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

The House will vote on the MORE Act today.  The United Nations voted to reschedule cannabis.  You can now get marijuana delivered in Massachusetts.  A group in Virginia released a report on how to legalize.  Mexico takes another step toward legalization. 
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 4, 2020

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

The news is mostly happening in the states this week. Oklahoma is having some medical marijuana issues.  Massachusetts recreational shops reopened.  Virginia decriminalized marijuana.  Ohio may not put cannabis on the ballot this November.  In federal news, the marijuana banking provisions
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 29, 2020

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

The news getting the most attention this week is the reopening of Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana shops, scheduled for May 25.  Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) criticized the cannabis banking provisions in the latest stimulus bill, while state Attorneys General wrote a letter
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 22, 2020

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

The big news this week is that cannabis banking is included in the latest federal relief bill.  SBA funds, however, are not.  There’s also lots of state news.  We’ve got an update on the latest Montana legalization developments.  Maine made changes
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 15, 2020

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

We’re starting out this week with state news.  We’ll visit Montana, Illinois, California and Massachusetts.  On the federal level, there’s some support for cannabis to be part of the next stimulus bill.  And there’s an issue with marijuana research.  Our friends
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 8, 2020

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

Our top story this week is a bill that would allow cannabis companies to receive federal stimulus money, and the support it has attracted.  Ballot issues continue in Florida and Montana.  The FDA is cracking down on CBD companies making wild
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 1, 2020

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

Yet again,COVID-19 dominated the news, in the marijuana industry and in every other aspect of life.  The lack of funding for marijuana businesses in the stimulus packages, the halt to state legalization efforts, the issues surrounding Massachusetts (yes, those continue), even
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 24, 2020

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

COVID-19 continues to dominate the news – no surprise there.  Whether it’s federal relief or state legalization roadblocks, the virus is everywhere.  But there is some other news: the IRS seems likely to increase auditing of marijuana businesses, and Epidiolex has
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 10, 2020

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

Of course, what’s happening in the cannabis world is what’s happening everywhere else: the coronavirus.  We’ve got lots to report on how the pandemic is affecting marijuana, but let’s start with other news first.

SOUTH DAKOTA

We’ve talked quite a bit
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 3, 2020