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

This week, it’s all about the election. It was a mixed bag for cannabis – two states voted YES and three states voted NO. Let’s have a look at each. Note: shout-out to Marijuana Moment, for their excellent election coverage, including live results by county for each state.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: November 11, 2022

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

This week, we learn that Arkansas voters will have their votes counted in their referendum on cannabis. Oklahoma’s governor favors federal legalization, although not a state measure. Cannabis lounges open in Nevada. Georgia issues medical marijuana licenses. And finally, let’s all get aboard the CannaBus.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 30, 2022

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

This week, we’ve got more info on ballot initiatives – probably a feature that will follow us into November. We start out in Missouri, head over to Arkansas and wind up in Oklahoma. But that’s not all! Bermuda would like to set up a cannabis industry, but the UK thinks that’s a bad idea. And finally, we see that you can build a house of hemp.

Missouri

We reported last week that legislators failed to pass a legalization bill during the legislature’s special session. This throws the question back to the ballot initiative. Now, we know that voters will have a chance to weigh in on this in November. Opponents of legal cannabis waged a court battle to keep the initiative off the ballot, but the state’s Supreme Court has now ruled that it may remain.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 16, 2022

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

This week, the action is all in the states.  So many ballot initiatives, so many challenges to those initiatives.  But we start out in Pennsylvania, where pardons are the big news.  Then we have an update on the Nebraska situation, followed by additional info on Missouri and Arkansas.  And finally, that stoner stereotype just doesn’t hold up.

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) supports legalizing cannabis in the state.  The Republican-controlled state legislature does not.  So the governor decided to take action on his own.  Late last week, Wolf announced pardons for those convicted of low-level, non-violent cannabis offenses.  The Board of Pardons is accepting applications through the end of the month.  In other Pennsylvania news, Lt. Governor/Senate candidate John Fetterman (D) met with President Biden during Labor Day festivities, and the two discussed marijuana policy.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 9, 2022

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

This week, we’re talking a lot about state ballot initiatives.  First, we have an update on the Arkansas situation.  Then, we’ll fill you in on what’s happening in North Dakota and Maryland.  But there’s also news from states where cannabis is
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 19, 2022

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

This week, just like last week, we start with state ballot news.  Missouri puts adult-use cannabis on the November ballot.  Arkansas initiative supporters go to the state’s Supreme Court.  Then, we look in on how Kentucky is dealing with hemp.  And
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 12, 2022

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 on state ballot initiatives in Missouri and Arkansas.  Cory Booker may be willing to support cannabis banking.  And finally, the DANK Research bill made its debut on Capitol Hill.

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Will Missouri voters be deciding on
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 5, 2022

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

This week, we have a check in on Mississippi, Arkansas and South Dakota, to see how the move to legalize is progressing (or not) in those states.  We also link to two run-downs of election results – marijuana appeared on the
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: November 5, 2021

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

The Illinois licensing lottery takes center stage this week.  Several states may have ballot initiatives in 2022. Louisiana’s decriminalization law went into effect this week.  And finally, we introduce you to Cannabis the Cat.

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The never-ending saga of Illinois’ cannabis
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 6, 2021

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

First of all, are you headed to CannaVest West this month? Catch Seyfarth’s Stan Jutkowitz on the July 23rd panel discussing “Cannabis Real Estate: What You Should Know Before Buying, Selling or Leasing Property for Cannabis and Hemp Use.”

The big
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 12, 2019