A draft bill in Wyoming aims to ban hemp-derived THC products and any other hemp products meant for human consumption, Cowboy State Daily reports. Under the proposal, “hemp with any detectable amount of natural or synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), as well as any production of hemp for human consumption,” would be banned in the state. Justin Loeffler, CEO and founder of the Wyoming Hemp Co., told Cowboy State Daily that while he understands why lawmakers are concerned about the products, he said the measure is… Read more.
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Most people over the age of 21 are familiar with the abbreviation “THC,” but odds are, many of them couldn’t tell you what it means or how it works. THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, the compound in the cannabis plant that gives you that prototypical euphoric cannabis high. The cannabis plant also produces THCA, short for tetrahydrocannabinol acid, in the arrangement known as delta-9 THCA. However, the THCA and THC molecules can be forced into other arrangements, called isomers. Delta-9 THC,… Read more.
The Chicago, Illinois City Council is considering a proposal that would allow only businesses that hold a state issued cannabis license to sell hemp-derived cannabis products that contain THC, including delta-8, delta-10, and THC-O, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Businesses without cannabis licenses would still be allowed to sell hemp products with negligible amounts of delta-9, but would not be allowed to advertise the sale of THC, use images associated with cannabis, or call themselves dispensaries. Second Ward Ald. Brian Hopkins, chair of the… Read more.
First Ever Cannabis Importation From Uruguay To The United States Could Change The Industry Forever Is this good news or bad news? In an exclusive announcement from Benzinga, a breakthrough partnership between MMJ International Holdings and Global Cannabis Production (GCP) has just been announced – one that has the potential to alter how the worldwide marijuana industry operates entirely. The two companies announced a joint partnership to get the enable the first-ever importation of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products into the United States from Uruguay. In… Read more.
Cannabinoids are a beautifully fundamental aspect when it comes to consuming cannabis. There are more than 100 known cannabinoids — naturally occurring compounds within the cannabis plant. A handful of major players are found in commercial cannabis products. In the human body, cannabinoids interact with cannabinoid receptors, also referred to as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a complex and important network that works to help regulate pain, appetite and even inflammation. When cannabinoids are used in conjunction with… Read more.
An Arkansas lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that the state’s cannabis testing laboratories are inflating THC levels in medical cannabis products as part of a scheme to inflate prices, KARK reports. The lawsuit was filed in February on behalf of Jakie Hanan, a medical cannabis patient in the state. A similar lawsuit that alleged violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act was dismissed that month. The new lawsuit does not claim any RICO violations but argues THC inflation violates… Read more.
Researcher Beatriz Carlini clicks through a few local cannabis retailers’ websites before finding what she’s looking for. Her screen displays a yellow goo, similar in appearance to raw honey, or as the product’s marketing calls it, “Cake Batter.” The substance is a highly concentrated form of cannabis called a dab, which is produced by extracting the psychoactive compound THC from cannabis plants. It’s usually vaporized and inhaled using a device that looks similar to a bong, but often involves a… Read more.
For violations that began in 2019, a Las Vegas-based cannabis testing company finally faces a $62,500 fine and a 10-year ban from the market. The business is charged with inflating THC concentrations and changing results from heavy metal and microbiological testing in the past.The ban may stick as the state's Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) rejected the request to have sanctions for offenses relating to THC potency, microbes, and heavy metals removed. (cannabis.net) Full Storyhttps://cannabis.net/blog/news/the-end-of-lab-shopping-for-the-highest-thc-percentage-nevada-testing-lab-faces-10year-ban-for Read more.