Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your weekly source for news about legalized marijuana.
- A Republican Congressman Admitted to Using Medical Marijuana While in Office (Fortune, 25 May 2016)
He’s a medical pot advocate with arthritis. He’s also the first Congressman to admit to marijuana use while in office.
- Medical marijuana legalization sent to Ohio governor (Albany Democrat Herald: National, 25 May 2016)
A medical marijuana legalization bill has been sent to Ohio Governor John Kasich in an effort by state lawmakers to offset support for a proposed fall ballot measure. Gov. Kasich has not indicated whether he will sign the legislation or not.
- Nasdaq Rejects Listing Application by Cannabis Social Network (Fortune, 24 May 2016)
Public cannabis-based companies seeking to list on a national exchange suffered a setback this week when Nasdaq rejected a listing request by MassRoots, fearing it would “aid in the use and dealing of an illegal substance.”
It’s not that the Teamsters are opposed to legalizing marijuana use, but they are concerned about how the transportation and distribution of the drug would be managed under the proposal that goes to the state’s voters in November.