Hemp Embassy Headlines Issue 594 Jan 20 2024
Hemp Embassy Headlines Issue 594 Jan 20 2024

Hemp Embassy Headlines Issue 594 Jan 20 2024

Good Morning!
Well looks like the weather is starting to set in, not too bad right now, some minor flooding and some pretty spectacular lightning shows. For the most part, everyone’s always ready for the wet.
The news gave me a few surprises this week.
There’s actually going to be a recognised TAFE course for growing Medicinal Cannabis!!! That’s huge in my book.TAFE, in my experience, has some of the strictest in-house policies on the planet.
I was chatting recently with some friends about Colorado and the question was raised:what does it cost for licensing, etc?I had a little bit of pre-knowledge on this thanks to a pretty cool mate up north.
It’s really quite inexpensive and easy to see why there are so many farmers in Colorado now.Maybe too loose? In Australia a Hemp licence is around the same cost dollar for dollar after all the red tape.Maybe it just works better here?
I included a little section about Hemp vs Cbd oil from a fellow advocate stateside, Emily Kyle.With few exceptions she’s taught me everything there is to know about canna cooking for health. I get asked about this ALOT! so ill probably keep harping on about it, lulZ.
Vaping in Australia is definitely under the microscope now.Nicotine Vapes are pretty much done for. The TGA attached huge fines in some instances.Unfortunately the wording in some of the new documentation is slightly watered down and could include any type of Vape if not issued by a healthcare professional…….. Yikes!In my opinion, that’s just more money filtering and it isn’t at all necessary, people deserve the option to shop around no different to what’s being asked for in legal cannabis… or any other industry for that matter.
Last week, there was a survey by Superly Green, there was a bit of a mix-up with the links. I’ve reposted it this week with the correct link if you would like to participate.
Take Care all, The Big Blue Marble is spinning on a weird axis right now.
Thanks for Reading,#freetheweed #plur

SUPERBLYGREEN.COM.AUAustralian Cannabis Survey — Legalise Cannabis – Superbly Green Australian Psychedelic Society:
Revisiting Decriminalisation
In the wake of recent drug-related incidents at music festivals in Melbourne, discussions around drug policy reform have gained renewed attention. We at the Australian Psychedelic Society, as always argue that decriminalisation of drug use and possession is a crucial step towards reducing fatalities and promoting public health.

Australian Psychedelic Society:
My psychedelic experience – a collection of experiences with psychedelics
Representations of psychedelic use in the media and public discourse are often exaggerated and negative. These stereotypical representations feed stigma and support misinformation while harming public acceptance of these substances as beneficial for many people.

TGA:Kilpatrick & Douglas Pty Ltd fined for alleged unlawful advertising of nicotine vapes
7News:The plan to legalise cannabis use in WA
The Mandarin:Australian Border Force tries to shift 120 tonnes of seized vapes a month
Hemp Gazette:More Cannabis “Munchies” Research
Mirage News:$129M Drug Bust in South East Qld’s Operation Victor PalmerABC.NET.AUFirst medicinal cannabis-growing course offers sustainable careers in thriving industryFederation TAFE introduces an accredited training course as modelling estimates that by 2028, nearly 250,000 Victorian patients are expected to demand medicinal cannabis.VICE.COMCan You Carry Prescribed Medical Cannabis From Overseas Into NSW?We did the research so you don’t have to.

Hillside Centre for Sustainable Living:Construction is underway on America’s first commercial Hempcrete project
North Country Public Radio:Lake Placid creates legal pathway for cannabis dispensaries
Yahoo News AU:Ukrainian Parliament unblocks medical cannabis bill
MJBizDaily:Cannabis operator Canopy raising $35 million in upsized private placement
Forbes:Germany’s Cannabis Legalization Plan Faces Criticism Within Government
Hemp Gazette:More Canadians Buying Cannabis Through Legal ChannelsWIONEWS.COMThailand to ban recreational Cannabis use, after historic decriminalisation The ban comes 18 months after historic decriminalisation. The relaxed law saw a boom in the cannabis industry. PM Srettha Thavisin had pledged to ban cannabis. The new law will ban advertising, and marketing of cannabis products. Watch to know more!FORBES.COMCzech Republic Unveils Cannabis Legalization Plan Without Legal MarketThe Czech Republic has disclosed its plan to legalize adult-use cannabis, but it seems there is no room for the establishment of a legal market.The Telegram:Uxbridge to refund more than $1 million to weed shop in impact fees case
“For years, communities have been treating cannabis community impact fees as piggy banks with zero accountability and little transparency,” David O’Brien, the association’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “The legislature has repeatedly made it clear that municipalities cannot legally collect fees that are not spent on reasonably-related municipal costs, but cities and towns are holding on to millions of dollars that were unjustly collected over the past few years. Communities need to immediately return all money that wasn’t spent on reasonably-related costs.”
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NORML:Analysis: Cannabis Products Provide Sustained Improvements In Patients With Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Science Daily:High childhood IQ linked to subsequent illicit drug use, research suggests
TCTMD:Small Arrhythmia Risk Seen When Medical Cannabis Used for Pain
Forbes:New Study Explains Why Cannabis Causes The ‘Munchies’Learn moreHemp vs. CBD
Hemp became Federally legal in the United States in 2018, thanks to the passage of the Farm Bill, which is great for consumers.
To keep it simple:
CBD – cannabinol, is a plant-based compound found in the cannabis plant, similar to how a vitamin is found in a vegetable.
Hemp – a term used to describe any kind of cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC by weight. It is not a botanical term.If a product contains more than 0.3% THC, it remains illegal at a Federal level, regardless of how much CBD it contains.
There are many different types of CBD oil, but most CBD oils on the market today contain less than 0.3% THC.
Different products can vary in how much CBD they contain, and many have different concentration levels and ingredient lists.

SA Police:Four arrested at West Lakes after drug crop found
Cannabis Business Times:Curaleaf Receives Approval to Begin Adult-Use Sales in New York
Food Dive:New flavors, formats driving cannabis-infused food and beverage products: Mary Jones
ABC News YouTube:Police find cannabis grow house hidden behind fridge
CLDG:Colorado Cultivation License – How do I get one?

Australian Psychedelic Society:Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC)Group Call Via ZoomSunday, 28 January 2024, 10:30am – 12:30 pm
Australian Psychedelic Society:Sydney Womens Meet upCronulla Beach AustraliaSunday, 28 January 2024, 12:00 pm
Garden States Microdose Webcast: Episode 24 Cubensis RisingHistory, diversity, ID info, safety & research updatesWednesday, 24 January 2024, 8:00pm
Industrial Hemp Variety Trial Field Days 2024Hamilton, VICTuesday, 30 January 2024, 10am – 2pm
ACannabis 2024Crown PromenadeTuesday 12th March and Wednesday 13th March 2024www.acannabis.com.au
Australian Industrial Hemp ConferenceHunter Valley, NSW16 – 18 April 2024
Nimbin MardiGrass 2024Where else but Nimbin!3rd, 4th and 5th May
The Hemp Hour on NimFM.orgFridays at 12pmnimfm.orgDo you know of an event that we’ve missed? Let us know here: media@hempembassy.net

LEGALISECANNABIS.ORG.AUParliamentary petitions requesting Random Drug Testing (RDT) laws provide exemptions for THC prescribed by a doctor. – Legalise Cannabis Party
Yummy Mummy Tummy, Hemp Body Oil – 100mlA$22.00ViewGo Away Hemp Natural Insect RepellentA$25.00ViewThe HEMP Embassy Headlines are a selection of recent articles from news and media services primarily concerning Cannabis issues, the  consequences of prohibition and the challenges for law reform. If you have any suggestions or contributions you’d like to see here, please email us at media@hempembassy.net

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