Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we see Texas’ attorney general opposing local decriminalization laws. We note the Pennsylvania governor’s frustration over seeing cannabis business travel to neighboring states. We have a list of New York lawsuits, because at this point, you need a scorecard. And finally, you can enjoy tea with a little something extra in the nation’s Capital. Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 9, 2024

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we turn our attention to Europe, where we have an update on the German legalization situation. Closer to home, we check in with both New York and Alabama, to see how things are going in those jurisdictions. And finally, we have to agree with Ohio Governor DeWine that the marijuana situation there is goofy.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 26, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Ohio legislators are busy writing a marijuana law. STATES 2.0 makes an appearance in Congress. The Department of Health and Human Services released documents related to rescheduling cannabis. The DEA sends a letter to Georgia pharmacies. And finally, if you’re planning a wedding, you have a cannabis option.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 15, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, New York finalized a settlement that will allow dispensaries to open. In other settlement news, Alabama agreed to throw out a scoring process that had led to lawsuits, and heard presentations from applicants. We see some interest in legalizing in Pennsylvania, as yet another neighbor allows adult-use. The news from New Hampshire is grim for proponents of legalization. And finally, add Green Wednesday to your list of holiday shopping opportunities.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 1, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we check in on Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia – each state is in a different place and heading in a different direction as regards cannabis. On the federal level, we have yet another update on the SAFE Banking Act. Maybe it will pass this term? Or maybe not. In international news, Germany released a draft law that would legalize adult-use cannabis. And finally, the New York Media Softball League took on a CBD sponsor.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 14, 2023

Since 2014, Minnesota has provided applicants and employees with protections if they lawfully use cannabis for medicinal purposes. Starting August 1, 2023, Minnesota will provide protections to individuals who use cannabis for recreational purposes, after Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed a state law allowing adults 21 and older to use recreational cannabis. The new law amends the state’s Consumable Products Act to protect off-duty cannabis use. The law also amends Minnesota’s Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act (DATWA) by excluding cannabis from the definition of “drug” and by creating two different workplace drug testing schemes based on whether positions are exempt from the cannabis testing prohibitions. Continue Reading Minnesota’s New Recreational Cannabis Law Results in First-Of-Its-Kind Drug Testing Scheme

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

This week, we start overseas, in Germany, where the government unveiled a new plan to allow some marijuana consumption. Back in the US, there are five (count ’em *five*) federal bills dealing with cannabis. Interstate commerce is a hot issue in the Western states. And finally, Carl’s Jr. offers a $4.20 snack sack.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 21, 2023

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

This week, we see that the U.S. Virgin Islands legalized cannabis for adult use. Mississippi saw its first medical marijuana sale. Will Delaware pass a legalization bill this year – color us skeptical. The FDA released guidance on cannabis-derived drugs. And finally, if you’re looking to buy an American flag, you might consider one made of hemp.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 27, 2023

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

This week, we see New York’s adult-use cannabis market opening. Kentucky residents can now possess medical marijuana. Lawmakers in Minnesota introduce an adult-use legalization bill. Rules for Missouri’s cannabis industry may appear in February. And finally, we check in on the weed nuns.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 6, 2023