September 2017 proved to be another whirlwind month in the move towards prohibition’s repeal. Almost 25% of the country either passed or shot down legislation, made progress or engaged in the democratic process with regards to cannabis usage, distribution, employment, and every tangential aspect thereof. Meanwhile, at our nation’s capital, we are watching as our elected representatives are standing up for what their constituents are demanding and taking a stance on marijuana policy reform.  

The below list consists of a brief snapshot of our nation in September.

National Cannabis Headlines

    • Update: CBD oil hits national stage with Target.com — briefly
    • GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch Pushes Medical Marijuana As Opioid Alternative
    • Sessions reiterates distaste for marijuana legalization
    • Senator Al Franked adds name to marijuana legislation
    • GOP-led House Rules Committee blocks voting on bipartisan marijuana amendments
    • House Rules Committee hears key marijuana amendment

California

    • State of California begins hiring for over 100 government jobs in conjunction with recreational marijuana sales
    • Pot businesses urge LA City Council to curb harassment of those caught in enforcement ‘limbo’

Delaware

    • Delaware Senate passes bill to make it easier for PTSD patients to get medical marijuana

Georgia

    • ACLU Sues Police Department Over DUI Marijuana Arrests

Hawaii

    • Hawaii says it’s the first state to go cashless for pot sales

Kentucky

    • Pennsylvania, Kentucky counties sue drug companies over opioid marketing
    • Kentucky judge upholds state’s medical marijuana ban

Maine

    • Lawmakers propose 20% tax on recreational marijuana
    • The Maine supreme court is hearing arguments about whether a company must pay for medical marijuana
    • Insurer says it shouldn’t have to pay for medical marijuana

Massachusetts

    • How towns voted on marijuana is now important under proposed changes to law

Nevada

    • Nevada reaps $3.7M in tax revenue in first month of recreational marijuana sales
    • Nevada Supreme Court injunction halts pot distribution licenses outside of liquor wholesalers

New Hampshire

    • New Hampshire Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect

Rhode Island

    • RI ACLU files suit to block Smithfield’s restrictive medical marijuana ordinance

Texas

    • Third major Texas county reduces penalties for marijuana possession
    • Cite-and-release plan for weed possession is dead on arrival, Dallas County commissioner says
    • ‘Cansortium Texas’ Granted First Medical Marijuana License in TX

Vermont

    • Week in Review: CBD trademark suit, Vermont’s fifth MMJ licensee & DEA chief quitting