A Quality Seal of Assurance on Hemp Products? – Would It Quiet Fears about Hemp-Derived Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC?

April 16, 2024 · Cannabis.net

The United States Hemp Authority is working to assure the quality of Delta-8 THC through an upcoming certification procedure. This effort intends to set stringent standards and promote self-regulation in the Delta-8 sector, which is subject to relatively lenient regulatory scrutiny. While Delta-8 THC is federally lawful, its status varies by state, with certain authorities enforcing restrictions due to safety concerns. The certification scheme would stress sound manufacturing standards, correct labeling, and FDA compliance, all to prevent minors from accessing… Read more.

The Top 15 Celebrity Cannabis Brands – April 2024

April 16, 2024 · CelebStoner

Hoodie Analytics tracks more than 9,000 cannabis brands. The Top 15 list below is based on sales figures for celebrity cannabis brands. The listings includes states the brands are located in and a general sales figure. These numbers are from March 2024. Here are the current Top 15 Celebrity Cannabis Brands: 1. Cookies AZ, BC, CA, CO, IL, MA, MD, MI, MO, NV, NY ON, OR, WA ~ $12m; last month #1 (The above number includes brand sales only; it does not… Read more.

Congressional Lawmakers Approve GOP-Led Marijuana And Psychedelics Bills Focused On Veterans

April 16, 2024 · Marijuana Moment

A congressional committee has approved a pair of GOP-led marijuana and psychedelics bills focused on military veterans’ access. About a month after the House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee held an initial hearing on the legislation, members passed both proposals as part of an en bloc package with other measures under unanimous consent on Tuesday. The medical cannabis measure, sponsored by the subcommittee chair Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA), is titled the Veterans Cannabis Analysis, Research, and Effectiveness (CARE) Act. “My bill proposes… Read more.

California Senators Approve Bill To Legalize Psychedelics Service Centers

April 16, 2024 · Marijuana Moment

A California Senate committee has approved a bill to legalize psychedelics service centers where adults 21 and older could access psilocybin, MDMA, mescaline and DMT in a supervised environment with trained facilitators. The Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee passed the legislation from Sen. Scott Wiener (D), with an amendment, in a 7-4 vote on Monday. The “Regulated Therapeutic Access to Psychedelics Act” has been drafted in a way that’s meant to be responsive to concerns voiced by Gov.… Read more.

Arizona cannabis social equity reform failure highlights broader struggle

April 15, 2024 · MJ Biz Daily

Predatory investors hijacked the cannabis social equity program in Arizona, where only three of the original 26 license winners still have a stake in their businesses, according to allegations filed in court and repeated in the state Legislature. Despite outrage over this controversy, a state lawmaker’s reform proposal aimed at returning the coveted permits to their original winners failed to pass the Senate last month, in part because of interference from Gov. Katie Hobbs’ administration, observers told MJBizDaily. The situation is notable for its strange political alignments: An… Read more.

New Hampshire House Passes Cannabis Legalization Bill

April 15, 2024 · High Times

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted last week to approve a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, marking the second time the chamber has passed the legislation. Members of the House voted 239-136 on Thursday to pass the measure, House Bill 1633 (HB1633), which would legalize pot for adults and set the stage for tightly regulated cannabis sales. Bills with financial elements must be passed twice under New Hampshire state law. The first time the marijuana legalization measure was up… Read more.

How Old Do You Have to Be to Buy CBD? A. 21 B. 18 C. 12 D. No Age Restriction

April 15, 2024 · Cannabis.net

Following the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, the purchase of CBD oil products is now permissible under the law. This revised legislation has sanctioned all hemp-derived items, provided they contain 0.3% THC or less. Except for vape and smokable variants, there are no designated age restrictions for CBD usage. At the federal level, there exists no age threshold for CBD consumption. While hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.03% THC) are lawful nationwide, certain states may necessitate individuals to be either 18 or… Read more.

California Issues Mandatory Recall of Mike Tyson Cannabis Product

April 15, 2024 · Ganjapreneur

Last week, California’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) issued a mandatory recall for a Mike Tyson-branded product, Tyson Undisputed Cannabis Flower, due to contamination with Aspergillus sp., a type of mold. The recall, published on April 9, affects multiple products sold after August 24, 2023, including the TOAD and TADPOLES batches, distributed across several counties including Alameda, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The flower was grown by manufacturer Northern Emeralds, who also partnered with rapper Future for a product collaboration last year. This incident… Read more.

Smoking Hemp and Getting High? – Here is Why…Over 90% of Smokable Hemp Products Are Actually Just Weed Says Testing Lab

April 15, 2024 · Cannabis.net

The burgeoning hemp-derived cannabinoid market often faces criticism due to the absence of standardised third-party testing and comprehensive regulation. While many consumers vouch for the efficacy of these products and numerous companies uphold stringent standards, the oversight in the hemp industry pales in comparison to that of the legal cannabis sector. Consequently, consumers using certain hemp-derived products may unknowingly encounter potent psychoactive effects, believing they are solely consuming hemp or CBD. The frequency of THC in goods advertised as hemp is… Read more.

The Best Weed Dispensaries in SF for a Guaranteed Good Time

April 14, 2024 · Thrillist

As you may have heard, there won’t be an official 420 celebration of cannabis and cannabis culture in Golden Gate Park this year. But that surely won’t stop you from celebrating your own way. And because cannabis has been available for recreational use in California since 2016, you probably already have your go-to shop, but in the same way that cocktail bars have different drink menus, you never know what you can discover when you branch out and try something… Read more.