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

This week, we see that the U.S. Virgin Islands legalized cannabis for adult use. Mississippi saw its first medical marijuana sale. Will Delaware pass a legalization bill this year – color us skeptical. The FDA released guidance on cannabis-derived drugs. And finally, if you’re looking to buy an American flag, you might consider one made of hemp.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 27, 2023

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

This week, Congress wants to know why there are no federal regulations governing hemp and CBD. Speaking of CBD, Google makes changes to its advertising policies. Maryland lawmakers make plans for an adult-use market. And finally, if you’re looking for a cannabis-friendly hotel in Las Vegas, there’s a new place in town to stay.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 20, 2023

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

This week, the big news is that Connecticut began legal adult-use cannabis sales. And so did Detroit. We have an update on the Minnesota legalization bill. And finally, we found a story about a Michigan dispensary that got into the holiday spirit of giving with a “Jackets for Joints” program.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 13, 2023

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 York’s adult-use cannabis market opening. Kentucky residents can now possess medical marijuana. Lawmakers in Minnesota introduce an adult-use legalization bill. Rules for Missouri’s cannabis industry may appear in February. And finally, we check in on the weed nuns.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 6, 2023

Welcome back to The Year In Weed, our annual roundup of cannabis-related stories.  As usual, we’ll adopt Dave Barry’s Year in Review format and look at stories month by month.  Last year, I hoped 2022 would provide some answers to the questions of 2021 and predicted we’d spend much of the year discussing ballot initiatives. Was I right? Well, you tell me…

Continue Reading The Year in Weed: 2022 Edition

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

This week, we note that SAFE banking did not make it into the omnibus appropriations bill, which should come as a surprise to no one. President Biden should be on the lookout for a bipartisan letter asking him to de-schedule cannabis. Florida issued a lot of medical marijuana licenses. And finally, is your holiday destination cannabis-friendly?

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 23, 2022

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

This week, we have lots of federal news. First, something that didn’t happen. Then, something that did happen. Finally, something that might happen. But we also have some state news – a rundown of new ballot initiatives. And finally, the cannabis industry is getting into the holiday spirit.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 9, 2022

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 York issuing its first cannabis licenses.  Ireland considers a bill to decriminalize marijuana use.  Connecticut delays its dispensary openings.  Rhode Island, on the other hand, plans to begin sales this month.  And finally, Thanksgiving weed sales

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 2, 2022

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

This week, we see Missouri proposing an ambitious timeline to begin cannabis sales. New York is having trouble with licensing. Could Minnesota legalize marijuana, now that the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party controls the State Senate? Kentucky’s governor takes a step towards allowing medical cannabis. Law360 publishes a piece by our own Jen Mora. And finally, two boxing rivals join together to sell edibles.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: November 18, 2022