Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
The latest entry in our “politicians now supporting marijuana” category is Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX). And no, he’s no relation to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Texas Rep. Pete Sessions Waffles on Cannabis, Considers Supporting MMJ Group
(Ganjapreneur, 7 September 2018)
The move would be a full 180 for Sessions, who has personally blocked dozens of cannabis policy amendments and bills from consideration on the floor of the House via the Rules Committee, which he chairs.
Not all government officials are in favor of legalization, however. The former attorney general of North Dakota is actively working against the ballot initiative.
- Former North Dakota AG leads new group opposing legalized marijuana
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 7 September 2018)
As North Dakota voters look to decide whether to approve adult-use cannabis in the state’s November general election, opposition is mounting.
Apparently, it’s not just young people using cannabis. Older Americans are lighting up as well.
- The Amount of Older Americans Using Marijuana Is Getting, Um, Higher
(Fortune, 13 September 2018)
Boomers are experimenting with marijuana more than ever before.
Finally, when Canada legalized marijuana, it was only a matter of time before the National Hockey League had to issue a statement.
- NHL says legal cannabis in Canada won’t change its drug rules
(CBC: Canada, 7 September 2018)
Deputy commissioner Bill Daly says the NHL does not expect to change its rules on marijuana with the legalization of cannabis in Canada coming on Oct. 17.