Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
Legal recreational marijuana was on the ballot in Illinois this week, and Chicagoland is strongly pro-pot.
- Legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois, Chicago and suburban voters say
(Chicago Reader: News & Politics, 21 March 2018)
Cook County voters overwhelmingly came down in favor of making weed completely legal Tuesday.
Voters In Illinois’ Cook County Approve Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure
(Forbes, 20 March 2018)
Voters in the largest county in Illinois overwhelmingly approved a ballot question calling for the legalization of marijuana on Tuesday.
- Suburban voters have their say on video gambling, marijuana, school projects, sales tax requests
(Chicago Tribune: Latest news, 21 March 2018)
Voters in dozens of suburbs outside Chicago took on ballot questions Tuesday including sales tax increase requests, referendums on whether video gaming should be legalized and various school building proposals.
“Don’t Tread on Me” may be New Hampshire’s slogan, but the phrase can also apply to the Alaska House.
- Alaska Taking A Stand Against Threat of Federal Cannabis Crackdown
(High TImes: News, 20 March 2018)
State legislators send a clear message to the Trump administration.
Alaska House to feds: Stay out of the state’s marijuana industry
(The Cannabist, 19 March 2018)
The Alaska House is asking the federal government not to interfere in state-authorized marijuana businesses.