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Lawsuit: Integrity vs Juniper Biolabs

The media outlet reports… Here’s the introduction Integrity also filed for a temporary restraining order, which is scheduled for a hearing on Monday. Integrity is asking the court to stop Juniper Biolabs from selling any of the product. The damages represent the revenue that was promised. When the two companies entered into the agreement, Integrity’s […]

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NJ: Amended Medical Cannabis Bill Off To Gov Murphy’s Desk Again

After various starts, stops, amendments and rewrites, a bill that would expand the New Jersey medical marijuana program is finally heading to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk. The Senate and Assembly on Thursday approved the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act, a massive overhaul of the state’s medical marijuana program that would legalize edible forms of medical marijuana and increase the amount patients […]

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Colorado Dept of Revenue: INDUSTRY-WIDE BULLETIN: 19-03 Re: House Bill 19-1090 Implementation Timeline

The Division is providing this Industry Bulletin in response to inquiries regarding ownership and investment activity permitted prior to the adoption of rules required for implementation of House Bill 19-1090, Concerning Measures to Allow Greater Investment Flexibility in Marijuana Businesses (“HB19- 1090”). Here’s the full release:  190621_IB19-03 1090 Implementation Timeline_0 Go to Source Author: Sean […]

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Massachusetts Secretary of State Intends To Crack Down On Cannabis Fraud Cases

Marijuana Retail Report write……Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin says his office is planning to crack down on what he said is the growing number of Massachusetts-based businesses raising money from marijuana-related investments. The Democrat said Wednesday that his office has seen an uptick in marijuana-related fraud cases. Galvin said those engaging in fraud may […]

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U.S. House of Representatives approves an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that protects state cannabis programs against federal interference

Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives soundly approved by a 267-165 vote an amendment  protects state-legal cannabis programs from interference by the U.S. Department of Justice. The amendment to the fiscal year 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill specifically prohibits the Justice Department from using funds to prevent states, Washington, D.C., and U.S. territories from implementing their adult-use and […]

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Health Canada: Backgrounder: Final regulations on new cannabis products

June 14, 2019 Health Canada has released the amendments to the Cannabis Regulations to control the legal production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts, and cannabis topicals. Edible cannabis With respect to edible cannabis, the amended Cannabis Regulations include: Restricting the use of ingredients that could increase the appeal of edible cannabis, increase the risk of food-borne illness, […]

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National Law Review – Article: Courts Are Siding with Employees Who Use Medical Marijuana

Marijuana, a Schedule 1 drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), is the most commonly detected illicit drug in employment drug testing. According to Quest Diagnostics, in 2018, approximately 3% of urine-based workplace drug screenings tested positive for marijuana. Notwithstanding marijuana’s illegality under federal law, 33 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana […]

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And So It Died

Reports with endless reasons will be turning up for the next week. This initial report from MJ Biz with Sen. Liz Krueger’s statement is really all that needs to be said. “This is not the end of the road, it is just a delay,”  Here’s the statement It’s worth reading the comments too, voters aren’t […]

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Washington DC: House Rules Committee Advances Amendment To House For Vote To Protect State Legal Programmes

MJ Biz  write, A key legislative panel advanced an amendment to the full House for consideration that would protect all state-legal cannabis programs from interference by the U.S. Department of Justice. The U.S. House Rules Committee cleared the amendment for a full House vote as it passed the fiscal year 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill by […]

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The Sharp End Of Cannabis Legalization In Illinois

It might seem like a quite folksy report but actually these are the meetings that will determine how cannabis regulation runs its course in Illinois and it’s instructive to listen to concerns and needs in the community before big cannabis pours through the door. To paraphrase Woody Guthrie, “From California to the New York island; […]

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INCBA 2019  Board Nominations Are In!

INCBA’s Board is elected by the INCBA membership and represents a diverse set of attorneys that come from a myriad of substantive backgrounds, each of which offers a unique benefit to the association. Campaign profiles are posted here or you can click on each candidate’s name below, which will take you directly to their profile. The election will take […]

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Quick Overview Of The State Of Play In Oklahoma

Stillwater News Press report… On June 26, 2018, about 507,000 Oklahomans voted yes on State Question 788, legalizing medical marijuana in the state. The initiative for the legalization of medical marijuana began as a petition by a group called Oklahomans for Health. The group gathered around 67,000 signatures to have their volunteer-written state question put […]

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And Another State Attorney Calls For Cannabis Regulation Measures

The Post reports ………..RICHMOND — Attorney General Mark Herring says he will push Virginia to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults — a first for a statewide official in the commonwealth, which has traditionally taken a conservative approach toward drugs. Other prominent Virginia politicians have previously called for decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, including […]

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Greenspoon Marder Announce Via Press Release That They’ve Been Retained By Harborside In Tax Case

Here’s the press release in full NEW YORK, June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Greenspoon Marder announced today that the firm is being retained to appeal the Tax Court decision in Patients Mutual Assistance Collective Corporation (also known as Harborside) v. Commissioner to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Harborside is a vertically integrated California cannabis business with several […]

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UK: Isle Of Man Government Announcements On Medicinal Cannabis & Industrial Production of Hemp

Takeaways There was  very strong support (95%) for allowing cannabis to be cultivated and processed on the Island, subject to suitable regulation. Strongest support (55% of respondents) was shown for the option to offer quality-assured medicinal cannabis products direct to the public through accredited dispensaries. The majority of respondents (97%) supported the introduction of a […]

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Virginia Law Firm Launches Cannabis Practice

Inside Business reports.. “There are number of uncertainties, but there’s a growing interest both from business and from consumers in these products,” said Anne Bibeau, partner at Vandeventer Black in Norfolk. “And as a result, you see these businesses popping up all over the state, and they need legal guidance.” Vandeventer Black said in a […]

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Nevada: Social Consumption venues Delayed Until 2021

MY Biz reports Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 533 into law, which creates a Cannabis Compliance Board and also prohibits local governments in the state from licensing marijuana social consumption businesses. The social use provision expires July 1, 2021, which would leave the state without such venues for up to two years. The Cannabis Compliance Board was […]

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Alert: Green Light Law Group Oregon

June 14, 2019: Important OLCC Announcement ATTENTION CLIENTS THAT HAVE SUBMITTED A PRODUCER LICENSE APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE JUNE 15, 2018 MORATORIUM:   Under Senate Bill 218, an applicant that has submitted an application for a producer license on or before the June 2018 moratorium will not be able to make changes to (a) […]

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CO: Stakeholder Work Group on House Bill 19-1090 (“Measures to Allow Greater Investment Flexibility”)

Here’s the announcement in full…….The Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division is facilitating a stakeholder work group on Monday, June 17, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m., to provide an opportunity for stakeholder collaboration on the implementation details of House Bill 19-1090 (“Measures to Allow Greater Investment Flexibility”). Work Group: Legislation Implementation HB19-1090 Monday, June […]

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Canada: Nipissing First Nation Cannabis Legislation Comes Into Play 18 June 2019 & Further Tightens Canadian Federal Legislation

Here’s the piece in full. Worth reading to see why the Nipissing First Nation legislators had to go above and beyond existing Canadian legislation The report NIPISSING FIRST NATION—Nipissing First Nation’s own cannabis rules are set to become law on June 18. They are strict. Nipissing First Nation wants First Nations included in the cannabis […]

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South Australia: Court Gives Man Suspended Sentence Over His “Kronfectionary” Business

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports…..A South Australian man has been given a suspended sentence over his “Kronfectionary” business which sold more than $12,000 worth of cannabis-infused food products including fairy floss, cookies, Nutella and chocolate from his home. The District Court heard Jamie Stephen Woodward used cannabis oil as a key ingredient in his homemade confectionery, and […]

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Document: Superior Court Of The State Of California, County of San Francisco / Herban Industries CA LLC v Eaze Technologies

Here’s The Document 412500125-Herban-Industries-v-Eaze-Technologies-complaint   Background Articles New lawsuit alleges marijuana delivery giant Eaze engaged in payment processing fraud and an earlier case detailed in the National Law Journal April 4 2019 https://www.natlawreview.com/article/medical-marijuana-delivery-app-agrees-to-settle-tcpa-case-175m Go to Source Author: Sean Hocking Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Former Seyfarth Shaw lawyer and Groupon GC Joins Illinois Cannabis Company as GC

Here’s the press release in full……Revolution Enterprises, a multi-state cannabis operator in the health and wellness sector, announced today that senior Groupon legal and compliance executive Alissa “Ali” Jubelirer will join the company as General Counsel. In anticipation of Revolution’s rapid growth and expansion, adding an accomplished legal executive with deep and broad experience is a major […]

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Washington: June 12, 2019  Notice of Pre-proposal filings (CR-101), Rule Making (CR-102)

June 12, 2019  Notice of Pre-proposal filings (CR-101), Rule Making (CR-102) The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board would like your input/attention onproposed rules: 1. Chapter 312-35 Vapor Products Notice to Stakeholders CR-101 Filed as WSR 19-13-036 on June 12, 2019 Withdrawal of Rulemaking WSR 19-13-035 Withdrawal of Rulemaking WSR 19-13-037 Please forward your initial […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas, Signs Into Law CBD & Hemp Legislation

Without any fanfare  Gov. Greg Abbott signed a new law Monday that clears up which CBD products are legal in Texas and will also allow local farmers to grow hemp as a crop. Dallas News reports The law, which received bipartisan support in the state Legislature, goes into effect immediately. It will allow Texas to set up a federally approved program for farmers to grow […]

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Oregon House Passes Cannabis “export” Bill

“In a bi-partisan vote of 42-17 on Tuesday, the Oregon House passed an historic measure that will allow Oregon’s Governor to enter into agreements with other consenting states to allow for the legal export of cannabis between state markets.  Governor Brown is expected to sign the bill.” Now all they have to do is find […]

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Press Release: GACC (The Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce) Releases Cannabis Industry’s First Model U.S. Federal Legislation

Here’s the press release in full……….The Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce (GACC) released the U.S. cannabis industry’s first comprehensive model federal legislation to legalize interstate and international medical and adult-use cannabis in the United States. This first-of-its-kind model bill ends cannabis prohibition, and creates an all-encompassing regulatory framework with an eye towards harmonizing the interests of […]

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Announcement: Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division – Stakeholder Workgroups

The Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division is facilitating the following stakeholder work groups to collaborate on proposed rule updates for the Division’s 2019 permanent rulemaking session. Please see the attached solicitation for more information. Regards, The Marijuana Enforcement Division Stakeholder Work Group Solistation Go to Source Author: Sean Hocking Puffin’ On Some Good […]

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USA – From The Courts: Illinois, Michigan, Nevada

Just as Illinois agrees to legalize this happened Illinois man who ordered over 40 pounds of weed-infused chocolate gets 4-year sentence https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-news-illinois-marijuana-chocolate-sale-prison-sentence-20190610-ngem7xpm5nalhgi3e5d4jn73vi-story.htm Thomas J. Franzen, a 37-year-old suburban Chicago man, pleaded guilty to possession of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis after ordering 42 pounds of marijuana-infused chocolate from California with the intention of selling […]

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US Lawyer, Harvey Kesner, aided accused stock fraudster DeFrancesco in Canadian Cannabis Company stock deal

Sol Global Investments and its chairman Andy DeFrancesco were recently named as defendants in a class action lawsuit  brought by shareholders in Canadian cannabis company Aphria. The lawsuit accuses DeFrancesco of self-dealing and hiding his true ownership of stock and assets that gave him a controlling interest in South American cannabis farms (called LatAM assets) […]

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Law Suits & In The Courts Roundup

Flandreau tribe sues USDA, Sonny Perdue over hemp https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2019/06/05/flandreau-tribe-sues-usda-sonny-perdue-over-hemp/1351483001/ The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is asking a federal judge to force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to approve its plan to regulate hemp production on tribal lands.…   Seattle Hempfest Files Lawsuit Against Washington State Liquor And Cannabis Board Lawyers for Seattle Events a Non-Profit […]

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USA End of Week Round Up: Federal, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah

FEDERAL Elizabeth Warren Points To Charlie Baker’s Support For Federal Marijuana Bill Elizabeth Warren Points To Charlie Baker’s Support For Federal Marijuana Bill STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 6, 2019 (State House News Service) –Gov. Charlie Baker and 11 of his counterparts from other states are asking Congress to pass legislation that would put the power to regulate marijuana in […]

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Sheppard Mullin Launch 70 Member Cannabis Team In The US

Looks like they don’t intend to do things by half……. Their Press Release Sheppard Mullin Launches Cannabis Industry Team Print PDF Cross-practice Group Brings Together Firmwide Experience to Support the Fast-Growing Cannabis Industry June 4, 2019 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce the launch of a new Cannabis Industry Team. Currently, […]

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Cannabis & Hemp Lawyer Rod Kight Interviewed By Super Lawyers On Issues CBD Businesses Face

Super Lawyers interviewed Rod Kight for a May 21, 2019 story, “The Common Legal Questions CBD Businesses Face.” Here’s the  introduction to the article THE COMMON LEGAL QUESTIONS CBD BUSINESSES FACE Hemp is no longer a controlled substance, but it still has regulations By Andrew Brandt According to Rod Kight, a business attorney in Asheville, North Carolina, […]

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Nevada: Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez Will Hear More Testimony Starting June 10 On License Applications

SF Gate reports A Nevada judge is scheduling at least three more days of testimony in a bid by dozens of rejected applicants to show the state’s retail cannabis licensing process is biased and unconstitutional. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez ended a week of testimony on Friday saying that testimony will resume June […]

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Hoban Law Group Announcement: FDA Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds Public Hearing

FDA Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds Public Hearing . Friday, May 31st, 2019   Hoban Law Group is delighted to announce that Managing Attorney Garrett Graff was selected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to testify in Washington D.C. at the Scientific Data and Information about Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds […]

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NJ Senate Votes To Advance Medical Cannabis

The New Jersey Senate voted 33-4 on Thursday to advance a bill that would boost medical marijuana sales and create new business opportunities in the state. Before the vote, the Senate amended Assembly Bill 10 to allow marijuana workers to join unions. Now, the measure will go back to the Assembly for a vote to approve the change. […]

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Arizona Supreme Court Decision On Extracts: First Dissenter Yavapai County Attorney Shelia Polk

Polk writes in  The Prescott News The consequences of Tuesday’s Arizona Supreme Court decision allowing the sale of high-potency drugs are troubling. The Court’s conclusion that the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act protects hashish (legally termed cannabis) is akin to finding that explosives produced from fertilizer are protected by laws allowing the sale of farm products. […]

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Colorado Gov Signs Six Cannabis Bills Into Law

The Colorado Springs Gazette Reports On Wednesday, Gov. Jared Polis signed six pro-marijuana bills into law, including one that will allow out-of-state visitors and others to safely consume cannabis in regulated hospitality facilities. Polis on Wednesday signed two bills into law that had been vetoed last year by then-Gov. John Hickenlooper. Under House Bill 1230, […]

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Law Firm, Davis Wright Tremaine, Publish Article “NYC Employers Barred from Weeding Out Cannabis-Using Job Applicants”

Here’s their article in full published via JD Supra Source: https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/nyc-employers-barred-from-weeding-out-27014/ The article is authored by Aaron Colby Michael Goettig New York City recently joined Maine and the District of Columbia in passing legislation banning most employers from requiring applicants to submit to a pre-employment test for cannabis. The City Council passed the bill in […]

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Arizona Ruling On Medical Cannabis & Hashish Due

The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled to decide Tuesday 28 May 2019  whether medical marijuana patients can face arrest for possession of hashish. The case centers on the 2013 arrest of medical marijuana card holder Rodney Jones at a Prescott hotel on charges of possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia. Police say Jones had 0.05 […]

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Cultiva Law Looking For A Paralegal

Cultiva Law, PLLC is seeking a paralegal to join our litigation practice and support our Seattle team. Cultiva Law is a cannabis law-specialty firm primarily serving Pacific Northwest clients. We take pride in providing exceptional legal services while creating a professional and friendly culture. This is a self-starter position that requires the ability to work […]

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CO: The Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division is planning a work group regarding House Bill 19-1090

The Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division is planning a work group regarding House Bill 19-1090 (“Measures to Allow Greater Investment Flexibility”), which is pending final action. The work group will provide an opportunity for stakeholder collaboration on anticipated implementation details of HB19-1090, to include proposed rules, forms, and process updates. The HB19-1090 work group […]

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Portland Lawyer Amy Margolis Features As One Of “Eight Portlanders Shaping the Future of Cannabis in Oregon—and Possibly the World”

Willamette Week reports The Accelerator:The Initiative In 2018, a Portland lawyer founded Oregon’s first cannabis accelerator program and co-working and events space—and she dedicated it to boosting women entrepreneurs and their weed businesses. Last July, Amy Margolis opened the Commune, a 4,000-square-foot “gathering space,” on the third floor of an Old Town office building. It […]

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Remember The New Frontier Data Prohibition Partners Spat ?

Remind yourself of the story here Sol Global Chairman Andy Defrancesco sued for Defamation by Cannabis Research Firm: $SOLCF   Here is the full text of the Lawsuit with tweets and everybodys’ dirty laundry 406747944-New-Frontier-Defamation-Suit-against-Andy-Defrancesco-Prohibition-Partners-3-1-19   Go to Source Author: Sean Hocking Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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California Cannabis Banking

CNBC California Senate passes legislation to create state-chartered cannabis banks The California Senate approves legislation to create state-chartered cannabis banks to help the industry get around restrictions on access to banking services. Under the state legislation, private banks or credit unions can apply for a limited-purpose state charter so they can provide depository services to […]

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Vireo Case To Proceed Says Court

Minnesota’s state Court of Appeals has upheld criminal charges filed against two cannabis company officers accused of smuggling medical marijuana from Minnesota to New York. Write Lohud…… The appellate decision Monday rejected the ex-Vireo Health officers’ bid to have the charges tossed, clearing the way for a potential trial. The two former officers of Vireo, which has […]

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Delaware Legislators Re-Introduce Adult Use Cannabis Bill

But that is the story of US regulated cannabis so far. Ganjapreneur add Delaware lawmakers have introduced recreational cannabis legislation nearly one year after the House rejected a different legalization proposal, Delaware State News reports. The new bill does not include home-grow provisions, as its predecessor did, but contains much of the same language. The measure would […]

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NACB Publish National Standards : Lab Testing and Product Integrity

Also See Standards For the following Back To Overview ARTICLE 2. PACKAGING AND LABELING ARTICLE 3. ADVERTISING ARTICLE 4. LAB TESTING AND PRODUCT INTEGRITY Definitions 4.01. Potency Variance 4.02. Laboratory Independence 4.03. Laboratory Accreditation 4.04. Contaminant Testing and Claims 4.05. Sampling Integrity 4.06. Effective Date NACB NATIONAL STANDARDS Lab Testing.Product Integrity Go to Source Author: […]

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Oregon Passes Cannabis Export Bill

The development certainly opens a big can or worms.. This is Orca’s take in their press release that’s just gone out. In a historic move today, the Oregon Senate voted in favor of a bill that would create a framework to allow Oregon to export cannabis to other states or countries that have also adopted […]

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First It Was Washington, Then California, Then NJ Ahead Of Legislation & Now Over 350 Michigan Communities “Ban” Regulated Cannabis Retail

The Metro Times writes But so far, at least 386 communities — or about a quarter of all of Michigan’s cities, villages, and townships — have adopted ordinances banning the businesses, according to data from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. More communities are expected to ban cannabis businesses before the state begins […]

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Oregon Legislative Update and Summary

ORCA write….. SB 582 – Legal Cannabis Export Bill We are very hopeful that that SB 582 will be signed by the Gov this year.  That being said Republican Senators have stopped all business in the Senate by preventing a quorum this week.  This includes halting SB 582 which is stuck on the Senate Presidents […]

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Another Attorney Joins Hoban Law.

    Here’s the Hoban release in full….Attorney Blake M. Mensing is The Mensing Group LLC’s Founder and Chief Counsel, and brings a no-nonsense approach to cannabis law in Massachusetts. Blake earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2005), a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law (2010), an M.A. in […]

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Florida’s AG On That Letter…. I’m Reasoned

According to this report on Florida Politics.com we’d suggest she’s sitting on the fence while her people  test the waters with the state’s financial community…   They write…..Attorney General Ashley Moody, in Jacksonville Friday, elaborated on why she was not a signatory to a letter from 33 Attorneys General demanding federal clarity on cannabis finance. “We […]

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So.. Who Are The Attorney Generals Asking For Cannabis Banking Legislation To Go Through Congress ?

The states,  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Guam, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, the Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, […]

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The NCBA Are Looking For New Board Members

Here’s what their missive said today   NCBA Board of Directors Nominations Do you know someone that would be great for the INCBA Board of Directors? Nominations are open! Qualified Directors are engaged, knowledgeable about the cannabis and/or legal industries, have a demonstrated commitment to moving the field forward, and can support the legal profession through hard work […]

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NZ Govt Press Release On Cannabis Referendum “New Zealanders to make the decision in cannabis referendum”

7 MAY 2019 New Zealanders to make the decision in cannabis referendum HON ANDREW LITTLE Justice The Government has announced details of how New Zealanders will choose whether or not to legalise and regulate cannabis, said Justice Minister Andrew Little. The Coalition Government is committed to a health-based approach to drugs, to minimise harm and […]

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Former MedMen CFO adds two more causes of action to the breach of contract lawsuit originally filed January 2019

The California-based vertically integrated cannabis company called the lawsuit “baseless” and the allegations “meritless.” Parker, for his part, now says he should be entitled to additional compensation because, under the terms of his employment agreement, he claims he was guaranteed 4.2 million “full value long term incentive plan units,” or equity grants in the company, […]

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Executive Order Establishes Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency

April 30, 2019  Governor Whitmer’s executive order 2019-07 has established the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), combining previous authorities, functions, and duties into an agency which allows the state of Michigan to more efficiently regulate both medical and adult-use marijuana. “I’m confident that the MRA is prepared to […]

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U.S. Says Employee at Cannabis Staffing Agency In Oregon Can’t Use Bankruptcy

ABI: U.S. Says Employee at Cannabis Staffing Agency Can’t Use Bankruptcy https://www.abi.org/newsroom/bankruptcy-headlines/us-says-employee-at-cannabis-staffing-agency-can%E2%80%99t-use-bankruptcy WSJ: U.S. Says Employee at Cannabis Staffing Agency Can’t Use Bankruptcy Justice Department says federal marijuana ban prevents Oregon woman from remaining in chapter 13 The Justice Department says an Oregon woman can’t use bankruptcy because she works for a staffing agency that […]

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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Publishes The Cannabis Licensing They’ll Allow

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has determined the number of medical marijuana facilities that will soon become licensed in Missouri. The top-scoring 60 cultivation facilities, 192 dispensary facilities and 86 medical marijuana-infused manufacturing facilities will be initially licensed for business in Missouri. “We appreciate and continue to seek the public’s input […]

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Colorado HB19 – 1090 Passes Senate 27 April

    Source: https://openstates.org/co/bills/2019A/HB19-1090/   2019a_hb1090_s_app_002   Introduced Session: 2019 Regular Session Bill Summary: The bill repeals the provisions that require limited passive investors to go through an initial background check. The bill repeals the provisions that limit the number of out-of-state direct beneficial owners to 15 persons. The bill repeals the provision that prohibits […]

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Oregon: The Legislative Freeze Has Finally Arrived & Not A Moment Too Late. Now Over 6 Years Of Stock In The State !

SF Gate  reports SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate moved forward with a plan to limit the state’s supply of recreational, legal marijuana. Lawmakers voted 18-10 Monday to freeze marijuana productions at current levels for the next two years. The state will not issue new production licenses to marijuana growers, but current growers will […]

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Patently Absurd, Vireo Want To Patent “The Spliff”

Does mixing cannabinoids into tobacco make for a safer cigarette? Multistate medical cannabis producer Vireo Health seems to think it does. Reports Leafly Making A Spliff Making A Sandwich   Leafly write. The physician-led company announced on Thursday that it has secured a patent for “tobacco products infused with cannabis,” including cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, […]

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Washington Passes Raft Of Bills Before Deadline

Here are the main players Senate Bill 5318: Reforms the compliance and enforcement provisions for marijuana licensees. MJ businesses and trade associations previously complained about inconsistent and unfair enforcement. Under this bill, the state Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) can issue licensees a notice of correction describing a noncompliant condition, instead of a civil penalty. In […]

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Ah Warner Founder of “Women of Weed” Says High Times has infringed on her Women of Weed trademark in a “sexualized” way.

MJ Biz Report Warner’s attorney, who threatened legal action, has sent three cease-and-desist letters to California-based High Times since February 2018, including one this month. Warner noted she found this dispute particularly painful because over the years High Times has written about her activism and her company and bestowed awards on her firm and its products. “But […]

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Environmental Law Institute Publishes Article: Environmental Impacts and Opportunities for the Cannabis Industry & Publishes Brochures On Pesticide Use In Cannabis Grow Businesses

The cannabis industry is lighting up, but at what cost? The social and health implications of cannabis have been hotly debated, but the environmental impacts and opportunities offered by the rapidly expanding cannabis industry have received far less attention, despite calls to add the environment to the conversation on marijuana liberalization. In recognition of the […]

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Washington: Notice of Withdrawal of Proposed Rules 

Notice of Withdrawal of Proposed Rules Acceptable Forms of Identification – Tribal IdentificationWSR # 19-07-085 The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is withdrawing the CR 102 and proposed revisions to WAC 314-11-025 – Acceptable Forms of Identification. The proposed revisions are being withdrawn and the May 1, 2019 public hearing is canceled in order […]

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Oregon Cannabis Legislation Update

Oregon Update  A quick rundown of some of the bills we’ve been tracking so far this year.   1) Export Bill Passes Crucial Committee Vote! We’re extremely excited to announce that the bill that establishes the framework for cannabis exports passed out of committee last week, and is headed to the Oregon Senate floor. We have been […]

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Oregon: OLCC Latest Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements

Commission to Consider Stiffer Penalties for Violations Portland, OR. — At its monthly meeting on April 18, 2019 the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved six marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreements.  Despite approving the settlements, Commission members expressed concern that there remains significant non-compliance by marijuana licensees failing to abide by the state’s laws […]

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OK Roots Vs Oklahoma Roots

Oklahoma’s K Four reports POTTAWATOMIE CO., Okla. – The fight between two medical marijuana dispensaries is getting ugly. Now, in the middle of a lawsuit, the owners of one store got kicked to the curb. The owners of OK Roots are the defendants in the trademark lawsuit. Their landlord evicted them for allegedly smoking marijuana inside their […]

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Mnuchin Tells House Financial Services Committee He Will Look At Cannabis .. Promise !

Marijuana Moment reports Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pledged on Tuesday to take a look at a banking bill that would enable financial institutions to service cannabis businesses. While the official said he’s not familiar with the legislation, he acknowledged that the existing system—which leaves many marijuana companies operating on a largely cash-only basis—is a “significant […]

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US AG William Bar Indicates A Preference To Enactment Of STATES Law Rather Than Current Situation

Marijuana Moment reports   Attorney General William Barr said on Wednesday that he would prefer that Congress enact legislation allowing states to legalize marijuana instead of continuing the current approach under which a growing number of states have ended cannabis prohibition in conflict with federal law. The attorney general added that the Justice Department is […]

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UK Parliament Finds A Few Moments To Discuss Medical Cannabis & Emma Appleby Affair In Between Brexit Chaos

Here’s a quick precis care of Cannabis Wire Daily Newswire In November, UK law changed to allow clinicians to prescribe medical cannabis under limited conditions. Just over 80 prescriptions for medical cannabis (THC and CBD) have been written, according to Hancock. “We are working hard to get the right approach,” Hancock said before shifting to steps […]

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Rec Cannabis Dies Another Death In FL

Here’s the report A bill filed by state Reps. Carlos Guillermo Smith and Michael Grieco that sought to legalize recreational cannabis in Florida died in the state House.  HB 1117, which was filed in late February, received neither a hearing nor a vote. The legislation would have allowed adults age 21 and older to “use, possess and transport” […]

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Outline – Hopgood & Ganim Lawyers: Medicinal Cannabis in Australia: issues and regulations

  If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation AUTHOR: Josh Hunt – Partner, Callum Twigger – Lawyer. PUBLISHER:  CANNABIS LAW REPORT Josh Hunt – Partner   Callum Twigger – Lawyer   Through the Narcotic Drugs Amendment Act 2016 (Cth) and its amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 (Cth) (NDA), the Australian Government commenced […]

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Washington State Cannabis & Liquor Board Publish Spring Edition of , “Topics and Trends Newsletter”

Topics and Trends Newsletter: Spring Cannabis Edition The spring edition of Topics and Trends,* published by the state Liquor and Cannabis Board, is available for viewing. In this edition: Upcoming Action on Quality Assurance Testing and Product Requirements Public Comment Period on Packaging and Labeling Rules Meet Public Health Education Liaison Sara Cooley Broschart Did […]

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Bi-Partisan Legislation Introduced In The House Thursday To Protect State Laws Regulating Cannabis

We thank Andrew Sacks for highlighting this during yet another busy week . The Hill reports A bipartisan bill protecting state laws regulating marijuana use from the federal government was reintroduced on Thursday in the House and Senate. The legislation, which allows states to determine their own cannabis policies, was offered by Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Elizabeth […]

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Guam .. The Amsterdam of The Pacific ?

It’s been in discussion for quite some time now so it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise The Seattle Times reports.. Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero signed the bill Thursday — a week after the Legislature narrowly passed the legislation that allows people ages 21 and older to possess up to an ounce (28 […]

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Maryland Firm Drops Licensing Lawsuit

The report goes on to say.. The lawsuit has argued that the state Medical Cannabis Commission had broken its own rules with its plan to increase the number of licenses because they had not completed a supply and demand survey. The new licenses are set to be awarded to minority-owned cannabis companies following a commission […]

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For First Time Ever FDA and FTC jointly release statement with regard to warnings sent to 3 companies re false medical claims by CBD companies

NBC News USA reports… The Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission sent warning letters Tuesday to three companies that market CBD products, saying the companies are making false claims about treating diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s. The agencies claim that three companies — Nutra Pure, PotNetwork Holdings, and Advanced Spine and […]

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APRIL FOOL’S …..Consultancy, SIVA say they have “exclusively” been awarded the federal contract to oversee and direct the rescheduling of cannabis at the federal level

Here’s the press release in full.. Everybody will want to know who SIVA are and their  CEO  Avis Bulbulyan…. or then again they might not after this rather silly April’s fool . – our apologies we are one day ahead in Australia.   We’ve provided some information at the end of the press release.   […]

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Time For Colorado To Move Into Next Stage of Legislation

Business ownership: House Bill 1090 would relax Colorado’s limited ownership and investment restrictions for licensed marijuana businesses by allowing publicly traded corporations and equity funds — including large investors based in Canada — to invest. The state currently allows up to 15 out-of-state owners and allows only private investment. The bill passed the House 54-11 on Friday […]

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Curio Files Suit Against Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Commission

Maryland licensed producer Curio Wellness has filed a lawsuit in an effort to prevent the state Medical Cannabis Commission from awarding additional cultivation licenses in an effort to foster more minority participation in the state’s industry, the Baltimore Sun reports. The company argues that the commission is violating its own rules by soliciting applications without first completing […]

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House Financial Services Committee voted 45 to 15 to advance SAFE legislation to full body.

Tom Angell writes for Forbes Following multiple days of lengthy debate and consideration of several amendments, the House Financial Services Committee voted 45 to 15 to advance the legislation to the full body. Floor action has not yet been scheduled, but cannabis reform advocates are hopeful that the committee approval of the banking bill is a sign Democrats are ready to […]

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Green Light Law Updates Latest From Oregon’s OLCC

Here’s Brads’ report which can be found at source at http://portlandmarijuanaattorneys.com/2019/03/25/2019-olcc-updates/   On Friday March 22, 2019, I attended the State of the Cannabis Industry event along with other members of the Green Light team.  The featured speakers included, Danica Hibpshman, OLCC Director of Licensing, Madeleine Cane, OLCC Marijuana Program Coordinator, Anthony Geltosky, OLCC’s only […]

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Thursday 28 March – State By State Digest: Connecticut, Florida, Guam, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, Texas, West Virginia

CONNECTICUT Connecticut Committee Advances Cannabis Legalization FLORIDA Florida Ag Committee Advances Industrial Hemp Bill   GUAM Guam Becomes First U.S. Territory To Send Marijuana Legalization To Governor In 2019 Guam Becomes First U.S. Territory To Send Marijuana Legalization To Governor In 2019   IOWA Iowa House passes bill making some changes to medical cannabis law […]

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HLG Global Publish Latest Newsletter. Learn More About HLG Global & CLR’s Publishing Partnership

A Note From Robert Hoban On December 20, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law. This cleared the pathway for the outright legality of industrial hemp; meaning that it should no longer be considered a controlled substance. Many European-based governments had previously (and have since) taken this very same step. Latin American countries are […]

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Meanwhile In Connecticut… “At the end of the day, if we’re moving, it’s not about revenue. It’s about equity,”

Marijuana Moment reports A key committee in the Connecticut legislature approved a bill to legalize marijuana on Monday. The General Law Committee, which is one of two panels that heard testimony about legalization legislation last week, voted 10 to 8 to advance the bill. Beyond legalizing cannabis for adult use, the legislation also includes a number of […]

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NJ Cancels Vote On Adult Use Murphy Couldn’t Muster The Numbers

MJ Biz Report New Jersey lawmakers called off their scheduled vote Monday on a bill to legalize adult-use marijuana after Gov. Phil Murphy failed to persuade enough lawmakers to support the legislation. In the short term, New Jersey misses an opportunity to legalize an industry that was projected by Marijuana Business Daily to generate $1.2 billion-$1.5 billion in annual retail sales […]

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NJ Legislature Votes On Legalization Monday Here Are The 60 Towns That Have Already Said No

NJ.com’s list gets ever bigger. Barnegat County: Ocean County Population: 22,783 Date passed: July 3, 2018 Berkeley County: Ocean County Population: 41,554 Date passed: Jan. 22, 2018 Brick County: Ocean County Population: 75,506 Date passed: March 12, 2019 Bridgeton County: Cumberland County Population: 24,505 Date passed: Nov. 6, 2018. Bridgeton voters opposed allowing marijuana businesses from operating in their town. While the vote is non-binding, it gives […]

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Bob Hoban Clocks Up The Air Miles..

Upcoming Industry Events Join HLG at these events across the world, they write.. March 23, 2019: Pueblo, CO –  ICR Conference  David Bush Speaking) Click here to register March 23, 2019: Boston, MA – NECANN (Kevin Fortin Speaking) Click here to register March 27, 2019: Albany, NY – State Attorney General’s Office “Local Autonomy in a Regulated Cannabis […]

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ORCA March 2019 Newsletter Provides Exhaustive Overview of State Legislative Developments & OLCC Rules, Regs & Education Programs

The Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association have published their latest newsletter . and write. LEGISLATIVE UPDATE MARCH 2019: Here’s a quick rundown of some of what we’ve been working on this session. For more information about a bill – including where it’s located, when it’s scheduled for a hearing or work session, or who’s currently […]

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Oregon: OLCC Decisions & Fines 23 March 2019

Here’s their latest update March 22, 2019 OLCC Denies Contested Marijuana Producer License Commission Upholds Administrative Law Judge Finding Also Approves Producer, Wholesaler Stipulated Settlements   Portland, OR — At its monthly meeting on March 21, 2019 the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission accepted the findings of a State of Oregon Administrative Law Judge […]

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Here Come The Big Boys !

And today’s players are Hogan Lovells.. All we can tell you because of paywalls is the following Hogan Lovells partners Neal Katyal and Sean Marotta have joined the legal team of a Colorado company trying to recover a tractor-trailer full of industrial hemp that Idaho police seized as contraband in January. If you are a […]

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Friday 22 March – State By State Digest: Federal, Arkansas, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee

FEDERAL Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue issues warning for hemp farmers The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator Bruce Summers said last week that the agency will aim to complete the hemp production regulations by fall 2019, in time for states to submit plans for the 2020 spring hemp planting season.   House Committee to Vote on […]

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USA: USPS Issues Guideline Document For Mailing CBD

In the “BMA Advisory: Acceptance Criteria for Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil and Products Containing CBD“, a copy of which is embedded below, the USPS acknowledges the legal status of hemp derived CBD and provides temporary “acceptance criteria” for demonstrating when a mailing is compliant with the 2014 Farm Act. According to the USPS, a mailing is […]

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PDF Report: “The WHO’s First-Ever Critical Review of Cannabis A Mixture of Obvious Recommendations Deserving Support and Dubious Methods and Outcomes Requiring Scrutiny”

Authors John Walsh, Martin Jelsma, Tom Blickman, David Bewley-Taylor Published In collaboration with Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), Global Drug Policy Observatory (GDPO) Programmes Drugs & Democracy Here’s their synopsis and the full report as a pdf The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD or Expert Committee) released in January 2019 the outcomes of […]

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Channel Islands (UK): Information Page – Licensing for cultivation of cannabis and associated activities

Licensing for cultivation of cannabis and associated activities https://www.gov.gg/cannabis/licensing Cannabis and cannabis resin are classified as Class B drugs under Schedule 1 of the Misuse of Drugs (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1974. It is a criminal offence in the Bailiwick to possess, cultivate, supply or import cannabis. An Order can be made under the Law […]

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Law Firm Press Release: Workers’ Compensation Settlement Reached for Man Who Allegedly Used Marijuana Before Accident

Here’s the release in full Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2019 – Steinberg Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorneys Catie Meehan and David Pearlman recently settled a complicated workers’ compensation case for $3.85 million. The case involved a man who had allegedly used marijuana before an accident that left him severely injured. […]

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Law.Com’s Legal Intelligencer Profiles Marc Hauser Who Has Been Brought In As Vice Chair Of Reed Smith’s Cannabis Group

Reed Smith has brought on Marc Hauser, who recently chaired Napa Valley boutique GVM Law’s cannabis law department, to help grow its cannabis law practice. Hauser moved from Chicago to California’s Napa Valley during the winter of 2017, drawn by the Golden State’s better weather and thriving wine industry. However, as more states legalize the use […]

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Washington Does The One Step Shuffle

Ganjaprenuer reports The Washington state Senate has successfully passed legislation that, if signed into law, would vacate tens of thousands of prior cannabis convictions, according to an Inlander report. The state Senate voted 29-19 in favor of the bill, which was introduced by state Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-White Center). Washington Senate Approves Cannabis Expungement Bill And gain […]

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Oklahoma governor puts pen to paper on medical marijuana legislation

The new law will set up guidelines for inventory testing and tracking, advertising, packaging and labeling, among other things. It also allows employers to fire medical marijuana users in certain “safety-sensitive jobs” who test positive for cannabis use. Here are additional details, according to The Oklahoman: Products will be tested for pesticides, THC, terpenoid potency and heavy […]

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Alaska Lt Gov Signs Off On On-Site Cannabis Consumption In Licensed Storefront Dispensaries

Marijuana Moment report… Adults 21 and over can buy regulated and taxed cannabis from licensed storefront dispensaries in a growing number of U.S. states—but until Alaska Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer (R) signed new regulations into law on Tuesday, no states had been in the business of issuing permits authorizing on-site consumption. Now, licensed retail businesses […]

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EisnerAmper audit, accounting, advisory, consulting, and tax services firm expands cannabis practice

They write in their press release… Strongly Positioned to Provide Business Advisory Services to Rapidly Growing Industry With the signing of recent legislation, including the U.S. 2018 Farm Bill and the 2018 Canadian Cannabis Act, EisnerAmper anticipates the rapid expansion of the hemp and cannabis industry at the federal, state and international levels. To meet […]

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NY: CPA & Business Advisory Service Launches Cannabis & Hemp Advisory Practice

Here’s their press release in full…….DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP Launches Cannabis and Hemp Advisory Practice DKB’s expertise and experience with other regulated industries, especially the alcoholic beverage market, can help make sure businesses get it right ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP (“DKB”), a leading Upstate New […]

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New Hampshire Supreme Court decision released Thursday says ” Labor appeals board was wrong to determine that workers’ compensation insurance can’t reimburse an employee for the cost of medical marijuana”

A labor appeals board was wrong to determine that workers’ compensation insurance can’t reimburse an employee for the cost of medical marijuana, according to a New Hampshire Supreme Court decision released Thursday. But the court left unresolved whether an insurance company can be prosecuted for it under federal law. The court ruled in favor of […]

The Times They Are A Changin’ ?

WBALTV11 reports A Baltimore lawyer says his client lost his job after spending a month in jail on marijuana charges, even though Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby changed her policy to no longer prosecute possession cases. Dwight Chinyee is a free man. He was charged Feb. 5 with importing marijuana and possession with intent to […]

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Oxford Academic Publish: Hemp in the United States: A Case Study of Regulatory Path Dependence

Here’s the Abstract Hemp in the United States: A Case Study of Regulatory Path Dependence Trey Malone Kevin Gomez Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, ppz001 ,https://doi.org/10.1093/aepp/ppz001 Published 08 March 2019 Abstract The Agricultural Act of 2014 allowed for federally funded research on hemp for the first time since 1937. Since 2014, pro-hemp legislation has received increasingly […]

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Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division Notice Re Updating Applications

Full Release   Dear MED Stakeholders: In our ongoing effort to streamline business efficiencies for marijuana licensees, the MED has updated the following applications to permit a licensee to submit one application for multiple marijuana business licenses (medical and/or retail) operating under one legal business entity name: Permitted Economic Interest (PEI) Commercially Reasonable Royalty (CRR) […]

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Friday 8 March – State By State Digest: Federal, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

FEDERAL Three cannabis reform bills reintroduced in Congress   FLORIDA Florida Senate passes smokable medical marijuana bill TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers Thursday took a major step toward repealing the state’s ban on smokable medical marijuana, signaling an early victory in the legislative session for Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Florida Senate passed SB 182 by a […]

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Son of Former Pablo Escobar Associate Is South Florida Lawyer Now Lobbying The GOP In DC On Regulated Cannabis

For report…….In a true-life storyline more befitting a Hollywood biopic, a man whose father was once a top pot smuggler for Pablo Escobar is an attorney and lobbyist working to flip the Washington, D.C. political establishment into supporting marijuana legalization. Pablo Escobar South Florida attorney Brady Cobb is the son of Clyde Walton “Bill” Cobb, […]

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Forthcoming NCBA Events

NCBA WebinarThe Future of Cannabis and International Law: The WHO Recommendations and the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs   Thursday, March 28nd, 9am pst (Noon Eastern)Register Here! The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs is holding its annual session in March, and this year is gearing up to be a big year. Not only will […]

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New Mexico Dept of Health Files Emergency Rule Allowing Growers To Grow 2,500 Plants Per Producer

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) filed an emergency rule on March 1, 2019, temporarily raising the medical cannabis plant count limit to 2,500 plants per producer. The prior limit wasonly 450 plants per producer. Here’s the full document NMAC-2019-MCP-7.34.4.8   Need More Information New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program https://nmhealth.org/about/mcp/svcs/ Applications To apply for […]

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Georgia House Passes HB 324 , 123 to 40 . The Senate is Next

AJC  reports The Georgia House approved a bill Tuesday that would allow medical marijuana oil to be sold to registered patients, giving them a legal way to obtain a drug that they’re already allowed to use. See The Text At SCRIBD https://www.scribd.com/document/401077700/Georgia-House-Bill-324 The legislation, which passed on a 123-40 vote, would permit medical marijuana growing, manufacturing, […]

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International Narcotics Control Board 2018 Report

The PDF of the report can be accessed and downloaded at https://www.incb.org/incb/en/publications/annual-reports/annual-report-2018.html Here’s the TOC Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2018 Foreword by the INCB President Contents Explanatory Notes Chapter I Cannabis and cannabinoids for medical,scientific and “recreational” use: risks and benefits A. Cannabis, its derivatives and the international drug control conventions  B. Pharmaceutical […]

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CA: Harvest vs Harvest Cannabis TM Battle: Companies Go Head To Head In California Market

Here’s what’s happening….. Harvest’s two San Francisco dispensaries boast sleek wooden cabinetry, understated signage and crisp-looking packaging emblazoned with the company’s sunburst logo. In the next couple of weeks, the boutique Bay Area marijuana company is going to court to defend its rights to all of that fancy branding — in particular, its name and logo […]

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Michigan: Governor Whitmer abolishes medical marijuana licensing board and creates new marijuana regulatory agency within the Department of Licensing and regulatory affairs

Michigan Radio.org reports…. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order abolishing the Medical Marijuana Licensing Board.  It creates a new marijuana regulatory agency within the Department of Licensing and regulatory affairs. The functions of the licensing board will be taken over by that agency, and the board itself is abolished. Marijuana advocates applaud the order. […]

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NCBA: Say They Are Going International

Here’s their announcement   The National Cannabis Bar Association is Broadening its Jurisdiction! The national cannabis bar association has, since its inception in 2015, been working to make the legal practice in the cannabis industry more effective, efficient, and secure. We started hosting networking events, where attorneys from different practice areas came together to share their professional knowledge […]

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Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act Is Back For Another Round In Congress

Rolling Stone have some good background here   CNBC Reports Full Report https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/28/cory-booker-introduces-bill-to-legalize-marijuana-nationwide.html Cory Booker introduces bill to legalize marijuana nationwide, with support from fellow 2020 candidates Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey introduced a bill on Thursday to legalize marijuana nationwide as he mounts his 2020 presidential campaign. Co-sponsors include fellow 2020 Democratic contenders […]

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Thursday 28 February – State By State Digest: FDA, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Vermont

FDA The cannabis industry is begging the FDA for some CBD regulations as Gottlieb heads to the Hill Companies selling food and drinks with CBD want the FDA to regulate the industry. Under FDA rules, it’s illegal to add CBD to food or drinks. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb will face questions about CBD at a congressional […]

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Denver City Council Votes 10-1 “the city should permanently allow“social” cannabis use at certain businesses in the city.”

On Monday night, the Denver City Council decided in a 10-1 vote that the city should permanently allow “social” cannabis use at certain businesses in the city. Until now, the city’s social-use laws were scheduled to expire at the end of 2020. The change is meant to give some stability to businesses where people can […]

Fed Chief Says, “conflicting federal and state laws on the sale of marijuana and other cannabis products put bank supervisors in a “very difficult place.”

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said before the U.S. Senate Tuesday that conflicting federal and state laws on the sale of marijuana and other cannabis products put bank supervisors in a “very difficult place.” Asked by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., about the Fed’s thoughts on the cannabis space, the leader of the U.S. central bank said further […]

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Tuesday 26 February – State By State Digest: Florida, Idaho Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon San Francisco

FLORIDA Marijuana Smoking Bill Rolls Along in Florida Senate A Senate proposal that would allow patients to smoke medical marijuana is ready to go to the full Senate after the Rules Committee unanimously signed off on the measure. https://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/article/marijuana-smoking-bill-florida-senate/ IDAHO Idaho State Police Are Not Required to Return Seized Hemp (Yet) Idaho State Police Are […]

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Cyprus Approves New Medicinal Cannabis Law

If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation AUTHOR: Mark Taylor PUBLISHER:  CANNABIS LAW REPORT Cyprus has legalised the cultivation and use of medicinal cannabis domestically following a government vote on February 15. Members approved 30 to 18 to allow growing, importing and exporting, and for individuals to possess and use […]

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ORCA (Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association) Latest Newsletter outlines all the latest in the state’s legislature with regard to cannabis legislation & regulation

ORCA’s major focus (as we have noted) is on passing bills for: Automatic expungement of cannabis convictions Legal cannabis export Fixing social consumption Ending employment discrimination for off-hours cannabis use Tackling unnecessary and expensive regulatory burdens relating to manifests, transportation, delivery, storage, and B2B sampling.  1) Automatic Expunctions For Past Cannabis Offenses Bill Number: SB 420 Description: Automatically removes […]

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Senior Counsel & Head of Special Projects, Wirot Poonsuwanat, at Thai Firm Blumenthal, Richter & Sumet Pens Opinion Piece On Thai Regulated Cannabis Market

Published in KhaosodEnglish.com THE HIDDEN EASTER EGGS INSIDE THAILAND’S NEW CANNABIS LAW http://www.khaosodenglish.com/featured/2019/02/20/the-hidden-easter-eggs-inside-thailands-new-cannabis-law/ n Tuesday, the new cannabis law became effective – solid and real, and much earlier than expected. Coming with the overwhelming support of nearly all sectors of Thai society, the actual law we got is nothing less than the framework for a […]

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Reuters Report On Cannabis Companies Flouting Rules & Using Social Media To Appeal To Teens

(Reuters Health) – In Washington state, where recreational marijuana has been legal since 2012, cannabis companies are forbidden by law from making social media posts that appeal to youngsters, that encourage overconsumption and that suggest the drug has curative properties. Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-marijuana-social-media/social-media-posts-by-marijuana-companies-may-have-teen-appeal-idUSKCN1NL252 But a new study finds those rules are being flouted by some companies. Researchers […]