Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, Virginia Governor Youngkin took action on the retail market bill. The Florida Supreme Court handed down their decision on a ballot initiative. The Kansas legislature determined how to proceed on a medical marijuana measure. Federal legislators asked the Department of Justice to develop a successor to the Cole Memorandum. And finally, there’s a new reality series in the works that involves cannabis.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 5, 2024

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we note that New York Governor Hochul has had just about enough of the problems with cannabis licensing in her state. The Vice President held a roundtable discussion on cannabis in the White House. Maryland held a cannabis lottery late last week for social equity licensees. We check in on Virginia to see how that retail market bill is coming along. And finally, the New Orleans Police Department really needs to better secure its evidence room.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 22, 2024

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we check in on Virginia, to see if there’s any progress on the retail market bill. We re-visit the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina, who are planning to set up their first dispensary. We note that Hawai’i has an adult-use bill moving through their legislature. Trulieve got a tax refund – will that lead other cannabis companies to try to get money back? And finally, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert had a piece on Germany legalizing marijuana.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 8, 2024

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, we see a retail market bill make progress in the Virginia legislature. There was a Senate vote in South Carolina on medical marijuana. A cannabis initiative could make its way onto the Arkansas ballot this November. Rep. Blumenauer wants a status report on re-scheduling. And finally, Ozzy Osbourne speaks out in favor of legalization.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 16, 2024

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. We see some movement on setting up a retail market in Virginia. Senate Democrats would like to see less re-scheduling and more de-scheduling of cannabis. Ohio released proposed rules for a retail market. Americans support cannabis legalization. And finally, what has Janet Yellen been smoking?Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 2, 2024

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we turn our attention to Europe, where we have an update on the German legalization situation. Closer to home, we check in with both New York and Alabama, to see how things are going in those jurisdictions. And finally, we have to agree with Ohio Governor DeWine that the marijuana situation there is goofy.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 26, 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 news from several states, but we begin with a letter from several former U.S. attorneys about cannabis re-scheduling. Then, we have a follow-up on the Georgia medical marijuana situation. We note that New York’s cannabis licensing program is facing yet another lawsuit. And we check in on Virginia – how’s that retail market coming along? And finally, if Puma Clyde sneakers were the epitome of cool when you were growing up, you may be interested in their sneakers made with hemp.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 22, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we check in on Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia – each state is in a different place and heading in a different direction as regards cannabis. On the federal level, we have yet another update on the SAFE Banking Act. Maybe it will pass this term? Or maybe not. In international news, Germany released a draft law that would legalize adult-use cannabis. And finally, the New York Media Softball League took on a CBD sponsor.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 14, 2023