Sunday Weed: Weekly Digest, Number Sixty-Four
How’s your Sunday? Lazy? Busy? Whatever it is, give yourself a well-deserved break, grab your favorite cannabis product, and dive into the latest weed news. To keep you up to date we gathered seven articles about cannabis from the web. Enjoy your read!
Numerous reports out of San Francisco are confirming the passing of Dennis Peron, 72, the legendary cannabis activist who kindled America’s medical marijuana revolution in the 1980s.
Questions about the supply chain represent just one example of early obstacles that range from complaints about hefty taxes to the refusal of most banks to do business with pot companies because the drug remains illegal on the federal level.
AG Jeff Sessions recently announced that he would rescind the Cole Memo which protected legal states from federal interference. The crackdown seems possible but pro-legalization lawmakers are responding strong. On Wednesday, a group of House Democrats introduced the Marijuana Justice Act which aims to change federal cannabis laws. Why is it crucial?
Earlier last week, Texas’ first medical marijuana company reportedly harvested its initial crop. This brings the dispensary one step closer to marketing its product to those with permission to make cannabis oil a part of their overall treatment program.
State-legal medical marijuana has been on the edge of a disaster; the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment was bound to vanish in the tumultuous reality of American politics. But it seems that the end is postponed, at least for now, with the Amendment intact. What happened?
For now, there is no roadside test for marijuana like the breathalyzer test for alcohol. So police have to rely on tests based on observations and judgments – and that can sometimes turn out wrong.
Vermont made history this week when it became the first state to legalize recreational weed through its legislature instead of via ballot initiative. But despite politicians’ support, it could be nearly a year before the state adopts the kind of commercial weed market like Colorado and Washington have — if it ever does at all.
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