Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday appear at what’s taking place in the planet of legalized marijuana.

The massive news this week is that the governor of Washington is going to challenge pardons to these convicted of misdemeanors involving marijuana.  Recognized as the Marijuana Justice Initiative, the plan has limitations on who is eligible for the pardon but is anticipated to impact more than three,000 citizens.

Additional down the West Coast, occasions are altering in California.  This week marked the finish of the state’s unlicensed health-related marijuana dispensaries.  They had been permitted to operate as health-related cooperatives for a year soon after the issuance of guidance from the Bureau of Cannabis Manage, but as of January 10, they require to get permits.

Meanwhile, is there a border skirmish going on involving Oklahoma and Arkansas?  Arkansas’ health-related marijuana plan is two years old, but no licenses have however been issued to individuals or dispensaries.  Individuals interested in buying cannabis had been searching to neighboring Oklahoma, whose seven month old plan has currently issued several dispensary licenses and seemed eager to accept Arkansans as clients.

So what’s the hitch?  Consumers from out of state require to have valid licenses from their personal state in order to be in a position to purchase marijuana in Oklahoma.  Happily, this week, Arkansas has issued licenses to health-related marijuana dispensaries in the state.  But (and is not there generally a but?), the governor of Arkansas has warned individuals that transporting cannabis across state lines is nonetheless a crime.

In other Oklahoma news, the governor has offered her OK (no pun intended) to new guidelines for health-related marijuana edibles.

And in a new segment we’re calling, “Places You Wouldn’t Have Guessed Are Speaking About Legal Marijuana,”  our 1st spotlight shines on Idaho, South Carolina, Kentucky and Virginia.  Clearly, it is a massive spotlight.

Lastly, in a mash-up of cold brew and cannabis, 1 Missouri coffee organization has a new item.  We at WIW are a bit confused as to specifically what this concoction is supposed to do.  To quote from Higher Occasions,  “Many have pointed out that the merger combines two substances with what may perhaps look like contradictory effects, offered CBD’s reputation as a relaxer.”

That is all for this week – see you subsequent Friday!