Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
Our weekly review starts in Georgia, where the governor is expected to sign a medical marijuana reform bill into law. The law will allow grow houses and production facilities in the state, which will be heavily regulated.
Moving up the East Coast, you will doubtless recall that last week, New Jersey did not legalize recreational cannabis. Now the Governor is saying that he will expand the state’s medical marijuana program if adult-use marijuana is not legalized by May.
And in New England, Connecticut has taken the first step towards legalization. The General Law Committee has passed a bill that would establish a marijuana industry in the state. In New Hampshire, a legalization bill is making its way through the legislature. As The Week in Weed went to press (went to post?) the state House was scheduled to vote on recreational cannabis.
But it’s not all good news for cannabis proponents. In Montana, legislators defeated a bill that would have legalized recreational marijuana. You win some; you lose some.
Meanwhile, it’s all system go for legalization in Guam, as the governor signed a recreational marijuana bill into law.
In federal news, a Colorado congresswoman has introduced a bill that would prevent the federal government from taking action against cannabis businesses in states where the drug is legal. And the Food and Drug Administration will be holding hearings on CBD at the end of May.
That’s it for this week – see you next Friday!