PSAs: Cultivation Workshops & Senatorial and International Cannabis Support

The WHO in Favor of CBD and other PSAs

Local:

Cultivation Workshop

Santa Barbara is hosting Cannabis Worker Health & Safety Training. There will be one session on Wednesday the 27th in Santa Maria and another Thursday Feb 28th in Carpinteria. Learn about pesticide use and worker health and safety regulations as they apply to personal protective equipment, respiratory protection, facility ventilation, and requirements in a handler training program. Call (805) 934-6200 to reserve your seat.

Open Applications

South Lake Tahoe, Cotati and American Canyon (Napa County) are all accepting applications for various cannabis businesses.  Contact us if you would like to learn more.

 

Federal:

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), running for president in 2020, has voiced her support for cannabis. While the support is directly linked to the dismantling of the failed war on drugs and its negative effects on millions of American lives, her support for legalizing and regulating marijuana adds another large and visible voice to the federal fight. More and more legislators are publicly showing support for cannabis legalization in one form or another, solidifying the changing tide on the perception of cannabis in America.  More on her support of cannabis HERE and HERE.

 

World:

The WHO has released a set of recommendations that could make great progress for medical marijuana and CBD. World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence’s (ECDD) handed their recommendations to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) earlier this month. The CND is expected to consider rescheduling of cannabis this year. Some positive aspects of the recommendation include: simplifying the current classification of THC, removing cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Convention, the category reserved for the most threatening substances, and no longer including pure CBD and CBD products with less than 0.2% on any international drug control conventions. This means that international penalties for possession and distribution of cannabis would significantly decrease and CBD would be treated like any other commodity, like twinkies. For the US, the biggest immediate change would be in the DEA and FDA’s control of CBD. Read a full copy of the recommendations HERE.