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

South Carolina moves a step forward on medical marijuana.  What’s the situation on that issue in Kentucky?  We have an update on Maryland’s ballot question.  Speaking of ballots, North Dakota voters may be voting on adult-use as well.  And finally, we
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 15, 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.

State legalization bills are the topic of the week.  We return to South Dakota to see how a legalization bill is progressing (or not).  Maryland also has a legalization bill moving through its legislature.  Virginia’s bill on adult-use sales seems to
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 4, 2022

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

We have an update on the SAFE Act, as it makes yet another foray into the weeds of enactment.  The state of Maryland seriously discusses adult-use legalization.  Meanwhile, the Tennessee Valley Authority says they won’t supply electricity to marijuana growers with
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 11, 2022

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

Illinois’ license lottery has some ups and downs.  There’s talk of a referendum on marijuana legalization in Maryland.  Lawmakers introduced a legalization bill in Ohio.  On the federal level, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy opined on decriminalization.  And finally, if cannabis newsletters
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 23, 2021

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

The new federal hemp rules take effect March 22.  The Idaho House voted in favor of industrial hemp.  Rhode Island Senators introduced a bill to legalize cannabis.  Support for adult-use marijuana grows in Maryland.  The situation in South Dakota grows more
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 12, 2021

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

The USDA is allowing more comments on its new hemp rule.  The House voted to allow marijuana research.  We have an update on the Nebraska situation.  Illinois’ social equity program comes under fire, while Maryland’s program is cleared of bias.  And
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 11, 2020

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

We start off today with Pennsylvania.  Could it be the next state to legalize?  First, the state’s attorney general  announced that he is in favor.  Meanwhile, the governor asked the Pardons Board to speed up applications for those with low-level marijuana
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 4, 2019

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

Chuck Schumer and Hakeem Jeffries are reintroducing the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, which would legalize marijuana nationwide.  Don’t hold your breath waiting for this bill to pass though.  Although many Democrats have indicated their support for legalization, Republicans generally and
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 17, 2019