Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
- Don’t Expect Any New Federal Marijuana Protections in 2017
(High Times: High Times, 7 December 2016)
The issue of marijuana reform, even when it comes to those temporary amendments used to protect the legal cannabis industry from federal drug enforcers, is not expected to receive any votes next year in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a report from Marijuana.com.
- Montana judge clears way for MMJ dispensaries to reopen
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 7 December 2016)
A Montana judge Wednesday ruled that the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries should be reopened in accordance with a recently approved ballot initiative, paving the way for thousands of potential patients to receive MMJ again.
- Regulators Examining Marijuana’s Impact on Massachusetts Casinos
(Insurance Journal: News, 5 December 2016)
Gambling regulators in Massachusetts are looking into the possible impact of legalized marijuana on the state’s emerging casino industry.
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