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

We bring you an update on Virginia and New Jersey.  New bills appear in New Mexico and Minnesota.  Lawsuits hover over the rollout of legalized marijuana in South Dakota and Mississippi.  Will an amendment banning future legalization succeed in Idaho? Democratic
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 5, 2021

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

We’ve got a wide range of news this week.  Members of the Cannabis Caucus asked for consideration of cannabis legalization in the policing reform bill.  Nevada is issuing pardons for marijuana offenses.  Minnesota has introduced a legalization bill, and South Dakota
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: June 19, 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.

Let’s start out with the world of cannabusiness.  MedMen CEO Adam Bierman left the company effective February 1.  Shares climbed 13% on the news.  Bierman is not the only person in the industry losing his job; several companies recently announced layoffs.
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 7, 2020

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.  There’s lots of news to cover this week, so let’s jump right in.

New Jersey is talking about decriminalizing marijuana.  Regular readers will doubtless recall that legalization failed earlier this year  and that lawmakers are considering a ballot initiative.  Now, Governor
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 6, 2019

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.

Let’s start this week with hemp, marijuana’s straight arrow cousin.  The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced that it is now eligible for crop insurance.  Farmers must be compliant with state and federal law and can insure crops with revenue
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 6, 2019