Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your source for news concerning legalized marijuana.
Maine Recreational Cannabis Initiative Certified For Nov. Ballot (Marijuana Business Daily, 27 April 2016)
Maine voters will get the opportunity to legalize recreational marijuana come November, after supporters of the proposed ballot measure overcame a technicality that had thrown its future into doubt.
- NY Times debates “Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?” (Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform, 27 April 2016)
Douglas A. Berman has a fine summary (with links) to the New York Times‘ recent debate on whether or not marijuana is a “gateway” drug. One of the issues often cited with the use of marijuana, whether medical or recreational, is the concern that using marijuana may lead to use of other, more dangerous drugs. But is that true?
Senate Appropriations Committee Votes to Prevent DEA from Undermining State Medical Marijuana Laws (Drug Policy Alliance News, 21 April 2016)
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted last week by 21 to 8 to approve an amendment offered by Senator Mikulski (D-MD) to protect state medical marijuana laws from federal interference by the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration.
- Marijuana companies join forces to expand beyond state lines (Washington Post, 25 April 2016)
Normally, when a company based in one state wants to sell products in another state, it starts calling truckers. For Strainz, a Las Vegas marijuana company, it was more complicated.
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