Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
Big legalization news from the Northern Mariana Islands – they’ve legalized marijuana and they’ve done it via legislation.
U.S. Territory First to Legalize Cannabis By Legislature
(Ganjapreneur, 21 September 2018)
On Friday, Gov. Ralph Torres of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), a U.S. territory, signed a cannabis legalization bill into law.
Meanwhile, back on the U.S. mainland, voters in Utah will be voting on whether to allow medical marijuana in the state.
- Billboards Urge Utah to Vote for Medical Marijuana by Quoting Mormon Scripture
(High TImes: News, 21 September 2018)
Utah’s Prop 2 is fast becoming a struggle between supporters of medical marijuana and the Mormon church.
Romney and Wilson split on Utah’s medical marijuana initiative, Medicaid expansion and the future of U.S. health care
(Salt Lake Tribune, 24 September 2018)
No matter who wins Utah’s U.S. Senate race in November, the Beehive State will have an advocate in Washington, D.C., for moving marijuana off the list of Schedule 1 controlled substances, a designation that cannabis now shares with heroin, LSD and ecstasy.
And finally, here’s yet another reason to make Las Vegas your vacation destination.
- Cannabition, Vegas cannabis museum opens Thursday
(Canadian Investor Magazine: News, 20 September 2018)
LAS VEGAS — A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas’ newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis.