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News Round-Up: Oct. 18th, 2021

News Round-Up: Oct. 18th, 2021

News Round-Up | Oct. 18th, 2021
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An important recall of CBD & THC tinctures in Oregon, Texas reaffirms Delta 8 as federally illegal, and a South Carolina teacher loses her job after accidentally distributing cannabis edibles to her classroom.

There can be a lot to keep track of when it comes to the fast-paced world of cannabis information and news. Our roundup has everything you might have missed from the last week and more.

Oregon: Recall On CuraLeaf CBD & THC Tinctures After Label Swap

The OLCC originally issued a recall on September 21, 2021 after consumers reported using a hemp tincture sold by Cura that was making them “high” even though it was labeled and packaged as not containing any detectable THC, the main psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. […] The recall now includes a product labeled as having THC when actually it does not.

(Link: Oregon.gov [PDF])

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South Carolina Teacher Loses Job After Mistakenly Offering Weed Candies To Students

The report says one student grabbed “Stoney Patch Kids” gummies believing they were Sour Patch Kids and Weiss told the student to grab something else but the child still left with the marijuana edibles. The other grabbed a Dum Dums lollipop.

(Link: WIS 10 News)

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Singapore: Man Sentenced To Death Penalty After Being Caught Smuggling 2lbs Of Cannabis

Omar Yacob Bamadhaj, 41, was sentenced to death in February, and a court dismissed his appeal on Tuesday. He was convicted of bringing at least 2 pounds of cannabis into Singapore in 2018. Authorities found it wrapped in foil and newspaper in the trunk of the car he was in while his dad was driving, the report said.

(Link: Insider.com)

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Texas Department of Health & Safety Reaffirms Delta 8 THC As Federally Illegal

“[All] forms of THC, including Delta-8 in any concentration and Delta-9 exceeding 0.3%, are considered Schedule I controlled substances.”

(Link: Texas.gov)

A police car, by Matt Popovich via Unsplash

Jackson County, OR, Declares “State of Emergency” Over Illegal Marijuana Grows

The declaration has been weeks in the making, and county officials scheduled a press conference for 11 a.m. Wednesday morning to cover the specifics of “requests for immediate assistance to the Oregon Governor, House of Representatives, and Senate.” Commissioner Dyer, Sheriff Nathan Sickler, and County Watermaster Shavon Haynes were on hand.

(Link: KDRV.com)

Activists Seek End To Cannabis Prohibition In Nepal

[The] country followed other nations in outlawing marijuana in the late 1970s and chased away the hippies who came on buses from Europe and United States. Half a century later, campaigners are seeking to again legalize the farming, use and export of marijuana as more countries allow its medicinal and recreational use.

(Link: AP News)

Canadian flag, by Jason Halso via Unsplash

“Three years post-legalization, Canada’s cannabis industry ready for a reset” [Editorial]

The market itself is expected to grow from $4 billion in annual sales this year to as high as $9 billion over the next decade, according to New Frontier Data. But opening a cannabis store isn’t a guaranteed windfall anymore.

Some cities across the country, namely Toronto, are now burdened by a concentration of pot stores that have seen some owners opt to throw in the towel and sell the business entirely.

(Link: Bloomberg News Canada)

The Lincoln Memorial at Washington, D.C. by Casey Horner via Unsplash

“How Mitch McConnell Accidentally Created An Unregulated THC Market” [Editorial]

[Former KY state treasurer Jonathan Miller] said the law was intentionally written so that CBD and other non-intoxicating cannabis compounds could be legally sourced from hemp. But the authors didn’t realize “how this broader language could sweep intoxicating compounds into that [Delta-9-THC] limit.”

(Link: fivethirtyeight.com)

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