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

A Texas appellate court recently upheld a decision to prevent a ban on the sale of delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products in the state.  Tex. Dep’t of State Health Servs. v. Sky Mktg. Corp., No. 03-21-00571-CV, 2023 BL 341460, 2023 TX App Lexis 7448.  The decision allows cannabis companies to continue selling delta-8 THC goods in Texas and establish a reputation for their brands.  In contrast, delta-9 THC remains federally illegal and banned from sale under the Controlled Substances Act.  Delta-8 THC and delta-9 THC are distinct cannabinoids (i.e., compounds) in the cannabis plant.  However, the legality of the delta-8 industry remains clouded in smoke.  This case, and its counterpart in Virginia, could have a significant impact on brand owners’ ability to establish rights in their cannabis-related trademarks.

Continue Reading What’s the Delta?  How Delta-8 Can Provide Trademark Rights for Hemp and Marijuana

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. Ohio legalized adult-use marijuana. Could Virginia’s elections mean a retail market? What’s happening with the Florida ballot initiative? And finally, edibles play a role in some election trash talking.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: November 10, 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

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we see there’s a controversy over cannabis use and gun ownership by police officers in Jersey City, New Jersey. We provide an update on the Alabama medical marijuana licensing situation. We note that New Hampshire’s proposal for cannabis sales may run afoul of federal law. And finally, it’s Snoop Dogg’s birthday.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 27, 2023

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