Welcome again to The Week in Weed, your Friday take a look at what’s taking place on the earth of legalized marijuana.
We hope you had a pleasing 4/20. In case you’re within the DC space, know that the District is within the midst of a medical hashish tax vacation.
On to the information! Schumer delays introducing his legalization invoice. There’s a brand new Home invoice coping with weed laws. Gross sales started this week in New Jersey. New York approves cultivation licenses. Sure, we have now no medical marijuana in Kentucky. And at last, Woody Harrelson is opening a dispensary.
Hashish Administration and Alternative Act
After we final mentioned the Hashish Administration and Alternative Act (CAOA), it was slated to be launched within the spring. Now the plan is to introduce it earlier than the August recess. The issue dealing with the sponsors (Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)) is that they want all 50 Democrats and 10 Republicans with a view to go it. And that’s a heavy raise.
put together act
In the meantime, again within the House, a bi-partisan group launched the Making ready Regulators Successfully for a Submit-Prohibition Grownup Use Regulated Setting Act. That’s fairly a mouthful, however you possibly can simply name it the PREPARE Act. Sponsors David Joyce (R-OH), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Brian Mast (R-FL) need the federal authorities to be prepared for what they name the “inevitable finish to hashish prohibition.”
the big apple
Throughout the river in New York, regulators approved its first group of cultivation licenses. The state hopes to begin retail gross sales later this 12 months.
Simply final week, we reported on the medical marijuana state of affairs in Kentucky (not well-liked in Senate, time operating out) and promised updates. Properly, the invoice didn’t make it over the end line. The governor said that he would contemplate issuing an govt order if the legislature didn’t act. As soon as once more, additional bulletins as occasions warrant.
and at last
Our extra mature readers could keep in mind Woody Harrelson’s position as Woody the bartender on Cheers. He’s now branching out, serving because the CEO of a brand new dispensary, The Woods. No phrase on whether or not he’ll do any budtending.