Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, the big story is New Hampshire deciding not to legalize adult-use cannabis. Also, Maryland’s Governor has issued pardons for cannabis offenses. A rider prohibiting DC from setting up a retail market is back. And finally, we have an update on the Martha’s Vineyard pot shortage situation. Continue Reading The Week in Weed: June 21, 2024

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we see New Hampshire inching closer to legalizing. Florida’s governor vetoes a ban on intoxicating hemp. Ohio prepares to launch a retail market for adult-use marijuana. Slovenia votes on cannabis. And finally, Martha’s Vineyard has a cannabis shortage.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: June 14, 2024

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we check in on how things are shaking out in the New Hampshire legislature. We see South Dakotans will get yet another chance to vote on legalization. Looking abroad, we note that South Africa has legalized cannabis, although not a retail marketplace. And finally, the Italian agriculture minister has a message for those who are consuming less potent cannabis. Continue Reading The Week in Weed: June 7, 2024

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we see the official publication of the DEA’s rescheduling rule. If you’d like to offer your thoughts to the regulators, you can do that. Congress is busy dealing with the farm bill, which includes some hemp provisions. A legalization bill is progressing in the New Hampshire legislature. And finally, what exactly is growing amongst the tulips at the Wisconsin state capitol? Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 24, 2024

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, there’s been a lot of activity in New York as regards cannabis regulation. New Hampshire’s Senate has taken up a cannabis legalization bill. Minnesota’s Legal Marijuana Now party is no longer a major party in the state. Ohio could start adult-use sales this summer. And finally, Steven Van Zandt has launched a marijuana brand.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 17, 2024

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we see Senate Democrats introduce a bill to legalize cannabis at the federal level. Florida Republicans, on the other hand, are opposing the state legalization initiative on the November ballot. Speaking of ballots, South Dakota legalization advocates are trying (yet again) to put an initiative on their ballot. As we predicted, there’s already talk of a lawsuit to prevent cannabis re-scheduling. And finally, Minnesota’s first “cannabakery” is open in Minneapolis.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 10, 2024

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. In what’s probably the biggest news in cannabis since Canada legalized, the Drug Enforcement Administration has decided to move cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III. But that’s not all! Kansas will not be legalizing medical marijuana. New Mexico’s governor is less than delighted with the federal government. A North Dakota ballot initiative has been cleared for signature gathering. And finally, there’s a display of bongs in a San Francisco art museum.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 3, 2024

Cannabis would move to Schedule III from Schedule I under this reclassification.

In a move long awaited by the cannabis industry, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has decided to re-schedule cannabis. Currently classified under Schedule I, along with heroin, cannabis would now move to Schedule III, along with ketamine and anabolic steroids.

This would not legalize cannabis for adult-use; rules

Continue Reading BREAKING NEWS: DEA TO RESCHEDULE CANNABIS

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we check in on the New York dispensary situation. We see that Kentucky has set up a lottery to distribute medical marijuana licenses. We note Rep. Blumenauer’s prediction about cannabis re-scheduling. And finally, you know a holiday has hit the big time when it’s been commercialized by big business. Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 26, 2024