Missouri legal marijuana effort impeded by COVID; Fed Small Biz Assn touts hemp progress; Colorado cannabis deliveries begin
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Scientists are suing the Drug Enforcement Administration over its alleged use of a “secret law” to delay the expansion of marijuana research. They want access to an internal Justice Department memo that could reveal how the federal government is relying on an interpretation of international treaties to impede studies.
The Missouri campaign working to put a marijuana legalization measure on the November ballot announced it has “no practical way” of collecting enough signatures to qualify amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The federal Small Business Administration published a new post touting its efforts on behalf of the legal hemp industry. Meanwhile the agency says it can’t help marijuana firms with coronavirus-related disaster aid.
- “From rope to clothing, biodiesel to hempcrete, plant-based ingestible protein to CBD balm, the uses of hemp are far-reaching.”
Colorado’s first legal marijuana delivery service has launched.
National Institute on Drug Abuse personnel met with Canadian officials to discuss priority areas for marijuana research including setting a standard dose of THC in cannabis products, as well as safe consumption sites for illegal drugs.
A state representative who has led efforts to legalize medical cannabis is expected to be confirmed as the U.S. attorney for South Carolina on Monday.
Oregon Democratic congressional candidate Blair Reynolds urged people to sign petitions for a proposed therapeutic psilocybin legalization ballot measure.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) signed a hemp legalization bill.