The Dallas Morning News Published 1:12 PM EDT Apr 1, 2019 Dallas – Texas is planning to eliminate hemp from its list of controlled substances. The Dallas Morning News reports that the Texas Department of State Health Services will on Friday remove hemp from a list of Schedule I drugs that can be abused and have no authorized medical use. Other Schedule I drugs include LSD, heroin and cocaine. Hemp and marijuana are derived from the cannabis plant, but hemp has low levels of THC, the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high. Some legal experts say declassifying hemp doesn’t clear up the legality of hemp products currently sold in Texas, such as pain creams and oils. Advocates say this is a progressive step that highlights the validity of those products. State lawmakers are discussing several cannabis-related proposals on Monday. … [Read more...] about Texas to remove hemp from controlled substance list
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Published 9:25 am PDT, Monday, April 1, 2019 In this June 14, 2018, photo a "Make America Great Again" hat has been altered and put on display at the Texas Hemp Industries Association booth at the 2018 Texas GOP Convention in San Antonio. Texas this month will remove hemp from its list of controlled substances. The Dallas Morning News reports the Texas Department of State Health Services, as of Friday, will no longer classify hemp as a Schedule I drug, a highly restricted group of substances that includes LSD, heroin and cocaine. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP) less In this June 14, 2018, photo a "Make America Great Again" hat has been altered and put on display at the Texas Hemp Industries Association booth at the 2018 Texas GOP Convention in San Antonio. Texas this month ... more Photo: Louis DeLuca, AP … [Read more...] about Texas to soon remove hemp from controlled substance list
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Marijuana Moment December 20, 2018 Marijuana Moment is a wire service assembled by Tom Angell, a marijuana legalization activist and journalist covering marijuana reform nationwide. The views expressed by Angell or Marijuana Moment are neither endorsed by the Globe nor do they reflect the Globe’s views on any subject area. President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalizes industrial hemp after decades of the crop being caught up in broader cannabis prohibition, into law on Thursday.The signing ceremony represents the culmination of a months-long debate over various provisions of the wide-ranging agriculture legislation. But after the House and Senate Agriculture Committees reconciled their respective versions, the final Farm Bill easily passed in full floor votes last week.Hemp legalization, a provision of the bill championed by Senate majority … [Read more...] about Hemp is officially legalized with President Trump’s signature on the Farm Bill
POLITICS 11/28/2018 05:59 pm ET A recent string of raids on Ohio kratom stores comes as the state weighs a ban on the botanical substance. By Nick Wing Police in Ohio last week conducted a series of pre-Thanksgiving raids on stores selling kratom, sparking speculation that authorities could be preparing to mount a broader crackdown on a controversial herb that state officials recently said they intend to ban. But representatives of the Ohio agency that oversaw the sweep recently told HuffPost that it was not a sign of bigger things to come. The operation was instead an isolated move against specific kratom retailers that were breaking state law, they said. They also claimed that other sellers could avoid similar trouble by implementing business practices that would bring them into compliance ― at least in the agency’s eyes. Kratom is derived from the dried leaves of a Southeast Asian tree in the coffee family. Often sold as a powder that can be packed … [Read more...] about Is Ohio Cracking Down On Kratom? Here’s What We Know So Far.
POLITICS 10/11/2018 05:45 am ET State officials have linked the herbal supplement to six deaths and claim most users are injecting it. A leading kratom scientist calls "B.S." By Nick Wing The Ohio Board of Pharmacy voted earlier this month to classify the popular herbal supplement kratom as a Schedule I controlled substance alongside drugs like heroin and other more deadly synthetic opioids. To justify the decision, officials have pointed to reports claiming many users in the state are now injecting kratom, a botanical substance that they allege has also killed a number of people in Ohio in recent years. Scientists and kratom advocates are now challenging those claims, calling them misleading and even nonsensical. Kratom is an herbal drug derived from the dried leaves of a Southeast Asian tree in the coffee family. Six states and a number of cities have already banned kratom, citing concerns over the opioid-like effects associated with its two primary active alkaloids, … [Read more...] about Ohio Pushes Kratom Ban With Disputed Claims About Deaths, Use Trends