Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
Following up on last week’s look at an expungement proposal in California, this week we note that Delaware has enacted such a statute.
- Governor of Delaware Signs Bill to Expunge Past Non-Violent Pot Convictions
(High TImes: News, 1 September 2018)
Expungement is mandatory but not automatic; eligible individuals still need to apply and pay a fee.
When we wrote about North Dakota’s effort to legalize recreational cannabis, we thought that was pretty surprising. We had no idea that Mississippi was looking to put medical marijuana on the 2020 ballot.
- Mississippi group starts drive to get medical marijuana on 2020 ballot
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 5 September 2018)
A group in Mississippi, one of the country’s most conservative states, is aiming to put what looks to be a business-friendly medical marijuana initiative on the ballot in 2020.
Not all the action is on the state level; new legislation on the federal level would allow veterans access to medical marijuana.
- New Legislation Could Increase Veteran Access to Medical Marijuana
(Fortune, 6 September 2018)
Veterans Affairs doctors are currently prohibited from prescribing the drug by federal law.