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

Virginia is a state we rarely discuss in The Week in Weed.  A glance at our archives reveals only four mentions all time.  That may be about to change.  The state’s Attorney General hosted a summit on legalizing cannabis in the state.  We’ll be keeping an eye out for further developments.

We all know the old adage, “If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.’  Legalize ND has taken that message to heart.  The group turned in language for a ballot initiative to the North Dakota secretary of state’s office, the first step in getting an initiative on the 2020 ballot.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr asking that the Drug Enforcement Administration allow researchers to purchase products from state-legal dispensaries.  The hope is that more suppliers will allow for better research.

Turning our attention to the world of sports, the XFL will not be testing its players for cannabis when the new league begins play next spring.  And Major League Baseball is considering dropping marijuana testing for minor league players; major leaguers are already not tested for cannabis.

And finally, Canada’s contestant in the Miss Universe pageant wore an outfit representing the nation’s cannabis legalization in the “National Costume” segment of the competition.  “Alyssa Boston wore a green, skirted outfit with a leaf-shaped back piece, a cannabis-leaf crown, and a glittery, leaf-adorned, scepter.”  That must have been a sight to behold.

See you next week!