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

(Chicago Tribune: Latest news, 3 August 2016)

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.

(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 3 August 2016)

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 Cannabist: The Cannabist, 2 August 2016)

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,

(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 2 August 2016)

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.