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Who Is Newly Lobbying On Cannabis?

While overall spending on lobbying around the cannabis plant has slowed at the federal level, as Cannabis Wire recently reported, new entities continue to join the mix.  Spending began to dip before COVID-19 hit, but that trend continues as the pandemic worsens and as the outcome of the presidential election looks increasingly uncertain. Still, broader […]

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While overall spending on lobbying around the cannabis plant has slowed at the federal level, as Cannabis Wire recently reported, new entities continue to join the mix. 

Spending began to dip before COVID-19 hit, but that trend continues as the pandemic worsens and as the outcome of the presidential election looks increasingly uncertain. Still, broader trends in the United States and abroad point toward loosening laws and a growing cannabis industry. 

Next month, five states will have medical and/or adult use legalization on the ballot: Arizona; Mississippi; Montana; New Jersey; South Dakota. (Nebraska’s Supreme Court ultimately removed a medical cannabis measure from the ballot after it had qualified.)

And the 2018 Farm Bill already removed hemp, defined as cannabis plants with .3% THC or less, from the Controlled Substances Act. While regulations are still being finalized for the cultivation of hemp and its products, like CBD, interest in the potential of this newly legal industry continues to rise. 

The National Grocers Association, which represents 21,00 retail and wholesale grocers, is lobbying on H.R. 8179, the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020, which would, among other things, treat CBD as a dietary supplement, in response to the CBD products that have flooded the market after the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. 

“NGA members are experiencing significant consumer demand for CBD products,” NGA communications director Jim Dudlicek told Cannabis Wire. “Many independent food retailers have responded to this demand, but others are deterred because of the lack of legal clarity surrounding CBD products.”

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, a trade association that represents mutual property and casualty insurance companies, is also newly lobbying on H.R. 8179, in addition to its lobbying on broader cannabis-related issues. As cannabis companies have seen with events that threaten their businesses, like the spread of wildfires, the dissonance between state and federal law creates complications for those seeking insurance. 

“The conflict between federal and state law regarding cannabis legalization has created a very problematic dynamic for property/casualty insurers. Even in a state which has legalized cannabis, a property/casualty insurer that provides insurance coverage to a legitimate cannabis business or service provider is still running afoul of federal law. And in some states, insurers are being required to provide these coverages,” Jon Bergner, NAMIC’s vice president of public policy and federal affairs, told Cannabis Wire.

Another bill that saw some new lobbying activity is the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, also known as the MORE Act. The Associated General Contractors of America, a national trade association for the construction industry, for example, registered to lobby on the MORE Act because of concerns that a lack of reliable testing for cannabis impairment could create liability issues. 

“We have worries about the impacts of legalization on workers’ comp claims during construction accidents,” vice president of public affairs Brian Turmail told Cannabis Wire. “Construction firms have a legal, and insurance, responsibility to make sure nobody is working impaired on a job site. And without an impairment test for marijuana, there is no way to protect themselves from being liable during an accident, even if the worker involved had used marijuana on a Saturday night and was sober on the Wednesday when the accident occurred.”

It is important to note that lobbying on cannabis-related issues does not necessarily indicate a position. For example, FreedomWorks, a libertarian organization, is also lobbying on the MORE Act, but a spokesperson told Cannabis Wire that the organization doesn’t “engage on decriminalization specifically, we’re neutral on that bill.” 

“But seeing as criminal justice reform is one of our key issue areas, we do, however, engage on expungement and record-sealing. That’s why we’ve supported the Clean Slate Act and the Begin Again Act over the MORE Act,” communications director Peter Vicenzi told Cannabis Wire.

Here are the entities newly lobbying on “cannabis,” “marijuana,” “hemp,” and/or “CBD” issues, according to a Cannabis Wire analysis of lobbying disclosures for the third quarter of 2020:   

A2LA: American Association for Laboratory Accreditation 

Newly lobbying on “hemp testing and accreditation.”

Associated General Contractors of America

(A national trade association for the construction industry.) 

Newly lobbying on “H.R.3884 – Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019.”

California State Assembly

Newly lobbying on “cannabis banking.”

Canopy Growth 

Newly lobbying in support of “H.R. 8179 – Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act.” (Already lobbying on “cannabis” and “hemp” issues.)

Cardiol Therapeutics

(A pharma company studying CBD in heart disease.)

Newly lobbying on “DEA’s Interim Final Rule on 2018 Farm Bill as it relates to CBD, and Cardiol’s Phase 2/3 FDA IND approved clinical trial for potential covid therapeutic.”

FreedomWorks Inc.

(A D.C.-based libertarian advocacy group focused on “lower taxes, less government, and more freedom.”)

Newly lobbying on “H.R. 3884 – Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act.”

GVB Biopharma 

(Nevada-based company that focuses on hemp extractions.)

Newly lobbying on “Discussions relating to regulation of the CBD industry” and “Monitored regulations on hemp/CBD issues.”

The Immigration Hub

(A national non-profit organization focused on “advancing fair and just immigration policies.”)

Newly lobbying on “H.R. 3884, Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment & Expungement (MORE) Act.”

NAADAC

(A national association for addiction professionals.)

Newly lobbying on “Marijuana Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act (H.R. 3884).”

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies 

Newly lobbying on “H.R.8179 – Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020 (Kurt Schrader, D-OR-5).” (Already lobbying on “marijuana” and “cannabis” issues.)

National Grocers Association 

(A national trade group for retail and wholesale grocers.)

Newly lobbying on “H.R. 8179, Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020.” (Already lobbying on “Canabidiol (CBD) product regulation.”)

Office of the Governor, State of Colorado

Newly lobbying on “Extension of the hemp pilot program.” (Already lobbying on “cannabis.”)

Plexus Worldwide 

(An Arizona-based nutritional and personal care company.)

Newly lobbying on “HR 5587, To amend the FDA and Cosmetic Act with respect to the regulation of hemp derived cannabidiol contained substances,” and on “U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), to add language regarding CBD.”

Source: https://cannabiswire.com/2020/10/26/who-is-newly-lobbying-on-cannabis/

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Does cbd/cbg interact with prozac?

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I've read that the ssri prozac and cbd/cbg/thc are metabolized by the same enzyme in the liver and can cause the ssri to build up in the blood stream and I was wondering if this is a proven fact. It's been very difficult to find research on this. I started taking Prozac but I want to smoke too. If what I've read is true then smoking or consuming any cannabis product will hurt me more than it helps and that means no more cannabis anything..

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Visit our community site for vetted suppliers at http://theCBD.place. It’s time that this subject was given more internet exposure. We are here to discuss topics related to medical marijuana and our experiences using CBD. Please do not assume that anyone here is a medical professional.

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Not All Hemp Products Are Created Equal

What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Both Hemp and Marijuana are in the cannabis family. Human intervention has produced variation within the species in terms of THC and CBD levels. Simply put, hemp is designated by a man-made definition of THC levels at or below 0.3%. Marijuana is always harvested from female plants and typically has high THC levels with little to no CBD, although some strains can contain verifying levels of CBD/THC ratios. Hemp has over 10,000 known uses, which can be made from both the female or male plant depending on the desired product. Mana Artisan Botanics uses only female hemp plants in our products, with lab testing guaranteeing below 0.3% THC levels.

Hemp extract is the phytocannabinoid concentrate, created through some form of extraction process, most commonly either with supercritical carbon dioxide or ethanol. The extract’s potency will depend on the levels of cannabinoids in the plant, so each batch of extract will have different levels of cannabinoids.

Why should you care where your hemp is sourced from?

The demand for hemp extracts is rapidly increasing in the U.S. However, there is still limited supply of U.S.-grown hemp, resulting in high prices that cannot compete against imported hemp extract from places like China or Eastern Europe. Consumers seeking quality products may find a lack of transparency when it comes to the origin of the hemp extract in their products. And unfortunately, there is limited data behind the volume and quality control behind these imported hemp extracts.

At Mana Artisan Botanics, we take great care to source high-quality hemp that is grown in the U.S., with the specific intention to facilitate health and wellness.

Do hemp cultivation methods matter?

In the cannabis industry much of what is grown, unless it is organic, is sprayed with varying levels of pesticides and fungicides. Most consumers don’t realize this is a common practice. Given the increasing demand for hemp and cannabis, many conventional farmers are transitioning their fields to these high value crops. Yet, hemp’s cultivation environment is critical as it can act as a bio-remediation crop, absorbing contaminants from the soil while it grows. If the hemp was grown in poor or misused soil, that plant might contain toxins you won’t want to ingest.

This is why at Mana Artisan Botanics, we source our CBD-rich hemp extract only from farms that have never had any toxic agriculture on the land or use any harmful pesticides or fungicides. All our products are purity and potency tested at multiple lab facilities such as Steep Hill Labs Hawaii and Hawaii Pharm Labs for cannabinoid levels as well as pesticide residue, heavy metals and other contaminants. State of the art testing methods are used and THC levels are guaranteed to be under the federal limit of 0.3%. If you want to review the lab results, please contact us!

Do different hemp strains deliver varying results?

Many of the hemp products on the market derive their CBDs as a by-product from other types of hemp varieties such as fiber or seed for hemp food products. The levels of CBD-rich hemp extract in these products are lower and lack the diverse spectrum of cannabinoids one would ideally want for an “entourage effect” that delivers the possible synergies made available by whole plant therapies.

At Mana Artisan Botanics, the hemp we source is grown with great care to facilitate high levels of the non-psychoactive cannabinoids.

What is the entourage effect?

The “entourage effect” or “plant synergy” is the idea that cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids in cannabis interact synergistically to magnify the therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components—so that the medicinal impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts.

Are whole plant extracts superior to single-compound alternatives?

Do you know the difference between isolates and whole plant extracts? “Whole plant extract” has a wide range of cannabinoids. Most scientists agree that there is between 80-120 cannabinoids plus additional terpenes, in addition to the better know CBD and THC compounds. With a “whole plant” extract you are getting access to the much wider spectrum of cannabinoids in your hemp infusion for that entourage effect.Isolates are not known to be effective as a whole plant extracts for that very reason. Additionally, isolates can be over processed, sometimes with added chemicals for purification.

Mana Artisan Botanics uses “whole plant extracts” only, with full range of cannabinoids making our infusions superior to single-compound alternatives.

Why does Mana Artisan Botanics include Turmeric in our hemp infusions?

Curcumin, the yellow pigment of turmeric (Curcuma longa) is one of the most intensely researched natural products available today. With over 6,000 peer-reviewed studies, including clinical and scientific research, turmeric is shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory effects. We add turmeric in our hemp infusions to further augment the anti-inflammatory effects of cannabinoids.

Why does Mana Artisan Botanics include Passionflower in our Hawaiian Sleep Hemp Tincture?

Passionflower extract has been shown in studies to be helpful for relieving general anxiety and improving sleep quality. We add passionflower in our sleep hemp tincture to further augment the anti-anxiety effects of cannabinoids.

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What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Both Hemp and Marijuana are in the cannabis family. Human intervention has produced variation within the species in terms of THC and CBD levels. Simply put, hemp is designated by a man-made definition of THC levels at or below 0.3%. Marijuana is always harvested from female plants and typically has high THC levels with little to no CBD, although some strains can contain verifying levels of CBD/THC ratios. Hemp has over 10,000 known uses, which can be made from both the female or male plant depending on the desired product. Mana Artisan Botanics uses only female hemp plants in our products, with lab testing guaranteeing below 0.3% THC levels.

Hemp extract is the phytocannabinoid concentrate, created through some form of extraction process, most commonly either with supercritical carbon dioxide or ethanol. The extract’s potency will depend on the levels of cannabinoids in the plant, so each batch of extract will have different levels of cannabinoids.

Why should you care where your hemp is sourced from?

The demand for hemp extracts is rapidly increasing in the U.S. However, there is still limited supply of U.S.-grown hemp, resulting in high prices that cannot compete against imported hemp extract from places like China or Eastern Europe. Consumers seeking quality products may find a lack of transparency when it comes to the origin of the hemp extract in their products. And unfortunately, there is limited data behind the volume and quality control behind these imported hemp extracts.

At Mana Artisan Botanics, we take great care to source high-quality hemp that is grown in the U.S., with the specific intention to facilitate health and wellness.

Do hemp cultivation methods matter?

In the cannabis industry much of what is grown, unless it is organic, is sprayed with varying levels of pesticides and fungicides. Most consumers don’t realize this is a common practice. Given the increasing demand for hemp and cannabis, many conventional farmers are transitioning their fields to these high value crops. Yet, hemp’s cultivation environment is critical as it can act as a bio-remediation crop, absorbing contaminants from the soil while it grows. If the hemp was grown in poor or misused soil, that plant might contain toxins you won’t want to ingest.

This is why at Mana Artisan Botanics, we source our CBD-rich hemp extract only from farms that have never had any toxic agriculture on the land or use any harmful pesticides or fungicides. All our products are purity and potency tested at multiple lab facilities such as Steep Hill Labs Hawaii and Hawaii Pharm Labs for cannabinoid levels as well as pesticide residue, heavy metals and other contaminants. State of the art testing methods are used and THC levels are guaranteed to be under the federal limit of 0.3%. If you want to review the lab results, please contact us!

Do different hemp strains deliver varying results?

Many of the hemp products on the market derive their CBDs as a by-product from other types of hemp varieties such as fiber or seed for hemp food products. The levels of CBD-rich hemp extract in these products are lower and lack the diverse spectrum of cannabinoids one would ideally want for an “entourage effect” that delivers the possible synergies made available by whole plant therapies.

At Mana Artisan Botanics, the hemp we source is grown with great care to facilitate high levels of the non-psychoactive cannabinoids.

What is the entourage effect?

The “entourage effect” or “plant synergy” is the idea that cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids in cannabis interact synergistically to magnify the therapeutic benefits of the plant’s individual components—so that the medicinal impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts.

Are whole plant extracts superior to single-compound alternatives?

Do you know the difference between isolates and whole plant extracts? “Whole plant extract” has a wide range of cannabinoids. Most scientists agree that there is between 80-120 cannabinoids plus additional terpenes, in addition to the better know CBD and THC compounds. With a “whole plant” extract you are getting access to the much wider spectrum of cannabinoids in your hemp infusion for that entourage effect.Isolates are not known to be effective as a whole plant extracts for that very reason. Additionally, isolates can be over processed, sometimes with added chemicals for purification.

Mana Artisan Botanics uses “whole plant extracts” only, with full range of cannabinoids making our infusions superior to single-compound alternatives.

Why does Mana Artisan Botanics include Turmeric in our hemp infusions?

Curcumin, the yellow pigment of turmeric (Curcuma longa) is one of the most intensely researched natural products available today. With over 6,000 peer-reviewed studies, including clinical and scientific research, turmeric is shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory effects. We add turmeric in our hemp infusions to further augment the anti-inflammatory effects of cannabinoids.

Why does Mana Artisan Botanics include Passionflower in our Hawaiian Sleep Hemp Tincture?

Passionflower extract has been shown in studies to be helpful for relieving general anxiety and improving sleep quality. We add passionflower in our sleep hemp tincture to further augment the anti-anxiety effects of cannabinoids.

Source: https://www.finallycbd.shop/not-all-hemp-products-are-created-equal

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