Welcome again to The Week in Weed, your Friday have a look at what’s taking place on the planet of legalized marijuana.
Initially, are you headed to CannaVest West this month? Catch Seyfarth’s Stan Jutkowitz on the July 23rd panel discussing “Hashish Actual Property: What You Ought to Know Earlier than Shopping for, Promoting or Leasing Property for Hashish and Hemp Use.”
The massive information this week was the Home Judiciary Committee’s listening to on cannabis legal guidelines and the racial disparity of their enforcement. See a abstract right here, and the complete listening to, together with witness statements, on the Committee’s web site.
In the meantime, on the state stage, activists are working to place leisure marijuana initiatives on the 2020 poll in Arizona, Arkansas and Montana (the place there should not one, however two campaigns). Clearly, we’ll be following these actions carefully.
In different state information, Hawaii has decriminalized possession of small quantities of cannabis, after legalization makes an attempt there failed earlier within the 12 months. Shades of New York…
Turning our consideration to the worldwide enviornment, a school in Israel is now providing a bachelor’s diploma in medical marijuana. And in New Zealand, the federal government has launched proposed medical cannabis laws, trying to begin a program in 2020.
The priority over how legalization would impact marijuana use by youngsters seems in lots of campaigns opposing extra widespread availability of cannabis. Now, a brand new examine appears to point that use by teenagers has dropped in these states which have legalized grownup use.
Lastly, if you happen to’re within the intersection of marijuana and faith, have a hearken to this podcast. Sister Kate has based a gaggle referred to as Sisters of the Valley, a gaggle of nuns who develop cannabis in California.
See you subsequent week!