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

Mississippi makes some progress towards legalizing medical marijuana.  Pennsylvania lawmakers introduce an adult-use bill.  There’s more news on Illinois licensing.  And finally, a pro-cannabis rally in DC featured a really big joint and a really big dog.

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When we last
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 1, 2021

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

We have an update on New York’s cannabis agencies.  Illinois has problems with their lottery (not a surprise).  South Dakota says no to medical cannabis home grow.  Nevada will open cannabis lounges in 2022.  The DEA would like to increase the
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 10, 2021

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.

Illinois’ license lottery has some ups and downs.  There’s talk of a referendum on marijuana legalization in Maryland.  Lawmakers introduced a legalization bill in Ohio.  On the federal level, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy opined on decriminalization.  And finally, if cannabis newsletters
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 23, 2021

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

What will Democratic control of the Senate mean for legalizing on the federal level?  How much do we know about Merrick Garland’s views on cannabis?  What did the FDA say about CBD?  How are things progressing in New Jersey?  What’s going
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 15, 2021

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.

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.

We’re starting out this week with state news.  We’ll visit Montana, Illinois, California and Massachusetts.  On the federal level, there’s some support for cannabis to be part of the next stimulus bill.  And there’s an issue with marijuana research.  Our friends
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 8, 2020

With the spread of COVID-19 fears, states and cities nationwide are in the process of issuing a variety of executive orders and other ordinances shutting down businesses that are considered “non-essential.”  However, what is considered “essential” differs by state and locality.  Across the board, these laws have included healthcare services as “essential.” The question many have is whether marijuana dispensaries
Continue Reading Marijuana Dispensaries – Are They Essential Services?