Bahamas panel recommends hemp and marijuana legalization

(A version of this story first appeared at Marijuana Business Daily.) A Bahamas committee charged with laying out an economic recovery plan recommends the country legalize hemp and hemp extracts. Presented last week, the Economic Recovery Committee report also calls on the nation to legalize marijuana. The recommendations were part of a broader report presented […]

Days Before Election Day, Polls Show Strong Support for Marijuana Ballot Initiatives

Voters in five states: Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota will decide this Election Day on state wide ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana for either adult-use or medical purposes. According to the latest available polls, each of these measures currently holds a lead among voters.
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Minority Leader Pledges to Advance Marijuana Descheduling Legislation if Democrats Take Control of the U.S. Senate

“My commitment is that if I am leader [of the US Senate], I am going to do everything I can to put the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act on the floor of the Senate. The odds are very high it will pass.”
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Virginia NORML Calls for Legalization to Protect Marijuana Consumers from Potentially Tainted Products

Virginia NORML today reiterated its call that state lawmakers expeditiously move forward in 2021 with legislation legalizing and regulating the adult-use marijuana market.
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DEA, California police sued after allegedly destroying Wyoming company’s hemp after mistaking it for marijuana

A Wyoming hemp company is suing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and police in southern California for allegedly destroying more than $3 million worth of hemp they mistook for marijuana. Agro Dynamics LLC says in a lawsuit filed in San Diego that local and federal officers raided the company’s facilities in September 2019 after an aerial […]

‘It’s not about hemp flavor for us; it’s what the plant does to the process:’ Q&A with a hemp-vodka pioneer

When Ben Williams added hemp seeds to his recipe while fermenting vodka, a curious thing happened: His yields got larger and what started as a hobby became a business opportunity. With friend and co-founder, Wendell Robbins III, Williams created Highway Vodka, a hemp-based spirit now sold throughout Texas, Georgia and California. It’s been in stores […]

European Parliament votes to add 0.3% THC limit for hemp to EU farm policy overhaul

European flags in front of the Berlaymont building, headquarters of the European commission in Brussels. The European Parliament has voted to raise the THC limit for industrial hemp from 0.2% to 0.3% and allow hemp and hemp-derived products to be subject to European Union marketing standards. The votes came last week as three changes to […]

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