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

South Carolina moves a step forward on medical marijuana.  What’s the situation on that issue in Kentucky?  We have an update on Maryland’s ballot question.  Speaking of ballots, North Dakota voters may be voting on adult-use as well.  And finally, we
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 15, 2022

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

Kentucky works on a medical marijuana bill.  A House resolution asks the United Nations to de-schedule cannabis.  New Hampshire and Rhode Island look at legalizing marijuana.  Congress would like the Food and Drug Administration to regulate CBD.  And finally, a cannabis
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 25, 2022

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

We’ve got lots of state news this week – South Dakota, Alabama, and Kentucky all took action on adult-use marijuana.  On the federal level, the U.S. Supreme Court asked the Justice Department to weigh in on reimbursements for medical cannabis.  Meanwhile,
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 25, 2022

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

Malta is legalizing adult-use cannabis.  South Dakota voters are unhappy with the governor’s actions on marijuana.  Montana writes rules for its cannabis industry.  Lawmakers in Rhode Island work on legalization.  A hemp research farm was destroyed in the recent tornados.  And
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 17, 2021

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

It was a busy week for the states, as Virginia moved towards decriminalization.  The state House and Senate passed versions of a bill to decriminalize, which the governor is expected to sign.

In Kentucky, support is growing for medical marijuana. 
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 14, 2020

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 on the issue.

Turning to
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 20, 2019

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

Starting off in the international sphere, the European Parliament has passed a resolution recommending the descheduling of cannabis.  The hope is that this could lead to the establishment of bloc-wide medical marijuana laws.

In South Korea, medical marijuana will
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 22, 2019

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 the governor of Washington is going to issue pardons to those convicted of misdemeanors involving marijuana.  Known as the Marijuana Justice Initiative, the program has limitations on who is eligible for the pardon
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 11, 2019

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

Although the Department of Justice has made its position on legalized marijuana clear, other government entities are not following Attorney General Sessions’ lead.  In Congress, a House bill (a companion to Senator Cory Booker’s bill) was introduced by Representative Barbara Lee.

The House version of the Marijuana Justice Act marks the first time that companion legislation has been introduced in both chambers of Congress to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act.

Today, Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) and Ro Khanna (D-CA-17) introduced legislation that ends federal marijuana prohibition and which contains a range of provisions to repair communities most devastated by the war on drugs.

Continue Reading The Weed in Weed: January 19, 2018