Senate Leader Unveils Long-Awaited Marijuana Descheduling Plan

Washington, DC: United States Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) unveiled draft legislation repealing the federal prohibition of marijuana at a press conference on Wednesday. You can watch the press conference here. The draft legislation, titled the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, makes numerous changes to federal marijuana […]

Statement on Senate Marijuana Bill Draft Unveiled Today by Schumer, Booker & Wyden

Legislation Provides Major Opportunity to Make Marijuana Justice a Reality this Session, but Work Remains to Remove Drug Testing Provisions & Exclusionary Language that Would Continue to Deny Justice to Certain Individuals Washington, D.C.—In response to Senators Booker, Wyden and Schumer today unveiling a public draft of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act—their long-awaited Senate […]

Michigan governor signs legislation to regulate delta-8 THC products

Skyscrapers at Detroit United state of America. After a rash of states banned hemp-derived delta-8 THC when the unregulated products took regulators by surprise, Michigan is the first to pass legislation that will regulate the products under its state cannabis regulatory agency. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed a Michigan legislation package that will regulate […]

Hard Rock Cafe, Cointreau liquor latest to allege hemp trademark infringement

Restaurant chain Hard Rock Cafe and spirits maker Cointreau Corp. are the latest bringing trademark complaints against CBD manufacturers. In a pair of lawsuits filed this month in New York and Florida, the companies allege that CBD makers are trying to confuse customers into thinking they are branded CBD products coming from the older companies. […]

Sizzling heat prompts new requirements for hemp growers in Oregon, Washington

Hemp and marijuana cultivators in the Pacific Northwest are adopting new work restrictions to protect employees during this summer’s record-breaking heat. The additional rules – which take effect Tuesday in Washington and began last Thursday in Oregon – were adopted after temperatures reached “catastrophic levels,” according to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. A 38-year-old Oregon farmworker […]

Colorado: Legal Challenge Filed to Halt Imposition of Medical Cannabis Restrictions

A lawsuit has been filed challenging the implementation House Bill 1317, which imposes new rules and restrictions upon physicians who recommend medical cannabis and their patients. Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the legislation in June. Under the law, beginning on January 1, 2022, recommending physicians will be required to provide specific cannabis dosing regimens for their patients […]

Density of Cannabis Outlets Not Associated with Increased Intention to Use Marijuana by Young Adults

Young adults residing near marijuana retailers are no more likely to express an intention to use either cannabis or tobacco than are those who do not, according to data published in The Journal of Cannabis Research. Researchers with the RAND Corporation and with the University of Southern California assessed the relationship between the density of […]

Opinion: Hemp industry must emulate mature markets

Julie Lerner (Editor’s note: This story is part of a recurring series of commentaries from professionals connected to the hemp industry. Julie Lerner is CEO of PanXchange, a commodity trading platform and benchmark price provider.) I founded PanXchange, a pricing and trading platform, several years ago to bring efficiency, transparency and increased profitability to various […]

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