Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we note that New York Governor Hochul has had just about enough of the problems with cannabis licensing in her state. The Vice President held a roundtable discussion on cannabis in the White House. Maryland held a cannabis lottery late last week for social equity licensees. We check in on Virginia to see how that retail market bill is coming along. And finally, the New Orleans Police Department really needs to better secure its evidence room.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 22, 2024

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we note the likely end of two Wyoming ballot initiatives. Then, we have an update on the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. We report on Trulieve’s tax situation. We see there’s litigation over hemp in Maryland. And finally, we remind everyone that Old Bay is seasoning, not pot.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 20, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we have an update on South Dakota’s ballot initiative. We note the introduction of the Stop Pot Act on the federal level. Maryland sets out qualifications for social equity licenses. New Hampshire has a commission to study legalization. And finally, could we have a new slang term for cannabis?Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 8, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we report on Maryland’s retail market launch. New Hampshire okays a commission to study legalization. There’s a new report examining the federal scheduling of marijuana. And finally, in honor of Independence Day, we have a look at the Founding Fathers and hemp. Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 7, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we remind everyone that retail sales of cannabis will begin on Saturday in Maryland. Florida’s attorney general is looking to prevent that in her state. We have an update on the Alabama medical cannabis licensing situation. We note that SAFE Banking is still a topic of conversation on Capitol Hill, and that cannabis made an appearance in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. And finally, we note that the California State Fair crowned some winners in the marijuana category. Continue Reading The Week in Weed: June 30, 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 the move to put adult-use on the ballot in Florida. We see that Maryland is working on regulations, as July 1 draws nearer. We note that the FDA is looking at a regulatory framework for CBD. And finally, we note that the Kansas City Royals sign a deal with a CBD company. Continue Reading The Week in Weed: June 9, 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 lots of action on the federal level. The SAFE Act is back. The CLAIM Act is SAFE’s insurance industry cousin. A bill that would have allowed cannabis research got voted down in the Senate. The states also made some news. Minnesota gets ever closer to legalizing. Maryland’s governor signs a bill implementing retail sales. And finally, people leave some mighty strange things behind when they take an Uber.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 5, 2023

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

This week saw movement in two states: Maryland sent a bill to the governor that will set up a retail market, and the New Hampshire House passed a legalization bill that is now on its way to the state Senate. Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs became the first Major League Baseball team to partner with a CBD company. And finally, what were those Bronze Age people smoking?Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 14, 2023

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

This week, Kentucky legalized medical cannabis. Maryland’s legislature worked on setting up an adult-use market. On the federal level, the Veterans Equal Access Act made a reappearance. And finally, a new collective bargaining agreement would allow NBA players to use, promote and invest in cannabis.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 7, 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 with Delaware, to see how their adult-use legislation is progressing. Then we move south to Maryland, where lawmakers are considering an adult-use market. As for the feds, the Biden administration released a budget that contains some

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 17, 2023