Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we note the likely end of two Wyoming ballot initiatives. Then, we have an update on the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. We report on Trulieve’s tax situation. We see there’s litigation over hemp in Maryland. And finally, we remind everyone that Old Bay is seasoning, not pot.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 20, 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 Georgia pharmacies selling medical marijuana. We have an update on the Ohio legalization ballot initiative. We note that Hawai’i is allowing inter-island transport of cannabis. And finally, weed is now available at the Weed Museum.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 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 have an update on the SAFER Banking Act. We note that New York took a step towards issuing licenses for their retail market. We look in on the status of two other states that could legalize in the future. And finally, we see our neighbors to the north thinking of changing their rules around cannabis use. Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 6, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. The big news this week is that, for the first time ever, a cannabis bill, the SAFER Banking Act, got a markup in the Senate. The MORE Act has been re-introduced and it’s possible the HOPE Act will become part of SAFER. Not everyone on Capitol Hill is in favor of federal cannabis legalization; there’s also a new bill that would give Congress the opportunity to prevent the rescheduling of cannabis. There’s a state story as well: the new head of cannabis regulation in Minnesota resigned the day after she was appointed. And finally, a cautionary tale about sheep and marijuana. Spoiler alert: the two don’t mix.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 29, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. We have some information on the SAFER Banking Act – will the “R” make all the difference? Nebraska voters may have the opportunity to vote on medical marijuana. There’s some upheaval in the Massachusetts cannabis world. And finally, a Wisconsin politician is on a “Grass Routes” tour.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 22, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we follow up on three stories: the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ vote on cannabis sales; the situation in New York; and the situation in Alabama. And finally, we see Paul McCartney and the late Jimmy Buffett collaborated on a song about cannabis gummies.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 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 South Dakota’s ballot initiative. We note the introduction of the Stop Pot Act on the federal level. Maryland sets out qualifications for social equity licenses. New Hampshire has a commission to study legalization. And finally, could we have a new slang term for cannabis?Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 8, 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 the rocky road to a retail market in New York continues to be, well, rocky. Alabama is having problems of its own in dealing with cannabis licensing. Ohioans will vote on adult-use cannabis in November. South Dakota is issuing a lot of medical marijuana cards. The news is not all on the state level, however. Could cannabis move from Schedule I to Schedule III – that’s what HHS is proposing. And finally, what’s that aroma wafting over the U.S. Open?Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 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 return to South Dakota, where some people want adult-use to be legal and some want medical marijuana to be rescinded. Then we have a follow-up on the New York situation. We check in on Alabama, where licensing has been an issue. We note that New Hampshire will now be studying legalization. And we turn our attention overseas, to check in on the German legalization process. And finally, we report on a CBD bar in South Carolina.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 18, 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 lots of developments at the state level: New York’s licensing woes continue, Florida’s Attorney General speaks out against a legalization ballot initiative, and Ohio legalization advocates collect thousands more signatures for their ballot initiative. Also, we draw your attention to the latest edition of the PBC Banking Directory, and there’s a familiar name on the PBC Conference speaker’s list! And finally, did smoking pot make Bill Gates “cool” in high school? Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 11, 2023