Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your source for articles on legalized marijuana. Supporters of full legalization had a “one step forward; one step back” week. It looks like a ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana will qualify for the November ballot in California, but in Vermont, legislation that would have legalized cannabis was defeated. You win some; you lose some. Also, in Hawaii, nurse practitioners would be allowed to certify patients to use medical marijuana, what the article calls medi-juana. We’ve not heard that term before, but we like it very much.
- CA Rec Cannabis Poised to Qualify for Ballot
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 4 May 2016)
Supporters of a recreational marijuana ballot measure in California handed in more than 600,000 signatures, indicating the initiative is virtually assured of going before voters in November, local media reported. Supporters amassed a comfortable…
- Hawaii bill allows advanced nurse practitioners to certify medi-juana patients
(BizJournals: National Business News, 4 May 2016)
State lawmakers have tweaked a medical marijuana bill to allow advanced practice registered nurses to certify patients to use medical marijuana. Previously, only physicians were allowed to qualify patients for the drug, which has been legal for…
- Vermont House kills legislative proposal to legalize marijuana in favor of a special study commission
(Justia: Health Care Law Blawgs, 3 May 2016)
As reported in this local NPR article, headlined “House Snuffs Marijuana Legalization, Issue Dead For 2016 Session,” the only state legislature that seemed to be seriously consider legalizing recreational marijuana via traditional…
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