The Week in Weed: March 15, 2019


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

The massive news on the federal level was the reintroduction of the Protected Banking Act, by sponsor Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat from Colorado.  Lest you believe this is strictly a measure supported by Democrats from states with legal recreational marijuana, know that numerous Republicans and legislators from states that have not however legalized are also co-sponsors.

As for the states, there was lots of movement this week on the legalization front.  In New Mexico, the Property passed a compromise bill that would permit adult use now it goes to the Senate.  Meanwhile, in New Jersey, the governor and Democratic legislators have reached an agreement in principle to legalize recreational cannabis.

What about New York? Effectively, it appears as if it will not be the subsequent state to legalize.  Gov. Cuomo is walking back expectations that a deal will occur in the subsequent couple of weeks.  To continue with our survey of activity in the “New” states, the New Hampshire Property has passed a bill to permit healthcare marijuana individuals the potential to develop cannabis at household.

And the NFL is considering of altering its policies about marijuana in the subsequent collective bargaining agreement.  Does that imply that teams in states that have legalized cannabis would have an benefit in maintaining or attracting players?

And lastly, in a bit of generational irony, it turns out that the generation least most likely to help legal marijuana is Boomers.  Clearly, we are a extended way from Woodstock.

See you subsequent week!


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