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

The SAFE Act rises like the phoenix once again.  An Ohio initiative heads to the legislature.  Idaho legalizes hemp.  Illinois has more licensing problems.  And finally, if you’re a woman who likes hemp drinks, Pepsi has a new product just for
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 4, 2022

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.

The SAFE Banking Act passes the House – again.  A bill to allow veterans access to medical cannabis gains interest.  Marijuana legalization polls favorably.  Idaho is (again) in the news.  And finally, if you’re looking for cannabis-themed license plates, Colorado has
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 23, 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.

The new federal hemp rules take effect March 22.  The Idaho House voted in favor of industrial hemp.  Rhode Island Senators introduced a bill to legalize cannabis.  Support for adult-use marijuana grows in Maryland.  The situation in South Dakota grows more
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 12, 2021

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

We bring you an update on Virginia and New Jersey.  New bills appear in New Mexico and Minnesota.  Lawsuits hover over the rollout of legalized marijuana in South Dakota and Mississippi.  Will an amendment banning future legalization succeed in Idaho? Democratic
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 5, 2021

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.

The House of Representatives passed this year’s version of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment.  Senator Mitch McConnell expressed his opposition to protections for the cannabis industry.  The World Health Organization’s recommendations on rescheduling cannabis met some opposition at the United Nations. The European
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 7, 2020

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 there’s a new ad campaign
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 24, 2020

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

Let’s start off with a look at Joe Biden – what’s the campaign’s view on cannabis legalization? How is the FDA handling the mislabeling of CBD products?  Will Pennsylvania legalize marijuana?  Will Oklahoma enforce their medical cannabis rules?  What’s the latest
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 17, 2020