House Agriculture Committee Approves Amendment Banning Intoxicating Hemp Derivatives in Farm Bill
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by randallsims7
2h ago
While including the controversial provision is disconcerting and potentially disastrous for the hemp industry, congressional insiders see it more as a symbolic gesture. The drama and, at times, embittered infighting over how to handle intoxicating hemp derivatives (IHDs) in this year's Farm Bill continued on Capitol Hill Thursday with the inclusion of an industry-killing amendment aimed at banning all IHDs in this year's proposed $1.5 trillion agriculture spending measure. Earlier this week, U.S. Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) filed a proposed amendment that would federally ban products ..read more
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Proposed Farm Bill Amendment Would Ban All Intoxicating Hemp Derivatives
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by randallsims7
2h ago
If the proposed addendum survives the committee hearing process and somehow makes it to both chamber floors for a vote, it could spell disaster for the hemp industry. The divisive and damaging civil war between hemp industry interests and those supported by the Big Cannabis lobby could be coming to a head. Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp and all of its downstream products and uses, both sides have battled over the contentious and controversial issue of intoxicating hemp derivates or IHDs. While the initial purpose of changing hemp's legal status was to promote ..read more
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New Change to Minnesota’s Cannabis Legalization Statute Enables All Military Veterans to be Considered for Social Equity Status
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by randallsims7
2h ago
The change is part of a host of additions and alterations to the historic marijuana reform law in preparation for the projected Spring 2025 launch of the adult-use cannabis market. As Minnesota lawmakers and health officials work diligently to establish regulations and guidelines for the state’s highly anticipated recreational marijuana market launch, significant changes are being made to the original legalization law to aid in that process. One of those changes concerns social equity status for military veterans. During the legislative process leading up to the eventual passage of Minnesot ..read more
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New Jersey Legislature Considering Bill to Place Intoxicating Hemp Products Under the Regulatory Control of the State’s Marijuana Regulation System
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by randallsims7
3d ago
Like many other states struggling to develop safety guidelines for the much-maligned hemp derivatives, some Garden State lawmakers want to use cannabis regulators to monitor the hemp sector. The issue of how to regulate items containing intoxicating hemp derivatives (IHD) has swiftly become a topic of intense national interest for state legislatures, health officials, and consumers. The 2018 Farm Bill's legalization of hemp and its downstream products and uses for the first time in nearly a century has sparked a nationwide debate on the best approach to this burgeoning industry. Since then ..read more
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The Number of Tribally-Owned Cannabis Businesses Increases by 25% Since the Beginning of 2023
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by randallsims7
3d ago
The strong growth reflects a commitment by several native indigenous nations to expand their economies, affirm their sovereignty, and capture the first-to-market advantage in certain states. New and emerging markets are often characterized by maverick individuals or groups that recognize the overwhelming economic potential of the developing sector and seize the chance to enter the industry at its genesis, thereby establishing an advantage over their competition. During the internet boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s, dozens of start-ups and aspiring “dot coms” vied to control the myste ..read more
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President Biden Makes Official Announcement Regarding the Rescheduling of Cannabis
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by randallsims7
6d ago
The President heralded the 'monumental' action as an overdue step in helping to reverse the 'historical inequities' caused by marijuana's classification as a Schedule 1 narcotic. The rescheduling of cannabis from a Schedule 1 to a Schedule 3 drug as part of the Controlled Substances Act took a significant step forward this week when President Joe Biden announced that his administration would be moving to reclassify marijuana under federal law. The announcement, which comes two weeks after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) confirmed its decision to reschedule the plant, marks a ..read more
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Researchers at Purdue University Are Developing New Hemp Cellulose for Diapers and Other Absorbent Products
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by randallsims7
1w ago
The biodegradable superabsorbent materials are substantially less polluting than those currently used. As developing nations race against time to address the ever-worsening climate crisis, some countries are turning to hemp to help stem the tide against the devastating effects of an increasingly warmer planet. The most recent example of how hemp is helping reduce carbon emissions is the work by researchers at Purdue University. As first reported by Marijuana Moment, scientists at the university say they are utilizing cellulose extracted from industrial hemp to develop biodegradable superabs ..read more
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Minnesota Expunges Nearly 58,000 Low-Level Cannabis Convictions Just Nine Months After Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization
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by randallsims7
1w ago
Mandated as a priority by legalization proponents and the governor’s office, the state is just beginning to address the judicial carnage created by the ill-fated “War on Drugs.” For most cannabis reform advocates, the main thrust of their collective efforts has centered on legalizing marijuana possession and sales for adults over 21. However, from the beginning of the legalization movement, criminal justice reform has also been a foundational tenet of ending the prohibition of weed in America. From the outset, when Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize recreational ..read more
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New York’s Top Cannabis Official is Out as the State’s Governor Announces Major Overhaul of the Beleaguered Adult-Use Marijuana Industry
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by randallsims7
1w ago
Following months of delays, licensing controversies, and numerous lawsuits, the head of the Office of Cannabis Management will step down in September. As Frank Sinatra so often crooned when singing his signature song, “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere. New York. New York.” Well, for the soon-to-be former head of the New York Office of Cannabis Management (OCM), it appears he will not be achieving that Empire State dream of making Gotham City one of the most successful recreational cannabis spots in America. According to numerous local and national media outlets, New York Gov ..read more
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New Lawsuit in Minnesota Contends Individuals Growing Cannabis for Personal Use Should Be Allowed to Sell Their Excess Marijuana Without a License
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by randallsims7
1w ago
The case seeks to use an obscure state constitutional provision enabling the unlicensed sale of cannabis by individuals cultivating their own plants for personal consumption. The issue of home cultivation by individuals is one of the most challenging "grey areas" of legalizing cannabis for recreational use. Most marijuana legalization statutes or ballot initiatives include some form of legalized home growth for individuals over 21. However, those provisions rarely address how to handle the right to sell cannabis cultivated by those who choose to grow their own plants. Now, a new lawsuit bro ..read more
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