Rod Discusses THCa and Legalization in New Documentary [Video]

Rod Discusses THCa and Legalization in New Documentary [Video]

ROD DISCUSSES THCA AND LEGALIZATION IN NEW DOCUMENTARY [VIDEO] I was interviewed at length in a new documentary entitled, “The Shocking Story of THCA & Cannabis Legalization EXPOSED” by longtime cannabis entrepreneur and documentary film-maker, Luc Carlin. You can...

STATE AGS INFLAME HEMP HYSTERIA WITH LETTER TO CONGRESS

STATE AGS INFLAME HEMP HYSTERIA WITH LETTER TO CONGRESS

State Attorneys General (AG) have a history of getting it wrong with respect to hemp and hemp products. Earlier this week attorney Amber Lengacher with my firm wrote an article about the Arizona AG’s position statement on delta-8 THC. Previously, I engaged in good...

Arizona AG Issues Misguided Opinion on Delta-8 THC

Arizona AG Issues Misguided Opinion on Delta-8 THC

March 19, 2024 Kight On Cannabis On March 11, 2024, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AG) issued an unfavorable opinion (Opinion) regarding the legal status of delta-8 THC and “other hemp-synthesized intoxicants.” A copy of the Opinion is included below, or you...

SOUTH CAROLINA HAMMERS ITS HEMP INDUSTRY

SOUTH CAROLINA HAMMERS ITS HEMP INDUSTRY

You can turn hemp into a THC product by adding an acid into a compound. Well, that creates the THC level increase to the point where it gives you that high, euphoric feeling. At the end of the day, if it gets you high, it’s illegal in South Carolina. Bottom...

DEA Letter to Georgia Board of Pharmacy Raises Novel Legal Issues

DEA Letter to Georgia Board of Pharmacy Raises Novel Legal Issues

[Note from the editor: This article is about a letter that the DEA sent to the GA Board of Pharmacy that I wrote for the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine. It is reprinted here with permission. You can read the article in its original form by clicking...

“HEMP TODAY” STUCK IN THE PAST ON CANNABINOID HEMP

“HEMP TODAY” STUCK IN THE PAST ON CANNABINOID HEMP

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Let’s Talk Hemp. It is reprinted here with permission. Thanks to Morris Beegle and the Let’s Talk Hemp staff. A recent spate of articles in Hemp Today, an industry media outlet focusing on fiber, grain, and other...

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Mid-Atlantic Cannabis: Driving Applications

Mid-Atlantic Cannabis: Driving Applications

Marijuana impairs a driver’s reaction time, decision-making ability, capacity to accurately track objects, balance and equilibrium. Still, it is difficult to measure when a person is impaired. The intoxicating ingredient in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is metabolized differently by individuals and remains in the body long after its psychoactive effects have ceased. Currently, there is no way to reliably measure whether a person who has ingested cannabis an hour earlier is impaired because THC concentration does not correlate well with subjective impairment.

Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis – Chasing the Green

Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis – Chasing the Green

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) reported that almost $100 million in medical marijuana sales occurred between February 15, 2018, and February 15, 2019, the first full year that medical cannabis was available to Pennsylvania patients. More than $40 million in sales occurred between growers and dispensaries. Pennsylvania does not tax sales to patients, but does tax transactions between growers and dispensaries at a rate of 5%. Thus, in the first year of licensed sales, the Commonwealth received approximately $2 million in tax revenue from medical cannabis.

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana: Open Fields of Pennsylvania Hemp

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana: Open Fields of Pennsylvania Hemp

The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill has opened the gates to industrial hemp farming. Hemp, a crop that has been banned in the United States since 1937, now may be legally grown. While the most popular product of hemp − oils containing cannabidiol (CBD) and other naturally occurring non-psychoactive cannabinoids − are still subject to conflicting federal and state regulations, the plant itself may be grown across the United States.

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana: No Good Deed

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana: No Good Deed

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania wants medical researchers to study cannabis at Pennsylvania medical schools, eight of which have been certified as Academic Clinical Research Centers (ACRCs). ACRCs can contract with Clinical Registrants (CRs), entities that the Commonwealth will license to cultivate, package and dispense cannabis for medical research. An entire set of regulations, commonly referred to as “Chapter 20,” has been drafted, redrafted and amended to make medical research of cannabis a reality in the Commonwealth.

Pennsylvania Cannabis: Dispensary Woes

Pennsylvania Cannabis: Dispensary Woes

On December 18, 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) issued 23 cannabis dispensary permits (Phase II licenses). Fifty entities have been awarded dispensary licenses, which is the total number allowed under Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act. Each licensee can operate up to three dispensaries, bringing the total number of possible dispensaries in Pennsylvania to 150.

Cannabis: Social Justice in Commercial Cannabis

Cannabis: Social Justice in Commercial Cannabis

As the legal status of cannabis evolves, state legislatures are confronted with a difficult moral issue – how should local and state governments treat persons convicted of offenses that are no longer illegal? Below is a discussion of some of the options.

Pennsylvania and New Jersey Cannabis: Hemp Gummies

Pennsylvania and New Jersey Cannabis: Hemp Gummies

But of course, the “hemp oil” or cannabidiol (CBD) remains illegal under state law. Even if the CBD is locally sourced and sold through a licensed dispensary, edibles are not legal in Pennsylvania. Edibles are presently restricted to underage patients New Jersey. Moreover, Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) strictly prohibits advertising or packaging that appeal to children. Candy-shaped CBD probably runs afoul of the spirit of the MMA. 

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana: Transparent Cannabis

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana: Transparent Cannabis

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has decided a new case that may have a huge impact on cannabis licensing in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Commonwealth Court hears cases involving state and local government entities and state agencies in Pennsylvania and has heard a number of challenges regarding the administration of the 2016 Medical Marijuana Act (MMA).

A/NJ Cannabis: Slow March Toward Progress

A/NJ Cannabis: Slow March Toward Progress

On September 21, 2018, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania certified eight medical schools as Academic Clinical Research Centers (ACRCs). The following schools are now certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to contract with Clinical Registrants (CRs) to conduct medical research: