Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
Two weeks ago, we reported on San Francisco’s decision to wipe out past marijuana convictions. Now Seattle is following suit.
- Seattle clears pot convictions, following San Francisco lead
(Associated Press: National, 8 February 2018)
Five years after Washington state legalized marijuana, Seattle officials say they’re moving to automatically clear past misdemeanor convictions for pot possession.
- Seattle To Become Latest City To Erase Past Marijuana Convictions
(Huffington Post: Latest News, 8 February 2018)
Washington voters moved to legalize the drug in 2012.
- City of Seattle to Nullify All Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Convictions From Years Prior to Legalization
(Drug Policy Alliance: News, 8 February 2018)
City of Seattle to Nullify All Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Convictions From Years Prior to Legalization.
Meanwhile, our neighbors to the north are making deals with companies ahead of legalization.
- LCBO chooses Shopify to run online cannabis sales in Ontario
(Cornwall Standard-Freeholder: Home Stories, 13 February 2018)
The Ontario government has inked a deal to use Shopify Inc.’s e-commerce platform for cannabis sales online and in stores as part of its plan to be the province’s sole distributor of legal recreational marijuana.
- Six marijuana companies announce deals to supply Quebec with cannabis
(Canadian Investor Magazine: News, 14 February 2018)
Six companies announced they have signed letters of intent with Quebec’s liquor board to supply cannabis and related products.
If you’re wondering how many dispensaries are operational in states where medical marijuana is legal, this listing will be of use.
- How Many Dispensaries Are In Each State?
(High TImes: News, 12 February 2018)
Seeing how many dispensaries are in each state is a perfect illustration of evolving marijuana laws.