Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
- Oklahoma Bill Proposes Rules for Medical Marijuana (Insurance Jounal: News, 22 February 2017)
Oklahomans won’t vote until next year on whether to legalize medical marijuana, but a state lawmaker has already introduced legislation that would set the framework if sales of the drug are approved.
- New Market: Once Maryland fixes problems, ample MMJ opportunities await (Marijuana Business Daily: News, 22 February 2017)
Maryland’s medical marijuana program rollout has been rife with stumbles, delaying what could become one of the largest markets on the East Coast. Still, industry officials and regulators are working to get the state’s MMJ program on steadier footing and launched.
- Here’s what’s driving lawmakers working to legalize recreational pot in 17 more states (Los Angeles Times: National News, 21 February 2017)
When Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure in November to legalize recreational marijuana, Josh Miller saw this as a sign that his time had finally arrived. The Rhode Island state senator has a reputation among colleagues as a cannabis crusader — a battle that, so far, he’s lost.
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