Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
- House committee kills amendment allowing VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana
(The Hill: News, 27 July 2017)
GOP lawmakers stripped an amendment from a bill Wednesday that would have allowed doctors in the Department of Veteran Affairs to recommend medical marijuana to veterans for pain treatment in states where it’s legal.
- Federal Lawsuit Against Sessions and DEA Says MMJ’s Schedule I Status Is Unconstitutional and Racist
(High TImes: News, 26 July 2017)
An 11-year-old girl who suffers from epileptic seizures, former New York Jets player Marvin Washington and an Iraq war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder are among five plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed this week against the federal government.
- City official pitches bank plan for Los Angeles’ marijuana businesses
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 26 July 2017)
Los Angeles’ City Council president wants to establish a municipal bank to serve marijuana businesses, including providing financing.
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