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

Before we get to COVID-19, let’s examine some non-virus news, shall we?

What would have been our big story of the week is that the Alabama state Senate has approved medical marijuana in the state.  The

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

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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.

The big news this week comes from the USDA.  The agency officially proposed rules for the industry, which are available here.  For our take on these rules, see Tonya and Renee’s post from Tuesday.  Not

Through a reintroduced House bill, Congress is taking strides to push for cosmetic regulation reform and, separately, through the SAFE Act, it is seeking to establish a safe harbor for financial institutions to support the burgeoning cannabis industry. Plus, the USDA just issued an interim rule for hemp production.
Continue Reading Cosmetics, Hemp, and CBD: Legislative and Regulatory Update

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 big news: the SAFE Act passed in the House.  For news coverage, see here, here and here.  For our take on this legislation (spoiler alert: we’re not so sanguine

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

Let’s start with banking.  Both the House and the Senate have bills that got a lot of press this week.  Votes could come very soon for both pieces of legislation.  Ironically, one of the sponsors of

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

Let’s start this week with hemp, marijuana’s straight arrow cousin.  The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced that it is now eligible for crop insurance.  Farmers must be compliant with state and federal law and