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

Legislation to implement cannabis legalization moves forward in Montana.  Florida’s ballot initiative runs into trouble.  The South Dakota Supreme Court heard oral argument in the lawsuit seeking to overturn legalization.  The NFL won’t test for marijuana use in the off-season.  And
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 30, 2021

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

The big news this week is that New Mexico legalized adult-use marijuana.  Mississippi’s medical cannabis program faces a state Supreme Court challenge.  And South Dakota’s program is also having its day in court.  Idaho may legalize hemp.  And finally, Uber may
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 16, 2021

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

Arizona has already started sales of adult-use marijuana.  In contrast, New Jersey still hasn’t passed legislation allowing sales.  Virginia is making progress on its legalization bill.  On the federal level, the USDA’s hemp rule may face a freeze.  Meanwhile, the FDA
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 29, 2021

On January 15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its final rule that provides regulations for the production of hemp in the United States. The final rule incorporates modifications to the interim final rule that has been in place since October 31, 2019, however, much of the regulatory paradigm remains unchanged. Below are some highlights from the final rule:
Continue Reading USDA Issues Final Rule Regulating Hemp Production

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

The USDA issued a final hemp rule.  Virginia began the process of legalizing cannabis.  New Mexico faces a lawsuit over medical marijuana plant limits.  Governor Cuomo offers support for legalization.  The road to legal marijuana in Idaho may have a new
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 22, 2021

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

New York releases new CBD regulations, and Governor Cuomo supports legal cannabis.  The Montana Supreme Court denied a ballot initiative challenge, and some in the medical marijuana industry oppose the measure.   Oregon Senators voice their opposition to the DEA’s hemp rule. 
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 30, 2020

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

Vermont moves closer to legalized cannabis sales.  The House delayed a vote on the MORE Act.  The DEA faces a lawsuit over their hemp rule.  Plaintiffs dropped a suit over Illinois’ marijuana licensing.  Will descheduling appear on the Supreme Court’s docket? 
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 25, 2020

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

The USDA is allowing more comments on its new hemp rule.  The House voted to allow marijuana research.  We have an update on the Nebraska situation.  Illinois’ social equity program comes under fire, while Maryland’s program is cleared of bias.  And
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 11, 2020

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

Medical marijuana will be on the ballot in Nebraska.  We’ve got lots of news from California.  Florida has legalized medical marijuana edibles.  On the federal level, the MORE act will get a vote in the House.  There’s now CBD for elephants. 
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 4, 2020