Welcome back to The Year In Weed, our annual roundup of cannabis-related stories.  As usual, we’ll adopt Dave Barry’s Year in Review format and look at stories month by month.  Last year, I hoped 2022 would provide some answers to the questions of 2021 and predicted we’d spend much of the year discussing ballot initiatives. Was I right? Well, you tell me…

Continue Reading The Year in Weed: 2022 Edition

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 federal news. First, something that didn’t happen. Then, something that did happen. Finally, something that might happen. But we also have some state news – a rundown of new ballot initiatives. And finally, the cannabis industry is getting into the holiday spirit.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 9, 2022

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

Virginia makes progress on legalizing adult-use cannabis.  A South Dakota court overturns the legalization ballot measure.  New Jersey still has no marijuana legislation.  Will Congress treat CBD as a supplement?  Will Congress allow cannabis research?  And finally, Don Lemon doesn’t endorse
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 12, 2021

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

State and local news dominates this week.  Los Angeles will change its cannabis licensing program.  Colorado’s governor signed a law that allows pardons for minor marijuana offenses.  A school funding initiative’s court battles may have implications for marijuana in Idaho.  Medical
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 3, 2020

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

Let’s start with a look at the new marijuana market in Illinois.  First day sales topped $3 million and 77,000 transactions at more than 40 dispensaries.  All those new customers have led to shortages; clearly, pegging supply to demand is
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 10, 2020

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

Starting our coverage on the federal level, the Department of Veterans Affairs is opposing three bills that would facilitate veteran access to medical marijuana in states where it is legal.  We last wrote about the “Veterans Cannabis Use for Safe Healing
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 10, 2019

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

Once marijuana is legal in a state, the process for providing it is just beginning.  And that process can be fraught with difficulty, as the state of Ohio is finding out.


Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 21, 2018