Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
- Utah governor signs bill allowing research into medical cannabis (Marijuana Business Daily: News, 29 March 2017)
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed off on a bill to allow research into the health benefits and risks of medical marijuana.
- Would legalizing medical marijuana help curb the opioid epidemic? (Reuters: Health, 28 March 2017)
(Reuters Health) – In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals failed to see a predicted influx of pot smokers, but in an unexpected twist, they treated far fewer opioid users, a new study shows.
- Canadian Marijuana Stocks Soar After Reports That Justin Trudeau Plans to Legalize Weed (Fortune, 28 March 2017)
Canadian marijuana stocks were on a high Monday, amid reports that the government planned to legalize the drug for recreational use by July 1, 2018.
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