Willie Nelson's long-awaited branded marijuana products, under the name Willie's Reserve, will debut this month and in August in Colorado and Washington legal-weed stores. To hype the roll-out, he'll perform concerts in in each state.
California's Adult Use of Marijuana Act joins similar recreational measures in Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada that will be on the ballot this fall. Medical-marijuana initiatives in Florida, Arkansas and Montana have also qualified for November.
Another state has jumped on the medical marijuana bandwagon. With his signature on June 8, Gov. John Kasich made Ohio the 26th state to enact a relatively broad MMJ bill.
Like New York and Minnesota, Louisiana now has a medical marijuana law that bans smoking. It only allows for the use of cannabis oil for a number of conditions. Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the bill into law May 19.
Last year, the Illinois legislature passed a decrim bill, but Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed it and sent it back to the House, who has let it die. On May 18, the House voted in favor of a more restrictive bill and sent it to the governor for his signature.