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Thu
15
Oct

Colorado Submits Further Comment On Hemp Rule

Colorado’s Governor and Commissioner of Agriculture have again weighed in on the USDA’s Interim Final Rule related to establishing the nation’s Domestic Hemp Production Program.

The Interim Final Rule has been a controversial document. There was an initial sixty day public comment period between October 31, 2019 and December 30, 2019 and a subsequent extension period between December 31, 2019 and January 29, 2020. Then another extension for public comment kicked off in September. That closed last week, on October 8.

Wed
14
Oct

What Isiah Thomas Learned On The Court Helped Him Find Success In Cannabis

Whether you’re starting a new business or building out an existing venture, communication is everything, former NBA superstar Isiah Thomas explained.

After a successful career in basketball, both as a player and a coach, NBA legend Isiah Thomas became a serial investor and entrepreneur.

Among his notable ventures was the acquisition of sparkling wine brand Cheurlin Champagne, and his recent appointment as CEO of cannabis company One World Pharma Inc., a Colombia-based producer of cannabis and hemp ingredients.

During a recent conversation focused on cannabis, hemp and One World Pharma, Thomas explained how his coaching experience and leadership experiences transferred over to business.

Wed
14
Oct

FBI data shows more marijuana arrests made in 2019 than for violent crimes

In spite of ever-growing support for marijuana use in the United States, a recently-released FBI report revealed there were more people arrested for cannabis last year than for all violent crimes together. 

Wed
14
Oct

Additional Information On California’s CBD Ruling

The US Hemp Roundtable, the hemp industry’s leading national advocacy organization, is profoundly disappointed that the California Senate leadership refused to allow a vote on AB 2028 (Aguiar-Curry, Wicks and Wilk), which would have legalized the use of hemp CBD in all products, to advance before the end of the 2019-20 legislative session.

Wed
14
Oct

Mexico Is Quietly On The Edge Of Nation Wide Cannabis Legalization

Mexico is one of the most exciting emerging cannabis markets in the world and we believe that the market is nearing an inflection point. Recently, we came across studies that highlighted the potential of the Mexican cannabis market and this is an opportunity that we are excited about over the long-term.w

Wed
14
Oct

New Zealand To Vote On Cannabis Legalization Saturday

Voters in New Zealand will vote on Saturday on a nationwide referendum that would legalize the use and possession of cannabis by those 20 years of age and older.

Wed
14
Oct

Pennsylvania Governor Continues Push For Cannabis Legalization

Legalizing marijuana could help Pennsylvania weather the economic turbulence brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

That was the argument put forth on Tuesday by the state’s governor, Tom Wolf, who continued to urge Keystone State lawmakers to take up the issue.

Tue
13
Oct

Navajo Nation Cracks Down On Cannabis Cultivation

Problematic cannabis cultivation on Navajo Nation lands has led to a new resolution to clarify the Nation’s stance.

The Navajo Nation is an American Indian territory covering more than 17.5 million acres of north-eastern Arizona, south-eastern Utah and north-western New Mexico.

The Navajo Nation doesn’t allow for hemp or marijuana to be grown on its land, with the exception of a pilot project being carried out in partnership with New Mexico State University. However, at least one unauthorised party has been cultivating hemp, claiming passage of the 2018 Farm Bill that legalised it at a federal level allows this to occur – and there was no Navajo Nation penalty in place for growing hemp.

Tue
13
Oct

Will A Biden/Harris Presidency Be A Friend Or Foe Of The Cannabis Industry?

Last week, the cannabis sector rallied after Kamala Harris’ debate with Vice President Mike Pence. We believe the reason for the move higher is related to Harris stating that cannabis would be decriminalized under a Joe Biden administration.

Tue
13
Oct

Michigan Governor Signs ‘Clean Slate’ Bills

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed a package of bills designed to reform the state’s process for expunging past criminal convictions. The ‘Clean Slate’ bills, as the legislative package of six measures is known, was passed by Michigan lawmakers last month.

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