The 2018 Farm Bill and the Return of Hemp to American Farms

Posted on: January 10th, 2019 by admin No Comments

by Michelle Rutter, NCIA Government Relations Manager HISTORY Farming and agriculture has long been a part of North American history. When the Great Depression hit in the 1930’s, both President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Congress knew that the United States would struggle until the agriculture industry became prosperous again. As a result, many New Deal programs dealt with farming, but arguably the most notable agriculture related legislation was the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, which was the first version of what we know today as simply the “Farm Bill” that is updated roughly every five years

Committee Blog: California Regulations Public Comment Period Nears Close – Act Now!

Posted on: September 17th, 2018 by admin No Comments

by Lauren Mendelsohn ( Law Offices of Omar Figueroa ), Juli Crockett ( MMLG ) and Michael Cooper ( MadisonJay Solutions LLC ) from  NCIA’s State Regulations Committee Do you have views on the regulations that will govern California’s cannabis industry? If so, California’s window for the public to make comments on the proposed permanent industry regulations is about to draw to a close.

Member Blog: Raising The Bar – Setting New Standards and Building Public Trust

Posted on: September 16th, 2018 by admin No Comments

by Jill Ellsworth,  MS, RDN, CEO and founder of Willow Industries In 1991, professors Harry G. Levine and Craig Reinarman published an article in the healthcare journal The Milbank Quarterly titled, “From Prohibition to Regulation: Lessons from Alcohol Policy for Drug Policy.” In their study, they note the quiet effectiveness of an industry that has regulated itself without issue since 1934. “ The leaders of the major alcohol industries, just like other members of the economic establishment, have a strong investment in maintaining order and obedience to law

UK Medical Cannabis Poll Results – Hemp Gazette

Posted on: June 25th, 2018 by admin No Comments

Hemp Gazette UK Medical Cannabis Poll Results Hemp Gazette A recent poll of just over 2,000 UK adults has indicated strong support remains for legalising medical cannabis . Carried out by Atomik Research, the poll found seventy-six per cent believed medicinal cannabis should be legalised, with only 13% opposing ..

Portugal passes medical cannabis law, opens domestic market – Marijuana Business Daily

Posted on: June 23rd, 2018 by admin No Comments

Marijuana Business Daily Portugal passes medical cannabis law, opens domestic market Marijuana Business Daily Portugal's lawmakers approved sweeping changes to how medical cannabis is regulated in the country, which will open new opportunities for international and domestic companies. The law spells out rules for medical cannabis cultivation, production, …

Treasurer proposes banking fixes for WV medical marijuana program – Charleston Gazette-Mail

Posted on: June 20th, 2018 by admin No Comments

Charleston Gazette-Mail Treasurer proposes banking fixes for WV medical marijuana program Charleston Gazette-Mail “Up until this time, my office was not part of the planning process for implementing medical cannabis , however, when we became aware there might be a state banking issue related to this, we began researching options and took steps to actively address … Medical marijuana for PTSD and pain signed into Georgia law MyAJC The History of Marijuana in California Civilized all 123 news articles »

Money question plagues medical marijuana’s startup in W.Va. – Huntington Herald Dispatch

Posted on: June 18th, 2018 by admin No Comments

Huntington Herald Dispatch Money question plagues medical marijuana's startup in W.Va. Huntington Herald Dispatch HUNTINGTON – As a law passed last year envisioned it, West Virginia patients with certain ailments will be able to purchase medical cannabis cards in about a year from now. However, unless the state's government acts quickly, there won't be any ..

Maine’s highest court rules employers can’t be forced to cover cost of medical marijuana – Press Herald

Posted on: June 16th, 2018 by admin No Comments

WMTW Portland Maine's highest court rules employers can't be forced to cover cost of medical marijuana Press Herald Maine's highest court ruled Thursday that a company's workers' compensation fund can't be forced to pay for medical marijuana , citing the supremacy of federal law over state law as the basis for its decision. The court, in a 5-2 vote, said the federal …

Legally, guns and medical marijuana don’t mix – WSBT-TV

Posted on: June 16th, 2018 by admin No Comments

WSBT-TV Legally, guns and medical marijuana don't mix WSBT-TV Medical marijuana can be life changing for some people suffering from chronic illness.

Louisiana Expands Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis Program – MERRY JANE

Posted on: June 8th, 2018 by admin No Comments

MERRY JANE Louisiana Expands Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis Program MERRY JANE The state's original medical cannabis law, enacted in 2016, was so restrictive in scope that it raised concerns about whether or not a MMJ industry could even be viable in the state. The original law only allowed patients suffering from one of 10 …

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