Senator Elizabeth Warren is “Open” to Legalization in Massachusetts


The state votes in November.

Here’s your daily round up of pot news, excerpted from the newsletter WeedWeek.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.-Mass.) said she’s “open” to REC legalization in Massachusetts.

Pennsylvania is moving aggressively to create rules for its MED industry. Major regulatory changes are coming in L.A.

Portland (Ore.) City Hall is fighting with a pot shop about a license requirement.

In SFWeekly, I said we need more weed reporters. I also spoke to HelloMD about WeedWeek and the cannabis beat.

Brookings’ scholar John Hudak likes how “ boring” the Colorado industry is. Hudak and NYU professor Mark Kleiman discussed two paths to legalization.

Maryland discussed its ranking methodology for awarding licenses. The Associated Press explains.

Jack Splitt, who inspired and worked towards Colorado’s law to allow MED to be administered in schools, died at 15.

A scheduled L.A. fundraiser for REC in California was shut down following objections from the police.

Two Rupert Murdoch-owned papers in the U.K. are starting to make noise about legalization. U.K. Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn would decriminalize MED. The Region of Southern Denmark isexperimenting with MED. (Denmark has five regions.)

A New Zealand woman brought the first legal MED into the country.

Colombia reached a deal with the largest rebel group to end the longest running war in the Americas.

An Idaho official was taken to task after writing an anti-weed op-ed. Legal hemp is in the ground in New York for the first time in 80 years.

Neighbors are complaining about Berkeley, Calif. dispensary CBCB. Thornton, Colo., until recently the largest city in the state to ban all dispensaries, has caved.

In the military, cannabis possession can still be career ending.

Uruguay may have more of a future in hemp than REC.