Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
- Fast Times at the NYSE: 1st Marijuana-Related Company Listed (The Corporate Counsel.net: Blog, 26 January 2017)
In a major positive step for the cannabis industry, the New York Stock Exchange last month listed a new real estate investment trust called Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR), the first cannabis company to be listed on a US national exchange.
- San Diego, San Francisco delay cannabis implementation (Marijuana Business Daily: News, 25 January 2017)
San Diego and San Francisco, two of the most populous cities in California, moved to delay cannabis-related businesses. The San Diego City Council on Tuesday unanimously extended a moratorium on recreational marijuana retailers until December, and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved temporary restrictions on indoor marijuana cultivation until the city approves permanent zoning restrictions.
- Terrific UC Davis Law Review Symposium papers on “Disjointed Regulation: State Efforts to Legalize Marijuana” (Justia: Health Care Law Blawgs, 24 January 2017)
All the great articles from the UC Davis Law Review’s Symposium on “Disjointed Regulation: State Efforts to Legalize Marijuana” are now in print (and now available at this link) in the December 2016 issue of the UC Davis Law Review.
- Marijuana Business Executives Offer Advice In A Time Of Political Uncertainty (Forbes: Entrepreneurs, 23 January 2017)
President Trump voiced support for medical marijuana and states’ rights during his campaign, but Jeff Sessions, his pick for Attorney General, has opposed legalization, and will have the power to enforce the federal drug laws that could send people to prison.