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This Week in Virginia Cannabis Industry News, October 23, 2022

Hemp Farmers Could Qualify For USDA Loan Relief Under IRA

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that nearly $800 million has been provided to in assistance to borrowers of direct or guaranteed loans administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) to “Help Keep Farmers Farming."

Agricultural producers, including hemp farmers, whose operations face financial risk are eligible for assistance under Section 22006 of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which passed in August directing $3.1 billion to USDA farm loan relief and nearly $40 billion toward sustainable agriculture initiatives over the next ten years. READ MORE

Virginia mother indicted for murder in son's death after he allegedly consumed THC gummies

It's sad situations like these that further hammer home the importance of regulated labeling for the Delta-8 and edibles market as a whole.

Mr. Nice Guys, a D.C. cannabis store, sues city over money police seized

A D.C. cannabis company has sued the city for damages and to demand the return of roughly $70,000 seized as evidence in police raids last year that yielded criminal charges, but no convictions.

Recreational Marijuana is Legal in VA, but Disparities Persist

In this interview Chelsea Higgs Wise, founder of Marijuana Justice, discusses what still needs to be done to expand the legalization of marijuana in the state.

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