Welcome back to the Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
This week, the action is all in the states. So many ballot initiatives, so many challenges to those initiatives. But we start out in Pennsylvania, where pardons are the big news. Then we have an update on the Nebraska situation, followed by additional info on Missouri and Arkansas. And finally, that stoner stereotype just doesn’t hold up.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) supports legalizing cannabis in the state. The Republican-controlled state legislature does not. So the governor decided to take action on his own. Late last week, Wolf announced pardons for those convicted of low-level, non-violent cannabis offenses. The Board of Pardons is accepting applications through the end of the month. In other Pennsylvania news, Lt. Governor/Senate candidate John Fetterman (D) met with President Biden during Labor Day festivities, and the two discussed marijuana policy.