Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we check in on Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia – each state is in a different place and heading in a different direction as regards cannabis. On the federal level, we have yet another update on the SAFE Banking Act. Maybe it will pass this term? Or maybe not. In international news, Germany released a draft law that would legalize adult-use cannabis. And finally, the New York Media Softball League took on a CBD sponsor.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 14, 2023

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

This week, we see a lot of action on the state level. The New Hampshire House passed an adult-use bill. Virginia, on the other hand, failed to pass any legislation involving an adult-use market. Iowa, North Carolina and Kansas all considered cannabis bills. And finally, we have yet another celebrity who is *not* associated with CBD products.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 3, 2023

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

This week, we see that Virginia is not moving forward on setting up an adult-use market.  On the federal level, we have an update on the VA Medical Cannabis Act – will it become part of the SAFE Plus Act?  And finally, Rhode Island may allow Fido or Fluffy to get a CBD prescription.

Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 24, 2023

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

New Hampshire’s Senate decided against legalizing.  Virginia will not be recriminalizing possession.  Ohio’s having some difficulties with its ballot initiative.  On the federal level, cannabis banking may be part of the COMPETES Act.  And finally, could you pick up some marijuana
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 6, 2022

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

State legalization bills are the topic of the week.  We return to South Dakota to see how a legalization bill is progressing (or not).  Maryland also has a legalization bill moving through its legislature.  Virginia’s bill on adult-use sales seems to
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 4, 2022

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

We’ve got several updates to share, starting with Senator Chuck Schumer’s plans to legalize cannabis at the federal level.  Then, we look at the latest news from Virginia, South Carolina and Ohio.  To round out our “serious” news coverage, there’s more
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 18, 2022

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

Mississippi continues its march (crawl?) towards legalizing medical marijuana.  Ohio legalization advocates collect more signatures.  A new governor in Virginia may mean changes in the state’s cannabis program.  Could hemp help in the fight against COVID?  And finally, marijuana makes its
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 21, 2022

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

We take a look at where things stand in Mississippi as regards medical marijuana.  Montana began legal cannabis sales this week.  The governor issued pardons for marijuana offenses in Colorado.  What actions might the new Virginia governor take (or not take)
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 7, 2022

Following closely on the heels of both New York and New Jersey enacting recreational cannabis laws, New Mexico and Virginia have enacted their own laws allowing adults to use cannabis for recreational purposes. Virginia went further by enacting the first law providing employment protections to individuals using cannabis oil. Although not immediately effective, New Mexico and Virginia employers should immediately
Continue Reading New Mexico and Virginia Legalize Cannabis for Recreational Use

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

Federal legislation to legalize cannabis is under consideration.  In state news, Virginia moved up its timeline to legalize possession and home grow.  New York launched a cannabis control website.  We take a look at what’s happening in Montana.  South Carolina probably
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: April 9, 2021