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 DEA.  On Monday, they released a proposed rule to expand marijuana research.  For the first time, more than one institution would be permitted to register with the agency and grow

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

STATE NEWS

To cap or not to cap, that was the question facing the state of Florida this week.  Lawmakers wrestled with the issue of capping THC content in medical marijuana for those patients under the

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

It was a busy week for the states, as Virginia moved towards decriminalization.  The state House and Senate passed versions of a bill to decriminalize, which the governor is expected to sign.

In Kentucky, support

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 to The Week in Weed’s look back at the news of 2019; whether the year has flown by or seemed to last forever, it’s (almost) over now.  In tribute to Dave Barry and his always hilarious Year in Review, we’ll organize these stories by month.

Without further ado, here’s a look at the stories that grabbed our attention in 2019.
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Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.

As is so often the case, the states were the big newsmakers this week.  In Maine, the Office of Marijuana Policy will start accepting applications for retail sales on December 5.  As of today, it’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.

We’ll start this week with some financial news.  CBD sellers looking for a payment processing method got some good news.  Square has just announced that they will start servicing the industry.  The state of California has