Cannabis News Round-Up

Many lawmakers are letting Big Marijuana follow in the footsteps of Big Pharma. Just-retired top US global narc: Marijuana rescheduling likely. Natural disasters spotlight lack of insurance options for cannabis industry.

Santa Cruz may be first to approve recreational marijuana sales. Kern, California supervisors to struggle next week with best way to limit legal marijuana’s impact. Los Angeles aims to help disadvantaged communities cash in on marijuana legalization.
Fundraiser for burned California marijuana farms shut down.  Wildfires scorched  California marijuana crops.

Nevada marijuana sales eclipse $33 million for August 2017. No significant issues from marijuana legalization, says Colorado medical officer.

Pot is legal on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Transporting it there is not. Maine legislature sends marijuana regulation bill to governor, who may kill it.

In Indiana, a new push to legalize pot cites evidence it could curb opioid use. Will Illinois legalize recreational marijuana?

Northern Mariana Islands cannabis legalization: Are we ready?

Canada roadside testing for marijuana use pilot underway. Canada health minister offers timeline for rules on edible cannabis. Alberta Union of Provincial Employees endorses government-operated marijuana retail stores. Canada out to beat the black market on marijuana. Why not tobacco, too?

Hemp planting to triple in Uruguay as legal marijuana stumbles. Is New Zealand next to legalize recreational marijuana?