Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.  We begin abroad, where Thailand decriminalized cannabis.  Closer to home, we note that the D.C. Council passed a new bill on employee marijuana use.  Legalization advocates in Nebraska got a favorable court decision.  The Delaware legislature failed to override the governor’s
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: June 17, 2022

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

The House of Representatives passed both the MORE Act (again) and a bill dealing with medical marijuana research.  In Maryland, the legislature voted to put marijuana legalization on the November ballot.  DC has also been considering, but not passing, marijuana legislation. 
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 8, 2022

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

The ban on cannabis sales in DC remains in effect.  The Delaware House voted against adult-use marijuana.  New York is offering opportunities in the cannabis industry to those with marijuana convictions.  The NCAA is relaxing its drug testing policy.  And finally,
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 18, 2022

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

Could DC be allowed to open a legal cannabis market?  The feds look at marijuana research.  We have an update on South Dakota and Mississippi.  And finally, the DEA had some visitors recently.

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DC’s legal cannabis journey has
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 22, 2021

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

South Dakota may vote on marijuana again in 2022.  Mississippi’s Supreme Court won’t reconsider its decision on the 2020 ballot initiative.  The House Appropriations Committee passed a bill that does not prohibit DC from allowing cannabis sales.  The intersection of marijuana
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 9, 2021

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

This week we have lots of state action – there’s news from Rhode Island, Mississippi, Delaware, South Dakota, North Carolina and Missouri.  But the feds have been taking action talking about taking action too.  In international news, the United Nations comes
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 2, 2021

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

Yet another federal legalization bill begins its journey.  Amazon endorses legal cannabis and stops testing its employees for marijuana.  We have an update on the Mississippi situation.  Bad news emerges for legal sales in the District of Columbia. And finally, we
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: June 4, 2021

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

Virginia legalized adult-use cannabis.  Could marijuana sales come to D.C.?  A legalization bill moved forward in New Mexico.  Pennsylvania and Connecticut are also considering permitting an adult-use market.  And finally, a Canadian marijuana company has created a new way to get
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 5, 2021

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit last week in the D.C. Superior Court on behalf of Doretha Barber, a sanitation worker with the D.C. Department of Public Works, who claims that she was denied reasonable accommodation and placed on an indefinite leave of absence after disclosing that she is a medical marijuana card-holder under the District’s medical marijuana program.  Specifically, Ms. Barber alleges that she suffers from degenerative disc disease which causes her debilitating back pain and for which she was recently prescribed medical marijuana for off-duty use only.  When Ms. Barber requested a temporary transfer to a clerical position during the fall leaf raking season as an accommodation of her disability, she was purportedly denied the transfer, and after she disclosed that she possessed a medical marijuana card, she was allegedly placed on an unpaid leave of absence and told that she could not resume her duties as a sanitation worker until she successfully passed a drug test (which she would inevitably fail due to her medical marijuana use) because she was working in a “safety sensitive position.”
Continue Reading D.C. Sees Latest Test Case for Employees Seeking “Reasonable Accommodation” for Off-Duty Medical Marijuana Use

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

From the “if at first you don’t succeed” files, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stated recently that he would support a bill to legalize marijuana, rather than awaiting a ballot initiative in 2020.  States that may see ballot initiatives include: Arizona
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 16, 2019