Welcome again to the Week in Weed, your Friday have a look at what’s occurring on the planet of legalized marijuana.
This week, the large information comes out of Oklahoma, the place adult-use hashish went all the way down to defeat. The Division of Justice is accepting purposes for pardons. New York, in the meantime, is growing the variety of dispensary licenses. The Hawaii Senate handed an adult-use invoice. And at last, San Francisco has a farmer’s market that’s only for hashish.
You’ve likely heard by now that Oklahoma’s initiative to legalize adult-use marijuana failed by a large margin. The “No” vote received each county within the state, though the vote was nearer in Tulsa and Oklahoma Metropolis. Our mates at Marijuana Second have an interactive map, in the event you’d prefer to dig into the weeds (as all the time right here at The Week in Weed, pun supposed).
As of late final week, the Division of Justice is accepting purposes for pardons of people with expenses or convictions of straightforward possession of marijuana in federal or District of Columbia courts. In different DOJ information, Legal professional Normal Merrick Garland indicated the division is reviewing hashish coverage – might a return to the Cole Memorandum be within the works? Additional bulletins as occasions warrant.
When New York launched its retail hashish market, it began with precisely one dispensary. Now, it seems as if the market will increase considerably. The state will double the variety of licenses, from 150 to 300 state-wide. Licenses can be awarded to these already within the applicant pool.
Grownup-use hashish fared significantly better within the Aloha State than it did in Oklahoma this week. A legalization invoice handed the Hawaii Senate on a 22-3 vote. If permitted within the Home, Governor Josh Inexperienced (D) is more likely to signal it.
San Francisco has a month-to-month farmer’s market downtown, and it’s devoted simply to hashish. So in the event you’re seeking to broaden past heirloom tomatoes and artisanal corn, take a look at this number of “the satan’s lettuce.”
Keep protected and be effectively everybody – we’ll see you subsequent week!