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

New York adds more members to its cannabis board.  California proposes new marijuana rules.  Cannabis may be on the 2022 ballot in Nebraska.  And finally, veterinarians in Nevada can now prescribe CBD to their patients.

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Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 17, 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.

Ohio’s legislative proposal to legalize cannabis was rejected by the Secretary of State.  Veteran access to medical marijuana advanced this week.  Michigan announced the winners of its Veteran Marijuana Research grants.  New York’s new governor may mean changes in the cannabis
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 13, 2021

Adult-use cannabis legalization was passed in New York State when Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act (the “MRTA”) into law on March 31, 2021, after the Governor had previously attempted to include the legalization of adult-use cannabis in his last three budget proposals. The MRTA is expected to create significant economic opportunities for New Yorkers and
Continue Reading A High Tax State – New York’s Potency Tax on Adult-Use Cannabis

On March 31, 2021, New York legalized the recreational use of cannabis, enacting “The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act.”

This new law legalizes personal possession of cannabis, home cultivation of cannabis, and allows for the expungement of certain marijuana convictions. Importantly, it also modifies New York Labor Law to impose new restrictions on employers.

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Continue Reading New York: Legalized Recreational Use of Cannabis & New Protections for Employees

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

Federal legislation to legalize cannabis is under consideration.  In state news, Virginia moved up its timeline to legalize possession and home grow.  New York launched a cannabis control website.  We take a look at what’s happening in Montana.  South Carolina probably
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 9, 2021

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

It’s been a big week.  New York legalized cannabis.  New Mexico legalized cannabis.  Virginia may speed up legalizing cannabis.  The Biden administration is getting pushback on how it treats staffers who used cannabis.  North Dakota won’t legalize cannabis, via legislation anyway. 
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 2, 2021

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

Often, our news summary focuses on the states – they seem to have all the action.  This week, however, we start with news from the federal government.  The SAFE Banking Act is back.  There’s new legislation that would allow cannabis companies
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 26, 2021