RALEIGH, N.C. (WGHP) – North Carolina will once again ban hemp and CBD in North Carolina on July 1 as the bill to permanently legalize them sits in Senate’s rules committee. That is, unless lawmakers move quickly. The state Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 455, which would permanently legalize hemp and CBD, on May 5. The House was not totally behind the hemp bill, passing … [Read more...] about SB 455 would redefine Hemp and Cannabis as the same plant (They’re not wrong). North Carolina ban on CBD, hemp goes into effect Friday as bill sits in limbo
A growing number of states have legalized cannabis — medically or recreationally, or both. But marijuana remains illegal under federal law, creating a conundrum for senior living communities and their residents. Arizona law, for example, allows for the administration of medical marijuana and marijuana-derived medications to registered and qualified assisted living residents. … [Read more...] about This is literally happening everywhere. ‘Contradictory’ state, federal cannabis laws create conundrum for senior living operators
This morning, Representative Troy A. Carter, Sr. (D-LA) and Representative Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) introduced a bipartisan bill called The Capital Lending and Investment for Marijuana Businesses (CLIMB) Act which, if passed and signed into law, could give a significant boost to the struggling cannabis industry. Cannabis stocks, which increased significantly after the 2020 … [Read more...] about It’ll only work if it’s legal. Can the Cannabis Industry CLIMB to Increased Institutional Investment and Capital Markets Listings?
You might be getting a little unwanted something extra when you buy a CBD product at your local grocers or supplements store, a new study warns. About 60% of CBD products tested in the lab also contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the chemical in pot that causes intoxication, researchers report in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Most products contained just trace … [Read more...] about Lots of ‘THC-free’ CBD products contain THC: Study. It has been an ongoing problem…
In the US alone, more than 40,000 people are serving sentences for cannabis offences. While the recreational use of marijuana is legal in 19 states, the gap between the industry and recent sentences for cannabis possession speak for themselves. For example, according to the Freedom Grams website, Audreanna J. was sentenced to three years imprisonment for 0.3 grams of cannabis … [Read more...] about I’ll take a gram of freedom. Freedom Grams is a powerful packaging project raising awareness about mass cannabis incarceration.
More than 37,000 applications for 56 cannabis business licenses in Connecticut have been submitted before the final deadline passed last week, with most seeking to do business in underrepresented communities. The state Department of Consumer Protection received 13,806 applications for the general lottery and 23,487 for the social equity license established by the General … [Read more...] about There’s only 56 licenses. The final application deadline passed for Connecticut’s emerging cannabis industry: 37,293 business hopefuls
Were fears of cannabis laced with a deadly opioid overblown by state leaders? A series of incidents last year led Connecticut to announce it had the first lab-confirmed cases of cannabis with fentanyl in our state, and possibly the nation. They may want to walk that back a little. Last fall, the state Department of Public Health (DPH) said it believed the deadly opioid was … [Read more...] about Told you so… State Slow to Correct Fentanyl-Laced Cannabis Report
One form of affirmative action Maher apparently agrees with is social equity, in which many marijuana-legal states are providing a less burdensome entry into the industry for those who suffered most from the War on Drugs. "I can’t argue with that instinct," Maher said, then continued with the following statement. "The drug war has been a horrendous instrument of prejudice and … [Read more...] about Bill gets it… Bill Maher Recognizes Social Equity In Cannabis On Latest ‘Real Time,’ Agreeing With Bernie Sanders
When Melissa Vitale first entered the cannabis industry five years ago, she didn’t feel comfortable being open about her identity as a queer woman. “It was a total bro fest,” she said. Now, Vitale, a cannabis industry publicist based in New York, said her queerness is no longer such [...] You can view the whole article at this link LGBTQ people helped create the legal marijuana … [Read more...] about LGBTQ people helped create the legal marijuana industry. Then they were left behind.
Places that have legalized cannabis appear to have increased its regular use, while COVID lockdowns had a similar effect, raising the risk of depression and suicide, a UN report said on Monday. Cannabis has long been the world's most widely used drug and that use is increasing while the substance on the market is getting stronger in terms of its tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) … [Read more...] about You can always do more of nothing when you’re baked. UN: Legalization and COVID lockdowns increase cannabis use