An ordinance making the selling of Mitragyna Speciosa Korth (Kratom) a criminal misdemeanor within the city was introduced at the Gonzales City Council meeting on Monday. According to Captain Steven Nethken of the Gonzales Police Department, the law is similar to one that was already in effect in the city and was enacted by the Ascension Parish Council. The city legislation will make it easier for city law enforcement to enforce.
Texas legislators have taken a step toward considerably extending the availability of medicinal cannabis. Last week, a plan to raise the maximum THC levels in medicinal cannabis and broaden who is qualified to use it was overwhelmingly passed by the Texas House Committee on Public Health.
A plan to loosen laws on farmers who cultivate industrial hemp for non-extraction uses has been introduced by a bipartisan pair of U.S. senators. The Industrial Hemp Act, which was unveiled on Thursday by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Mike Braun (R-IN), is the most recent piece of legislative legislation to address the crop, which was made legal by the 2018 Farm Bill.
On Thursday, Nevada senators held a hearing on a bill to legalize the possession of psilocybin. During the hearing, senators discussed a proposed amendment to remove provisions for therapeutic use and heard voluminous testimony from advocates and specialists, including an assemblyman who shared his own experience with ketamine treatment.
A WeedWeek test of seven California preroll brands suggests potency inflation is close to ubiquitous in the product category. Of the seven brands (and nine total products) included, all of them tested below the THC levels on their label. The implied potency inflation on various products ranged from 14% to more than 500%.