The USDA & Controlled Environment Agriculture: A Q&A with Derek Smith, Executive Director of the RII

In this article, Aaron Green interviews Derek Smith, executive director of Resource Innovation Institute (RII) to learn more about their recent proposal on controlled environmental agriculture (CEA) to the USDA and their involvement in supporting the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA).

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ASTM International Launches New Subcommittee

The global standards organization has launched a new subcommittee, D37.92, aimed at facilitating the exchange of ideas and information between policymakers, regulatory bodies, scientists, stakeholders and the public.

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Organizations Submit Comments on CAOA

Following a call for input regarding the draft language included in the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA), a number of nonprofits and trade organizations have submitted comments on the bill. The NCIA, the MPP, NORML, the MCBA and even CPEAR all submitted comments on the new legislative proposal to end federal cannabis prohibition.

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