5. All Use Is Medical
Three dispensaries are set to open in new medical marijuana state Texas in early 2018, per Chron.
Oklahoma, as well as holdout Western region states Idaho and Utah, will vote on medicinal marijuana in November. Maybe inspired by their newfound pop celebrity in the wake of hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, the Latter Day Saints are getting hip to cannabis, as a late summer poll found 63 percent of “very active” Mormons support medical weed in Utah. Perhaps their support is due in part to the fact Utah would still prohibit actual smoking of cannabis flowers, as only vaporizing, edibles and topicals would be permitted under the law which looks destined to pass.
Per Westword, taking effect in Colorado in 2018 will be a state legislative crafted licensing program within the Marijuana Enforcement Division, issuing research-and-development licenses for both public and private studies by nonprofits, government interests and private industry/corporations. This will surely increase and hasten crucial medicinal cannabis research in the U.S.