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IndustryDevelopments | International & State
MAP LEGEND
High level of medical development/implementation
Medium level of medical development/implementation
Low level of medical development/implementation
Other - federally illegal but unique circumstances
Recreational
Countries included have passed legislation at the federal level
and must fulfill at least one of the following criteria:
* Cultivation, manufacture or sale of medical and/or
recreational cannabis allowed.
* Doctors can prescribe medical cannabis.
* Import and/or export of medical cannabis allowed.
High: Countries at the forefront of the global industry.
Frameworks are established, and adoption is well underway.
Medium: Implementation has begun but is still limited or
restricted; lots of room for the market to develop.
Low: Legislation has been passed, but implementation is very
limited or nonexistent. Decriminalization is not included.
National &
International News
USDA Gives Hemp Farmers Leeway on THC
and Testing but Retains DEA Requirement
Hemp producers will have more breathing room under
federally mandated THC levels set forth in the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's final hemp-production rules.
According to the rules that take effect March 22, the
margin of error will increase from a total of 0.5% to 1%
THC before producers are declared criminally negligent.
Hemp farmers and testing agents also will have more
time to harvest plants after testing, with the harvest
window increased from 15 days to 30 calendar days after
sampling is completed.
However, the USDA did not budge on sampling
requirements and the mandate for laboratories to register
with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
22 Marijuana Business Magazine | February 2021
Production rules established in the 2014 Farm Bill,
under which nearly half of the states that are operating
hemp-production programs are currently still working,
will sunset on Dec. 31, at which point all state and tribal
hemp-production programs must comply with the USDA's
final hemp-production rules.
Ontario Cannabis Stores Can Still Offer
Pickup, Delivery During Lockdown
Brick-and-mortar cannabis stores in Ontario are still
permitted to offer home delivery and curbside pickup
during a stay-at-home order enacted Jan. 14. The
stay-at-home order was enacted in light of rising
COVID-19 cases in Ontario and will last at least 28 days,
regulators said.

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