In the states this week:
- In California, more than 400 businesses had their licenses suspended for failing to complete the certification process for track and trace software. The move held up about 5% of state supply. ????WW California has more.
- Canna Law Blog explains what California’s new online privacy law means for the hemp business.
- In Florida, dueling initiatives to get REC on the 2020 ballot are “short on signatures and time,” the Orlando Sentinel reports. ????Lots more in WeedWeek’s Insider’s Guide to the Florida Cannabis Industry.
- Federal prosecutors in Massachusetts are investigating potential corruption in so-called “host community agreements” between cannabis businesses and their cities. The agreements are a major controversy in Massachusetts weed circles. Boston is among the cities under scrutiny.
An Ohio judge declared unconstitutional the state’s law that 15% of licensed MED companies must be owned by economically disadvantaged groups.