Welcome again to The Week in Weed, your Friday have a look at what’s occurring on the earth of legalized marijuana. Now we have some data on the SAFER Banking Act – will the “R” make all of the distinction? Nebraska voters might have the chance to vote on medical marijuana. There’s some upheaval within the Massachusetts hashish world. And eventually, a Wisconsin politician is on a “Grass Routes” tour.
SAFER BANKING ACT
“A rose, by every other title, would scent as candy,” says Shakespeare. Does the identical maintain true for hashish banking laws? What has been identified for years because the SAFE Banking Act, now retitled the SAFER Banking Act (the R stands for Regulation), is headed for a Senate Committee markup on September 27. Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has indicated he’s excited about a flooring vote sooner somewhat than later.
This laws will enhance public security, shield small companies, and at last obtain motion on hashish reform. I intend to deliver this laws to the ground with all due pace.
Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
After all, that Shakespeare quote is from Romeo & Juliet, and everyone knows how that turned out.
Advocates within the Cornhusker State have tried twice earlier than to place medical marijuana on the state poll. In each 2020 and 2022, the marketing campaign went all the way down to defeat. Taking the perspective that when at first (or second) you don’t succeed, strive strive once more, Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana launched their third marketing campaign final week. Because the measure has by no means been up for a vote, it’s exhausting to know the way it will fare. Supporters assume legislative motion is a protracted shot, so the initiative route appears the higher strategic alternative. We’ll control the state of affairs and let you know the way all of it performs out.
Only a yr in the past, Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg appointed Shannon O’Brien as chair of the state’s Hashish Management Fee (CCC). Now, Goldberg has suspended O’Brien, for causes at current unknown. Lawmakers, involved about what appears to be a chaotic state of affairs on the CCC, are calling for larger oversight of the physique.
Wisconsin stands alone within the Higher Midwest – it has legalized neither medical nor adult-use hashish. A physician can prescribe low THC merchandise, however that’s all. Some within the legislature wish to change that. State Senator Melissa Agard (D-16) is setting out on a “Grass Routes” tour.
Be nicely and we’ll see you subsequent week.