Welcome to our end of the year wrap-up post for The Week in Weed; it’s hard to believe another year has come and (almost) gone, but the calendar doesn’t lie.  In what we are calling an homage 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 2018. Continue Reading The Week, No Make that the Year, in Weed: 2018

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

Although tracking politicians’ changing views on marijuana has become something of a regular feature here on The Week in Weed, one public official who is unlikely to change his stance is Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The Attorney General remains steadfast in his dedication to cracking down on cannabis.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision in January to rescind the Cole Memo hasn’t had a big impact on the U.S. cannabis industry, but it could.

Meanwhile, across the pond, the United Kingdom has legalized medical marijuana.

British doctors will be able to prescribe marijuana plant-derived medicine to patients beginning this fall, British Home Secretary Sajid Javid said Thursday.

And the Republic of Georgia legalizes cannabis consumption.

The nation of Georgia officially legalized the consumption of cannabis this week in a Constitutional Court ruling, according to an RFE/RL report. The ruling, however, does not legalize the sale or cultivation of the plant.


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

In our continuing look at politicians now in favor of legalized cannabis, this week we spotlight Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH).

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) is calling for marijuana to be legalized in all 50 states.

The year Donald Trump was elected President, more Americans were arrested for marijuana possession than for all violent crimes combined.

Lebanon is looking at legalizing medical marijuana for economic reasons.

Lebanon is looking for ways to grow its economy.

While cannabis companies in Israel await export approval, neighboring Lebanon is reportedly considering turning to MMJ to improve its economy.

The U.K. has just legalized medical marijuana.

Medicinal cannabis products will be available by prescription in the United Kingdom this fallafter the government relaxed drug laws surrounding the plant’s chemical compounds this week, The Independent reports.

And finally, a new twist on the old “This is your brain on drugs” ad.

A PSA that aims to take the stigma out of using legal marijuana.