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

Medical marijuana could receive a much-needed reclassification under international law before 2018.

The process for licensing retail marijuana shops would be delayed by six months under legislation that surfaced first on Wednesday in the Senate before clearing both branches, the result of which could push the legal sale of marijuana, authorized by a successful ballot campaign this year, well into 2018.

The clock is ticking for Oregon medical cannabis dispensaries that want to continue selling to recreational customers. On Jan. 1, all storefronts serving the adult-use market must have a recreational marijuana business license from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

This is our last Week in Weed for 2016.  It’s been an exciting year, and we thank you for spending part of your Fridays with us.  We wish all of our readers a Happy 2017, and look forward to keeping you informed throughout the coming year.