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“If this bill moves forward, I hope NIDA, DEA and FDA will seek significant input from experienced cannabis growers as they develop standards for good manufacturing practices.”
A bill that would amend federal law to give states the autonomy to set their own marijuana policies gained a tenth cosponsor last week, and a somewhat surprising one at that.
A powerful U.S. House panel that oversees federal drug enforcement efforts approved a bill on Thursday to require the Department of Justice and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to begin issuing more licenses to grow marijuana for research.
“10 years from now, this is going to be a multi-billion dollar industry, and 20 years from now, people are going to be saying, ‘What was the big deal?’” said the president of the Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council.
Medical marijuana is legal in Minnesota, but allowing recreational marijuana use for adults is an issue the candidates have been talking about on the campaign trail for Minnesota governor.
Kansas took its first step this past week in joining 40 other states in the U.S. that are growing industrial hemp, according to a spokesperson for the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
As the state works through the final steps of launching the recreational cannabis market, the industry will now have a financial institution in the state to put all that cash.
When Texas voters hit the polls in November, they’ll face a choice between two U.S. Senate candidates who have significantly divergent views on marijuana and are facing off in one of the nation’s most-watched races, the result of which could determine whether Democrats or Republicans end up controlling Congress’s upper chamber.
A dilemma for Minnesotans: Canada's legalizing recreational marijuana in October. And in November, North Dakota voters will decide whether to follow suit.
Utah Farmers now have the rules and regulations in place to grow industrial hemp.
All three ballot measures would legalize, regulate and tax medical cannabis, with some key differences.
Medical marijuana could become much easier to get for patients in Michigan. State regulators are considering a new rule that would allow centers that provide the drug to make home deliveries.
When voters in 16 Wisconsin counties and two cities go to the polls Nov. 6 they will join a nationwide debate by marking their ballots for or against legalizing marijuana use either for medical reasons or personal recreation.