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

This week, we have updates on Delaware, Ohio and South Carolina – three very different states grappling with legalization in three very different ways.  We have some federal news as well.  No, the SAFE Act is not law!  This development involves
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 20, 2022

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

Two senators asked the Justice Department to reschedule marijuana.  Supporters of adult-use legalization in Oklahoma began the petition process.  A supporter of adult-use legalization in Ohio went the legislative route.  We have an update on Mississippi.  And finally, a new player
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 15, 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.

Connecticut and Rhode Island may legalize adult-use cannabis, but then again, they may not.  Montana makes some progress in setting up a marketplace.  Louisiana decriminalizes marijuana possession.  There’s a move in Congress to decriminalize all drugs, including cannabis.  And finally, we
Continue Reading The Weed in Weed: June 18, 2021

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

We have an update on the Vermont situation.  Four members of Congress introduced a bill allowing the marijuana industry to access relief funds.  Cannabis banking appears in the Democrats’ new stimulus bill.  The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled in favor of CBD
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 2, 2020

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.

We begin with the claim that the Justice Department brought antitrust actions against cannabis companies due to Attorney General Bill Barr’s antipathy towards the industry.  The state of New Jersey is contemplating decriminalization, and Montana may have cannabis on the ballot. 
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: June 26, 2020

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

The news is mostly happening in the states this week. Oklahoma is having some medical marijuana issues.  Massachusetts recreational shops reopened.  Virginia decriminalized marijuana.  Ohio may not put cannabis on the ballot this November.  In federal news, the marijuana banking provisions
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 29, 2020

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

No surprise, coronavirus continues to dominate the news in cannabis, just as it does in every other realm.  It has put state legalization campaigns on hold, delayed sales roll-outs, and the problems in Massachusetts could fill this blog post all by
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 17, 2020