Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
- ‘Impossible’: Senior police officials tell MPs they won’t be ready for legal cannabis (CBC: Top Stories, 12 September 2017)
Senior Canadian police officials tell MPs studying the government’s marijuana legalization legislation that police won’t be ready to enforce new laws by next summer and they ask the government for more time.
- “We need to get started right away”: Massachusetts cannabis commission gets to work (The Cannabist: The Cannabist, 12 September 2017)
Future Massachusetts marijuana meetings to be held across state; one of the first orders of business is giving chair Steven Hoffman an additional job title.
- U.S. Senate committee calls for national marijuana testing program (Marijuana Business Daily: News, 12 September 2017)
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee wants to establish national marijuana testing protocols, according to a new report. However, it’s not exactly a pro-cannabis industry move.
And because it’s never too early to think about your next vacation:
- Cannabis company buying historic town of Nipton to develop 420-friendly resort (Orange County Register: Business, 12 September 2017)
Nipton is one of a growing list of communities in the Mojave Desert and throughout California that are turning to cannabis to save them.