Weed in Review: 11.24.2017

Weed in Review: Friday, November 24, 2017

New Senate Bill Could End the Ban on Legal Cannabis Sales in Washington D.C.: A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate this week would allow Washington D.C. to finally take steps to begin recreational cannabis sales, Marijuana Moment reports. Cannabis use has been in a legal grey area since the city voted to legalize cannabis possession in 2014.

Washington State Tells British Columbia Not to Worry About Legal Weed as Canada Releases Draft Rules: This will undoubtedly come up again as more and more states in the US legalize marijuana. Washington state Governor Jay Inslee says “the fears that many had about rampant, youthful use of marijuana if it was decriminalized have not been realized in the state of Washington…”

Judge Grants Convicted Murderer Permission To Use Medical Marijuana: It’s a major win for the Sunshine State! A Florida judge grants a convicted murderer permission to use medical marijuana.

Marijuana Could Be Huge for Treating HIV: From inflammation to lowering levels of the virus itself, a current study hopes to demystify pot’s benefits for those living with HIV.

Malta proposes expanding medical marijuana, with recreational perhaps to follow: Malta’s government has proposed allowing all doctors in the country to prescribe medical marijuana. The government published draft legislation on Monday that would loosen an existing regulation with so many restrictions that not a single Maltese had ever been treated legally with marijuana or a cannabis-based product.

From Marijuana Prohibition To Progress Down South: With a majority of Americans now favoring legalization for the first time in history, we are now seeing a nationwide shift from marijuana prohibition to progress happening in all 50 states. Here are a few examples of how the push for legal weed is picking up steam down South…

Our favorite news sources:

The Cannabist

High Times

Merry Jane

Vice Marijuana