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Legislation Watch

Legislation Watch – What Effects Cannabis

Local, county, state, and national legislation will impact cannabis companies both positively and negatively.

Rules and regulations can be conflicting and inconsistent. Operators need to be savvy and flexible in order to navigate through the labyrinth of cannabis legislation.

It’s critical to be in the know of new cannabis legislative updates so your team can understand the impact and implement a strategy.

2018 Farm Bill Is Expiring — All Hail The 2023 Farm Bill

By Publisher

America’s Farm Bill provides support, certainty, and stability to our nation’s farmers, ranchers, and forest managers by enhancing farm support programs, improving crop insurance, maintaining disaster programs, and promoting and supporting voluntary conservation.  So what are we hearing about the 2023 Farm Bill? Although nothing is certain yet, here is a list of potential changes…

Midterm Election: What do voters think of cannabis

By Editor

What do voters think of cannabis in 2022? The majority of registered voters in the United States believe that cannabis consumption should be legal for adults. Based on a NORMAL poll, voters’ support for legalization is greatest among African Americans (72%), Democrats (71%), those between the ages of 18 and 44 (70%), Hispanics (67%), and…

2022 Supporters of Cannabis in Congress

By Editor

Who are the 2022 supporters of Cannabis in Congress and what does the future hold? Democrats, now in control of both chambers of Congress, say they will push ahead with marijuana reform with or without the support of the White House. Eighteen states containing 40 percent of Americans have now fully legalized marijuana, but the…

Biden Decriminalizing Cannabis

By Editor

October 10, 2022 – PRESIDENT BIDEN DECRIMINALIZING CANNABIS – President Joe Biden is taking his first major steps toward decriminalizing Cannabis, fulfilling a campaign promise to erase prior federal possession convictions, and beginning the process of potentially loosening federal classification of the drug. This past Thursday, Biden’s Executive Action directive pardoned all prior federal offenses…

September 2022 – U.S. Bill CAOA Boosts THC Threshold

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Legislation Update – The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (S.4591 / CAOA) recognizes the legalization of cannabis by the states. The authors are the United States Congress Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Cory Booker, and Senator Ron Wyden. THC from 0.3% to 0.7% – The CAOA cannabis bill now before the U.S. Senate would…

Indiana lawmakers confused on cannabis legalization

By Editor

It’s interesting to see how each state addresses its cannabis position. Indiana lawmakers seemed to be confused on cannabis legalization. As reported by Brandon Smith of Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations In the US, the use of cannabis is illegal under federal law for any purpose.  The CSA, Controlled Substances Act, of 1970 classifies cannabis as…

Kentucky Update: Delta-8 THC Declared Legal

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After a year of deliberation, Delta-8 THC derived from hemp is legal in the Bluegrass State The Delta-8 cannabinoid occurs naturally in small amounts in hemp plants, and it is said to have some psychoactive properties similar to THC. Katie Moyer, president of the Kentucky Hemp Association (KHA), explains, “it’s a huge win for farmers and retailers of…