Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your every Friday look at news from the world of legalized cannabis. The biggest news is that the Supreme Court decided not to hear a case brought by the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma against the state of Colorado, concerning Colorado’s legalization of marijuana. There are any number of articles on this topic, but the one to which we’ve linked, from The Washington Post, focuses on how this decision will affect legalization efforts generally.
In addition, the state of Washington has promulgated new rules governing the recall of marijuana products, and as states legalize the use of marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, many veterans are already using the drug, regardless of its legality or its proven effectiveness.
- Washington Enacts MJ Product Recall Process(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 23 March 2016)
Washington State marijuana businesses are now subject to new rules under which various products can be recalled and even destroyed due to pesticide use.
- Veterans are using pot to ease PTSD, despite scant research(Associated Press: National, 22 March 2016)
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A growing number of states are weighing whether to legalize marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. But for many veterans, the debate is already over.
- What today’s Supreme Court decision means for the future of legal weed(Washington Post: National, 21 March 2016)
Marijuana legalization opponents are facing an increasingly uphill battle.
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