Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
Last week, we reported on prominent Republicans beginning to support (some form of) cannabis. This week, we see Democrats upping the ante.
- Senate leader Schumer backs decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level
(The Mercury: News, 20 April 2018)
The push to decriminalize marijuana has picked up another high-profile backer — Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer — just a week after President Donald Trump endorsed letting states decide how to regulate the drug.
- Sanders Joins Booker’s Marijuana Legislation
(Roll Call: All News, 20 April 2018)
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday became the latest senator to co-sponsor Sen. Cory Booker’s bill that would legalize marijuana.
- When Will Marijuana Be Legal in All 50 States? Change Could Be Coming in 2020
(Newsweek: All News, 20 April 2018)
Now that GOP senators are coming out in support of legalization, Democrats may be playing a game of catch-up that could have consequences at the polls.
And finally, the award for best dispensary name goes to MedMen which recently opened in New York City.
- MedMen Dispensary Opens In New York City
(High TImes: News, 24 April 2018)
Now that a MedMen dispensary opens in New York City, will New Yorkers have more access to medical marijuana?