Articles By Julia Barajas

Global, Hemp

Analysis: The Global Debate Over Defining Hemp Heats Up

The growing hemp industry lacks universal agreement on its THC threshold.

Business, California

Champagne, Roquefort, and . . . Mendocino? The Appellations Discussion Warms Up

What regions get to apply a geographical label to its cannabis? Does an international perspective help? Should a name be connected to the land?

Colombia

Colombia: A Serious Push for Adult-Use Cannabis

Adults can currently possess up to 20 grams of cannabis for personal use, but they have no legal means to obtain it. A new bill seeks to fix that discrepancy.

Colombia

Colombia: Medical Cannabis May Get a Boost—and “a Little Squeeze”

Amid mounting licensing delays, the government aims to make the country more business-friendly, while maintaining its resolve not to become a mere source for raw material, and to protect smaller cultivators.

Business

GW Pharmaceuticals Gets Approval to Market Cannabis Drug for Epilepsy Across Europe

This is the first time the European Medicines Agency has approved a cannabis plant-based CBD medicine.

Congress

Senate Committee Approves McConnell’s Push for a Fast, Lenient FDA Policy on CBD

The bill will “allow rural entrepreneurs an opportunity to start to grow their businesses and create much-needed jobs,” Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley said during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Thursday.

Congress

Bill Introduced in Congress to Remove Cannabis as a “Deportable Offense” for Immigrants

“This anti-immigrant agenda from the Trump administration stands in contrast to the policies of dozens of states that have legalized or decriminalized marijuana.”

California

Here Are the Cannabis Bills on California Governor Newsom’s Desk

Six bills could, if signed, transform the largest market in the US, though other bills didn’t make the cut.

CBD, Congress

Mitch McConnell Pressures the FDA to Go Easy on Hemp-Derived CBD

The push could give CBD-based food additives and dietary supplements the green light.