The Week in Weed: January 20, 2023

Welcome again to The Week in Weed, your Friday have a look at what’s occurring on this planet of legalized marijuana.

This week, Congress desires to know why there aren’t any federal laws governing hemp and CBD. Talking of CBD, Google makes modifications to its promoting insurance policies. Maryland lawmakers make plans for an adult-use market. And eventually, for those who’re searching for a cannabis-friendly resort in Las Vegas, there’s a brand new place on the town to remain.


Common readers will probably recall that the 2018 Farm Invoice legalized hemp and referred to as for the Meals and Drug Administration to promulgate laws for a authorized market. Quick ahead to 2023, and we’re nonetheless ready for these regs. Now Congress, particularly Rep. James Comer (R-KY), desires that wait to finish. Comer plans to analyze the shortage of regulation – he has a couple of questions for FDA Commissioner Robert Califf.


Should you’ve questioned why you’ve by no means seen CBD promoting while you’re looking out Google (even for those who weblog about hashish information each week…), the reply is that the merchandise are at present on Google’s Unapproved Prescription drugs and Dietary supplements record. However that’s about to alter, at the least a little bit bit. Now customers in California, Colorado and Puerto Rico will see advertisements for FDA accredited prescribed drugs with CBD and topical, hemp-derived merchandise with lower than 0.3% THC. Google’s official language is offered right here.


Our nation’s capital is Washington, DC, as everyone knows. However the DC metropolitan space consists of components of each Maryland and Virginia, along with DC. The three jurisdictions, identified collectively because the DMV, have had very totally different legal guidelines as regards hashish so long as this weblog has been round. As of this writing, hashish is authorized to own and use in DC, however solely medical marijuana is authorized to promote. Virginia legalized adult-use hashish in 2021, however there’s no authorized market but. Maryland legalized final November, and plans are underway to arrange a market by July 1. It’s a giant job and summer season can be right here earlier than we all know it; time will inform in the event that they make the deadline.


Are you planning a visit to Sin Metropolis? Would you want to remain in a resort that enables hashish consumption, together with smoking? Take a look at The Lexi, opening this spring.

Keep secure and be properly everybody – we’ll see you subsequent week!

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