Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
The Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Robert Patterson, testified to Congress about legalizing marijuana recently.
- DEA Chief’s Congressional Testimony About Legal Marijuana Angered Some, Baffled Many
(Entrepreneur: Latest, 18 May 2018)
The nation’s top drug enforcement officer was unflinching in his opposition to legalizing marijuana and apparently not embarrassed by his complete ignorance of the relevant science.
On marijuana and opioids — the DEA has no clue what it’s talking about
(The Hill, 14 May 2018)
Is state-level medical cannabis access mitigating or fueling America’s opioid crisis? Testifying before Congress last week, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) acting administrator Robert Patterson claimed the latter. But when he prompted to provide evidence in support of the agency’s position, he acknowledged that he could not.
California released new rules for its marijuana industry, but it didn’t get the attention you might expect.
- What you need to know about California’s updated marijuana rules
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 22 May 2018)
When California released its latest marijuana industry regulations on Friday, the state industry’s response was, by and large, muted.
- Hold My Oreo, There’s Weed to Smoke
(North Coast Journal, 24 May 2018)
With little fanfare, the state of California released its revised cannabis industry regulations last week.
Finally, the only thing better than a marijuana dispensary is a marijuana dispensary with slot machines.
- Nevada regulators OK a marijuana-gaming relationship
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 18 May 2018)
Marijuana stores with slot machines? Casinos with gamblers drawing on vape-pens? Not yet. But early inroads are perhaps being made.