Thursday , October 1 2020

Medical Marijuana

President Trump Signs 2018 Farm Bill, Legalizing Hemp

President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill Thursday afternoon, signaling the official nationwide legalization of industrial hemp—a moment long-awaited by the cannabis industry. Earlier this year, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell inserted language from his Hemp Farming Act of 2018 into the Farm Bill to federally legalize the cultivation and sale of industrial hemp, which is defined …

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Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, making the state the 11th to do so and the first to implement a statewide cannabis marketplace designed by legislators. Legalization in Illinois also means that …

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Oklahoma fines medical cannabis processor $500,000 for pesticide use

Oklahoma regulators levied a $541,000 fine on a medical marijuana business and ordered it to cease operations after allegedly exceeding pesticide limits and committing other violations. The Edmond-based processor of concentrates and extracts, Moon Mix, was the subject of the state’s first product recall in May. A recent KWTV investigation “showed four different pesticides …

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