Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
- Pa. aims to start medical marijuana sales in 2018 (Philadelphia Inquirer: All News, 21 December 2016)
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania officials said Wednesday that they will begin accepting applications early next year for medical marijuana growers and dispensaries, with a target date of mid-2018 for legal sales to begin in the state.
- Oregonians to banks: Cannabis clients are OK (Marijuana Business Daily: News, 21 December 2016)
How can banks in Oregon improve their reputation? Serve cannabis clients. That’s the finding of a survey by Portland-based LT Public Relations and DHM Research that suggests financial institutions could better their public standing by providing financial services to marijuana businesses.
What new marijuana laws mean for employers (San Francisco Business Times, 19 December 2016)
On election day, voters in California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada decided to legalize the use of recreational marijuana, joining Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia. What does this mean for employers?
- Smokepoint: How BigLaw Finally Learned to Try Pot (Law 360 In-Depth, 19 December 2016) – subscription required
Okay, we’re going to toot our own horn here, among those interviewed for this article is our editor, Stan Jutkowitz.