Recent surveys reflect a steady increase over the past decade of Americans supporting legalizing cannabis. The market research firm SSRS found that 69 percent of Americans are in favor of adult-use legalization, and 92 percent back legalizing cannabis for medical use. Harry Brelsford of The CannaTech Group sits down with Chuck Mains, Government Affairs Consultant/Lobbyist to discuss these findings, and how it is affecting government affairs.
Harry Brelsford of the CannaTech Group sits down with Chuck Mains a Texas Government Affairs Consultant and Lobbyist to discuss the special sessions, hemp legalization, last session bill status and more.
Chuck Mains joins 420MSP to chat about the Texas Department of State Health Services adopting official rules governing the production (cultivation), processing, handling, sampling, testing, and disposal of hemp, which is defined as cannabis with less than .3% THC. These rules go into effect July 26th and have been long coming since the end of 2018, hemp was legalized nationwide and in June 2019, state lawmakers instituted the Texas Hemp Program. With the release of applications to the public to obtain a licenses, Texas is expected to have thousands of people apply to grow hemp in 2020, sowing the seeds of a crop that could create growth in industries such as agriculture, food and beverage, textiles, and construction. Watch the Full Interview HERE.
Universities play a pivotal role in developing and educating the future of cannabis.
Chuck Mains joins Harry Brelsford to discuss universities developing courses regarding marijuana and its policy. Chuck goes onto talk about the future of the industry and how many jobs tie into it including, law, medical, business and more.