Here is your weekly dose of what is happening in the world of cannabis.
DEA Sings Hemp’s Old Tune
Based on a report from the Drug Enforcement Administration granted this week, the 2018 hemp Farm Bill legalization is inconveniencing law enforcement efforts. The report further adds that hemp enterprises are being used as a front for illegal marijuana operations.
Midwest Research Measure Delivers First Cannabinoid findings
Around 130 hemp growers and processors submitted seven-hundred and fifty samples in MHD’s (Midwest Hemp Database) first year. MHD is a local measure composed of several universities that focuses on cannabinoids and was started by Illinois University.
Illinois to Use Marijuana Taxes To Finance Reparations
According to an ABC News post, Evanston City is honoring its pledge of providing reparation to its Black inhabitants funded by adult-use cannabis returns.
Joe’s USDA Secretary Approves Final Hemp rules
The Agriculture Department’s recently confirmed chair has ascended a final federal regulation that crafts hemp sector rules. This comes amid distinct concerns from advocates regarding certain provisions.
New York’s Cannabis Legalisation Efforts May Be Affected By Cuomo’s Scandals
New York’s Governor’s rising scandals that recently emerged regarding claims of harassment and nursing facility mortality data could siphon off his political capital necessary in defending his cannabis authorization bill against a different bill backed by top-tier legislators and activists.
Marijuana Legalization Gets Maryland’s Growing Support
With Maryland’s lawmakers mulling over the two proposed MJ(marijuana) legalization legislation this session, a recent poll highlights the strong support for the bill from the area’s residents.
New Mexico’s Two Cannabis Legalization Reforms Ascend Past The Senate Committee
On Tuesday’s hearing, the Senate Committee of New Mexico passed two different marijuana authorization reforms. Legislators had earlier combined various reforms into a single measure before a legislative late March deadline.
Cannabis Won’t Work Against Immigrant’s Moral Character
Immigrant’s admission of prior weed consumption will no longer be valid in denying them United States citizenship based on the new congressional bill. Representative Boyle Brendan filed the bill on Monday. It handles a portion of the federal immigration policy that entails establishing ‘good moral character’ for applicants seeking naturalization citizenship.
Oregon Hemp Producer Loses a $2.5 Million Lawsuit
Organized Hemp Company (OHC) and its owner Justin Pitts lost a $2.5 lawsuit against Law enforcement authorities who raided his warehouse searching for marijuana. America’s Magistrate judge, Clarke Mark, gave the verdict that the issued search warrant from the police officers was constitutional. Based in Grant Pass, OHC is a farming service and farm contracting venture.
Wyoming Cannabis Legalisation Reform Sponsored By Highly Ranked Republicans
Backers of a sweeping proposed legalization to authorize and control marijuana expect a House Judiciary Commission hearing tomorrow; they hope to whisk off stereotypes, prejudice, and myths held by opposing lawmakers.
The Latest Stimulus Reform Apportions $4 Billion for Black and Brown Farmers
Socially disabled growers and processors, including those within the hemp landscape, will qualify for the $1.9 trillion debt-reprieve grants from 2021’s United States Rescue Plan. The Congress-passed legislation is now headed towards President Joe’s desk. It directs America’s Agriculture Department to pay colored farmers.
Mississippi House Ends Separate Cannabis Reform
After an accusation and bitter debate of lawmakers lying and profiteering, the House of Mississippi state terminated a Senate bill aimed at devising a disparate legislation the jurisdiction’s medical MJ initiative that residents passed in November’s federal constitution.
Polish FINOLA Seed Farmers To Be Disqualified From Subsidies
Polish cultivators nurturing the FINOLA hemp variety won’t qualify for cultivation subsidies in case a new ruling from agriculture authorities is enacted. On 10th March, the Polish Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture said subsidies for growers of the FINOLA seed variety in 2021 won’t receive any grants because the species was tested positive for more than 0.2% THC, which is above the EU’s hemp 0.2% THC limit.
Mexico’s Lower Chamber Passes Hemp, Cannabis Legalisation Reform
Mexico’s Deputies Chamber has advanced a proposed legislation to allow regulation of the marijuana and hemp sectors. Nonetheless, the pending regulation has issues to tackle and it could take ages before the prosperous industries thrive. Lawmakers in Mexico’s lower chamber strongly voted in support of the proposed policy.
Virginia’s Governor Considers Speed Up of Legal Cannabis Timeline
Virginia’s rising vocal association of lawmakers and activists is encouraging the state’s governor (Northam Ralph) to ascend a legislative policy change that would legalize cannabis in 2021. The area’s General Assembly recently passed a bill to legalize cannabis by 2024, a three-delay that disappointed a plethora of Democratic legislators. Eight lawmakers didn’t vote for the amendment claiming that it doesn’t sufficiently combat racial disparities in arrests and citations.