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This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From Jan. 11-18

Cannabis news from around the web.

US Virgin Islands Legalize Medical Marijuana

The US Virgin Islands this week became the latest US territory to greenlight medical cannabis.

The Roll-Up #69: Burnin’ One With Grandma

All the week's cannabis news analyzed and humorized and delivered pipin' hot.

Why I Went on Tucker Carlson Last Night to Defend Legalization

It's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it. And I guess it's me. Here's what it's like to joust in the Fox News theater.

Florida Governor Wants to End Ban on Smokable Cannabis

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants a new law by mid-March to end a ban on smokable medical marijuana and loosen limits on treatment center licenses.

Emotions Run High in Minnesota Debate on Cannabis Legalization

Emotions ran high as debate kicked off at the state Capitol this week on whether Minnesota should legalize cannabis for adult-use.

Wisconsin Governor Now Supports Cannabis Legalization

Gov. Tony Evers, who campaigned in support of legalizing medical marijuana, went a step further this week and said he now supports full legalization.

Senators Ask FDA to Update Rules on CBD Products

The senators asked the FDA to update "outdated regulations" that prohibit food products containing CBD from being sold across state lines.

New York’s Legalization Plan Would Regulate Cannabis, Hemp, and CBD

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveils his plan for 3-tiered cannabis licenses, separating growers from retailers.

Ohio’s First Medical Marijuana Sales Finally Kick Off

The launch, initially slated for last September, has been a long time coming for Ohio patients and caretakers. Here’s what you need to know.

Barr Tells Senate He Won’t ‘Go After’ Cannabis Companies

'Investments have been made' in cannabis, Barr said, which was kind of a weird way to defend state legalization.

Try, Try Again: Washington Lawmakers Introduce Homegrow Bill

Past efforts to legalize home cannabis cultivation have withered in Olympia, but supporters say this year is different.

Can Texas Build a Working Medical Cannabis Program in 2019?

In 2019 Texans will find out whether lawmakers are ready to build a viable medical cannabis program or whether old-fashioned politics will limit access to effective medicine.

Could Trump’s Next Attorney General Actually Be Worse Than Jeff Sessions?

William Barr fed America's mass incarceration crisis in the 1990s. Did he learn from that debacle, or will he double down on failure?

Cuomo: Let Cities Opt out of Cannabis Shops if NY Legalizes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is dropping a few hints about his upcoming marijuana legalization proposal.

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