HLG week in review 6.19-6.22

Hemp Industry Won’t Appeal DEA Case That Left CBD Status Murky, Texas Republican Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization

Hemp Industry Won’t Appeal DEA Case That Left CBD Status Murky

The Hemp Industries Association and businesses that served as co-plaintiffs will not ask a federal appeals court to take another look at their unsuccessful challenge to a 2016 rule by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Read more.

New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement

ALBANY — New York moved a significant step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, as a study commissioned by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will recommend that the state allow adults to consume marijuana legally, the governor’s health commissioner said on Monday. Read more.

Some Fear Changes to State Laws as US Weighs Cannabis Medicine

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant. Read more.

Texas Republican Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization

Delegates at the Republican Party of Texas convention on Saturday voted to approve platform planks endorsing marijuana decriminalization, medical cannabis and industrial hemp. They are also calling for a change in cannabis's classification by the federal government. Read more.

How The Canadians Will Roll Out Legal Recreational Marijuana

With marijuana legalization across Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up to look different from the way it does in nine U.S. states that have legalized adult recreational use of the drug. Age limits, government involvement in distribution and sales, and access to banking are some big discrepancies. Read more.