Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
In our continuing look at politicians now in favor of legalized cannabis, this week we spotlight Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH).
- Dem lawmaker calls for legalized marijuana in all 50 states
(The Hill: Regulation, 20 July 2018)
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) is calling for marijuana to be legalized in all 50 states.
Rep. Tim Ryan: Marijuana should be legal in all 50 states
(CNN.com, 20 July 2018)
The year Donald Trump was elected President, more Americans were arrested for marijuana possession than for all violent crimes combined.
Lebanon is looking at legalizing medical marijuana for economic reasons.
- Lebanon Announces Plan to Legalize Medical Marijuana Use and Cultivation
(High TImes: News, 20 July 2018)
Lebanon is looking for ways to grow its economy.
- Lebanon weighs medical cannabis laws as Israel drags feet
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 24 July 2018)
While cannabis companies in Israel await export approval, neighboring Lebanon is reportedly considering turning to MMJ to improve its economy.
The U.K. has just legalized medical marijuana.
- United Kingdom Legalizes Medical Cannabis
(Ganjapreneur, 26 July 2018)
Medicinal cannabis products will be available by prescription in the United Kingdom this fallafter the government relaxed drug laws surrounding the plant’s chemical compounds this week, The Independent reports.
And finally, a new twist on the old “This is your brain on drugs” ad.
- The New ‘This Is Your Brain On Cannabis’ Ad Is Rad
(Entrepreneur: Latest, 21 July 2018)
A PSA that aims to take the stigma out of using legal marijuana.