State cannabis laws have always been tricky; in most cases, they arise from voter-approved initiatives, and their structures are usually determined by lawmakers who largely aren’t fans of cannabis. The result is a lot of push and pulls between Republicans and Democrats while consumers sometimes have to contend with a wide variety of subpar, contaminated and even unsafe cannabis products. In Florida, both sides of the political spectrum are setting aside their differences to work on a major cannabis reform bill that would potentially fix an oversight left by the 2018 farm bill. The farm bill legalized the cultivation and sale of industrial hemp and its derivatives, including CBD. Cannabidiol (“CBD”) has been found to have a variety of medical properties and has even been approved for use in an epilepsy drug called Epidiolex. The federal legislation described industrial hemp as cannabis with less than 0.3% delta-9 THC and required that all hemp products have the same amount of delta-9 THC. However, thanks to a loophole in the bill, hemp products with plenty of delta-8 THC aren’t as regulated, although delta-8 THC is also psychoactive and can cause intoxication.
CannabisNewsWire, 12/20/2021 04:20:00