Latest Cannabis & Hemp News
Delta 8: The Sudden Buyer Craze and Hazy Legal Status for a Hemp Product
April. 20, 2021
A new cannabis product commonly called Delta 8 is confusing law enforcement officials throughout the country. The flower buds look, smell and taste (when smoked) like marijuana, and it even contains a type of THC. Yet, this particular cannabis, which experienced a tremendous surge in popularity in 2020, is seemingly legal to buy and consume even in many states where recreational marijuana remains against the law.
Before getting too far into the legal gray area of Delta 8, though, readers should be cautioned that products containing it have not been FDA-tested or FDA-approved. It's always recommended to speak with your doctor before introducing anything new to your body and be advised that smoking, vaping, or otherwise imbibing any kind of cannabis product could adversely affect your health. Anyone using Delta-8 THC should also be aware it will turn up on a drug test as regular THC, and thus could cause one to fail the test should it exceed the accepted limit.
U.S. House of Representatives approves cannabis banking bill
April. 20, 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday passed legislation that would allow banks to provide services to cannabis companies in states where it is legal, a step towards removing what analysts say is a barrier to development of a national industry.
Lawmakers voted 321-101 to approve the bill and send it to the Senate.
The bill clarifies that proceeds from legitimate cannabis businesses would not be considered illegal and directs federal regulators to craft rules for how they would supervise such banking activity.
Where weed is legal
April. 07, 2021
State legislatures have been slow to catch up to the marijuana legalization trend as, time and again, they let voters decide what to do about decades-old weed laws. That’s changing this year.
Virginia’s Legislature passed a recreational legalization bill in February, becoming the first Southern state to fully embrace weed. Last week, lawmakers in New York and New Mexico legalized weed for adults, after years of failed efforts. New Jersey lawmakers also passed legislation implementing a voter-approved legalization amendment. And more conservative states like Kansas and Alabama are moving medical marijuana legalization bills forward.