access the cannabis & hemp bills introduced by the State Legislatures in the 2019-2020 session. The trackers include a summary description of the legislation, status and link to the full legislative text. The legislative trackers will be updated on a weekly basis.

Free Cannabis Legislative Tracker For 20 States: Access THC, Hemp And CBD Bills

Access our free legislative trackers for Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah and Washington. Review and access the cannabis & hemp bills introduced by the State Legislatures in the 2019-2020 session. The trackers include a summary description of the legislation, status and link to the full legislative text. The legislative trackers will be updated on a weekly basis.

Regulating CBD Like Cannabis: Utah and New Mexico Pass Legislation Upping CBD Requirements

The Utah and New Mexico Legislatures passed commercial hemp legislation this week that include provisions that regulate CBD products like cannabis. If signed by the states’ governors, the legislation will become law. The recent legislation might foreshadow a national trend as states’ amend hemp legislation to conform with the 2018 Farm Bill. Requiring CBD products that are intended for human consumption to meet standards that are similar to cannabis products will help the industry achieve a certain level of credibility that it desperately needs. We believe that CBD manufacturers and product companies should consider using cannabis best practices when manufacturing and testing products as well as developing labels. These practices can help a company differentiate a CBD product from others, and obtain a competitive advantage as states move to more robust standards.

Utah’s Hemp and Cannabinoid Act Amendments. directs the state’s Department of Agriculture to adopt rules to create a licensing program for the commercial hemp industry including growers, cultivators, processors and those marketing hemp or hemp products. The bill also requires the Department to adopt regulations governing the registration of cannabinoid products that are intended for human consumption with the Department, and to set standards for the testing and accurate labeling of CBD products. The bill defines cannabinoid products as a hemp product that is processed into a medicinal dosage that contains less than 0.3% THC.

The New Mexico Hemp Manufacturing Act specifically requires the licensing of manufacturers that are performing hemp extraction, processing or engaging in other manufacturing activities. Engaging in these activities without obtaining the appropriate license could result in a Schedule 1 criminal charge. New Mexico’s legislation provides a robust regulatory framework to ensure the safety, sanitation and security of the finished product.

CBD businesses that are transporting CBD products to these states or over the internet should seek guidance on how the new registration regimes impact these activities. Not following the rules could lead to the seizure or destruction of CBD products as well as possible criminal charges.

Utah Passes Legislation to Create Commercial Hemp Industry and Regulate CBD Products

The Utah Legislature voted to create a commercial hemp industry by unanimously passing the Hemp and Cannabinoid Act Amendments. The bill will be presented by Governor Herbert, and it will become law upon his signature. The bill directs the Department of Agriculture and Food to establish a licensing and oversight program for a commercial hemp industry. Like the 2018 Farm Bill, the legislation prohibits a person who has been convicted of a drug related felony from obtaining a license.

The Department is also directed to adopt rules that govern the registration and sale of CBD products in Utah including testing and labeling requirements. Although the Department will be responsible for overseeing this market, the amendment removes the Department’s authority to seize and destroy non-registered CBD products.

Free Cannabis Legislative Tracker For 20 States: Access THC, Hemp And CBD Bills

Access our free legislative trackers for Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah and Washington. Review and access the cannabis & hemp bills introduced by the State Legislatures in the 2019-2020 session. The trackers include a summary description of the legislation, status and link to the full legislative text. The legislative trackers will be updated on a weekly basis.

Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 03/04/2019: 15 Meetings Today in California, Colorado, Nevada, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Utah

There are fifteen (15) meetings today in California, Colorado, Nevada, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Utah. The big meeting today is in Colorado. Colorado’s House Finance Committee will hold a hearing on a bill that will allow publicly traded companies to own licensed cannabis companies.

California: City Of San Rafael: Authorizing Cannabis Businesses
California: West Hollywood: Ordinance Related To Temporary Cannabis Uses
Colorado Legislature: House Finance: HB19-1090: Publicly Licensed Marijuana Companies
Colorado: Denver Special Issues Marijuana
Nevada Legislature: Senate Health And Human Services: SB228 Revises Provisions Relating To Marijuana And Industrial Hemp. (BDR 54-180)
Massachusetts: Lowell Planning Board Site Plan Review: Marijuana Cultivation Facility
Massachusetts: City Of Lunenburg: Recreational Marijuana Regulations
Massachusetts: City Of Northampton: Community Outreach Meeting: Marijuana Product Manufacturer
Michigan: Village Of Douglas: Amendments To Medical Marihuana Regulations Related To Camera Storage
Michigan: City Of Reed: Proposed Ordinance To Prohibit Marihuana Establishments
North Dakota Legislature: Senate Agriculture: SB 2184 Relating To The Definition Of Allied Health Care Professional And Health Care Provider With Respect To Workers' Compensation Claims And Benefits.
Pennsylvania: Manor Township: Ordinance On Marijuana Possession
Pennsylvania: City Of Philadelphia: Referenda On Adult Use Cannabis Legalization
Utah Legislature: House Business And Labor Committee: SCR007 - Concurrent Resolution Urging Legal Medical Cannabis Banking
Utah Legislature: House Health And Human Services Committee: SB0161S03 - Medical Cannabis Act Amendments

Free Cannabis Legislative Tracker For 20 States: Access 440 THC, Hemp And CBD Bills

Access our free legislative trackers for Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah and Washington. Review and access the cannabis & hemp bills introduced by the State Legislatures in the 2019-2020 session. The trackers include a summary description of the legislation, status and link to the full legislative text. The legislative trackers will be updated on a weekly basis.

Free Cannabis Legislative Tracker For 20 States: Access 425 THC, Hemp And CBD Bills

Access our free legislative trackers for Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah and Washington. Review and access the cannabis & hemp bills introduced by the State Legislatures in the 2019-2020 session. The trackers include a summary description of the legislation, status and link to the full legislative text. The legislative trackers will be updated on a weekly basis.

Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 01/09/2019: Twelve (12) Meetings Today in California, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Utah and Washington

There are twelve (12) cannabis regulatory meetings being held today in California, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Utah and Washington. Links to the meeting details and agendas are provided below.

California: City of Placerville: Cannabis Business Overlay Zone

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM

Maine: City of Gardner: Extension of Marijuana Moratorium

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • 6:00 PM  7:00 PM

Massachusetts: Public Safety and Community Mitigation Subcommittee Meeting

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • 1:00 PM  3:00 PM

Massachusetts: Town of Brewster: Cannabis Cultivation

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • 7:00 PM  8:00 PM

Massachusetts: City of HaverHill Planning Board: Amendment to Zoning Ordinance: Allow Establishment of a Licensed Marijuana Establishment

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • 7:00 PM  8:00 PM

Massachusetts: City of Deerfield: Marijuana Establishment

  • Wed, Jan 9, 20197:00 PM  Sat, Feb 9, 20198:00 PM

Massachusetts: Brewster Planning Board: Recreational Marijuana Establishment

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • 7:00 PM  8:00 PM

Michigan: City of Ionia: Amendments to Medical Marihuana Ordinance to Permit Marihuana Facilities

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • 4:30 PM  5:30 PM

Michigan: Suttons Bay Village: Zoning Ordinance Amendment: Prohibit Marihuana Establishments

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • 5:30 PM  6:30 PM

New Jersey: Brick Township Zoning Board: Alternate Medical Care Facility

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • 7:00 PM  8:00 PM

Utah: West Valley City Planning Commission: Zoning Text Changes to Add Standards for Cannabis Production and Medical Cannabis Pharmacies

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • 4:00 PM  5:00 PM

Washington: Liquor and Cannabis Board: Board Meeting

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • 10:00 AM  12:00 PM


Post Midterm Elections: Michigan Missouri and Utah Can Take These Steps to Ensure a Fair Allocation of Cannabis Licenses

Citizens in Michigan, Missouri, and Utah voted to expand the legalized marijuana industry. State and local authorities must ensure that these voters share in the economic boom.

The commercialization of cannabis provides state and local regulators with a unique opportunity to help residents gain employment; encourage the growth of local businesses and services, and reduce taxes through an offset of cannabis sales taxes.  Regulators can reach these goals while preserving competition and innovation within the industry by ensuring that the scoring and selection methodology for distributing licenses among competitive applicants is fair, objective, quantitative and transparent. States and communities should review existing scoring methodologies and use a standard that provides the most benefits to residents:

  • Provide municipalities with a template ordinance that standardizes objective licensing decisions;

  • Reassess scoring methodology to ensure prior cannabis convictions are not the bases for rejecting a license if they are or will be expunged under the new laws; 

  • Ensure municipalities use a fair and open process for accepting and approving special use permits, especially in the presence of competing applications;

  • Publicize scoring and weighting methodology for competing applicants and the final scores; 

  • Provide small business resources to entrepreneurs including access to capital, regulatory support services, and operational planning; and

  • Provide transparency regarding tax revenues and local use of proceeds.