United States: The Week In Weed: January 28, 2022
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Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s
happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
We’re just one step away from medical cannabis in
Mississippi. South Dakota’s legislature is hard at work on
medical marijuana licensing. And South Carolina has a medical
cannabis bill in the works. Delaware, meanwhile, is looking at
legalizing adult-use marijuana. And finally, we’ve got another
Girl Scout cookie story.
Could we really see medical cannabis in the Magnolia State? As
loyal readers know, it’s been a long and winding road
since that ballot initiative in November 2020. But we could, at
long last, be coming to the end. The legislature passed a bill that now heads to the
governor’s desk. The bill will become law if he signs it, or if
he does nothing. If he vetoes, there are plenty of votes to
override. So, this looks like a done deal.
When William Shakespeare wrote, “The course of true love
never did run smooth,” he might have been talking about South Dakota and cannabis. There are a lot of bills working their way through the
legislature that seek to either expand the market (Senate) or
restrict it (House). Fun times ahead!
Continuing our exploration of medical marijuana, debate on legalizing should start this week in
the South Carolina Senate. It’s taken eight years to get this
far in the process, so who knows if it will go farther. Just
getting a debate in a state with significant opposition to what
would be a very limited program is surprising.
President Biden’s home state is looking into adult-use marijuana.
This is not their first time at this rodeo, as three previous bills
have gone down to defeat. A House committee debates the bill this
week, so we’re early on in this process.
Selling Girl Scout cookies in front of a marijuana dispensary
sounds like a very smart move. As we’ve reported before, it can come with complications.
Although the Michigan situation ended happily for the Scouts,
there’s a new controversy in Arizona. Apparently, the rules there prohibit
Scouts from selling in front of businesses they themselves
can’t enter. It seems like too good an opportunity to pass
Stay safe and be well everyone – we’ll see you next
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