Weekend reading: Recession, legalization and marijuana licensing July 1, 2022 By Griffin Coop Need some reading for the long weekend? Here are a few articles for a hot, July 4th holiday weekend: Will a looming recession sink the cannabis industry or will it stay afloat? MJBizDaily takes a look at the possible recession on the horizon and considers how it might impact the industry. And just how recession-proof are cannabis businesses? One industry insider says it might be like the alcohol industry where customers don’t avoid it during a recession but seek out lower-cost goods. Did the Minnesota legislature accidentally legalize cannabis? The Minnesota legislature passed a bill to regulate Delta-8 but also legalized Delta-9. Some Republicans would like a re-do, but the Democrats say no way. Arkansas Business delves into marijuana licensing issues Arkansas Business’ Kyle Massey takes a look at problems the state Supreme Court has found in the Medical Marijuana Commission’s licensing practices. David Couch tells him he wishes the licenses were awarded through a lottery.