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

Ballot initiatives make news in several states.  The Food and Drug Administration released guidance on marijuana research.  Two state officials publicly support legal marijuana.  We’ve got yet another report on the National Defense Authorization Act.  And

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

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

Of course, what’s happening in the cannabis world is what’s happening everywhere else: the coronavirus.  We’ve got lots to report on how the pandemic is affecting marijuana, but let’s start with other news first.

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

Before we get to COVID-19, let’s examine some non-virus news, shall we?

What would have been our big story of the week is that the Alabama state Senate has approved medical marijuana in the state.  The

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

Let’s start with a look at the new marijuana market in Illinois.  First day sales topped $3 million and 77,000 transactions at more than 40 dispensaries.  All those new customers have led to shortages; clearly,

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

The big news on Capitol Hill this week was the Senate’s lack of action on the banking bill.  Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), the chairman of the Senate banking committee, opposes legalization and seemed disinclined to move