Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
Although tracking politicians’ changing views on marijuana has become something of a regular feature here on The Week in Weed, one public official who is unlikely to change his stance is Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
- Jeff Sessions Says Federal Government May Override States’ Marijuana Laws
(High TImes: High Times, 26 July 2018)
The Attorney General remains steadfast in his dedication to cracking down on cannabis.
- Cole Memo author downplays likelihood of US crackdown on marijuana industry
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 26 July 2018)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision in January to rescind the Cole Memo hasn’t had a big impact on the U.S. cannabis industry, but it could.
Meanwhile, across the pond, the United Kingdom has legalized medical marijuana.
- Britain to legalize certain medical marijuana products
(United Press International: Latest News, 26 July 2018)
British doctors will be able to prescribe marijuana plant-derived medicine to patients beginning this fall, British Home Secretary Sajid Javid said Thursday.
And the Republic of Georgia legalizes cannabis consumption.
- Georgia Legalizes Cannabis Consumption
(Ganjapreneur, 31 July 2018)
The nation of Georgia officially legalized the consumption of cannabis this week in a Constitutional Court ruling, according to an RFE/RL report. The ruling, however, does not legalize the sale or cultivation of the plant.