Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
- California initiates enforcement against approximately 500 unlicensed marijuana businesses
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 21 February 2018)
Less than two months after California’s legal cannabis industry launched on New Year’s Day, state officials are starting to target hundreds of marijuana companies that are operating illegally without a license.
- Do medical marijuana laws reduce opioid overdoses?
(Cannabist, 22 February 2018)
As the opioid crisis deepens, an increasing number of researchers and advocates are looking at legal marijuana as a possible solution.
Bipartisan bill offered in House to protect marijuana users in legal weed states
(The Hill, 15 February 2018)
A bipartisan bill was offered in the House on Thursday seeking to circumvent attempts by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to encourage stricter enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal.