Welcome back to Higher Law, our weekly briefing on all things cannabis. I’m Cheryl Miller, reporting for Law.com from Sacramento, where my mind is on the late, great Aretha Franklin.

I don’t know what the Detroit resident thought about her home state’s pending marijuana initiative or if she even had views on legalization. I do know that Higher Law is best enjoyed with Chain of Fools playing on loop in the background. Respect, Queen of Soul.