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Category: Hemp and CBD
How Is This Not Hemp? Peeking Under the Hood at a THCa Hemp Flower Production Facility
THCa Flower remains misunderstood and controversial. For that reason, I took to the field, literally and figuratively, and toured a THCa Flower production facility in my home state of North Carolina.
Is Florida’s Hemp-Derived Products Industry on the Verge of Victory?
Two Florida bills were filed that sought to severely limit the types and quantities of cannabinoids that could be contained in hemp-derived products. That all changed today.
Rod Discusses International Cannabis Trade, Hemp v Big Marijuana, and other Topics on the Karma Koala Podcast [Podcast]
I recently got an opportunity to discuss a wide range of current cannabis issues, including the international cannabis trade and the US battle between hemp and Big Marijuana, with Sean Hocking of the Karma Koala Podcast. Despite the heady issues, our conversation was casual and I even got to choose three songs to accompany the podcast.
Rod Discusses Minor Cannabinoids and the DEA [Video]
This post contains the full-length video discussion I recently had about novel cannabinoids and the DEA with Christopher Ware, founder of KCA Laboratories, and Jody McGinness, Executive Director of the HIA. Thanks to the HIA for putting on this webinar and for allowing me to share it.
West Virginia Bill Summary- The Mountain State Considers Mountain-Sized Changes to Its Controlled Substances Act
The West Virginia legislature is clearly targeting specific (and newly popular) forms of THC as well as “synthetic and non-naturally” occurring cannabinoids, seeking to make them Schedule I controlled substances under state law.
Is Florida Is About to Kill Off Its Hemp Industry?
State legislatures are being bombarded with requests to curb or cancel the rapidly emerging market of mood-altering products containing hemp-derived cannabinoids. This article focuses on Florida, where its legislature is considering draconian bills that would put the state’s hemp industry out of business.
Is Virginia Really for (hemp) Lovers?
We expect the Governor will sign the Bill in an effort to chill the fervor of the hemp-derived products industry in Virginia, an industry which has enjoyed immense success while Virginia wrestles with its ability to make good on its promises for an adult-use marijuana marketplace by 2024.
Defamation, Misinformation, and Shooting the Messenger- A THCO Story
Anger at me for publishing the DEA’s position on THCO morphed into something sinister: flagrant defamation and widespread misinformation. This article clears up the disinformation campaign and tells the story of a defamed messenger.