Welcome again to The Week in Weed, your Friday take a look at what’s occurring on this planet of legalized marijuana. This week, we report on Maryland’s retail market launch. New Hampshire okays a fee to check legalization. There’s a brand new report analyzing the federal scheduling of marijuana. And eventually, in honor of Independence Day, we take a look on the Founding Fathers and hemp.
Final Saturday, July 1, Maryland dispensaries opened their doorways to all adults. Gross sales topped $10 million over the lengthy weekend, in contrast with the virtually $4 million in gross sales the state noticed final 12 months over the vacation. Governor Wes Moore (D) had this to say:
That is Maryland’s time to guide on this new house—our time to forge new partnerships between our authorities and our individuals, our time to create an economic system that’s extra aggressive, whereas additionally being extra equitable, and it’s our time to get this proper whereas we do proper.
Governor Wes Moore (D-MD) on the opening of the state’s retail market
In case you’d like a information to the brand new guidelines in comic type, the Baltimore Banner has you coated.
New Hampshire stands alone among the many New England states for not having legalized hashish. As a lot as Governor Chris Sununu (R) want to hold it that manner, he has determined to bow to the inevitable. A invoice handed the legislature late final week that will arrange a fee to check legalizing by means of state-run shops.
Last month, a bunch of hashish firms, organizations and consultants shaped a bunch devoted to re-scheduling hashish. The Coalition for Cannabis Scheduling Reform (CCSR) acquired proper to work and has already launched a report calling for marijuana to be both de-scheduled fully or re-scheduled from Schedule I to Schedules III, IV or V. Will this result in any administrative motion? Presumably…
In case you suppose legalized hemp is a brand new thought, suppose once more. A number of of these Founding Fathers we hear a lot about on July 4th have been hemp farmers.
Be properly everybody – we’ll see you subsequent week!