Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. And what a week it was!
Michigan legalized recreational cannabis, Utah and Missouri voted yes on medical marijuana, and several pro-legalization candidates were elected as governors. Meanwhile, North Dakota voted against legalization and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (sponsor of the legislation to prevent the DOJ from enforcing federal law against medical marijuana dispensaries) lost his seat.
And Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who made no secret of his opposition to cannabis for any purpose, was forced out of the administration. So yeah, a lot’s been going on.
For our round-up of marijuana-related election results, see yesterday’s post. For more analysis, see articles from the National Cannabis Industry Association, Ganjapreneur, and Marijuana Business Daily.
But, has anything else important happened lately? I’m glad you asked, because the answer is yes.
It’s not just Canada that’s legalized marijuana. The Mexican Supreme Court has just ruled that the nation’s ban on cannabis is unconstitutional.
Speaking of Canada, they’ve got a pot shortage. Apparently, you need to stock up more than you think when you legalize. Mexico: take note.
Back in the U.S., the first cannabis-based drug approved by the FDA is now available by prescription.
See you again next Friday!