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

This week, Oklahoma announced a special election to decide on legalizing adult-use cannabis. Massachusetts regulators said they were aware of safety concerns at a cannabis production facility following a worker’s death there. Switzerland legalized medical marijuana. And finally, if you’d like some cannabis in Toronto, Uber Eats is only a click away.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 21, 2022

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

This week, we learn that Arkansas voters will have their votes counted in their referendum on cannabis. Oklahoma’s governor favors federal legalization, although not a state measure. Cannabis lounges open in Nevada. Georgia issues medical marijuana licenses. And finally, let’s all get aboard the CannaBus.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 30, 2022

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

This week, lawmakers called for interstate sales of cannabis. It looks like Oklahoma voters will not weigh in on legalization. Idaho just says “No” to CBD products for pets. And finally, we have an explanation for the Green Bay Packers’ interesting touchdown celebration.

Interstate sales

One of the issues facing the cannabis industry is the inability to sell its product across state lines. This is particularly a problem for small businesses, who may be forced out by large multistate companies. Two federal lawmakers, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) have introduced the “Small and Homestead Independent Producers (SHIP) Act,” which would allow interstate commerce in marijuana. The only problem? Cannabis has to be legal on the federal level in order for this law to go into effect. If that happens, California is ready. Gov. Gavin Newsome (D) signed a bill allowing California cannabis companies to do business in other legal markets.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 23, 2022

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

This week, we’ve got more info on ballot initiatives – probably a feature that will follow us into November. We start out in Missouri, head over to Arkansas and wind up in Oklahoma. But that’s not all! Bermuda would like to set up a cannabis industry, but the UK thinks that’s a bad idea. And finally, we see that you can build a house of hemp.

Missouri

We reported last week that legislators failed to pass a legalization bill during the legislature’s special session. This throws the question back to the ballot initiative. Now, we know that voters will have a chance to weigh in on this in November. Opponents of legal cannabis waged a court battle to keep the initiative off the ballot, but the state’s Supreme Court has now ruled that it may remain.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 16, 2022

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

Two senators asked the Justice Department to reschedule marijuana.  Supporters of adult-use legalization in Oklahoma began the petition process.  A supporter of adult-use legalization in Ohio went the legislative route.  We have an update on Mississippi.  And finally, a new player
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 15, 2021

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

The Illinois licensing lottery takes center stage this week.  Several states may have ballot initiatives in 2022. Louisiana’s decriminalization law went into effect this week.  And finally, we introduce you to Cannabis the Cat.

illinois

The never-ending saga of Illinois’ cannabis
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 6, 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 the Vermont situation.  Four members of Congress introduced a bill allowing the marijuana industry to access relief funds.  Cannabis banking appears in the Democrats’ new stimulus bill.  The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled in favor of CBD
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: October 2, 2020

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 a look at Joe Biden – what’s the campaign’s view on cannabis legalization? How is the FDA handling the mislabeling of CBD products?  Will Pennsylvania legalize marijuana?  Will Oklahoma enforce their medical cannabis rules?  What’s the latest
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 17, 2020

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

We’ve got an update on the Arizona ballot measure.  Federal appropriation legislation includes some cannabis provisions.  In international news, Bermuda is looking at legalization.  And we close out with Oklahoma, where the state is enforcing testing rules, and slushies are not
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 10, 2020

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

We begin with the claim that the Justice Department brought antitrust actions against cannabis companies due to Attorney General Bill Barr’s antipathy towards the industry.  The state of New Jersey is contemplating decriminalization, and Montana may have cannabis on the ballot. 
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: June 26, 2020