New states are moving

Adult Use

  • Vermont: This could prove as close to a slam dunk for legalization as any state in the East. The state Legislature legalized adult use and home growing two years ago, and in 2019, the Vermont Senate gave its blessing to a commercial sales program. The state House of Representatives is likely to follow suit this year.
  • New Mexico: Sentiment shifted toward legalization when Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham took office in 2019. Legislation stalled in 2019, but a governor’s legalization advisory group is setting the stage for an agreed-upon approach this year.
  • South Dakota: 2020 will mark the first…

The Issues Continue

Radio Show/Podcast host. NYCBD with jeffrey hill. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/47-nycbd-with-jeffrey-hill-42882209/

Democratic Candidates — South Bend, Indiana’s Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a rival Democratic presidential candidate, has endorsed simply decriminalizing possession of all drugs.

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang, another contender, supports decriminalizing opioids and funding safe consumption sites for illegal drugs. He also wants to make psychedelic mushrooms “more freely available.”

Those candidates and most other Democrats including Senators Warren and Sanders also support legalizing marijuana — with the exceptions of former Vice President Joe Biden and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who back more modest steps such as removing criminal penalties for…


Lets take a look

When I began my Cannabis adventure in 2019 I made several predictions. Here is the End-of-year review

PREDICTION #1: There won’t be huge changes to federal Cannabis law in 2019.

Verdict: True.

The Democrat-controlled US House in September did pass a bill that would let banks and other financial institutions work with licensed cannabis operators, and a key House committee passed a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill in November — major milestones in the decades-long effort to reform federal drug laws.

But in the absence of a push from the White House, — where President Trump recently confused everyone on his view of protections for state medical marijuana programs, — -the Senate seems as unlikely as ever to…


The Category is growing exponentially. I hope this is helpful

STUNNER #1 — California marijuana tax hike puts future of legal market in spotlight amid worries over state industry’s viability

Flurries of meetings and negotiations have occurred behind the scenes in Sacramento since California announced a cannabis tax increase last month.

The state made $345MM Cannabis taxes in 2018 with over 55,000 full time jobs and revenue of approximately $3 Billion.

But like all new sources of income the state wants more….will it kill this new industry and push it more to the black market……The stakes surrounding these discussions — all aimed at lowering the marijuana industry’s tax burden —…


Lets begin with NY

New York Congressman Jerry Nadler is ready to call for a historic committee vote on legalizing marijuana nationwide, but it’s far from certain Congress will approve his bill. Advocates say they’ll continue to press for action at the state level.

Eleven states and Washington D.C. have legalized adult use cannabis even though the U.S. government still treats it as illegal. Now, Nadler, the powerful Democratic Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, is ready to roll with his bill to remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances.

“Marijuana would be decriminalized at the federal level…


Stunner #1 -Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) met with the nominee to become the next Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner and discussed the need for a regulatory framework for CBD products.

While there are few specific details available about their conversation, McConnell said he emphasized the importance of hemp legalization for Kentucky farmers and pointed out that those producers are also facing challenges given the lack of FDA regulations concerning CBD.

“I look forward to working closely with Dr. Hahn on several important issues for Kentucky,” McConnell said in a press release. …


A major CBD brand, will announce a partnership today with Gillette Stadium and its adjacent venue Patriot Place, a real estate complex owned by the Kraft Group in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The CBD product developers, stadium and mega-mall complex, are aligning to support former NFL tight end Robert Gronkowski’s advocacy of CBD for pain relief.

The partnership is remarkable because the National Football League (NFL), frowns on players utilizing Cannabis for pain relief, despite all the research that suggests the value of use before and after games. Of note: prescription narcotics are permitted. Therefore, the owners of the venue aligning with a CBD company is the closest peripheral collaboration of its kind to date.

The Patriot Place entertainment complex boasts myriad retailers, restaurants, nightlife venues, four-star hotels, and even a bowling alley.

The adjacent Gillette-owned 65,878-seat stadium is the full-time home of the NFL’s six-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots.

CBD will have a…


BJ and his team of handicapped Vets

THIS SHOW WILL HIGHLIGHT BJ GANEM. AN AMAZING “AMERICAN STORY” ABOUT A MARINE WHO VOLUNTEERS FOR ACTIVE DUTY. HE COMPLETED HIS CONTRACT OF 4 YEARS AND THEN WENT TO WORK FOR KRAFT/NABISCO, AS A SALES REP, WHILE ALSO STAYING ACTIVE IN THE RESERVES.

HIS UNIT WAS CALLED UP TO ACTIVE DUTY AND GOT HIT BY AN IED, ONE OF HIS “BROTHERS IN ARMS” WAS KILLED AND SEVERAL WOUNDED. BJ LOST HIS LEG.

ON THE SHOW, HE TELLS OF HIS TRAVELS TO GERMANY, AND THEN TO WALTER REED IN MARYLAND. HOW HE FEELS ABOUT THE VA, WHICH IS A “LOVE HATE…


Still a question many keep asking

While my Radio Show NYCBD with Jeffrey Hill (also a podcast on IHeart Radio, iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube — NYCBDOFFICIAL), and my blog has moved to some very challenging global issues, I still get the majority of questions on this topic.

So lets back up BEFORE we keep moving forward. Lets explore: Is CBD psychoactive? — Overall, Because CBD is non-intoxicating, it doesn’t cause euphoric feelings.

Although the use of cannabis and cannabinoids is growing in the U.S. and around the world, you might be among the many who are interested in taking advantage of the benefits of cannabinoids but…


What is right for you

As more and more CBD products emerge, we’ve found that there’s quite a bit of confusion amongst consumers as to which kind of CBD they should choose.

jeffrey hill

40 year career funding/operating start up to public offering. TALK RADIO SHOW HOST on 710WOR/IHEART NYC linkedin.com/in/jeffrey-hill-bab586a/

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