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Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 02/25/2019: 22 Meetings Today in California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Washington

There are twenty-two (22) meetings today in California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Washington. 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 Redding: Rezoning Application For Cannabis Cultivation And Manufacturing
California: San Francisco Small Business Commission: Cannabis Event Legislation
Colorado Legislature: House Finance: HB19-1090 Publicly Licensed Marijuana Companies

Colorado: City Of Salida: Conditional Use For Industrial Hemp Propogation
Florida: City Of Sarasota: Proposed Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Massachusetts: City Of Adams: Site Plan Approval For Retail Marijuana Facility
Massachusetts: City Of Braintree: Bylaws To Regulate Adult Use Marijuana Establishment
Massachusetts: City Of Bridgewater: Community Outreach Meeting: Cultivator License
Massachusetts: City Of Brockton: Regulations And Taxation Of Marijuana
Massachusetts: City Of Carlisle: Amendment To Zoning Bylaws Relating To Marijuana Establishments
Massachusetts: Town Of Lunenburg: Amendments To Code To Add Recreational Marijuana
Massachusetts: Town Of Millville: Special Permit Review: Cannabis Establishment
Massachusetts: City Of Pittsfield: Community Outreach Meeting: Cannaibs Manufacturing And Retail
Massachusetts: City Of Springfield: The Committee On Marijuana Regulations
Massachusetts: Town Of Shrewsbury: Appeal Of Retail Marijuana Establishment
Massachusetts: City Of Swansea: Community Outreach Meeting: Product Manufacturer Establishment

Massachusetts: City Of Waltham: Amend Zoning Code For Non-Medical Marijuana Establishments
Michigan: Amber Township: Public Hearing On Prohibition Of Marijuana Establishments
Michigan: Green Lake Township Planning: Special Use Permit For Medical Marihuana Growers
Michigan: City Of Owosso: Medical Marihuana Business Requirements
Michigan: Saugatuck Township: Regulate Medical Marijuana  And Prohibit Recreational Marihuana
Washington: City Of Olympia: Conversion Of Auto Sales Building Into A Marijuana Retail Store

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.

Free Cannabis Legislative Tracker for 14 States: Access THC, Hemp and CBD Bills and Analysis

Access our free legislative trackers for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, New York, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee 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.


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Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 02/21/2019: 17 Meetings Today in Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, and Washington

There are seventeen (17) meetings today in Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, and Washington. A big meeting day for cannabis regulators in Alaska, Massachusetts, Michigan Oregon and Washington. Links to the meeting details and agendas are provided below.

Alaska Marijuana Control Board
California: Fairfax Planning Commission: Cannabis Regulations
California: Humboldt County Zoning Administrator: Application For Two Cultivation Areas
California: Nevada City: Cannabis Business Permits
California: West Sacramento Planning Commission: Wholesale Cannabis Distribution
Colorado: City Of Parachute: Application For Retail Marijuana Products Manufacturing Facility
Florida Legislature: Appropriations Committee: CS/CS/SB 182: Safe Medical Use Of Marijuana
Massachusetts: City Of Blackstone: Amend Medical Marijuana Ordinance for Recreational Marijuana
Massachusetts: City Of Chicopee: Community Outreach Meeting: Marijuana Establishment
Massachusetts: City Of Framingham: Minor Site Plan Review: Marijuana Retail Establishment
Massachusetts: City Of North Attleborough: Amend Application Process For Marijuana Establishments
Massachusetts: City Of Taunton: Community Outreach Meeting: Adult Use Marijuana Establishment
Massachusetts: Cannabis Control Commission
Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board
Oregon Liquor Control Commission
Washington Legislature: Ways & Means: Funding Of The Medical Marijuana Authorization Database.
Washington Legislature: Commerce & Gaming: Establishing The Washington Cannabis Commission. 

Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 02/19/2019: 19 Meetings Today in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington

There are nineteen (19) meetings today in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington. Links to the meeting details and agendas are provided below.

California: City Of Berkley: Ordinance Permitting Cannabis Events
California: County Of Humboldt: Cannabis Marketing And Certification
California: City Of Marysville: Ordinance Require Development Agreement For Cannabis Activity
California: City Of Tracy: Temporary Moratorium Of Cannabis
California: City Of West Hollywood: Cannabis Ordinance
Colorado: Breckenridge Liquor And Marijuana Licensing Authority
Colorado: Denver City Council: Repealing Sunset Date Of The Cannabis Consumption Pilot Program
Massachusetts: City Of Boston: Community Outreach Meeting: Cannabis Establishment
Massachusetts: City Of Dorchester: Community Outreach Meeting: Marijuana Retailer
Massachusetts: City Of Hudson: Site Plan Approval For Recreational Adult Use Marijuana Facility
Massachusetts: City Of Orange: Community Outreach Meeting: Marijuana Extraction Facility
Michigan: Township Of Crockery: Separation Distances For Medical Marijuana Grow Facilities
Oregon Legislature: Agriculture And Land Use: Establishes Oregon Industrial Hemp Commission.
Pennsylvania: Penndel Borough: Regulations for Marijuana Dispensary Uses And Growers / Processors
Pennsylvania: West Goshen Township: Conditional Use Application: Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Washington Legislature: Commerce & Gaming: 6 Marijuana Bills
Washington Legislature: Ways & Means: Concerning Misdemeanor Marijuana Offense Convictions.
Washington Legislature: Commerce & Gaming: 4 Marijuana Bills
Washington State Liquor And Cannabis Board: Board Caucus Meeting

Washington Bill Allows Social Cannabis Consumption at Lounges, Farms and Day Spas

The Washington Legislature introduced a bill, HB1945, that creates a permit for social consumption lounges, allows farms in a rural area to directly sell marijuana to clients, and it adds marijuana consumption to existing permits such as the day spa permit. The Washington bill is in line with the national trend of legalizing social cannabis consumption in ways that resemble the alcohol industry.

Under the bill, retailers may obtain a social consumption lounge permit that allows customers to consume and smoke cannabis in an area that is physically separated from the retail store. Alcohol and cigarettes are not allowed to be sold or used in the cannabis lounge.

The bill also allows cannabis producers to establish a winery-like operation at which cannabis products may be sampled and directly sold to consumers. The cannabis farm must be at least ten (10) miles from the closest retailer, and has a plant canopy of 15,000 feet or less.

Finally, the bill expands existing permits that allow the servicing of beer or wine, such as the day spa permit, to allow infused marijuana consumption. HB1945 continues the cannabis industries’ transition into alcohol-like market that allows for curated experiences such as social consumption and niche offerings.

Missouri Bill Limits Out-of-State Investment in Cannabis to 25%

The Missouri Legislature introduced a bill, HB 906, to limit the ownership in cannabis businesses by out-of state investors to 25%. The bill does not address whether a publicly traded company can qualify as an investor or whether a suitability determination is required for either individuals or large shareholders of a publicly traded company.

Missouri’s bill is the latest state to allow out-of state investors. Both Colorado and Washington recently introduced bills opening up investment in the cannabis industry. Access to new capital is needed to help the cannabis industry address the lack of traditional financing.

The Colorado House Bill 19-1090 would allow publicly traded companies, and unlimited investors from outside of Colorado, to invest in and own marijuana businesses. House Bill 19-090 repeals the ban on investors in marijuana businesses that are publicly traded companies, and repeals the 15 person limit on the number of out-of-state investors. The proposed amendments require controlling beneficial owners to make certain disclosures, and proposes a process for the cannabis regulator to evaluate the suitability of these investors.

The Washington Legislature introduced four (4) bills to allow non-residents and foreign companies to invest in cannabis businesses. Currently, Washington requires owners of cannabis businesses to be state residents. Washington’s bills make a simple amendment the cannabis licensing requirements to allow for outside investment.

The following links provide additional information about the recent developments in Colorado and Washington.

Colorado Bill Allows Publicly Traded Companies To Own Marijuana Businesses

Washington Introduces 4 Bills That Allow Non-Residents To Own Cannabis Businesses

Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 02/18/2019: Eleven (11) Meetings Today in Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Washington

Free Cannabis Legislative Trackers for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington

Access our free legislative trackers for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee 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.


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Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 02/14/2019: 16 Meetings Today in Connecticut, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Washington

There are sixteen (16) meetings today in Connecticut, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Washington. Links to the meeting details and agendas are provided below.

Connecticut Legislature: Subject Matter Public Hearing: H.B. No. 5152 An Act Concerning a Study to Determine a Way to Detect When a Driver is Under the Influence of Marijuana
California: City of Clearlake: Adopt Procedures for the Issuance, Appeals and of Administrative Citations
California: City of Los Angeles: Department of Cannabis Regulation
California: Lake County Planning Commission: Major Use Permit: Cannabis Cultivation License
California: Mendocino County Zoning Administrator: Use Permit: Cannabis Cultivation
California: Town of Ross: Amend Code: Delivery of Cannabis Products by a Cannabis Retailer
California: City of Sacramento Planning and Design Commission: Cannabis Dispensary
California: City of Stockton: Adopt Ordinance to Cannabis Regulatory Program
California: City of Stockton: Use Permit Amendment for Cannabis Dispensary
Colorado: City of Parachute: Special Use Review: Multi-Tenant Buildings for Retail Cultivation Facilities
Massachusetts: Cannabis Advisory Board
Massachusetts: Northbridge Zoning Board of Appeals: Variance Application: Marijuana Distribution Business
Michigan: City of Detroit: Medical Marihuana Facilities
Washington: Law & Justice: SB 5605 - Concerning misdemeanor marijuana offense convictions.
Washington Legislature: Public Safety:    HB 1626 - Making the authority of the liquor and cannabis board to enforce state laws concerning liquor, marijuana