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

The Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Robert Patterson, testified to Congress about legalizing marijuana recently.

The nation’s top drug enforcement officer was unflinching in his opposition to legalizing marijuana and apparently not embarrassed by his complete ignorance of the relevant science.

Is state-level medical cannabis access mitigating or fueling America’s opioid crisis? Testifying before Congress last week, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) acting administrator Robert Patterson claimed the latter. But when he prompted to provide evidence in support of the agency’s position, he acknowledged that he could not.

California released new rules for its marijuana industry, but it didn’t get the attention you might expect.

When California released its latest marijuana industry regulations on Friday, the state industry’s response was, by and large, muted.

With little fanfare, the state of California released its revised cannabis industry regulations last week.

Finally, the only thing better than a marijuana dispensary is a marijuana dispensary with slot machines.

Marijuana stores with slot machines? Casinos with gamblers drawing on vape-pens? Not yet. But early inroads are perhaps being made.