Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.

There’s a good argument to be made that James Cole has had a bigger impact on the U.S. cannabis industry than any other single individual in modern history.


Even though Oregon voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2014, you can’t legally buy the stuff in more than 100 Oregon communities. That’s because some city and county governments have banned recreational marijuana businesses.


If signed, Illinois would be the 17th state — and third largest — to treat possession of marijuana in small amounts as a civil offense rather than a criminal one.


And finally, if you’re visiting Hugo, Colorado, feel free to drink the water.

Water in the town of Hugo is not contaminated with THC after all, state tests concluded Saturday morning.  The suspicion was first announced Thursday after county officials, using field test kits, got some positive tests results.


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