Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
- Next milestone for Alaska’s young pot industry: paying taxes
(Associated Press: National, 17 November 2016)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — With legal marijuana sales underway in Alaska, growers will soon be submitting their first tax payments to the state.
- Denver May Become the First U.S. City to Legalize Marijuana Use in Bars and Restaurants
(Entrepreneur: Latest, 16 November 2016)
The Colorado measure will permit private businesses to allow marijuana use by adults in designated areas with certain exceptions.
- Rec and MMJ legalization bills introduced in Texas
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 16 November 2016)
In what could be the start of a string of post-2016-election ripple effects, a pair of cannabis legalization bills have been introduced in the Texas Legislature – one to allow medical marijuana and another to legalize adult use.