Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
- Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Veterans Access to Medical Marijuana
(Drug Policy Alliance: News, 14 September 2016)
The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bipartisan amendment today, 20 to 10, allowing Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients in states where medical marijuana is legal.
- Michigan Poised to Approve Statewide MMJ Regulatory Scheme
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 14 September 2016)
Michigan is one of the last “Wild West” medical marijuana markets, but it’s poised to approve a statewide regulatory scheme advocates hope will bring stability to the MMJ industry.
Driving while high: Stanford researchers develop ‘potalyzer’ test
(The Cannabist, 14 September 2016)
The device would allow police to use a cotton swab to collect saliva from the driver and determine if they’re driving high within minutes.