Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
Most employers are wary of union organizing, but a marijuana retailer in Washington is supportive of the idea.
- Pot Purveyor Leads Charge to Unionize His Employees
(Bloomberg Law, 29 August 2018)
A cannabis retailer led efforts to have his employees join a union in an unusual labor organizing drive in Washington.
Once recreational marijuana in legal in a state, what does the state do about criminal records?
- California Law Would Expunge Many Marijuana-Related Crimes
(NPR.org: Law, 24 August 2018)
A measure passed by the legislature would require a review of all marijuana-related crimes in the state between 1975 and 2016, when pot was legalized in California.
Not everyone is in favor of expanding access to medical marijuana; the Mormon Church is opposed to allowing MMJ in Utah.
- Mormon church speaks out against Utah’s medical marijuana measure
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 24 August 2018)
The Mormon church ramped up its opposition this week to a proposal that would allow medical marijuana in Utah, even as faith leaders insisted they support patients using it under strict controls.
Finally, just because you’re seizing someone’s illegal cannabis plants doesn’t mean you can’t also have a sense of humor about it.
- NH Police Take Cannabis, Leave Humor in Illicit Cannabis Grow Bust
(Ganjapreneur, 24 August 2018)
Police in Marlborough, New Hampshire confiscated 25 cannabis plants growing on private land and then did something unexpected —they joked about it, reports The Boston Globe.