General Counsel – Vertically Integrated Cannabis TweedLeaf – Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Cannabis Law Report

Founded in 2009, we are a vertically integrated cannabis company operating in Colorado. Our core value is to provide the best possible product and … Read More.

Law 56

Marijuana Legalization in NY & Driving: Response to NYS Association of Police Chiefs from Roc NORML


Total % change from pre-legalization (2003) until 5 years post (2009) = -27.3%. The New York State Association of Police made a statement opposing legalization of cannabis for adult-use in New York, in response to Governor Cuomo’s announcement that he plans to pass legislation April 1st, with the budget, that will legalize cannabis for adult-use in New York.

Data 167

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Beto O’Rourke

Canna Law Blog

In 2009, O’Rourke called for an “honest, open national debate on ending the prohibition on narcotics” as a possible solution to the violence at the US-Mexico border. Aside from his misinformation, O’Rourke’s openness to legalizing marijuana in 2009 is impressive, especially considering most of his fellow Democratic presidential candidates only just came out in support of legalization within the past couple of years.

Hemp Industry Daily: Webcast: What hemp businesses need to know about the new USDA hemp rules

Cannabis Law Report

She started covering the marijuana legalization movement in 2009 – when medical stores started popping up around Denver – and wrote about the state’s first legal hemp harvest. Kristen is a Denver-based reporter for Marijuana Business Daily specializing in the hemp and CBD industries. Previously, she worked at the Associated Press for nearly 20 years.

Study: Marijuana Use Trends In The United States


percent in 2009, making for a range of only 3.1 Marijuana use in the States has been steadily on the rise for over a decade. With the COVID-19 pandemic leaving large swaths of Americans anxiety-ridden and homebound, many dispensaries have seen massive upticks in sales.

Data 97

DEA Reports Southern Border Pot Busts Down 80% Since 2013


Cannabis imports from Mexico peaked in 2009 when nearly 4 million pounds of marijuana were seized by federal law enforcement agencies at the southern border. . Seizures of illicit marijuana at the U.S.

DEA 52

Hoban Adds New CA Attorney To Team

Cannabis Law Report

Brandon began his career practicing in intellectual property litigation before focusing his lens and services on the cannabis industry in 2009. Brandon Dorsky, Esq., is a passionate attorney with extensive experience representing a diverse portfolio of clients within the cannabis and hemp industries.

Pennsylvania’s Governor Has a Plan for Legalization – But is There Time?


In 2019 the state saw a decrease in cannabis arrests, but the arrests were still higher than in 2009 when there were no decriminalization or medical cannabis laws in place.

Marijuana use among pregnant teens has spiked in California


Across all age groups in the study, marijuana use by pregnant women saw a modest increase from 4 percent in 2009 to 7 percent in 2016. California already has the world’s largest pot economy and the state is preparing to legalize recreational sales on Jan. But a new study about marijuana use by pregnant women suggests the pot boom is having an overlooked impact on public health.

Yolo DA clears hundreds of marijuana-related court convictions With Help From Code For America

Cannabis Law Report

Code for America is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2009 to narrow the gap between the public and private sectors in their effective use of technology and design. Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced Friday that his office has cleared 728 marijuana-related convictions as part of a criminal justice reform project between the District Attorney’s Office and Code for America.

In states with legal cannabis, teen use triggers concerns

Cannabis Chronicles

The increase was most notable in the years following legalization of medical sales in 2009 and retail use in 2014, according to a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health published in 2018. DENVER — The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana are starting to grapple with teenagers’ growing use of highly potent pot, even as both boost the industry and reap huge tax windfalls from its sales.

Oregon NORML, In Partnership With The Oregon Justice League, Files “Legalization Justice Act of 2020”


She generated international headlines when she opened the World Famous Cannabis Cafe in 2009, the nation’s first public-facing cannabis consumption lounge. Chief Petitioners Madeline Martinez, Leia Flynn, and Angela Bacca filed a ballot measure to be known as “The Legalization Justice Act of 2020” at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, March 18. All three women are longtime West Coast cannabis advocates.

Why we haven’t cured cancer

Otherside Farms

full – 2009). Cannabis offers hope to arthritis sufferers (news – 2009). Synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists inhibit tumor growth and metastasis of breast cancer (abst – 2009). abst – 2009). full – 2009). THC initiates brain cancer cells to destroy themselves (news – 2009). Marijuana ingredient may reduce tumours-study (news – 2009). Marijuana Chemical May Fight Brain Cancer (news – 2009).

Medical Marijuana Offers Hope for Treatment of PTSD

A January 2018 Scientific American article titled “As Vets Demand Cannabis for PTSD, Science Races to Unlock Its Secrets” details a 2009 clinical trial in Canada which showed that the nighttime administration of THC reduced the frequency and intensity of nightmares in 72 percent of the 47 patients studied.”. Humans are biologically predisposed to react to stressful and traumatic situations.

Cannabis Trademark Litigation: Veritas Farms Files a Motion to Dismiss Against Veritas Fine Cannabis

Canna Law Blog

2009). Last month, my colleague Alison Malsbury reported on the trademark infringement lawsuit filed by Colorado-based Veritas Fine Cannabis (“VFC”) against Florida-based Veritas Farms.

Denver Police Concerned About Spate Of Armed Robberies On Cannabis Dispensaries

Cannabis Law Report

Police believe a silver 2009 Chevrolet Equinox SUV has been used in the robberies. The Denver Post reports that Denver police investigators believe the same armed and masked robbers have struck at multiple marijuana businesses in the metro area since early November. The report reveals. The robbers have brandished multiple weapons in five robberies, the first on Nov. 4 and the most recent on Dec. 11, according to police.

Alexander Lichliter Brings a Mission to Drift Racing

Canna Newswire

Alexander Lichliter, who got his start in racing in 2009, will now race with Mission as a primary sponsor. Mission Dispensaries Announces Sponsorship with Leading Drift Racer. PHOENIX – July 2, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – Mission Dispensaries today announced an official partnership with Formula Drift Racer Alexander Lichliter. The wellness-inspired dispensary will sponsor Lichliter’s participation in upcoming races, including the most recent Drift Nirvana Trilogy of Drift event.

Paper: 10 years of drug policy in Asia: How far have we come? A civil society shadow report

Cannabis Law Report

As United Nations (UN) member states are set to meet in March 2019 to take stock of progress made since 2009 and delineate the next phase for global drug policy, this report evaluates the impacts of drug policies in Asia over the past decade from a civil society perspective. Countries in Asia implement some of the harshest drug policies in the world.

Data 40

Biden’s Attorney General Pick on Cannabis: Status Unknown


We have a long history here on the Canna Law Blog of analyzing the moves of the federal goverment, and in particular the Department of Justice (DOJ), when it comes to federal enforcement of the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Over the years, we really focused on the acting U.S.

DEA 86

Segra Enters Agreement Making BioAgronomics Group’s Premium Cannabis Cultivar Portfolio Available to Licensed Producers Across Canada and Select International Markets


Marijuana smoke” was added to the Proposition 65 list in 2009 solely as a cancer-causing agent.

California Cannabis Litigation: Alta Sierra v. Kern County and Protecting the Will of the Voters

Canna Law Blog

Long story short, in March of 2009, the County passed an ordinance that permitted medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the County as long as they were not located within 1,000 feet of a school. County of Kern , where the Court of Appeal determined that the County’s actions violated the Elections Code and held the 2009 ordinance to be of full force and effect. Kern County has a long and sordid history when it comes to regulating cannabis.

Virginia is Seeing Progress with Cannabis Reform and Decriminalization


House Majority Leader Charniele Herring (D), a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 2009, was quoted in a press release saying, “ Decriminalizing marijuana is an important step in mitigating racial disparities in the criminal justice system, but there is still much work to do.

Pennsylvania State Senators Team Up to Introduce Bipartisan Adult-Use Cannabis Legislation


Marijuana smoke” was added to the Proposition 65 list in 2009 solely as a cancer-causing agent.

Indonesia / Bali : The Moral Of The Story, “Don’t Even Think About It”

Cannabis Law Report

VPT could face a maximum 15 years in prison and a fine of Rp 10 billion (US$716,615) for violating Article 113 point 1 of the 2009 Narcotics Law. The Jakarta Post reports……… Customs officials at Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport have apprehended a man who was the addressee of a package sent from Germany that contained a book with four marijuana seeds hidden inside.

Illinois: State Sen. Toi Hutchinson Takes on New Role as Illinois’ ‘Cannabis Czar’

Cannabis Law Report

Appointed to the Senate in 2009, Hutchinson has long pushed for legalization and to include so-called social equity goals in the legislation, including ensuring that people with low-level marijuana convictions have their records expunged and that minority-owned businesses get their share of the legal marijuana trade. report……… Hutchinson has been tapped by Gov.

Illinois: Sen Toi Hutchinson To Oversee Implementation of New Cannabis Legalization Law

Cannabis Law Report

Hutchinson has served in the Senate since January of 2009. Crain’s Chicago Business reports…… Sen. Toi Hutchinson (D-Olympia Fields) is resigning to oversee implementation of the new cannabis legalization law. She informed Senate President John Cullerton yesterday and her law firm today. Hutchinson will oversee the activities of five state agencies: Agriculture, Public Health, Revenue, DCEO and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Smoking Weed With A Cold: Beneficial or Harmful?


Reference: Nagarkatti P, Pandey R, Rieder SA, Hegde VL, Nagarkatti M; Cannabinoids as novel anti-inflammatory drugs; Future Medicinal Chemistry; October 2009; 1(7):1333-1349. Pandey R, Mousawy K, Nagarkatti M, Nagarkatti P; Endocannabinoids and immune regulation; Pharmacology Research; August 2009; 60(2):85-92. Every year it’s the same story—the winter comes and viruses and bacteria start happily dancing in the air, looking for their next victim.

Hoban Law Brings On A Director of Business Development

Cannabis Law Report

Halston later became a pioneer in Colorado’s medical marijuana industry since its foundation in 2009, sitting on local and national panels, hosting political events, providing locations for industry networking gatherings and advocating and volunteering; She operated one of the first vertically integrated, licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Boulder, Colorado and helped implement the first marijuana seed-to-sale tracking system in 2012-METRC owned by Franwell (formally MITS).

Transplant Denied To Med Marijuana Patient With Liver Cancer

Otherside Farms

Smith was diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer in 2009 and sought treatment from the internationally known Cedars-Sinai in L.A. A year later, in 2009 Big Island resident and medical marijuana patient Kimberley Reyes died at Hilo Hospital after being denied a liver transplant. A medical marijuana patient in Los Angeles with inoperable liver cancer has been removed from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s transplant list after testing positive for marijuana.

German National Caught Smuggling 2.1kg Hashish Into Bali Gets 10 Years & A US$140K Fine

Cannabis Law Report

Though the 56-year-old was found guilty of violating Indonesia’s 2009 Law on Narcotics, the final sentence he received was less than what the prosecutor demanded, which was 15 years’ imprisonment. The Denpasar Court on Thursday sentenced a German national, Frank Zeidler, to a decade in prison for smuggling 2.1 kilograms of hashish into Bali. “We

Islamic party lawmaker wants Indonesia to export cannabis says Jakarta Post

Cannabis Law Report

According to 2009 Law on Narcotics, marijuana is a type 1 narcotics which are illegal for consumption including for medical purposes and only limited to strict research purposes. The Jakarta Post Reports… An Islam-based Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politician and House of Representatives lawmaker has suggested that the Trade Ministry export marijuana.

National Law Jnl: California Finalizes the Listing of Cannabis (Marijuana) Smoke and ?-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol as Reproductive Toxicants Under Proposition 65

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana smoke has been listed as a carcinogen since 2009. Friday, January 10, 2020. As our readers may recall , the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) tasked the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) of OEHHA’s Science Advisory Board with evaluating whether cannabis (marijuana), marijuana (cannabis) smoke, cannabis extracts, and ?-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (?9-THC)

“CBD” Coffee and the Importance of Distinctiveness for Trademark Protection

Canna Law Blog

Coffee by Design appears to have filed for trademark protection of CBD for “coffee” and “coffee shops” in 2009. Perhaps Coffee by Design was unaware in 2009 that CBD was one of the cannabinoids found in cannabis and therefore could not have anticipated a future in which CBD coffee was a thing. An interesting Bloomberg article came across my desk a couple weeks ago called, “ CBD Craze is Creating a Trademark Problem for a Coffee Brand in Maine.”

From DEA to Legal Cannabis: Charles Feldmann Weighs In


In 2009 as the regulatory framework began to shift in Colorado, Charles recognized the need for his niche expertise in assisting cannabis entrepreneurs to comply with strict regulatory compliance protocol. Our guest CannaTech blogger today is none other than Charles Feldmann, Esq., a managing partner at Denver-headquartered Feldmann Nagel Cantafio Margulis Gonnell PLLC, where he serves as an adviser to the cannabis industry’s largest and most profitable businesses.

DEA 67

The Federal Legality of CBD Smokable Products

Canna Law Blog

Indeed, the FDA has the authority to regulate the sale, manufacture, and marketing of tobacco products under the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (“ TCA ”). In the last few weeks, we have received a growing number of inquiries pertaining to the legality of smokable products infused with cannabidiol derived from industrial hemp (“CBD Smokables”), including vape pens and pre-rolled hemp flower joints.

Food 73

New Jersey Governor Clears the Medical Cannabis Haze

The Blunt Truth

The New Jersey legislature adopted the Act in 2009 and, at that time, specifically stated that the law did not require an employer “to accommodate the medical use of marijuana in any workplace.” A New Jersey appellate court recently concluded in Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings, Inc.

Enough Signatures Submitting in Denver to Put Magic Mushrooms Initiative on November Ballot

The Joint Blog

The proposal would make psilocybin mushrooms (A.K.A “magic mushrooms” – psilocybin is the psychoactive ingredient found within them) the lowest law enforcement priority for those 21 and older, similar to what Seattle did for cannabis in 2009 (three years prior to cannabis being legalized). Proponents of an initiative to decriminalize the possession and use of magic mushrooms in Denver have submitted enough signatures to put the measure to a vote of the people.