On this week’s episode of Cannabis Life Radio, we continue our discussion on the future of Jeff Sessions and the Cannabis Industry, current legislation in the House and Senate, and have an in-depth look into what are terpenes with Stephanie Sparks from the Green Heart Society.
Scheril was missed tremendously by the whole Cannabis Life Radio family, as she was at a huge Rastafarian event in Jamaica! Leon continues to predict that as Jeff Session promises to crack down on CannaBusinesses in legalized states, the more representatives and senators will come out to protect the industry. We are hoping this is the catalyst the country needs for the legalization of Cannabis!
What are Terpenes and Why are They Important?
Stephanie Sparks, from the Green Road Society, gives us the low-down on Terpenes, how they affect us, and why are they so dang important when it comes to understanding the Cannabis plant.
Terpenes are not unique to the Cannabis plant and can be found in a variety of herbs, fruits, and plants. They are responsible for smells and taste, but also help THC and CBD to do their jobs. Terpenes are known to affect the way our brain receptors react to CBD and THC. It is important to note that not all terpenes work in the same way, and each individual will react differently to various strains and doses.
Understanding terpenes are vital for the future of Cannabis industry. We want the ability to maximize the effects of medical marijuana for patients and medicating users. This will open a whole new field when it comes to medical research on the Cannabis plant.
Active Cannabis Legislation
We want all of our listeners to be aware of the current Cannabis bills circulating the House and Senate. So we have provided a list and a brief description of each bill here:
The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017 – To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and consumption of marijuana, and for other purposes.
The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 – To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to marijuana, and for other purposes.
Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the taxation and regulation of marijuana products, and for other purposes.
Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act – To provide for the regulation of marijuana products, and for other purposes.
The Marijuana Justice Act – To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to marijuana, and for other purposes.
The SAFE Banking Act – To create protections for depository institutions that provide financial services to cannabis-related businesses, and for other purposes.
The Small Business Tax Equity Act – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow deductions and credits relating to expenditures in connection with marijuana sales conducted in compliance with State law.
If you support any or all pieces of legislation, you need to contact your elected officials immediately! If your congressperson or senator does not support Cannabis regulation, then you need to make them aware that your vote will go to a candidate who does. Our elected officials work for us, not the other way around! Over sixty percent of Americans support Cannabis legalization, and our laws need to start reflecting the majority NOT the minority!
We can’t urge you enough to continue contacting Congress and sign as many petitions as you can possibly find. As Gandhi once said, “You need to be the change you want to see in the world.” This is an important year for Cannabis, so make sure you register to vote, not only in the general election but most importantly in the primary to make sure your pro-Cannabis contender is on the ballot come November.
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