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

The news getting the most attention this week is the reopening of Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana shops, scheduled for May 25.  Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) criticized the cannabis banking provisions in the latest stimulus bill, while state

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

We’re starting out this week with state news.  We’ll visit Montana, Illinois, California and Massachusetts.  On the federal level, there’s some support for cannabis to be part of the next stimulus bill.  And there’s an issue

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

Yet again,COVID-19 dominated the news, in the marijuana industry and in every other aspect of life.  The lack of funding for marijuana businesses in the stimulus packages, the halt to state legalization efforts, the issues surrounding

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

COVID-19 continues to dominate the news – no surprise there.  Whether it’s federal relief or state legalization roadblocks, the virus is everywhere.  But there is some other news: the IRS seems likely to increase auditing of

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 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