This Week in Virginia Cannabis News, February 20, 2022

A quick roundup of some of the latest news for the Virginia cannabis industry and beyond for the week of February 20, 2022 …

CannaBizVA’s Lobby Day

Just a reminder, our CannaBizVA Lobby Day will be taking place in Richmond on Monday, February 21, 2022. We will be connecting with officials throughout the day, as well as a Legislative Reception in the evening. Please contact us if you need further details!

D.C. Mayor Signs Bill To Let Older Patients Get Medical Marijuana Without Doctors And Create 4/20 Cannabis Tax Holiday

The bill states that senior citizens will be able to “self-certify their own eligibility for cannabis without having to get a recommendation from a doctor.” It also extends the registration renewal deadline for patients and creates a week-long medical marijuana tax relief “holiday” that coincides with the unofficial cannabis event known as 4/20.

As hemp THC sales boom online and by mail, cannabis industry braces for crackdown

“The rise of delta-9 THC products derived from hemp, commonly sold online and shipped across state lines with little of the taxes or safety requirements faced by marijuana producers, has the cannabis industry bracing for tighter state and federal limits on intoxicating hemp products.”

Papa John’s Adds Hemp to Menu Offerings in UK and Russia

While not a story that impacts Virginia (today), it’s an interesting look at the growth of hemp as a food source worldwide.

Where Is The Cannabis Industry Headed In 2022?

Forbes looks at trends of the cannabis industry and what they expect to take shape in 2022.

10 cannabis industry trends to watch for in 2022

Another look at 2022 trends, this time from MJBizDaily

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