Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
- Intense competition for state-issued medical marijuana licenses necessitates advance preparation (Crain’s Cleveland Business: Breaking News, 26 April 2017)
It took Ohio years to legalize the production and sale of marijuana for medical purposes. Now that the legislation is finally in place, numerous organizations and individuals are hoping to procure one of the highly coveted licenses that the state requires to cultivate, process or dispense marijuana.
- Colorado lawmakers pass bill adding PTSD to MMJ conditions list (Marijuana Business Daily: News, 26 April 2017)
The Colorado Legislature has approved a bill that would add post-traumatic stress disorder to its list of medical ailments that qualify patients for medical marijuana, a move that could provide a shot in the arm to the state’s MMJ industry.
- Venture Capital Eyes Legal Cannabis Sector—Warily (High TImes: High Times, 26 April 2017)
It is certainly a sign of the times that a partnership of major California media—led by Bay Area News Group, owner of the San Jose Mercury News—has launched a website entitled The Cannifornian, dedicated to reporting on the fast-growing cannabis sector in post-legalization California.
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