The Week in Weed: August 9, 2019


Welcome back to the Week in Weed, your Friday appear at what’s taking place in the globe of legalized marijuana.

We’ll start off our news coverage in Louisiana, exactly where healthcare marijuana has cleared the final hurdle and is shipping out to dispensaries.  It is been a bumpy ride to the sales counter, so any optimism about the accomplishment of the plan is cautious.

Meanwhile, in Utah, there are two various troubles with the state’s healthcare marijuana plan.  Numerous providers denied licenses to develop for the plan filed appeals, saying the approach was flawed.  These appeals have been not too long ago dismissed.  And the state Supreme Court ruled that the governor and legislature had the suitable to transform the voter-authorized healthcare cannabis law.

Colorado physicians can now prescribe healthcare marijuana in lieu of opioids.  The state joins New York and Illinois in permitting this practice.

In Florida, state Rep. Shevrin Jones not too long ago introduced a decriminalization bill.  The legislature will take it up in the session beginning January 2020, but the bill is viewed as a lengthy shot.  In other Florida legalization news, a petition to place marijuana on the 2020 ballot has garnered adequate signatures to prompt Supreme Court assessment.

Not each and every state is moving forward with marijuana, on the other hand. Nebraska’s Lawyer Basic mentioned final week that a healthcare marijuana bill at the moment below consideration in the Nebraska Legislature is unconstitutional.  And New Hampshire governor Sununu vetoed a bill that would have permitted healthcare marijuana individuals to develop cannabis at residence.

Turning our interest to international news, the government of St. Kitts and Nevis has introduced a bill to decriminalize marijuana, and Luxembourg is preparing to legalize cannabis inside the subsequent two years.

And ultimately, makers of snack foods may well want to take into consideration placing their assistance behind legalization efforts.  A current study has confirmed what everybody currently knew: sales of snack foods elevated in regions exactly where marijuana is legal.

See you subsequent week!


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