Delta-8 THC not risky, shouldn’t be banned, HIA says

The Hemp Industries Association says it will push for delta-8 THC and other THC isomers derived from hemp to be regulated but not banned. HIA’s position out Thursday puts it alone among major hemp advocacy organizations. Other prominent hemp advocacy groups have either taken no position on the intoxicating compound or called it a threat […]

House Appropriations Bill Removes Anti-Marijuana Rider and Includes Banking Protections

In the proposed FY22 Financial Services and General Government spending bill, which includes provisions relating to the District of Columbia’s budget, the House Appropriations Committee omitted an existing provision that prevents Washington, DC from implementing an adult-use cannabis consumer marketplace. The bill additionally included language that would create limited protections for banking institutions that provide […]

How cannabis growers can manage unseasonably warm temperatures

(This is the 12th installment in a series focused on cultivation planning for marijuana and hemp growers. The previous installment is available here.) In unseasonable heat, marijuana and hemp plants can wilt, droop, curl and even stop trichome production. Overheated plants will also experience slow nutrient uptake and perspire too quickly. All of that is happening in […]

LA City Council Joins Senator Wiener in Support of Overdose Prevention Programs

Los Angeles, CA – In response to the Los Angeles City Council joining California State Senator Scott Wiener (San Francisco) today in support of SB 57—a bill to bring Overdose Prevention Programs to California—by passing a resolution authored by City Council Woman Nithya Raman, Jeannette Zanipatin, California State Director for the Drug Policy Alliance released […]

International Cannabis: UK

Marijuana reform comes with a whole array of mindsets across the world, some much sterner than the US. For instance, in the UK marijuana has had a pretty rocky road. In 2001, the country brought marijuana down from a Class B substance to Class C. This essentially decriminalized the drug. It led to a refocusing […]

Connecticut Becomes 18th State to Legalize Marijuana for Adults

Governor Ned Lamont (D) signed legislation today, Senate Bill 1201, legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and sale. Under the law, which takes effect on July 1, adults ages 21 and older may legally possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis flowers or an equivalent amount of cannabis concentrates in […]

Louisiana: Governor Signs Bill into Law Repealing Ban on Medical Cannabis Flower

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) has signed legislation into law, House Bill 391, repealing the state’s ban on herbal cannabis for medically authorized patients. The new law, which takes effect on January 1, 2022, will for the first time allow state-registered patients to obtain “raw or crude” cannabis for the purpose of “inhalation.” The […]

Medical Marijuana users seeking Gun Rights in Minnesota

One of the stranger legal knots that has occurred from marijuana being illegal on a federal level while legal within states is the barring of firearms. This even occurs for medical marijuana patients. When applying for a gun license, applicants are specifically asked whether or not they smoke marijuana. If yes, no license, and if […]

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