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

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.

This week we have lots of state action – there’s news from Rhode Island, Mississippi, Delaware, South Dakota, North Carolina and Missouri.  But the feds have been taking action talking about taking action too.  In international news, the United Nations comes
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 2, 2021

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

Connecticut’s legislature will hold a special session to decide on legalization.  Mississippi’s governor backs medical marijuana. Delaware teeters on the edge of legalizing adult-use cannabis.  The NFL will award $1 million in grants to research alternative to opioids for pain management. 
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: June 11, 2021

Adult-use cannabis legalization was passed in New York State when Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act (the “MRTA”) into law on March 31, 2021, after the Governor had previously attempted to include the legalization of adult-use cannabis in his last three budget proposals. The MRTA is expected to create significant economic opportunities for New Yorkers and
Continue Reading A High Tax State – New York’s Potency Tax on Adult-Use Cannabis