With the spread of COVID-19 fears, states and cities nationwide are in the process of issuing a variety of executive orders and other ordinances shutting down businesses that are considered “non-essential.”  However, what is considered “essential” differs by state and locality.  Across the board, these laws have included healthcare services as “essential.” The question many have is whether marijuana dispensaries
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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 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 can insure crops with revenue
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Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.

We’ll start with New Jersey, which you will doubtless recall failed to legalize marijuana earlier this year.  They are now expanding hemp production.  The new law will allow CBD in food (both human and animal) and cosmetics.

Washington, however, is headed
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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 is that the governor of Washington is going to issue pardons to those convicted of misdemeanors involving marijuana.  Known as the Marijuana Justice Initiative, the program has limitations on who is eligible for the pardon
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Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.

Most employers are wary of union organizing, but a marijuana retailer in Washington is supportive of the idea.

A cannabis retailer led efforts to have his employees join
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Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.

Two weeks ago, we reported on San Francisco’s decision to wipe out past marijuana convictions.  Now Seattle is following suit.

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

Alaska and Washington present more evidence that marijuana legalization is working.


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