Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we check on the retail market legislation in Virginia. New Hampshire’s House of Representatives passed an adult-use cannabis bill. Arkansas’ Attorney General gives the go-ahead for advocates to start collecting signatures for a ballot initiative. Nevada opens its first cannabis consumption lounges. And finally, what have those teachers at Abbott Elementary been smoking?Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 1, 2024

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, New York finalized a settlement that will allow dispensaries to open. In other settlement news, Alabama agreed to throw out a scoring process that had led to lawsuits, and heard presentations from applicants. We see some interest in legalizing in Pennsylvania, as yet another neighbor allows adult-use. The news from New Hampshire is grim for proponents of legalization. And finally, add Green Wednesday to your list of holiday shopping opportunities.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 1, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we see there’s a controversy over cannabis use and gun ownership by police officers in Jersey City, New Jersey. We provide an update on the Alabama medical marijuana licensing situation. We note that New Hampshire’s proposal for cannabis sales may run afoul of federal law. And finally, it’s Snoop Dogg’s birthday.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 27, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we have an update on South Dakota’s ballot initiative. We note the introduction of the Stop Pot Act on the federal level. Maryland sets out qualifications for social equity licenses. New Hampshire has a commission to study legalization. And finally, could we have a new slang term for cannabis?Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 8, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we return to South Dakota, where some people want adult-use to be legal and some want medical marijuana to be rescinded. Then we have a follow-up on the New York situation. We check in on Alabama, where licensing has been an issue. We note that New Hampshire will now be studying legalization. And we turn our attention overseas, to check in on the German legalization process. And finally, we report on a CBD bar in South Carolina.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 18, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we report on Maryland’s retail market launch. New Hampshire okays a commission to study legalization. There’s a new report examining the federal scheduling of marijuana. And finally, in honor of Independence Day, we have a look at the Founding Fathers and hemp. Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 7, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we see Minnesota legalize adult-use cannabis. New Hampshire presses pause on their legalization effort. Illinois joins New Jersey in enacting changes to their tax code. And finally, farmers’ markets for cannabis are in the works in New York.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: June 2, 2023

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

This week, the news is all on the state level. Minnesota is on the verge of legalizing adult-use cannabis. New Hampshire may have a commission to study legalization or it may legalize with state stores. Advocates in Nebraska are trying to get medical marijuana on the ballot. And finally, weed wine is now a thing. Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 26, 2023

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

This week, the big news comes from Minnesota, where legislators are rushing to pass a legalization bill before time runs out on the legislative session. In New Hampshire, Governor Sununu appears to be re-thinking his opposition to cannabis. Meanwhile, in Florida, a familiar pattern seems to be playing out around a legalization ballot initiative. And finally, could marijuana be coming to the U.S. Botanic Gardens?Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 19, 2023

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

This week saw movement in two states: Maryland sent a bill to the governor that will set up a retail market, and the New Hampshire House passed a legalization bill that is now on its way to the state Senate. Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs became the first Major League Baseball team to partner with a CBD company. And finally, what were those Bronze Age people smoking?Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 14, 2023