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.

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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;

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

The big news in cannabis this week comes from New Mexico.  Legislation introduced last Thursday would legalize recreational marijuana.  It would also require dispensaries to offer medical marijuana and prohibit local jurisdictions from banning the industry. 

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

Let’s start with a look at the new marijuana market in Illinois.  First day sales topped $3 million and 77,000 transactions at more than 40 dispensaries.  All those new customers have led to shortages; clearly,

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

The southeast was a hotbed of marijuana-related activity this week.  In Florida, Make It Legal’s ballot initiative to legalize adult-use cannabis gathered enough signatures to trigger a Supreme Court review.

In Georgia, the state’s

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

Hemp was in the news quite a bit this week.  The 2019 edition of the Hemp and CBD Industry Factbook released figures that show retail sales of CBD topping $1 billion this year, and predicted that

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

Let’s start off with the big news: the SAFE Act passed in the House.  For news coverage, see here, here and here.  For our take on this legislation (spoiler alert: we’re not so sanguine

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