Word on the States
- In California, the state is creating a stopgap licensing program for the cannabis industry.
- In Massachusetts, regulators say it could be years before cannabis cafes open in the state. Cannabis businesses plan to pull medical marijuana inventory for rec market.
- In New Jersey, lawmakers had a fractious discussion about the marijuana legalization legislation. The Senate president says he won’t support a marijuana tax rate of more than 12 percent. A small provision in a marijuana bill could be a huge boon for the MMJ program.
- In Nevada, the state hit a new marijuana tax revenue record, earning $7.9 million in July. Las Vegas entrepreneurs are hoping to expand the marijuana industry workforce.
- In Florida, a medical marijuana exec says many patients are transitioning from opioids to cannabis.
- In Wisconsin, the state’s Controlled Substances Board passed an order to place FDA-approved CBD drugs in Schedule V.
- In Alaska, the state is changing how it taxes marijuana.
- In Michigan, state officials add a second licensing board meeting as the Oct. 31 deadline looms.
- In North Dakota, legalization opponents form an organization to fight against the marijuana ballot initiative.
- In Vermont, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate wants to use cannabis tax revenue to pay for water cleanup efforts.
- In Pennsylvania, a legislative committee advanced a marijuana decriminalization bill. Candidates for the 7th congressional district don’t all agree on marijuana reform.
- In Utah, the medical marijuana deal between legislators and advocates seems dubious.
- In Georgia, 55 percent of voters support marijuana legalization, found a poll.
- In the Northern Marianas, Saipan’s safety department says it will keep treating cannabis as an illicit substance until new regulations are put in place.
Word for Word
“We’re kind of like loners on Game of Thrones, just because the past few seasons Maisie and I have sleepovers every night when we’re shooting. Or every night whenever both of us are in town. We just used to sit there and eat and watch stupid videos and smoke weed… I don’t know if my publicist will kill me for saying this. We’d get high and then we’d sit in the bath together and we’d rub makeup brushes on our faces. It’s fun.” – Actor Sophie Turner, New York / Vulture