Federal agencies are easing cannabis rules, Kloris’ CBD serum received rave reviews, and Oregon approved a license for its first-ever psilocybin facility.
Let’s dive into this week’s cannanews.
U.S. Secret Service Revises Cannabis Employment Policy
In order to keep up with the growing movement for cannabis legalization, several federal organizations have revised their cannabis policies. The U.S. Secret Service (USSS) is the latest organization to follow suit.
Last month, the USSS announced an update to its employment policy. Going forward, the USSS will allow those who previously used cannabis to apply for a job at the agency. The only caveat is that the cannabis use must have occurred at least a year before the application was submitted.
The agency is also adopting a more relaxed approach toward the consumption of hemp-derived CBD products. Applicants who consumed these products within a year of submitting their application will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Previously, the USSS took an age-based approach to its cannabis policy. Applicants who used cannabis at the age of 28 or older were barred from applying until at least five years after their last instance of consumption.
The USSS joins the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as federal agencies which have recently taken steps to revise their cannabis policies. The ATF no longer disqualifies applicants who have engaged in cannabis growing, selling, or manufacturing in compliance with state laws. The OPM, meanwhile, is rumored to be working on an application revamp that will treat past cannabis use more leniently.
What do you think about all the cannabis-policy changes being made across the federal government? Do you think it means that federal legalization will soon be on the table? Let us know in the comments!
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CBD’s Skincare Takeover Begins
CBD brand Kloris is making the jump to skincare with its new CBD Superboost Skin Oil. The serum is already receiving rave reviews, with reports that it is incredibly effective at reducing skin inflammation.
So, how does Kloris’ CBD face serum do the impossible? According to the company, the serum is supercharged with pure CBD, hemp seed oil, cucumber oil, and squalane.
The CBD in the serum interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, aiding in the skin’s healing process. Hemp seed oil and squalane restore the skin’s barrier and boost hydration. Last but not least, cucumber oil helps promotes cell regeneration.
This is only the beginning of CBD’s takeover of the skin care industry. Keep an eye out for even more CBD-infused serums, face creams, and more in the near future!
EPIC Healing Nabs Oregon’s First Psilocybin Facility License
The state of Oregon has officially granted approval for its inaugural psilocybin facility. The first license has been awarded to EPIC Healing, owned by licensed therapist Cathy Jonas.
The program is open to anyone aged 21 and up and does not require a prescription or referral from a health care provider. Those under 21 can also participate but only with a prescription from a doctor.
EPIC Healing will allow individuals to choose between microdosing and larger dosage sessions. Following their sessions, patients will have the opportunity to discuss the experience with a professional. The hope here is that patients incorporate what they learned in their sessions into their everyday lives.
Lost in the excitement over this monumental moment, however, is the discussion of who will be able to access these services. Providers estimate that the psilocybin sessions could cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars due to regulations and tax laws. For many Oregonians in need, these costs are likely to be way out of budget—limiting the good that could ultimately be done by a service like this.