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

This week, we see that the U.S. Virgin Islands legalized cannabis for adult use. Mississippi saw its first medical marijuana sale. Will Delaware pass a legalization bill this year – color us skeptical. The FDA released guidance on cannabis-derived drugs. And finally, if you’re looking to buy an American flag, you might consider one made of hemp.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 27, 2023

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 start off in Nevada, where a judge determined that marijuana should no longer appear on the state’s Schedule I, and where a lot of people would like to open cannabis lounges. Then we travel to Mississippi, where medical marijuana sales will begin in January 2023. In federal news, we see OSHA putting the cannabis industry on notice after the death of a worker. And finally, Chuck Schumer is not working to allow marijuana on Amtrak.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: November 4, 2022

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

We’ve got several updates to share, starting with Senator Chuck Schumer’s plans to legalize cannabis at the federal level.  Then, we look at the latest news from Virginia, South Carolina and Ohio.  To round out our “serious” news coverage, there’s more
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 18, 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.

The SAFE Act rises like the phoenix once again.  An Ohio initiative heads to the legislature.  Idaho legalizes hemp.  Illinois has more licensing problems.  And finally, if you’re a woman who likes hemp drinks, Pepsi has a new product just for
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 4, 2022

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

We’re just one step away from medical cannabis in Mississippi.  South Dakota’s legislature is hard at work on medical marijuana licensing.  And South Carolina has a medical cannabis bill in the works.  Delaware, meanwhile, is looking at legalizing adult-use marijuana.  And
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 28, 2022

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

Mississippi continues its march (crawl?) towards legalizing medical marijuana.  Ohio legalization advocates collect more signatures.  A new governor in Virginia may mean changes in the state’s cannabis program.  Could hemp help in the fight against COVID?  And finally, marijuana makes its
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 21, 2022

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

The New Hampshire House passed an adult-use legalization bill.  Several South Dakota legislators introduced adult-use legalization measures.  Medical marijuana is still on the table in Mississippi.  Cannabis advocate Rep. Earl Perlmutter (D-CO) announced his retirement.  And finally, in Quebec, if you
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 14, 2022

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

We take a look at where things stand in Mississippi as regards medical marijuana.  Montana began legal cannabis sales this week.  The governor issued pardons for marijuana offenses in Colorado.  What actions might the new Virginia governor take (or not take)
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 7, 2022