United Coalition of Cannabis Associations Successfully Advocated Amendments into AB 45, Establishing A Foundation for Comprehensive Cannabinoid Policy.

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The UCBA write.. AB 45 – Industrial  Hemp Products The mission of the United Cannabis Business Association is to establish a comprehensive, statewide cannabinoid policy. It is in that same spirit that UCBA has spent the last three years advocating for responsible consumable hemp policy.  Responsible policy prioritizes public health and safety and promotes the viability of both California’s legal cannabis industry and the legal hemp industry.  Comprehensive cannabinoid policy provides for fair and equal regulation of all cannabinoids, regardless of their source or how they were derived.  Such a policy includes equal safety testing requirements to protect public health.  Taxation should be established in a manner that transitions the unregulated market to a viable legal industry that empowers small business owners to thrive.  The Hemp Industry, having only recently been released from the shackles of federal prohibition, has the same responsibility as cannabis to  provide funding towards reparative social justice programs.  Their federal legal status should not exonerate them from having to participate in equity and community programs. Federal policy is contradictory at best and at more often still tied to a prohibitionary mindset with only brief glimpses of honest scientific basis and consumer habit. California cannabis advocates led the discussion over 20 years ago in large part out of recognition of the important role cannabis played during the HIV/AIDS epidemic that was for years ignored by the federal government.   Today we find ourselves in a swiss cheese framework of federal policy around cannabinoids.  Cannabinoids derived from cannabis remain federally illegal with enforcement  carve outs in states that legally allow for it.  Hemp has been federally legalized but the FDA has prohibited any derivatives for consumable products such as CBD while at the same time authorizing a synthetic pharmaceutical version of CBD.   More often than not, the discussion has centered…

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