A federal judge last week dismissed an Oregon hemp producer’s lawsuit claiming that Josephine County officials seized and destroyed legal hemp worth $2.5 million after mistaking it for marijuana.
However, the judge dismissed the case without prejudice, leaving Oregonized Hemp Co., a hemp farm and farm service contracting business based in Grants Pass, and owner Justin Pitts free to file a new complaint against Josephine County, Oregon.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (D) signed legislation into law to regulate on-site cannabis consumption spaces.
Assembly Bill 341 allows adults 21 and older to purchase and consume adult-use cannabis products on-site at any licensed “cannabis consumption lounge.”
The measure establishes regulations for two distinct types cannabis consumption lounges. One group would be reserved for existing marijuana dispensary license holders who can then apply to operate an on-site cannabis consumption lounge. The other designation would be for new, independent businesses to apply for a license to operate an “independent cannabis consumption lounge” which is not attached to or adjacent to an existing retailer. The bill also provides for reduced license application fees for qualifying social equity applicants.
Local governments can enact policies restricting access to cannabis consumption lounges under this bill.
The new law takes effect on October 1, 2021.
Alaska and Colorado have previously enacted legislation explicitly permitting social consumption sites for cannabis, and New York’s nascent adult-use law also regulates on-site facilities.
Gov. Sisolak recently signed additional marijuana-related bills into law, including measures amending marijuana penalties for minors and rescinding per se driving thresholds for THC, and legislation permitting consumers to obtain cannabis products via curbside pickup.
This story first appeared at MJBizDaily.
Sales of CBD-only products at recreational marijuana retail outlets have been falling since 2018 in four Western states as more of these goods move into mainstream stores and online, according to an analysis of sales data from Seattle-based Headset.
The market share of noninhalable pure CBD products in adult-use stores has declined around 5 percentage points each in California, Colorado and Washington state between 2018 and 2020, with the share of overall sales in Nevada tumbling 23 percentage points.
(This is the seventh installment in an ongoing series offering tips and advice for marijuana and hemp extraction companies. The sixth installment is available here.)
Three words that can wreck a cannabis manufacturer’s day, week, month, maybe even year: mold and microbials.
Extracted hemp and marijuana products that have been improperly handled and stored are susceptible to a host of contaminants that can ruin the whole batch.
Tips to lessen the chance of mold and microbials damaging material include: