Herbal Products Coalition Unveils Resource to Standardize Hemp Definition
America’s Herbal Products Association (HPA), a national trade commission representing the herbal commodities landscape, has unveiled a resource to enact standardized terminology in the growing hemp industry and the making, growing, growing, labeling processing of hemp and hemp-related products.
Illinois Hits Cannabis Sales Record
In March, Illinois’ marijuana sales were more than $100 million, breaking a set record. According to the state Agency of Professional and Financial Regulation, twenty-one and older folks spent $109,149,355 on adult-use cannabis items in March. That’s nearly $30 million more than February’s set record.
NYPD: Zero Arrests for Public Marijuana Use
According to a memo, the New York Police Department said that its police officials are now prohibited from arresting individuals who take cannabis in public- so long as the consumption is performed in legal smoking zones. Also, the memo reads that law enforcement individuals are currently prohibited from using the smell of cannabis as a reason for car searches.
New Mexico Takes Steps on Cannabis Legalization Implementation
New Mexico is making efforts to enact its adult-use marijuana market. This arrives as regulators introduce a site that offers information about the area’s recent cannabis before Governor Michelle Lujan has even signed an authorization bill as law. Last week, legislators submitted a reform to introduce recreational cannabis to Governor Michelle.
Drug Agency’s Proposed Hemp Regulations Contravenes Congress’s Intent
A duo of House Committee leaders recently gave notice to the United States Agriculture Department and Justice Department’s chairpersons, pushing them to handle a concern that participants have identified in the DEA’s proposed law on hemp.
The American President Too Busy to Legalize Cannabis
America’s deputy president, Harris Kamala, discloses that Joe’s administration doesn’t have much interest in focusing on its marijuana bill pledges since it’s addressing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The deputy president said during an interview that they haven’t focused on cannabis reform.
New York Cannabis Law also Makes Sweeping Amendments to Hemp Rules
The recent marijuana law in New York comprises a divisive overhaul about the way the area’s hemp landscape is controlled. The change could potentially place several hemp processors and growers on the industry’s THC-rich section.
Connecticut Legislators Pass Governor’s Cannabis Legalisation Reform
On Tuesday, a bill to authorize marijuana in Connecticut backed by Governor Ned Lamont was approved by a crucial committee. However, the commission’s chairperson asserted that it’s still in progress. The reform ascended past the legislature’s judiciary commission after garnering a 22-16 ‘pass’ vote.
Washington’s Legislators Hear Drug Decriminalisation Reform
As lawmakers from Washington weigh their options after a court’s verdict removed the territory’s legislation prohibiting possession of drugs, regulation seconded by bill-focused lawmakers secured its first committee hearing earlier this week.
Alabama House Committee Approves Legalization Bill On Medical Marijuana
One of Alabama’s key house committees has passed a senate reform that would authorize medical cannabis. It had earlier revised a proposal previously unveiled by Senator Melson Tim that permitted individuals with qualifying ailments to access marijuana for therapeutic use.
Virginia Legislators Approve Amendment to Speed Up Marijuana Legalization
Virginia’s Delegates and Senate House have ascended Governor Ralph Northam’s updated bill versions tabled by legislators from the two houses pushing for recreational marijuana legalization. Among the notable changes is a change of deadline to permit cultivation and possession of cannabis to 1st June 2021 rather than the original 1st January 2024.
Texas Legislators Address Marijuana Decriminalization, Medical Cannabis, and Hemp
Activists have high hopes that legislators will support marijuana authorization in 2021 after the launch of proposals to decriminalize cannabis, revise the territory’s clinical marijuana measure and hemp control. The proposals were set for different hearings by Texas’s legislative House commissions within a 7-day time frame.
What Hemp, CBD, and Marijuana Firms should Know Regarding the Pact Act
After Congress updated the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) act to entail vaping devices, retailers of vape products could be subject to new legal provisions. PACT’s amendments cropped up in 2020 as a component of the consolidated budget and coronavirus relief reform.
Mexico’s Senators Weigh Another Deadline Extension of Cannabis
Senators from Mexico are contemplating whether to request a supreme court to postpone the marijuana legalization deadline again. This emerges after the Mexican senators concluded that a proposal tabled in the chamber has multiple issues and could be unconstitutional.
Idaho Legislators Allow Hemp Cultivation
Idaho could soon join its neighbors under a hemp-authorization proposal that awaits the state governor’s signature. It’s the only jurisdiction that still criminalizes hemp cultivation. Idaho’s lawmakers can reach consensus about a reform allowing hemp research, transport, production and processing.