Hemp Industry

GOP Senator States to Override Mississippi Governor, If He Vetoes Medical Marijuana Bill

If the governor of Mississippi moves to veto a medical marijuana bill over his concerns about the proposed purchase limit for patients, the legislature may well move to override that decision, a key state senator said on Wednesday. Gov. Tate Reeves (R) said on Tuesday that he wants lawmakers to slash the daily purchase limit for patients …

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Green Thumb Industries Acquires Minnesota Cannabis Company LeafLine Industries on Anonymous Terms

Green Thumb Enters Minnesota through Acquisition of LeafLine Industries Acquisition of one of only two vertical licenses in Minnesota, including an operating cultivation facility and five open retail locations Expands production capacity and scales distribution capabilities while broadening access to medical cannabis products for Minnesota patients    Increases national presence to 15 states; 73 open retail …

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Marijuana Bill in Turmoil: Mississippi Governor Hints, He’ll Veto Medical Marijuana Bill If Lawmakers Don’t Tap Purchase Limit

The governor of Mississippi is hinting he might veto a medical marijuana bill that lawmakers have been negotiating unless they sharply reduce the amount of cannabis it would allow patients to purchase. Gov. Tate Reeves (R) said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that he feels that 3.5 grams per day per patient is too …

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India Takes First Steps To Declassify Hempseed-based Foods, Boost for Indigenous Hemp Market

Food safety authorities in India have approved hemp seeds, hemp seed oil and seed-based flour as food and food ingredients, signaling a first crack in the opening of a vast market of 1.4 billion consumers. The Food Safety and Security Authority of India (FSSAI) signed off on regulations last week that stakeholders say can help …

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Montana Recreational Marijuana Sales to Kick Start From January One: What to Expect & How to Enroll?

“There may not be much product available after the first couple of days, for several weeks.” By Max Savage Levenson, Montana Free Press On January 1, 2022, adult-use recreational marijuana will become available for purchase in Montana. The launch of the new market raises a wide range of questions, from how much marijuana an individual …

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Marijuana Group Come up With Impending “Robbery Preparedness Guide” For Dispensaries Amid Spike in Robbery

With a spike in robberies hitting marijuana businesses across the U.S., a leading cannabis advocacy group is providing the industry with resources on how to prevent and respond to theft. Americans for Safe Access (ASA) developed its Robbery Preparedness Guide in response to growing reports of targeted crime at marijuana retailers. In San Francisco alone, …

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Israeli Investors Pushes for Clarity to Open Market for CBD

Hemp stakeholders in Israel are petitioning the government to clear up language in drug laws in order to legalize CBD for food, medicine, and general use, and make CBD products available over-the-counter. Advocates submitted a position paper this week to the Ministry of Health calling for changes in conflicting language in the country’s Dangerous Drugs …

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German Cannabis Company Discloses Plans On Hemp Cultivation in Afghanistan: Recognition of Taliban Regime In Pivot

A German marijuana company says it is still in talks with the Taliban regime of Afghanistan about setting up a cannabis production operation in the country—but some international issues need to be resolved first. There’s been a good amount of confusion over the deal, starting with the very idea that the regime would be open to allowing …

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NY Bill Anticipated To Push Hemp-Based Packaging for Sates Cannabis Products

A New York lawmaker has introduced a bill designed to increase demand for hemp-based packaging biocomposites while helping the state meet its climate mitigation goals. State Sen. Michelle Hinchey said in a press release that the measure would advance hemp growing for biodegradable packaging for state-produced cannabis products, and kickstart aNew York hemp industry that …

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Vaping CBD-Rich Marijuana Has “No Significant Ill Effects”: Recent Study Suggests

A new study found “no significant impact” on driving ability after smoking CBD-rich marijuana and no effects on vital signs, even as all the study participants exceeded the legal limit for THC in their blood. For the pilot study conducted in Switzerland, 33 participants were each given a joint containing 500 mg of tobacco and …

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