Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
- Fed’s Williams sees ‘unsustainable tension’ on pot-related banking
(Reuters UK: Health & Drugs, 7 September 2016)
RENO, Nev. (Reuters) – As more and more states legalize the use of marijuana, which is banned under U.S. federal laws, banks are facing “unsustainable tension” that needs to be resolved by Congress, San Francisco Fed President John Williams said on Tuesday.
- Alaska pot regulators poised to approve retail licenses
(Associated Press: National, 7 September 2016)
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The board regulating Alaska’s fledgling legal marijuana industry is expected to approve licenses this week for the state’s first retail marijuana outlets.
- Oregon Lab Accreditation Problems Could Delay Rec Cannabis Rollout
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 6 September 2016)
The full rollout of Oregon’s much-anticipated recreational cannabis industry next month could be delayed owing to problems with the accreditation of marijuana testing labs.