Welcome again to The Week in Weed, your Friday have a look at what’s taking place on the planet of legalized marijuana. This week, we see there’s an argument over hashish use and gun possession by law enforcement officials in Jersey Metropolis, New Jersey. We offer an replace on the Alabama medical marijuana licensing scenario. We word that New Hampshire’s proposal for hashish gross sales might run afoul of federal legislation. And eventually, it’s Snoop Dogg’s birthday.
The town of Jersey City, New Jersey is suing the state over whether or not off-duty law enforcement officials ought to be allowed to make use of hashish. The town’s argument is that individuals utilizing medication which are unlawful underneath federal legislation are prohibited from proudly owning firearms, and that this prohibition ought to prolong to law enforcement officials. The New Jersey’s lawyer normal disagrees, saying that state legislation prohibits employers from penalizing staff from utilizing hashish whereas not on the clock. And as law enforcement officials are staff, these protections apply to them as properly. It will likely be attention-grabbing to see how this performs out in court docket.
As we reported final month, Alabama is having some difficulties with its medical hashish licensing program. Licenses have been awarded, rescinded, re-awarded and at the moment are the topic of litigation. Now, the Alabama Medical Hashish Fee might determine to rescind (re-rescind?) the awarded licenses, or go forward with licenses awarded in sure classes. Right here’s hoping the Fee’s assembly this week will convey some much-needed readability to the scenario.
As common readers know, New Hampshire is the one New England state that doesn’t have authorized adult-use hashish. In an effort to vary that, the state arrange the Fee to Examine With the Goal of Proposing Legalization, State Managed Gross sales of Hashish and Hashish Merchandise. The Fee has released a draft proposal that’s as a result of state’s legislature on December 1. Initially, the belief was that the Fee would recommend a state-run retailer mannequin, however the group is now analyzing a franchise mannequin, which they’ve in comparison with McDonald’s or Dunkin’ Donuts. Since franchising is regulated by federal legislation, there may be some concern that the mannequin might draw the eye of the federal authorities. Bear in mind, that is solely a draft, and can probably change greater than as soon as earlier than legislators see it.
Enjoyable reality: Snoop Dogg’s birthday is October 20, precisely midway to 4/20. Jimmy Kimmel has determined to declare this a brand new hashish vacation, DoggFather’s Day.
Be properly and we’ll see you subsequent week.