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

This week, the news centered on President Biden’s federal pardon and review of marijuana scheduling. Assuming you’re all up to speed on that topic, let’s have a look at what *else* is going on. The District of Columbia decided not to inspect unlicensed cannabis dealers. New York dispensaries will open this year. Major League Baseball now has an official CBD supplier. And finally, The Onion had something to say about the pardon/scheduling news.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 14, 2022

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

This week, lawmakers called for interstate sales of cannabis. It looks like Oklahoma voters will not weigh in on legalization. Idaho just says “No” to CBD products for pets. And finally, we have an explanation for the Green Bay Packers’ interesting touchdown celebration.

Interstate sales

One of the issues facing the cannabis industry is the inability to sell its product across state lines. This is particularly a problem for small businesses, who may be forced out by large multistate companies. Two federal lawmakers, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) have introduced the “Small and Homestead Independent Producers (SHIP) Act,” which would allow interstate commerce in marijuana. The only problem? Cannabis has to be legal on the federal level in order for this law to go into effect. If that happens, California is ready. Gov. Gavin Newsome (D) signed a bill allowing California cannabis companies to do business in other legal markets.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 23, 2022

A federal district court recently issued summary judgment in favor of a retail defendant in a trade secret misappropriation case involving the alleged misappropriation of a CBD cream formula. On September 3, 2020, Healthcare Resources Management Group, LLC (“HRMG”) filed suit in the Southern District of Florida against several parties, including hemp products retailer Medterra CBD, LLC (“Medterra”), alleging that
Continue Reading Federal Court Issues Summary Judgment in Favor of Retail Defendant in Alleged Trade Secret Misappropriation of a CBD Cream Formula

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

Nevada legalizes cannabis lounges.  California allows medical marijuana in hospitals.  Could Nebraska legalize medical marijuana in 2022?  And finally, we check in on Clint Eastwood’s continuing fight against bogus CBD advertising.

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Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 8, 2021

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

New York adds more members to its cannabis board.  California proposes new marijuana rules.  Cannabis may be on the 2022 ballot in Nebraska.  And finally, veterinarians in Nevada can now prescribe CBD to their patients.

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As we reported last
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 17, 2021

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

Sales of adult-use marijuana will begin in January in Montana.  A new bill would force the FDA to implement CBD regulations.  Mississippi voters are unhappy over the court ruling on medical marijuana.  Connecticut and Rhode Island may join their New England
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 28, 2021

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

The Mississippi Supreme Court struck down the state’s medical marijuana ballot initiative.  Alabama, moving in the opposite direction, legalized medical cannabis. On the federal level, Republicans proposed decriminalizing marijuana.  The DEA moved forward on cannabis research (really!).  And finally, a racehorse
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 21, 2021

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

Virginia makes progress on legalizing adult-use cannabis.  A South Dakota court overturns the legalization ballot measure.  New Jersey still has no marijuana legislation.  Will Congress treat CBD as a supplement?  Will Congress allow cannabis research?  And finally, Don Lemon doesn’t endorse
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 12, 2021