Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
- Appeals Court Bars Feds From Prosecuting Medical Marijuana Cases
(Fortune, 18 August 2016)
The Justice Department can’t interfere with states’ medical pot laws.
Note: we’re preparing a blog post on this topic – keep watching this space!
- Ohio Supreme Court Weighs MMJ Rule Change for Laywers
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 17 August 2016)
The Ohio Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it might rewrite its ethics rules to permit lawyers in the state to help medical marijuana businesses, a move that would no doubt be welcomed by MMJ entrepreneurs and attorneys.
- Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission identifies medical marijuana growers and processors
(Baltimore Sun, 15 August 2016)
The state has awarded preliminary licenses to more than 20 companies to grow and process marijuana in Maryland, a major step forward in the effort to make medical cannabis available to patients in Maryland.
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