Adult Use Marijuana State Programs and the Emerging Conflict of Delta 9 THC Derived from Hemp

Session Abstract

This presentation will focus on the evolving conflicts of interest in the marketplace between state licensed marijuana companies and hemp producers and hemp product manufacturers. It will also discuss the nature of the regulations that govern hemp products vs marijuana product regulation and the internal state agency conflicts that are now becoming apparent and impacting business actors. Further, the presentation will discuss and analyze social impacts, access to under 21 year old persons to Delta 9 THC derived from Hemp products, taxation implications and possible routes for resolution and a balance approach that could possibly make room for both industries to exist in the marketplace.

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