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 Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia – each state is in a different place and heading in a different direction as regards cannabis. On the federal level, we have yet another update on the SAFE Banking Act. Maybe it will pass this term? Or maybe not. In international news, Germany released a draft law that would legalize adult-use cannabis. And finally, the New York Media Softball League took on a CBD sponsor.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 14, 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

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 the move to put adult-use on the ballot in Florida. We see that Maryland is working on regulations, as July 1 draws nearer. We note that the FDA is looking at a regulatory framework for CBD. And finally, we note that the Kansas City Royals sign a deal with a CBD company. Continue Reading The Week in Weed: June 9, 2023

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

This week, the big news comes from Minnesota, where legislators are rushing to pass a legalization bill before time runs out on the legislative session. In New Hampshire, Governor Sununu appears to be re-thinking his opposition to cannabis. Meanwhile, in Florida, a familiar pattern seems to be playing out around a legalization ballot initiative. And finally, could marijuana be coming to the U.S. Botanic Gardens?Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 19, 2023

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, 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