The Week in Weed: November 4, 2022

Welcome again to The Week in Weed, your Friday take a look at what’s occurring on this planet of legalized marijuana.

This week, we begin off in Nevada, the place a decide decided that marijuana ought to not seem on the state’s Schedule I, and the place lots of people wish to open hashish lounges. Then we journey to Mississippi, the place medical marijuana gross sales will start in January 2023. In federal information, we see OSHA placing the hashish business on discover after the dying of a employee. And at last, Chuck Schumer is not working to permit marijuana on Amtrak.


A Nevada district court docket decide ordered the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy to take away hashish from its Schedule I. The ruling said that the board has no authority to manage hashish and thus it should be de-scheduled. The truth that marijuana is against the law on the federal stage is just not related, stated the manager director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, a celebration to the swimsuit.

“The notion {that a} state company is ready to have interaction in illegal actions as a result of it’s occurring on the federal authorities – it’s simply not the way in which it really works.”


In different Nevada information, the state’s Hashish Compliance Board launched figures exhibiting over 100 candidates for 40 consumption lounge licenses. The method of awarding the licenses includes various kinds of institutions and various kinds of candidates, however state officers anticipate that lounges will open in early 2023.


Talking of 2023, that’s when gross sales of medical hashish will start in Mississippi. The state issued licenses to cultivators, dispensaries, processors and numerous different entitles concerned within the strategy of bringing marijuana to market. To start out, all these folks will likely be serving solely 406 sufferers, however the business is predicted to develop considerably in a number of years.


Following the dying of a hashish business employee in Massachusetts (see our report right here), the federal Occupational Security and Well being Administration (OSHA) issued a hazard alert letter to the power, citing “occupational portions of entire and floor hashish.” Marijuana could also be unlawful on the federal stage, however OSHA holds these within the business to federal security requirements.


When you have a psychological record of clearly satirical tales that folks by some means consider are true, now we have one other merchandise so as to add to your file. The Buffalo Chronicle (satirically) reported that Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is engaged on a invoice to permit the sale and use of hashish on Amtrak’s “slow-moving routes.” That is NOT, repeat NOT, true.

Keep protected and be nicely everybody – we’ll see you subsequent week!

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