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

Illinois patients legally purchased $2.9 million worth of medical marijuana products in July. State officials with the medical cannabis pilot program released the figures Wednesday. June sales had been $2.57 million.


Could Ohio wean the marijuana industry from its need to do business in cash? Ohio’s new medical marijuana law proposes a “closed-loop” payment processing system.


The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is still considering whether to reschedule marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act, an agency spokesman said Tuesday.


And finally, because nothing says “all-American summer tradition” like a state fair,

In what might be a cannabis marketing first, marijuana plants will be displayed and judged at the Oregon State Fair – just like pumpkins, pigs and onions.

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