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 on cannabis decriminalization.  And finally,
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 7, 2021

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:


Continue Reading Marijuana Legislation Progresses in…Texas?

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 some progress on medical marijuana
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: June 21, 2019

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 2020.

Delaware lawmakers have introduced
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 24, 2019

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

Starting our coverage on the federal level, the Department of Veterans Affairs is opposing three bills that would facilitate veteran access to medical marijuana in states where it is legal.  We last wrote about the “Veterans Cannabis Use for Safe Healing
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 10, 2019

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

Our first stop this week is Alabama, where the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would revamp the state’s medical marijuana program.  This is only a preliminary step on the road to passage, of course; both chambers must approve
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 26, 2019

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 for medical marijuana in 2015,
Continue Reading Light (Up) at the End of the Tunnel in Texas?