More and more states are pushing for better cannabis legislation. The fire is also igniting outside the US. Here are our top stories for this week.
America’s CBD Manufacturers in Court
Seller of cbdMD branded products, Cannabis Industries LLC, has submitted a lawsuit against Majik Medicine for trademark infringement, asserting that the organization’s utility of the CBD MD trademark will make customers think Majik’s products are legal food and dietary supplements, which isn’t true.
Norway Ascends Reform to Legalize Drug Possession
In a juncture where a glut of states across the United States are musing on legalization of drug substance bills, Norway’s government tabled a proposal on Friday that would get rid of criminalization reforms about private possession of drugs. Norway’s Liberal Party representatives introduced the legalization reform.
Montana Legislature Consider Plan To Separate Marijuana, Hemp Production
Montana is musing on a recent proposal that requires marijuana growers to restrict their farming activities to indoor environments and hemp cultivators to outdoor settings. Based on a report released last week by the Independent Record, the state Senate Caucus heard from both hemp and cannabis growers about the bill which aims to avert cross-pollination between hemp and cannabis crops.
A third of Southwestern Oregon Hemp Farms Infringe State water
Oregon State has identified water law violations by 33% of the state’s hemp growers last year, owing to an audit that reviewed activities in the region’s southwestern part. The state’s Water Resources Department evaluated 187 from a thousand hemp fields within the state’s jurisdiction.
New York’s Governor Reveals Changes to Cannabis Legalization Plan
Andrew Cuomo, New York’s governor has introduced a complete language of amendments to his marijuana legalization initiative that he hopes will quell disagreements with legislators regarding his original proposal. The major policy changes would legalize cannabis delivery services, show how social equity finances will be apportioned, and minimize proposed penalties for 21 and younger folks selling marijuana.
Pakistan Sees Hemp’s Key Role in Energy, Textiles, and Tech
Fawad Chaudhry said that hemp could play an important role in Pakistan’s future since the country depends on the development of technology and biotechnology sectors.
Genetic Editing Provides Hemp and Marijuana Hemp Firms A Way To Alleviate Crop Strains
The creation of the new gene-editing technology allows cannabis firms to make cost-friendly and distinctive changes to hemp and cannabis crops without generating a GMO (Genetically Modified Organism). The new genetic-editing program is called Crispr-Cas9.
Late Activist Markgraaff Dion Helped and Inspired Many
The long-time American cannabis business owner and activist, Markgraaff, came to his demise in California. According to Dion’s brother, Andre, the activist died in his house while sleeping on 21st February. During his last twenty-five years, Dion has been fighting the system to legalize cannabis.
Senator Pushes Joe’s Treasury Nominee on Cannabis
On Tuesday, Senator Catherine Cortex pressured the President’s treasury appointee for a top-tier Treasury Department stand on amending banking reforms for marijuana businesses.
Alabama’s Senate Passes Medical Cannabis Reform
Alabama’s Senate approved legislation to legalize medical marijuana within the state on Wednesday. This emerges after the Senate Judiciary Commission approved the reform which later got a 21-8 ‘pass’ floor vote.
Indiana Legislators Ascend Reform That Lifts Ban on Hemp Flowers
Indiana state lawmakers from the lower house have passed legislation that will decriminalize hemp flowers; thus, undoing reforms under the state’s existing hemp law executed during 2019.
New Mexico’s Other House Committee Passes Cannabis Reform
The other House Caucus in New Mexico has approved a reform to decriminalize marijuana within its borders. On Wednesday, the Taxation and Revenue Committee approved the reform in an eight-four ‘approve’ vote. This comes after the Human and Health Services commission approved the reform.
Department would Prefer Cannabis Businesses Paying Direct Taxes
This week, the IRS president asserted to Congress that the state body would prefer that federally legal marijuana businesses pay taxes using electronic means since the present cash-based program is daunting and offers risks to the involved staff.
USDA Prepares for 2022 Agriculture Census
Hemp cultivators could have found letters in their mailboxes during the winter as state agriculture officials are make plans for the next year’s Agriculture Census which will feature hemp cultivators for the first time. During the last sixty days, the USDA-NASS issued content tests to thirty-six thousand sample producers from several agriculture territories across the United States.
Lack of Consensus Threatens Virginia Cannabis Legalisation
With the Saturday deadline coming closer, federal legislators in the House and Senate haven’t solved their differences about the legislation that would authorize marijuana in Virginia. By Friday evening, it wasn’t clear whether both houses could agree over the proposal.