North Carolina Senate Passes Extensive Medical Cannabis Bill
by Bethan Rose
This week in cannabis news: The DNC will NOT endorse Cannabis Legalization for its 2020 Platform. If you own any cannabis strains containing Cherry OG F30 please discard it. Lastly, Texas house speaker has acknowledged cannabis could help the economy.
Article mentioned in video about rescheduling vs. de-scheduling cannabis: https://www.veriheal.com/blog/to-reschedule-or-deschedule-the-2-pathways-to-cannabis-reform/
The Democratic Party is currently developing its platform for this year’s presidential election.
And many officials came forward to support cannabis legalization as one of the main policy issues.
This would help to resolve racial injustices that stem from the War on Drugs.
The draft platform currently calls to decriminalize and reschedule cannabis, and offer expungement for prior convictions. But ultimately the goal is to allow the states to set their own individual laws around cannabis.
However, an amendment to fully legalize cannabis was voted down and rejected.
The party officially will not endorse full legalization on the national level.
To learn more in-depth about the implications of rescheduling cannabis, please visit our blog post link that’s in the description.
Several dispensaries in the Las Vegas area are being investigated for knowingly carrying products containing the strain Cherry OG F3
This particular strain has continuously failed testing for contamination over the past year for mold, and yeast.
The issue has brought to light another growing problem in the industry with labs that manipulate test results to reflect inflated THC levels and low levels of contaminants.
No one has reported getting sick from these products
However, dispensaries should not sell products that fail quality control
A recent poll showed that many Texans support cannabis legalization.
The Houston Young Republicans and Texas NORML called upon Tx Gov. Abbott to legalize cannabis to offset a $4.6 billion budget deficit.
However, Bonnen came forward to say that while theoretically, cannabis legalization and revenue could help, there’s no interest in pursuing it
He doesn’t think it’d be worth it based on the probable lack of votes and the concern that the cost would outweigh the benefits.
Heather Fazio, the director of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy noted that in an unprecedented economic downturn, alternatives must be considered.
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