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

Two bipartisan cannabis research bills start their legislative journey.  The Supreme Court refuses to hear a 280E case.  Attorney General Garland reiterates his disinterest in prosecuting marijuana users abiding by state law.  The Texas legislature moves

Two years ago, we detailed here legislative and other efforts in Texas to expand legal uses of cannabis.  The bill related to expanding Texas’ compassionate use registry for medical marijuana (still one of the narrowest in the nation) was successful; broader efforts at decriminalization or legalization were not.

2021 brings another legislative session (In Texas, the state legislature only meets in odd-numbered years and for a period of less than 5 months), and further prospects for opening up opportunities for the use of cannabis in the 2nd largest state in the country.

Over a dozen bills were “pre-filed” before the session began.

Here are some of the featured bills:


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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 with Congress, which had a very busy week.  On Tuesday, the Senate Banking Committee had a hearing on cannabanking.  Full video, as well as member statements and witness testimony are available at the

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

First, we have an entry for the “Better Luck Next Time” files.  New York failed to pass a legalization deal.  Perhaps cannabis proponents will have better luck in 2020.

Their neighbors to the south are making

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

Let’s start, as we so often do, with the states.   Nebraska has decided against legalizing medical marijuana.  Texas is moving towards legalizing hemp.  Iowa is one step ahead of them – hemp cultivation will begin in

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

There were several interesting developments this week on the federal level.  We’ll start off with the news that the Senate may not take up the issue of banking in the marijuana industry.  Sen. Mike Crapo (R.

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

Beginning our coverage in Texas, the city of Dallas will no longer be prosecuting low-level first time cannabis offenders.  And any pending cases will be dismissed.

Moving on to Georgia, we have an update on our

Texas is joining the states weighing whether to expand legalized uses of marijuana, with state legislators filing almost a dozen bills related to marijuana use in advance of the legislative session, which began on January 8.  (In Texas, the state legislature meets biannually for a 140-day session.)  Texas first established a limited compassionate use program