SB591 has been passed again for this 8th day of March, 2022.
Our concern is that they are pushing it off until the heat we are placing on them dies down. Then once the public eye is off of them, they will move to hold it for a vote.
If you are unfamiliar with what is going on, Senate Bill 591 is placing regulations on cannabinoid products. Which in and of itself is a good thing, but the measure they are taking will destroy the hemp industry. Leaving only the medical cannabis market to pool revenue.
We are in agreement that dosed candies SHOULD NOT be enticing to children. We agree that gummies SHOULD NOT be in the shapes cars, animals, fruits, etc..
What we DO NOT agree with is the minimums of 0.25mg per serving with no greater than 1mg per package.
To give an example, the recommended starting dose for a 160 lb. adult is 10mg. At the minimums being proposed, said individual would have to consume 40 servings of product for a MILD effect.
We are asking our community to reach out to their representatives and request that they kill this bill.
Find your legislator here: https://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/
Read the full bill and check its progress here: https://legiscan.com/VA/supplement/SB591/id/243741
We as an industry need to have a round table so that we can educate our legislators as to how we should proceed and unfortunately this hasn’t happened yet.
We thank you for your continued support!
Please check out our Twitter page for updates and resources for getting active in the process. If we don’t speak up, others WILL speak for us!!!!