Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday appear at what’s taking place in the planet of legalized marijuana.
Let’s start off this week with hemp, marijuana’s straight arrow cousin. The United States Division of Agriculture lately announced that it is now eligible for crop insurance coverage. Farmers ought to be compliant with state and federal law and can insure crops with income up to $eight.five million.
But not absolutely everyone is “high” on hemp. The governor of South Dakota requires a dim view of hemp, as explained in her current “Governor’s Column.” She’s not incorrect about the difficulty in telling the distinction in between hemp and marijuana.
A single state moving in the opposite path is South Dakota’s neighbor to the east, Minnesota. State agency employees has been studying how recreational cannabis performs in other states. Residence Democrats have been touring the state to drum up assistance for legalization. Senate Republicans, nonetheless, are nevertheless opposed to the concept.
Washington is undoubtedly one particular of the states Minnesota is studying. The state is thinking about revamping its cannabis regulations and may well let residence delivery for smaller growers.
In other state news, Oklahoma‘s new guidelines for healthcare marijuana are now in impact. New York‘s new expungement law went into impact final week. New Jersey‘s governor vetoed an expungement bill, stating that it didn’t go far adequate.
And in California, a “cannabis for pets” bill will have to wait till 2020 for a opportunity at passage. Veterinarians in the state may well talk about marijuana treatment options, but they may well not propose them.
The federal government issued a warning about the dangers of making use of cannabis throughout adolescence and throughout pregnancy. The Surgeon General’s advisory is accessible right here.
See you subsequent week!