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

(Fortune, 18 August 2016)

The Justice Department can’t interfere with states’ medical pot laws.

Note: we’re preparing a blog post on this topic – keep watching this space!

(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 17 August 2016)

The Ohio Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it might rewrite its ethics rules to permit lawyers in the state to help medical marijuana businesses, a move that would no doubt be welcomed by MMJ entrepreneurs and attorneys.

The state has awarded preliminary licenses to more than 20 companies to grow and process marijuana in Maryland, a major step forward in the effort to make medical cannabis available to patients in Maryland.

And because we’re suckers for a story with a feline angle (like everyone else on the Internet):

(The Cannabist, 17 August 2016)

A 53-year-old man unknowingly ate pot brownies and later crawled “around on the floor, randomly using profanities and calling the family cat ‘a [name usually reserved for female dogs]’ .”