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

Arizona has already started sales of adult-use marijuana.  In contrast, New Jersey still hasn’t passed legislation allowing sales.  Virginia is making progress on its legalization bill.  On the federal level, the USDA’s hemp rule may face a freeze.  Meanwhile, the FDA
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 29, 2021

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

The Senate passed a marijuana research bill.  Weedmaps went public.  New Jersey worked on legalization legislation.  Mexico stopped working on legalization.  Ole Miss retained its cannabis monopoly.  Arizona crafted marijuana rules.  Lawmakers introduced a medical cannabis bill in South Carolina.  CBD
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 17, 2020

While the votes continue to be tallied in the Presidential election, one thing is certain – it was a BIG night for cannabis in America with five new states approving ballot measures to allow for legalized marijuana.  With these new laws, nearly 110 million Americans (or over 1/3 of the country) will now live in a state where marijuana is
Continue Reading And the Winner of the 2020 Election Is…Weed!

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

Pennsylvania’s governor is supporting cannabis legalization.  Arizonans will have a chance to vote on legalization in November.  Vermont is considering expungement and decriminalization.  The DEA has a new hemp rule.  Senator McConnell is promoting hemp face masks.  And traffic lights go
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 28, 2020

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

Arizona voters will decide whether to legalize cannabis in November,  Senator Schumer opposes new USDA hemp rules.  The American Heart Association has some thoughts on cannabis.  Pitt will start researching marijuana.  A bill to legalize cannabis is on its way to
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 14, 2020

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

Ballot initiatives make news in several states.  The Food and Drug Administration released guidance on marijuana research.  Two state officials publicly support legal marijuana.  We’ve got yet another report on the National Defense Authorization Act.  And there’s a new ad campaign
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 24, 2020

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

We’ve got an update on the Arizona ballot measure.  Federal appropriation legislation includes some cannabis provisions.  In international news, Bermuda is looking at legalization.  And we close out with Oklahoma, where the state is enforcing testing rules, and slushies are not
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 10, 2020

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

The news getting the most attention this week is the reopening of Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana shops, scheduled for May 25.  Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) criticized the cannabis banking provisions in the latest stimulus bill, while state Attorneys General wrote a letter
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 22, 2020

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

Of course, what’s happening in the cannabis world is what’s happening everywhere else: the coronavirus.  We’ve got lots to report on how the pandemic is affecting marijuana, but let’s start with other news first.

SOUTH DAKOTA

We’ve talked quite a bit
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 3, 2020