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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

There are several ways to cut costs when using fertigation to grow cannabis

(This is the 11th installment in a series focused on cultivation planning for hemp and marijuana growers. The previous installment is available here.) For a cannabis cultivator, fertilizer and irrigation can be some of the steepest costs after labor. But the two steps are arguably the most important parts of any grow operation. Enter the term “fertigation,” […]

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/18/21

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) signed legislation into law to remove the threat of jail time for low-level marijuana possession offenses. Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) signed legislation into law to expand the Texas Compassionate Use Program (TCUP), the state’s low-THC medical cannabis program. […]

Carbon-neutral cannabis? Canadian hemp, marijuana firm Hexo is going for it

Sustainability is the next frontier that the cannabis industry needs to conquer, according to one cannabis CEO whose company is making moves to reduce and offset carbon emissions. Now, he’s challenging others to follow suit. The goal for Hexo Corp. is ambitious: offset the company’s operational carbon emissions and the personal emissions of some 1,200 […]

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