Dec 20,2019

Oklahoma Ballot Measure to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

The proposal renames the Oklahoma Medical Cannabis Authority, which would certainly be billed with licensing and also managing an adult-use market in the state.

Oklahoma voters passed last year to legalize medical marijuana in the state. But, at this week, a request for a suggested ballot action that would certainly legalize adult-use marijuana was submitted with the Oklahoma Assistant of State last week, as well as organizers need to currently collect about 178,000 trademarks to get the 2020 ballot. This is a constitutional change that would legalize personal marijuana use for grownups 21 and older.

The tally action would certainly pass a 15% excise tax on marijuana sales, and also funds would be divided among the governing body, communities that permit sales, schools and also drug dependency therapy programs.


Chicago: City Council Committee Votes to Postpone Adult-Use Cannabis Sales till July

A group of aldermen voted Dec. 17 to send a regulation to the Chicago City Council that would postpone adult-use marijuana sales in the city for six months, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Although adult-use marijuana sales are slated to start statewide Jan. 1, the Common Council Board on Contract Oversight and also Equity elected 10-9 to narrowly accept a statute advanced in October by members of the Black Caucus to delay sales up until July.


San Francisco: First Social Equity Marijuana Allows Were Provided

The San Francisco Office of Marijuana awarded its very first social equity marijuana licenses to 2 dispensaries Dec. 17. The much-anticipated authorizations were released to Eureka Sky and Berner’s on Haight.


Florida: Legalization Suspends 2020 Campaign

Among Florida's two projects pushing to place the cannabis legalization question on the 2020 ballot, has introduced the suspension of their campaign. In 2016, Florida voters extremely authorized the legalization of medical marijuana in the state, but the law was consequently modified in the Legislature and is hardly identifiable to what voters authorized on Election Day.


It's unclear whether Florida will back the efforts of their previous competition yet the absence of a contending proposition can prefer Make it Legal Florida as citizens will not have to select between two various propositions that, efficiently, do the exact same point.