Cannabeat is a weekly digest of news, business, and culture in the cannabis industry curated by members of Emerge Law Group’s distinguished Cannabis Industry Group.
US appeals court: Hemp-derived Delta-8 THC products are ‘lawful’
MARIJUANA BUSINESS DAILY
Delta-8 THC derived from hemp is “lawful” and eligible for trademark protection, a federal appeals court ruled in a vaping dispute. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in its ruling Thursday that because Congress legalized not just hemp but its “derivatives” and “extracts” in the 2018 Farm Bill, delta-8 THC is legal if it is derived from a hemp extract – in this case, CBD.
State Financial Regulators Tell Congress To Pass Marijuana Banking Protections In Manufacturing Bill
An organization that represents state financial regulators from across the U.S. is putting pressure on Congress to pass marijuana banking reform as part of a large-scale manufacturing bill that’s currently being finalized in a bicameral conference committee.
Social equity programs try to balance Massachusetts cannabis industry
THE SUN CHRONICLE
For many, the prohibition of cannabis has meant a lifetime of being labeled a criminal. States like Massachusetts have sought to right this wrong by implementing social equity programs to help individuals convicted for marijuana offenses acquire licenses to open and operate cannabis businesses.
California Officials Launch New Marijuana Map Revealing Which Areas Are Still Blocking Businesses
California officials launched a new resource on Thursday, providing people with an interactive map showing where marijuana businesses are permitted—and where they are blocked from opening—throughout the state.
Breaking from Carney, Delaware lieutenant governor says she supports marijuana legalization
Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long said she supports legalizing marijuana, showing a major chasm between her and the governor’s views on recreational weed.
Marijuana Is Now Legal In Rhode Island, With Governor Signing Bill To End Prohibition
The governor of Rhode Island signed a bill on Wednesday to legalize marijuana, making it the 19th state to end prohibition.
New York Marijuana Regulators Ask TikTok To Stop Banning Cannabis Education Advertising
New York marijuana regulators are asking the social media app TikTok to end its ban on advertising that involves the word “cannabis” as they work to promote public education on the state’s move to legalize.
Argentina enters cannabis, hemp market in hope to recover economy
LA PRENSA LATINA
Argentina is opening up to the medical cannabis market and hemp industry in a move to help recover a battered economy. On May 5, the Argentine Congress passed a bill to establish a legal framework for the sale and export of medical cannabis and industrial hemp…
Marijuana Legalization ‘Drastically Changed’ Cannabis Marketing On Instagram, Study Finds
The marijuana legalization movement has “drastically changed” the social media landscape for cannabis marketing, according to a new research paper that focused on Instagram trends.
Boston Beer Co. Launches TeaPot, Cannabis-Infused Iced Tea
The maker of Sam Adams experimented with hard seltzer and is now aiming higher with THC-infused beverages.
Mike Tyson’s Cannabis Brand Tyson 2.0 Appoints Alc-Bev Industry Veteran As Chief Marketing Officer
Mike Tyson’s cannabis brand, Tyson 2.0, appointed Jackie (Northacker) Guarini as chief marketing officer to lead the company’s marketing strategy.
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Cannabeat is a weekly brief on news, business, and culture in the cannabis industry curated by members of Emerge Law Group's distinguished Cannabis Industry Group.