July 28, 2020
More schools are hopping aboard the cannabis education train, dispensaries are coming soon to more tribal lands in Michigan, and will someone please explain to the U.S. Navy how shampoo works?
The Morning Buzz presented by TRICHOMES brings you late-breaking news that tells you what’s happening within the cannabis industry.
First today, another college is following the growing trend of offering more cannabis-related studies. A School in San Francisco is Offering Cannabis Study Degrees Starting This Fall
City College of San Francisco is rolling out a two-year cannabis studies degree program for the fall semester – an expansion to the cannabis industry courses it already offers, San Francisco News reports. The college first announced it would offer industry-related courses in 2017.
The associate degree program requires three courses: Introduction to Cannabis – which the college has offered previously – Anthropology of Cannabis, and Psychology of Psychoactive Drugs. Students must also take four electives.
Jennifer Dawgert Carlin, Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department and head of the program, said that students could use the degree as a “specialized area” to transfer to a four-year program and study public policy, anthropology, or public health.
Previously when the college first announced it would offer a cannabis industry-related course, it was a partnership with the United Food and Commercial Workers union and Oakland-based Oaksterdam University and program enrollees had to be sponsored by the UFCW or another union with apprenticeship programs in the cannabis space.
** Next, A Michigan Cannabis Company is Teaming up with a Native American Tribe for Dispensaries
According to Ganjapreneur, Lume Cannabis Company has been awarded an adult-use cannabis license for the tribal lands of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Chippewa County, Michigan. The deal allows Lume to open a retail dispensary this year with up to five more through 2022.
Joel Schultz, Sault Tribe Economic Development Executive Director, said the tribe is “honored” to work with Lume, which is the largest vertically integrated cannabis company in Michigan, calling it “a big moment” for the tribe.
Lume President and COO Doug Hellyar said the deal will take the company’s operations “to the next level.”
Lume currently has 10 locations throughout Michigan. Its cultivation and production facility is in Evart. The tribe is the largest east of the Mississippi.
** And last up today, the U.S. Navy Bans Hemp Shampoo and other products as Part of Bigger CBD Prohibition in the Military.
This update was released just four days after the House of Representatives approved an amendment to a spending bill that would allow all military service members to use products containing hemp and its derivatives including CBD.
According to Marijuana Moment, the Navy is expanding its CBD and hemp ban for sailors and marines to cover topical products like shampoos and soaps derived from the federally legal crop, going beyond a previous prohibition focused on consumable preparations such as oils and tinctures.
In its new Friday memo, the Navy clarified that “use” of banned products “includes the use of topical products containing hemp, such as shampoos, conditioners, lotions, lip balms, or soaps.” That language did not appear in either of its earlier hemp policy notices, including one released earlier this month.
It’s not clear what’s behind the rule’s expansion, but military branches have been consistently warning service members about consuming hemp-derived cannabinoids despite the crop’s federal legalization under the 2018 Farm Bill.
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