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

Medical Marijuana could be the cure for the opioid epidemic – WGN Radio

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

WGN Radio Medical Marijuana could be the cure for the opioid epidemic WGN Radio Rick Pearson talks with Democratic State Sen. Don Harmon of Oak Park about legislation that would allow expansion of the use of medical marijuana as an alternative to highly addictive and deadly opioids. Don explains the many benefits the use of …

Medical cannabis business boosts Cambridge economy – Dorchester Banner

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

Medical cannabis business boosts Cambridge economy Dorchester Banner CAMBRIDGE — In 2014, the State of Maryland passed legislation to legalize medical cannabis and create the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC). MMCC is responsible for licensing new companies that wish to grow, process, and/or dispense …

Cosmetic facial salons, medical marijuana and more on Anne Arundel County Council agenda – CapitalGazette.com

Posted on: May 21st, 2018 by admin No Comments

CapitalGazette.com Cosmetic facial salons, medical marijuana and more on Anne Arundel County Council agenda CapitalGazette.com The Anne Arundel County Council's agenda Monday is lengthy with several hearings on zoning legislation that could change how incoming school populations are counted, where “cosmetic facial hair salons” may be built and reducing how often the county …

A Closer Look at the “Flurry” of Cannabis Legislation in Congress

Posted on: April 8th, 2017 by admin No Comments

by Michael Correia, NCIA Director of Government Relations Last week, we saw Congress introduce a flurry of marijuana related legislation, with many aspects directly affecting the cannabis industry. Taking the lead on bill introductions were cannabis champions Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Sen

Senate passes medical marijuana, elections bills – Yale Daily News

Posted on: May 6th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Two landmark pieces of legislation passed Connecticut’s Senate on Saturday, sending the legalization of medical marijuana and a package to reform the state’s voting system to the desk of Gov. Dannel Malloy.

Conn. aims to avoid states’ medical marijuana woes – San Francisco Chronicle

Posted on: May 6th, 2012 by admin No Comments

(05-05) 12:09 PDT Hartford, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers’ approval of the use of medical marijuana includes strict regulations for the cultivation and distribution in an attempt to avoid problems other states have run into when legalizing the plant for medical use. The bill, passed early Saturday by the state Senate, is headed to Democratic Gov.

Conn. aims to avoid states’ medical marijuana woes – Fort Worth Star Telegram

Posted on: May 6th, 2012 by admin No Comments

By SHANNON YOUNG Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut lawmakers’ approval of the use of medical marijuana includes strict regulations for the cultivation and distribution in an attempt to avoid problems other states have run into when legalizing the plant for medical use.

Conn. aims to avoid states’ medical marijuana woes – MiamiHerald.com

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut lawmakers’ approval of the use of medical marijuana includes strict regulations for the cultivation and distribution in an attempt to avoid problems other states have run into when legalizing the plant for medical use. The bill, passed early Saturday by the state Senate, is headed to Democratic Gov.

Connecticut Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill – Patch.com

Posted on: May 6th, 2012 by admin No Comments

The Connecticut Senate approved a bill early Saturday that would legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Gov

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