Welcome again to The Week in Weed, your Friday have a look at what’s occurring on this planet of legalized marijuana.
This week, we see New York’s adult-use hashish market opening. Kentucky residents can now possess medical marijuana. Lawmakers in Minnesota introduce an adult-use legalization invoice. Guidelines for Missouri’s hashish trade might seem in February. And eventually, we test in on the weed nuns.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) promised that hashish gross sales would start in 2022, they usually did. Just below the wire (12/29) and in only one location (up to now), however at 4:20 pm, the doorways opened to the general public and gross sales started. Search for this market to broaden fairly a bit in 2023.
As of January 1, sufferers with qualifying circumstances should buy medical marijuana in Kentucky. As we reported again in November, Governor Andy Beshear (D) signed an govt order permitting folks to own hashish bought outdoors the state for medical functions. The Governor would really like full medical hashish legalization – we’ll see if the legislature will transfer in that path.
A brand new legislative session is underway in Minnesota, and lawmakers are able to legalize adult-use hashish. Now that the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Social gathering (Minnesota’s Democratic Social gathering) controls each chambers of the legislature and holds the governorship, possibilities look good that we’ll be including a brand new state to the checklist of these with full legalization.
After legalization, what comes subsequent? Rule-making! That course of is now underway in Missouri, with ultimate guidelines anticipated in February.
Again in 2019, we reported on the Sisters of the Valley, nicknamed the Weed Nuns. We be aware this week that they’re nonetheless in enterprise and have expanded to different international locations. Their top-selling CBD product? A salve for achy joints.
Keep protected and be properly everybody – we’ll see you subsequent week!