Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
Could legal recreational marijuana be in Michigan’s future? A referendum may be on the November ballot.
- Drive to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan qualifies for November ballot
(Crain’s Detroit Business: Latest News, 26 April 2018)
Associated Press and Gongwer News Service – Michigan’s elections board said organizers collected enough signatures, but the measure will first go to the Republican-led Legislature, which could enact it or let it proceed to a statewide vote.
In other state news, Missouri is moving towards legal medical marijuana. The state House has voted in favor of a bill to give access to terminal patients.
- Missouri House Passes Medical Cannabis Bill
(Ganjapreneur, 2 May 2018)
Missouri’s House has passed a medical cannabis measure that would allow individuals with terminal illness and 11 other conditions to access the program, the Columbia Missourian reports.
When marijuana becomes legal in a jurisdiction, what happens to all those old arrests? Seattle is going to expunge them.
- Seattle Moves to Wipe Out 2 Decades Of Marijuana Possession Convictions
(Fortune, 28 April 2018)
Seattle’s mayor says it will help “right the wrongs of the failed War on Drugs.”
And in what is becoming a continuing series, another politician is speaking out in favor of legal marijuana. This time, it’s Democrat Dianne Feinstein.
- Dianne Feinstein says she no longer opposes legal marijuana
(Washington Post: Politics, 2 May 2018)
The California senator, a longtime opponent of legalization, says she’s come around.
Finally, have you wondered when the craft beer industry would jump on the marijuana bandwagon? The answer is this fall.
Keith Villa, the man who created the recipe for the popular Blue Moon beer, has a new project: a marijuana-infused beer made by his new brewing company.