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

Most of the international news lately has focused on Canada, and with good reason.  But it’s not only our neighbors to the north who are making news in the cannabis space.

Israel is looking to export medical marijuana while Germany is facing a lawsuit over its medical cannabis plan.  And in New Zealand, the people of Ruatoria are hoping medical marijuana can save the town.

We talked last week about the prospects for Illinois following Michigan’s lead to legalize recreational marijuana.  Now, it seems that, following Missouri and Oklahoma, Kansas might venture into the medical cannabis industry.

Several of us who bring you The Blunt Truth call the DC area home, so we follow the developments in our nation’s capital with particular interest.  Last Friday, the D.C. Department of Health published proposed rules allowing the sale of chocolate medical marijuana-infused products.  Unlike statutes, the District’s regulations are not subject to Congressional oversight, so most likely, in 30 days, these items will be available.  So soon, you’ll be able to get your cannabis, and the munchies you’ll need afterwards, all in one package.

A Word version of the new rule is available here:  Health Department of 22C DCMR Ch. 56 Ingestible Items

See you next week!