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

Nevada legalizes cannabis lounges.  California allows medical marijuana in hospitals.  Could Nebraska legalize medical marijuana in 2022?  And finally, we check in on Clint Eastwood’s continuing fight against bogus CBD advertising.

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Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 8, 2021

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 New York’s cannabis agencies.  Illinois has problems with their lottery (not a surprise).  South Dakota says no to medical cannabis home grow.  Nevada will open cannabis lounges in 2022.  The DEA would like to increase the
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 10, 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.

You might think news about Rudy Giuliani and Ukraine wouldn’t appear on a blog devoted to cannabis, but you’d be wrong.  Two of the former mayor’s associates were indicted for moving foreign money into U.S. elections.  One of their targets was
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 18, 2019

Following closely on the heels of a similar law in New York City, effective January 1, 2020, it will be unlawful for Nevada employers to reject a job applicant who tests positive for cannabis on a pre-employment drug test. While there is debate as to whether some medical and recreational cannabis laws, including in Maine, allow an employer to take action based on off-duty or off-premises cannabis use, when it comes to job applicants, Nevada law could not be more clear.
Continue Reading Nevada Becomes the First State to Restrict Employer Use of Pre-Employment Cannabis Tests

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

The Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Robert Patterson, testified to Congress about legalizing marijuana recently.

The nation’s top drug enforcement officer was
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 25, 2018

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

Probably the biggest news this week was the dismissal of the lawsuit over the scheduling of marijuana.

A federal judge on
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 2, 2018

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

Although the Department of Justice has made its position on legalized marijuana clear, other government entities are not following Attorney General Sessions’ lead.  In Congress, a House bill (a companion to Senator Cory Booker’s bill) was introduced by Representative Barbara Lee.

The House version of the Marijuana Justice Act marks the first time that companion legislation has been introduced in both chambers of Congress to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act.

Today, Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) and Ro Khanna (D-CA-17) introduced legislation that ends federal marijuana prohibition and which contains a range of provisions to repair communities most devastated by the war on drugs.


Continue Reading The Weed in Weed: January 19, 2018

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

The Democratic candidates hoping to take on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner next year gathered on a debate stage Wednesday for the second time in 12
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 20, 2017

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

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug “remains
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 22, 2017