Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday appear at what’s taking place in the planet of legalized marijuana.
Let’s get started off on Capitol Hill, where the Much more Act made its way out of the Home Judiciary Committee this week. This bill would finish the federal prohibition of cannabis and eliminate marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act. Of course, we’re nonetheless a extended way from legalization see the iconic “I’m Just a Bill” video, if you have to have a refresher on how a bill becomes a law.
Moving on to the state of New Jersey, you will try to remember that the legislature was unable to pass a legalization bill earlier this year. Lawmakers have now decided to hand the query to the voters with a ballot initiative.
In Michigan, the state has issued its 1st recreational cannabis licenses. Sales are anticipated to get started on December 1.
Meanwhile in hemp news, pollen drift is causing difficulties for hemp and marijuana growers. The science behind this is beyond the scope of this weblog, but suffice to say, the mingling is not superior.
And in political news, marijuana was a subject at Wednesday night’s Democratic Presidential debate. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) brought up former Vice President Joe Biden’s views on cannabis legalization. Biden indicated he favored decriminalization and expungement, along with additional investigation on marijuana. Biden has previously expressed issues that cannabis is a “gateway drug.”
See you subsequent week!