Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
- Marijuana Legalization Law Would Free People Behind Bars for Weed Offenses (Newsweek: All News, 2 August 2017)
Senator Booker said he wants to correct an “unjust system” that largely impacts communities “of color.”
- Many banks won’t have anything to do with legal pot business (Associated Press: AP Top Political News, 3 August 2017)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billions of dollars are expected to flow through California’s legitimate marijuana industry next year when recreational pot becomes legal, but most of those businesses won’t be able to use banks.
- Potential licensees show interest in ND medical cannabis program (Marijuana Business Daily: News, 2 August 2017)
Nearly 100 groups and businesses in North Dakota have shown interest in producing or dispensing medical marijuana.
- Scotts Miracle-Gro eyes global leadership position in hydroponics sector (The Cannabist: The Cannabist, 2 August 2017)
The venerable lawn-and-garden giant’s leap into hydroponics, an ancillary sector of the cannabis industry, continues to bolster its top line.
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