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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.

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.

Maine began sales of adult-use cannabis.  The Supreme Court declined to hear a case concerning marijuana rescheduling.  New Zealand will vote on recreational cannabis on Saturday.  Hemp growers are unhappy over the DEA’s hemp rule.  And finally, marijuana made an appearance
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 16, 2020

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

Vermont’s governor allowed marijuana sales.  Illinois faces another lawsuit over its licensing program.  Colorado’s governor expunged criminal records.  The Supreme Court denied cert in a cannabis  pay case.  The 9th Circuit may hear a challenge to the DEA’s marijuana scheduling.  And
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 9, 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.

Who says you can’t fight city hall?  A researcher filed suit against the DEA, claiming the cannabis she was required to use in her work was “sub-par.”  But don’t expect lengthy litigation, because the agency just announced that they will allow
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 20, 2019

Welcome to our end of the year wrap-up post for The Week in Weed; it’s hard to believe another year has come and (almost) gone, but the calendar doesn’t lie.  In what we are calling an homage to Dave Barry and his always hilarious Year in Review, we’ll organize these stories by month.

Without further ado, here’s a look at the stories that grabbed our attention in 2018.
Continue Reading The Week, No Make that the Year, in Weed: 2018

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

As long time readers of this blog know, banking for cannabis companies is problematic to say the least.  California has decided not to pursue allowing state banks to handle the industry’s money.


Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 24, 2018