adult-use legalization

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we see Janet Yellen expressing support for the SAFE Banking Act. Germany legalizes cannabis, but not a retail market. A group of Attorneys General express their views on hemp. And finally, Mike Tyson is selling cannabis edibles – only one guess as to their shape. Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 29, 2024

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we check in on Virginia, to see if there’s any progress on the retail market bill. We re-visit the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina, who are planning to set up their first dispensary. We note that Hawai’i has an adult-use bill moving through their legislature. Trulieve got a tax refund – will that lead other cannabis companies to try to get money back? And finally, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert had a piece on Germany legalizing marijuana.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 8, 2024

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, 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 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 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

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we remind everyone that retail sales of cannabis will begin on Saturday in Maryland. Florida’s attorney general is looking to prevent that in her state. We have an update on the Alabama medical cannabis licensing situation. We note that SAFE Banking is still a topic of conversation on Capitol Hill, and that cannabis made an appearance in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. And finally, we note that the California State Fair crowned some winners in the marijuana category. Continue Reading The Week in Weed: June 30, 2023