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 HHS released the full text of its report on cannabis rescheduling. State attorneys general are in favor of said rescheduling. DC is cracking down on cannabis “gifting” stores. Virginia’s governor has no interest in setting up a retail market. And finally, if you’re looking for a new religious practice, check out Detroit’s Ganga Clergy. Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 19, 2024

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Happy 2024 – let’s start the year off with a shout-out to Colorado, where the retail market is celebrating an anniversary. There’s an update on Alabama’s medical cannabis licensing program (meet the new year; same as the old year). The DEA is conducting a review of cannabis scheduling. And finally, we have an update on the Weed Nuns. Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 5, 2024

Welcome back to The Year In Weed, The Blunt Truth’s annual roundup of cannabis-related stories.  As usual, I’ll adopt Dave Barry’s Year in Review (sadly, no longer available for free) format and look at stories month by month.  Last year, I predicted there would be no federal cannabis legalization, but that perhaps states would legalize. Was I right? Yes I was. Is predicting that there would be no federal legalization akin to shooting fish in a barrel? Yes it is.Continue Reading The Year in Weed: 2023 Edition

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we have news from several states, but we begin with a letter from several former U.S. attorneys about cannabis re-scheduling. Then, we have a follow-up on the Georgia medical marijuana situation. We note that New York’s cannabis licensing program is facing yet another lawsuit. And we check in on Virginia – how’s that retail market coming along? And finally, if Puma Clyde sneakers were the epitome of cool when you were growing up, you may be interested in their sneakers made with hemp.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 22, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Ohio legislators are busy writing a marijuana law. STATES 2.0 makes an appearance in Congress. The Department of Health and Human Services released documents related to rescheduling cannabis. The DEA sends a letter to Georgia pharmacies. And finally, if you’re planning a wedding, you have a cannabis option.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 15, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we have an update on Ohio, where legislators are re-writing the cannabis initiative language. We check in on Alabama, to see how medical marijuana licensing is going. Then, we travel overseas to Germany, where there seems to be a delay in legalization. We bring to your attention that Chris Palmese has a speaking engagement coming up. And finally, we have a celebrity who *is* endorsing CBD.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 8, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, New York finalized a settlement that will allow dispensaries to open. In other settlement news, Alabama agreed to throw out a scoring process that had led to lawsuits, and heard presentations from applicants. We see some interest in legalizing in Pennsylvania, as yet another neighbor allows adult-use. The news from New Hampshire is grim for proponents of legalization. And finally, add Green Wednesday to your list of holiday shopping opportunities.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 1, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we look at what officials in Ohio are saying about the ballot initiative. We check in on the Alabama licensing situation. We note that there’s been a settlement in the New York licensing lawsuit. We have some information on a nationwide poll of public sentiment on cannabis. And finally, we see Wisconsin has something to say to Ohio. Continue Reading The Week in Weed: November 17, 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 cannabis companies filing a lawsuit over the federal marijuana ban. We check in on the situation in Alabama. We prepare to bid farewell to Capitol Hill’s longest-serving cannabis advocate. We note the new House Speaker’s opposition to marijuana legalization. And finally, we find a solution to your cannabis baking woes.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: November 3, 2023