Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at legalized marijuana. And what a week it was! From California’s legalization of recreational pot to the rescinding of the Cole Memorandum, this has been a roller coaster ride for the industry.
Let’s start with California’s legalization:
- Legal recreational pot in California: What you need to know
(Albany Democrat Herald: National, 31 December 2017)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Monday becomes the nation’s largest state to offer legal recreational marijuana sales.
- California’s cannabis businesses prepare for ‘Repeal Day’
(The Mercury: News, 31 December 2017)
For the Bay Area’s cannabis community, legalization means reckoning with capitalism never imagined in Haight-Ashbury’s “turn on, tune in, drop out” ethos of the late ’60s.