The Week in Weed: September 6, 2019


Welcome again to The Week in Weed, your Friday take a look at what’s taking place on the earth of legalized marijuana.

Let’s begin this week with hemp, marijuana’s straight arrow cousin.  The USA Division of Agriculture lately introduced that it’s now eligible for crop insurance coverage.  Farmers should be compliant with state and federal legislation and might insure crops with income as much as $8.5 million.

However not everyone seems to be “excessive” on hemp.  The governor of South Dakota takes a dim view of hemp, as defined in her latest “Governor’s Column.”  She’s not incorrect concerning the problem in telling the distinction between hemp and marijuana.

One state transferring in the wrong way is South Dakota’s neighbor to the east, Minnesota.  State company workers has been learning how leisure cannabis works in different states.  Home Democrats have been touring the state to drum up help for legalization.  Senate Republicans, nevertheless, are nonetheless against the thought.

Washington is undoubtedly one of many states Minnesota is learning.  The state is contemplating revamping its cannabis rules and should enable residence supply for small growers.

In different state information, Oklahoma‘s new guidelines for medical marijuana at the moment are in impact.  New York‘s new expungement legislation went into impact final week.  New Jersey‘s governor vetoed an expungement invoice, stating that it didn’t go far sufficient.

And in California, a “cannabis for pets” invoice should wait till 2020 for an opportunity at passage.  Veterinarians within the state could talk about marijuana therapies, however they could not advocate them.

The federal authorities issued a warning concerning the risks of utilizing cannabis throughout adolescence and through being pregnant.  The Surgeon Basic’s advisory is on the market right here.

And eventually, let’s finish as we started, with hemp.  Particularly with vehicles made out of hemp.  Sure, that’s now a factor.

See you subsequent week!


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