Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
- Democrats Pritzker, Kennedy, Biss back legalizing marijuana in Illinois
(Chicago Tribune: Latest news, 18 October 2017)
The Democratic candidates hoping to take on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner next year gathered on a debate stage Wednesday for the second time in 12 hours, when most of them agreed they would support legalizing marijuana in Illinois.
- Sessions backs marijuana research, but balks at expanding it
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 19 October 2017)
During testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he supports “more competition” in cannabis research but that he isn’t inclined to grant permits to everyone who applied for permission to study the plant.
- Recreational sales could start this weekend in another big Nevada city
(The Cannabist: The Cannabist, 18 October 2017)
Henderson, Nevada, near Las Vegas has approved the sale of recreational marijuana nearly four months after sales began across the state.
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