The Week in Weed: September 30, 2022

Welcome again to the Weed in Weed, your Friday have a look at what’s taking place on the planet of legalized marijuana.

This week, we study that Arkansas voters can have their votes counted of their referendum on hashish. Oklahoma’s governor favors federal legalization, though not a state measure. Hashish lounges open in Nevada. Georgia points medical marijuana licenses. And at last, let’s all get aboard the CannaBus.


Arkansas voters will have the ability to vote on adult-use legalization in November, the state Supreme Court docket determined late final week. The State Board of Election Commissioners had denied certification of the measure in August, citing issues about poll sufficiency. The Supreme Court docket disagreed.

…we conclude that the poll title at situation is full sufficient to convey an intelligible concept of the scope and import of the proposed modification.

So add Arkansas to the checklist of states we’ll be reporting on in a little bit over a month!


As we reported final week, voters within the Sooner State won’t be becoming a member of their neighbors to the east in voting on hashish. For an in-depth have a look at the explanation why, see this piece from the Tulsa World. One factor to notice is Governor Kevin Stitt’s (R) response to the difficulty. Though he doesn’t help legalization in his state, he does help a federal measure to make hashish authorized.


Las Vegas will quickly have a brand new kind of attraction to supply guests – hashish consumption lounges. The Metropolis Council voted to permit the lounges inside metropolis limits, by a 5-1 vote. Twenty licenses can be issued in October.


It’s been seven years since Georgia legalized medical marijuana and three years because the governor signed a regulation to arrange a system to permit the sale of low-THC medical hashish oil. Now, in the end, the state awarded two medical hashish licenses, and manufacturing is anticipated to begin inside a yr. Nobody can complain this was a rushed course of.

Fascinating footnote, despite the fact that Georgia legalized medical marijuana, members of the Georgia Bar can’t advise shoppers concerned within the state-legal hashish enterprise. This prohibition is predicated on a 2021 Order of the Georgia Supreme Court docket denying the Georgia bar’s movement to amend the Georgia Guidelines of Skilled Conduct to allow Georgia attorneys to advise shoppers concerned within the hashish enterprise. 

And at last

If you happen to’ll be in Texas subsequent month, preserve your eyes peeled for the CannaBus. It’s a cell dispensary from Goodblend, one in every of three corporations licensed to promote medical hashish within the state. The “Experience on your Rights” tour seeks to coach Texans on the state’s program, together with the right way to receive a hashish prescription.

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

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