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

This week, we see Missouri proposing an ambitious timeline to begin cannabis sales. New York is having trouble with licensing. Could Minnesota legalize marijuana, now that the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party controls the State Senate? Kentucky’s governor takes a step towards allowing medical cannabis. Law360 publishes a piece by our own Jen Mora. And finally, two boxing rivals join together to sell edibles.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: November 18, 2022

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

This week, it’s all about the election. It was a mixed bag for cannabis – two states voted YES and three states voted NO. Let’s have a look at each. Note: shout-out to Marijuana Moment, for their excellent election coverage, including live results by county for each state.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: November 11, 2022

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

This week, we’ve got more info on ballot initiatives – probably a feature that will follow us into November. We start out in Missouri, head over to Arkansas and wind up in Oklahoma. But that’s not all! Bermuda would like to set up a cannabis industry, but the UK thinks that’s a bad idea. And finally, we see that you can build a house of hemp.

Missouri

We reported last week that legislators failed to pass a legalization bill during the legislature’s special session. This throws the question back to the ballot initiative. Now, we know that voters will have a chance to weigh in on this in November. Opponents of legal cannabis waged a court battle to keep the initiative off the ballot, but the state’s Supreme Court has now ruled that it may remain.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 16, 2022

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

This week, we’re talking a lot about state ballot initiatives.  First, we have an update on the Arkansas situation.  Then, we’ll fill you in on what’s happening in North Dakota and Maryland.  But there’s also news from states where cannabis is
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 19, 2022

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

This week, we have updates on Delaware, Ohio and South Carolina – three very different states grappling with legalization in three very different ways.  We have some federal news as well.  No, the SAFE Act is not law!  This development involves
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 20, 2022

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 both the MORE Act (again) and a bill dealing with medical marijuana research.  In Maryland, the legislature voted to put marijuana legalization on the November ballot.  DC has also been considering, but not passing, marijuana legislation. 
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 8, 2022

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

Lawmakers called on President Biden to grant clemency to those incarcerated for non-violent marijuana crimes.  Several governors called on Congress to pass a marijuana banking bill.  Speaking of bills, we have the full text of the new Republican legalization proposal.  West
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: November 19, 2021

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

Cannabis banking hitches a legislative ride on the National Defense Authorization Act.  Chicago’s new zoning restrictions allow more dispensaries.  Michigan considers tightening restrictions on caregivers.  Adult-use marijuana could become legal in Italy.  And finally, is the NJ Weedman about to go legit?

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Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 24, 2021