As a large hemp producing state, Kentucky is important to the hemp industry. It is often perceived to be “ground zero” for hemp law since it is home to two outspoken and hemp-friendly Senators; it sued the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) when the DEA seized imported hemp seeds coming into the state; and it submitted the first proposed plan to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill), though the plan has effectively been withdrawn.
Will the US Postal Service (USPS) continue to deliver vapes? That is the issue addressed in a document published by the USPS on April 19, 2021, titled: “Treatment of E-Cigarettes in the Mail.”
Rod Kight discusses Cannabis Regulation in the US with John Bruford of CBD-Intel.
The recently published Ordinance No. 83/2021, which came into force on 16 April, details the requirements and procedures for obtaining authorisations for the exercise of activities related to the cannabis plant in Portugal, and its use for medicinal, medical-veterinary and scientific research purposes.
What this article aims to provide is a brief insight into the current South African cannabis economy as well as illustrate that large-scale, commercial cannabis cultivation, processing, product development, retail and export is possible and is currently underway.
The recognition that cannabis has medicinal properties, and a role in the mix of medical treatments, has spread across the globe in recent years. As a result, an increasing number of jurisdictions have legalised access to it to varying degrees. Currently, this comprises over 50 countries, including Canada, Australia, Germany and over half of the US states. This increased recognition and legalised access has resulted in a global medicinal cannabis industry currently estimated to be worth £16.5 billion now and reaching to over £55 billion by 2027.1