Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
When it comes to legalization news, Oklahoma is the state that keeps on giving.
Fallin signs emergency rules, infuriates marijuana advocates
(SF Gate, 11 July 2018)
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Wednesday signed into place strict emergency rules for medical marijuana that pot advocates say are intentionally aimed at delaying the voter-approved use of medicinal cannabis.
- Lawsuits filed in Oklahoma target strict new medical marijuana rules
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 13 July 2018)
Two pro-cannabis group filed lawsuits in Oklahoma accusing regulators of improperly imposing rules aimed at curbing the growth of the state’s MMJ industry.
Turning our attention further west, California has released proposed cannabis regulations.
- Proposal Released for California’s Permanent Cannabis Regulations
(Ganjapreneur, 16 July 2018)
California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) released a proposal on Friday, July 13 outlining permanent cannabis industry regulations for the state.
- California Agencies Release Proposed Permanent Marijuana Rules
(Above the Law, 16 July 2018)
Get your comments in now or forever hold your peace.
And those regulations are more than just red tape. They have a real impact on the marketing and sale of cannabis. What they don’t always do is make a lot of sense.
- 5 Wacky Weed Laws in States That Have Legalized Marijuana
(Yahoo! Finance: Banking News, 17 July 2018)
These unusual restrictions on legal marijuana show that the U.S. cannabis industry has a long way to go before becoming fully accepted.