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What Happened in Weed Last Week: June 9-15 Edition

It’s been another wild week in weed. And let’s be honest, keeping up is difficult, even for the news enthusiasts among us.

The last seven days created plenty of movements across the country and Europe. So, no sweat if you’re entering the week behind on the weed beat.

We here at Cannabis & Tech Today have you covered with a recap of the latest news. This is what went down in the world of weed last week.

What Happened in Weed Last Week?

Sunday, June 9, 2024 

  • Slovenian voters approved measures to legalize marijuana, marking the latest shift in European cannabis policy.

Monday, June 10, 2024 

  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill banning Delta-8 THC products, highlighting ongoing debates about cannabis derivatives.
  • A top Biden health official hinted that the DEA might show resistance to rescheduling cannabis.
  • New York Governor Kathy Hochul appointed three new leaders to the state’s Office of Cannabis Management to address operational challenges.
  • Rolling paper company DaySavers plans to pay volunteers $4.20 to smoke joints as part of a study with the Cannabis Research Coalition and the Network of Applied Pharmacognosy (NAP).

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 

  • Internal emails revealed that New York cannabis officials voiced concerns over the state’s private equity loan deal, governance, and financial ethics. In better news, the state approved adult use home grow regulations. 
  • Florida Governor DeSantis launched a fund to challenge the state’s legalization efforts, which heads to the polls this November. Meanwhile, a FOX poll found that most Florida citizens support legalization
  • In Arizona, social equity critics raised concerns, claiming the state cannabis program has so far failed to reach its social equity goals, with advocates calling for a policy reevaluation.
  • The Bloomwell Group launched Germany’s largest medical cannabis platform, demonstrating the growth of the country’s legal cannabis market. 
  • Representative Thomas Massie criticized the recent Hunter Biden verdict, stating that the President’s son should not be jailed for being a cannabis consumer who owns guns. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 

  • South Dakota announced that medical cannabis business fees could increase by nearly 70%.
  • A congressional committee urged federal agencies to assess state laws and reconsider policies regarding government workers and pot use. 
  • A major partnership could be brewing between cannabis brand Green Thumb and Boston Beer, indicating a possible expansion of cross-industry deals. 
  • A UK cannabis activist continues to defy the law and consequences by opening weed cafes.

Thursday, June 13, 2024 

  • At a recent campaign event, President Biden acknowledged that his previous federal pardons did not expunge records. 
  • New Hampshire successfully passed a medical program expansion bill to Governor Chris Sununu’s desk for approval. A recreational measure failed to reach the same result.
  • Michigan surpassed California in cannabis sales, marking a massive shift in the marketplace. 
  • A collaboration between Newsweek, Price of Weed, and DISA revealed that weed per ounce is the most expensive in North Dakota ($382.17) and least expensive in Oregon ($210.19). Plan your travels accordingly. 

Friday, June 14, 2024 

  • Congress voted to once again halt Washington, D.C., from going forward with legal marijuana sales. Meanwhile, the House voted to end pot testing for military recruits, which could drastically change recruitment policies if enacted.
  • New York City’s wave of raids and closures on illegal pot retailers may soon free up a significant amount of retail space. However, a lawsuit could put a halt to the raids.
  • Several Northeast Ohio communities banned recreational businesses from operating in their town, marking the latest wave of opt-outs as new state markets come online. 
  • In a first, after years of concerns surrounding pot and shipping over U.S. waters, Massachusetts allowed cannabis transport to Martha’s Vineyard, ending concerns over a pot drought on the island. Now, officials need to ensure no Great Whites turn up for Fourth of July festivities, as they’ve done in years past.  

Saturday, June 15, 2024

  • Slow news Saturday. Let us know if we missed anything.

That’s What Happened in Weed Last Week

Be sure to visit Cannabis & Tech Today throughout the week, where we’ll be recapping and reacting to some of the biggest news in weed.


  • Andrew Ward is the managing editor at Cannabis & Tech Today, author, freelance copywriter and brand strategist.

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