Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
- First Texas CBD dispensary aiming for December opening
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 11 October 2017)
Epilepsy patients in Texas will be able to purchase low-THC, high-CBD medical marijuana at a dispensary beginning in December, one of the state’s three licensees announced this week.
- Watch: Rep. Earl Blumenauer testifies that medical marijuana could solve opioid crisis
(The Cannabist: The Cannabist, 11 October 2017)
The Oregon Democrat and longtime champion of medical marijuana made the remarks in testimony before a U.S. House Subcommittee on Health hearing on proposals for ending the opioid crisis.
- Wildfires Threaten California’s First Legal Cannabis Harvest
(High TImes: News, 10 October 2017)
California marijuana growers north of San Francisco faced mandatory evacuation orders and potentially tens of millions of dollars in crop damage and loss of the state’s first legal cannabis harvest.
And in case you were wondering what impact the legalization of marijuana has had on the fast food industry:
- The Munchies Factor: Survey Finds McDonald’s Is the Fast Food Restaurant Pot Smokers Prefer
(Entrepreneur: Latest, 10 October 2017)
Legal marijuana might do for flagging sales at the Golden Arches what McDonald’s marketing hasn’t.
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