Corporate marijuana monopolists and their lobbying organizations, including ATACH, are desperately attempting to close off competition under the guise of protecting consumers. The real issue is not safety, but rather an attempt by a small group of corporate interests to control a valuable and emerging cannabis market that should belong to everyone.
Category: Kight On Cannabis
The past year has seen intense lobbying efforts, social media campaigns and lawsuits in what is becoming known as the “Cannabis Civil War” between the hemp and marijuana industries. At stake is control over the rapidly expanding and lucrative market in cannabinoids and cannabis products.
Keeping up with 50 different state laws and regulations can be a nightmare, which is why we completely revised and updated our 50 State Hemp Spreadsheet and 50 State THCa Spreadsheet and combined them into one new, easy-reference document.
In addition to an additional window of time to continue its progress of bringing cannabis to people in the US, the extension will allow hemp companies to expand their sales and operations internationally.
In finding that the Hemp Parties met their burden for an injunction, the NY Supreme Court ruled that the CCB’s Emergency Justification fails to cite evidence or studies to substantiate that New Yorkers have either been misled or harmed by hemp infused products.
As a result of this ruling, the Virginia hemp industry has taken a massive step backward after many positive steps forward after the passage of the 2018 Farm Act. Virginia clearly is not for (hemp) lovers.
A Maryland court enjoins the prohibition on hemp products: “The public does not benefit when government intentionally constrains power and wealth in the hands of a few.”
Hemp is a way out of the corner that the cannabis industry has painted itself into. Everyone, from multinational MSOs to convenience chains to small-town mom and pop shops and even individual talented growers, can participate in the booming market for legal hemp, which is to say legal cannabis.
The hemp industry has been the subject of a smear campaign based on unfounded allegations that it is unregulated and that it opposes regulations. Both of these claims are untrue. The hemp industry is highly regulated by both federal and state laws. Additionally, the hemp industry favors reasonable regulations regarding product safety, consumer safety, and access by minors.