Marijuana’s Moment’s Weekly State by State Roundup

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) announced that a special session beginning this week will include consideration of funding to address illegal marijuana cultivation.

A spokesperson for North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R) said the number of people applying to have marijuana convictions pardoned has “slowed to a dwindle.”

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) included signing a marijuana legalization bill in a list of his criminal justice accomplishments.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) tweeted, “Since I took office in 2015, I’ve protected the health of Pennsylvanians by:…👩‍⚕️Legalizing medical marijuana…”

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried, currently the agriculture commissioner, tweeted, ” In its first year, hemp in Florida created an estimated $370M economic impact, supported over 9k jobs, and generated over $17M in federal, state, and local tax revenue!”

Illinois’s lieutenant governor tweeted, “If you’re an organization looking to heal your community impacted by mass incarceration and the war on drugs, look into @ICJIA_Illinois’s #R3 grant program.”

Ohio’s House speaker said he thinks there will be “significant opposition”to marijuana legalization bills in the 2022 session, but that there will also be “some significant support in some corners.”

Indiana’s House majority leader said it’s worth “taking a look” at medical cannabis legislation.

The Texas Supreme Court rejected regulators’ motion to remove an injunction on their ban on delta-8 THC.

California regulators proposed emergency rules to waive licensing fees for cannabis equity businesses.

Arizona regulators filed amended marijuana social equity business rules.

Colorado regulators issued a bulletin about new cannabis rules.

The Tennessee Medical Cannabis Commission is investigating patient access issues under the state’s limited law.

Massachusetts regulators published a research article on equity and diversity in the marijuana industry.

New York regulators will discuss medical cannabis and hemp issues on Thursday. Separately, the director of the Office of Cannabis Management spoke about efforts to implement legalization and expunge records.

Visa’s crackdown on popular cannabis payments solution (Newsletter: December 13, 2021)