Cannabis Grower Markets in California, Legalization in MN, USDA Hemp Report, Legacy Program in TX and more

During the annual Nevada County Board of Supervisors workshop in California Brian FossDirector of Planning said the county is considering changes to cannabis regulation, from zoning to drones, agencies are reviewing efficient policies, local media reported.

But there is more. “We still think there are some additional things that need to be checked or potential changes (…). Also, speaking to the cannabis industry, there is a desire to have some sort of direct-to-consumer grant model like a farmers market or a temporary event where a number of vendors could come to a location and sell products during the day or maybe over a weekend.” said Foss.

Cannabis bills move ahead in MN

File 100 is a bill sponsored by Rep. Zach Stephenson to legalize adult-use cannabis in the state of Minnesota. Before the bill becomes law, it must go through 14 committees. The bill went through the Labor and Industry Finance and Policy Committee on Thursday.

“Minnesotans are ready. It’s time to legalize adult-use cannabis in the state of Minnesota. Our current laws do more harm than good, and Minnesotans deserve the dignity and respect to make their own decisions about cannabis,” Stephenson told the committee to speak more honestly about the downstream effects of cannabis use, an attempt to give people freedom give.”

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz recently released a budget proposal for the 2023 session that includes the legalization of recreational cannabis, as first reported by CBS Minnesota.

Weekly USDA Hemp Report (Free)

The USDA AMS (Agricultural Marketing Service) announced its first edition of the weekly National Hemp Report. The report, which is free and publicly available, provides “unbiased, timely and accurate data to help industry stakeholders make business decisions.” said the USDA on social media.

The USDA AMS administers programs that create national and international commercialization opportunities for US producers of food, fiber and specialty crops. The report includes the advertised retail prices for hemp products at the national and regional levels, as well as the volume and cost, insurance and freight value (CIF) of hemp imports into the United States.

“The National Hemp Report will provide weekly price and volume information to stakeholders to make smart business decisions,” said Jenny Lester Moffitt, undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs, in a press release. The National Hemp Report is released every Wednesday.

“Advertised retail prices for hemp are currently available as part of the National Retail Report-Specialty Crops. This new report will be the first time movement volume or CIF Values ​​of Hemp Commodities published by USDA Market News. It is also the first Market News report dedicated exclusively to this new commodity group.

TX’s legacy cannabis program

Although Texas has a Compassionate Use Program (CUP) for cannabis, local media and activists argue that it remains one of the most restrictive in the United States.

“We need a comparable program to what other states have adopted,” he said JaxJames, CEO of Texas NORML. “As our state continues to move forward in small increments, we will continue to withhold patient access.”

Other proponents agreed. “We are looking for safe and legal access within the state of Texas,” he added Lisa Sewell, Operations Manager of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy. “We’re not looking for the black market.”

Cannabis Education in Nevada

The Department of Human and Economic Development at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) offers certificate programs related to the cannabis industry. CSN has partnered with Green Flower, a nation’s leading cannabis education company, to offer three cannabis certification programs.

CSN will offer certificate programs for advanced pharmacy associates, advanced manufacturing agents, and advanced growers.

“Our partnership will take us to where we can prepare local talent for (…) economic mobility,” he said Stavan CorbettCSN Director of Business Development, in a press release published by FOX5Vegas.

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