The Week In Weed: November 5, 2021 – Cannabis & Hemp


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The Week In Weed: November 5, 2021


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Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s
happening in the world of legalized marijuana.

This week, we have a check in on Mississippi, Arkansas and South
Dakota, to see how the move to legalize is progressing (or not) in
those states. We also link to two run-downs of election results
– marijuana appeared on the ballot in many places. And
finally, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart are back in the news.

MISSISSIPPI

Yet another week where the headline in Mississippi is: Still No Special Session to
Deal with Medical Marijuana. The current holdup is that Gov. Reeves
(R) wants clear limits on how much cannabis a patient can purchase
and how much THC is in that cannabis. A new twist in this plotline
is that the state’s regular legislative session will start in a
couple of months, so time is running out to hold a special
session.

ARKANSAS

A pro-legalization group, Arkansas True Grass, is gathering
signatures for a 2022 ballot initiative that would allow an
unlimited license adult-use cannabis market in Arkansas. They’ve tried and failed in 2016
and 2020, so will this be a case of “If At First You Don’t
Succeed, Try, Try Again” or “Three Strikes And You’re
Out”? We’ll keep our eye on this and let you know.

SOUTH DAKOTA

Another pro-legalization group, South Dakotans for Better
Marijuana Laws, finds themselves in a similar position. They’re
also gathering signatures to put adult-use on the ballot. Of
course, this is familiar territory for them, but they’re not
counting on the legislature to deliver. As we’ve reported before, they have every reason to be
pessimistic.

ELECTION ROUND-UP

Even when there aren’t splashy, state legalization measures
for voters to consider, marijuana is still on the ballot. Marijuana
Business Daily has their look at the returns here. Cannabis Business Times focuses on five
decisions here.

AND FINALLY

Snoop Dogg has released a weed anthem (our
question – what took him so long?) and Martha Stewart has a new line of CBD
gummies.

Stay safe and be well everyone – we’ll see you next
week!

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