Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
When career business executive Steve Hoffman was appointed the state’s marijuana czar last week, pot proponents reacted with immediate skepticism. But Hoffman, it turns out, isn’t quite the caricature of a corporate stiff they imagined.
- Texas licenses first producer to grow low-THC medical cannabis (Marijuana Business Daily: News, 6 September 2017)
Texas has given the green light to one of three planned CBD producers in the state, but the program remains severely constricted.
- GOP-led House Rules Committee blocks voting on marijuana amendments (The Cannabist: The Cannabist, 7 September 2017)
The GOP-led House Rules Committee rejected a number of marijuana-related amendments from a federal appropriations bill, most notably Rohrabacher-Blumenauer.
And those traveling to Nevada for some cannabis tourism will have to wait until they’ve left the airport.
- Panel bans marijuana possession, ads at Las Vegas airport (Albany Democrat Herald: National, 7 September 2017)
Recreational marijuana may be legal in Nevada, but add McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas to the list of places including casinos where pot is still banned.