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

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

This week, it’s all about the election. It was a mixed bag for cannabis – two states voted YES and three states voted NO. Let’s have a look at each. Note: shout-out to Marijuana Moment, for their excellent election coverage, including live results by county for each state.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: November 11, 2022

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

This week, we start off in Nevada, where a judge determined that marijuana should no longer appear on the state’s Schedule I, and where a lot of people would like to open cannabis lounges. Then we travel to Mississippi, where medical marijuana sales will begin in January 2023. In federal news, we see OSHA putting the cannabis industry on notice after the death of a worker. And finally, Chuck Schumer is not working to allow marijuana on Amtrak.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: November 4, 2022

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

Circle K convenience stores might get into the medical cannabis business in Florida. Tourists in Washington, DC can self-certify to obtain medical marijuana in the city’s dispensaries. Germany considers cannabis legalization. And finally, hemp may be the future of Arizona houses.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 28, 2022

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

This week, Oklahoma announced a special election to decide on legalizing adult-use cannabis. Massachusetts regulators said they were aware of safety concerns at a cannabis production facility following a worker’s death there. Switzerland legalized medical marijuana. And finally, if you’d like some cannabis in Toronto, Uber Eats is only a click away.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 21, 2022

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

This week, the news centered on President Biden’s federal pardon and review of marijuana scheduling. Assuming you’re all up to speed on that topic, let’s have a look at what *else* is going on. The District of Columbia decided not to inspect unlicensed cannabis dealers. New York dispensaries will open this year. Major League Baseball now has an official CBD supplier. And finally, The Onion had something to say about the pardon/scheduling news.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 14, 2022

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

This week, we find many people would like to get into the cannabis business in New York. Legal sales begin in Vermont. Marijuana legalization is popular in Kentucky. And finally, the police are throwing a pot party in Maryland.

BREAKING NEWS

President Biden announced yesterday that he will pardon all person in federal prison for simple marijuana possession. In addition, he is calling on all state governors to do the same for those in state or local facilities. Finally, he is calling on the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General to reschedule cannabis.


Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 7, 2022

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

This week, we learn that Arkansas voters will have their votes counted in their referendum on cannabis. Oklahoma’s governor favors federal legalization, although not a state measure. Cannabis lounges open in Nevada. Georgia issues medical marijuana licenses. And finally, let’s all get aboard the CannaBus.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 30, 2022

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

This week, lawmakers called for interstate sales of cannabis. It looks like Oklahoma voters will not weigh in on legalization. Idaho just says “No” to CBD products for pets. And finally, we have an explanation for the Green Bay Packers’ interesting touchdown celebration.

Interstate sales

One of the issues facing the cannabis industry is the inability to sell its product across state lines. This is particularly a problem for small businesses, who may be forced out by large multistate companies. Two federal lawmakers, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) have introduced the “Small and Homestead Independent Producers (SHIP) Act,” which would allow interstate commerce in marijuana. The only problem? Cannabis has to be legal on the federal level in order for this law to go into effect. If that happens, California is ready. Gov. Gavin Newsome (D) signed a bill allowing California cannabis companies to do business in other legal markets.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 23, 2022