Weekly Hit: News Roundup
This week's news roundup: marijuana arrests up in 2017, Massachusetts slow to begin legal cannabis sales, California governor vetoes "Compassionate Cannabis" bill.
On average, there is now one marijuana-related arrest every 48 seconds, despite four additional state legalizations on Election Day in 2016, according to a new FBI report.
Despite legalizing cannabis in the 2016 elections, legal retail sales have not yet begun in Massachusetts–and it's costing the state tax revenue that the 2019 budget was based on.
California state governor Jerry Brown vetoed the "Compassionate Access" medical marijuana bill, which would allow dispensaries to give away cannabis for free to medical patients in need.