Federal Spending Package Protects Medical Marijuana, Strips Other Provisions


In the FY2020 appropriations package released Monday, existing protections for medical cannabis programs from federal prosecutors that have been in place since 2014 remained, but other amendments that had been added earlier in the year by House Democrats were removed from the final compromise.

Federal Appropriations Bills Include Limited Cannabis Protections


State Legal Medical Programs. Since 2014, there has been a spending restriction that prevents the Department of Justice from spending one penny or paperclip to take action against state-legal medical cannabis programs.

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Will Cannabis Businesses Get Federal Coronavirus Money? Probably Not.

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While all of this sounds great (although the roll out of the program has not been the smoothest), cannabis businesses and even ancillary cannabis businesses won’t see a dime of this federal financial relief.

Hemp CBD Across State Lines: North Carolina

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The North Carolina Department of Agriculture (“NCDA”) provides a useful summary of the state’s law regarding hemp cultivation: Hemp production has been legalized in North Carolina, but only as part of the state’s pilot program as allowed under federal law.

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Top Five Hemp Purchase Order Terms

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Until then (and for a year following the adoption of the USDA regulations), the 2014 Farm Bill remains in effect. 3. Packaging & Labeling.

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Editor’s note: In this article, Kight Law attorney Kamran Aryah discusses two new USDA risk management programs for hemp producers to protect their crops from natural disasters. Let’s just hope that the USDA continues to expand its programs. February 6, 2020.

Illinois: Good To See Patterns Don’t Change !

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1, 2014. In reality, Illinois’s legalization bill, the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, didn’t give producers enough time to grow, process, test, and package enough product to meet the anticipated demand.

Kight On Cannabis: USPS Publishes New Guidelines For Mailing Hemp & Hemp Products

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percent limit are permitted to be mailed only when: The mailer complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws (such as the Agricultural Act of 2014 and the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018) pertaining to hemp production, processing, distribution, and sales; and.

Cannabis Sustainability: Scope and Solutions

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The designation has been around since 2014 and certifies a range of products and services based on their sustainability practices. Another way cannabis companies are hoping to become more sustainable is through packaging changes. And then there’s the issue of packaging.

Now They’ve Succeeded In Oregon It’s Time To Introduce The Idea To DC, Here Comes The State Cannabis Commerce Act

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Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer have introduced legislation to allow for interstate commerce when it comes to state-legal cannabis programs. Wyden, Blumenauer Introduce Legislation to Protect State Cannabis Programs from Federal Interference, Allow for Interstate Commerce.

CANNAVAL to Educate and Empower: Agriculture Commissioner Nominee Positive T.A. Nelson Welcomes Cannabis Education and Exhibitors to the US Virgin Islands

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Festivities will begin on Friday, July 19th with island activities, a meet and greet reception, and evening networking events followed by the full program on Saturday, July 20th. Tasked with putting together a program of events in the Virgin Islands will be Munch & Co.

Beyond the Crackdown: New York Classifies Hemp-CBD as a Dietary Supplement (Part One)

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The Department oversees New York’s industrial hemp program, which was promulgated under the 2014 Farm Bill. The item is properly labeled and packaged for sale pursuant to FDA regulations for dietary supplements. Home of “dietary supplement” CBD.

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What is the Nevada Dispensary Association?

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The Nevada Dispensary Association (“NDA”), a non-profit trade association, was formed in 2014 with a mission to develop and promote best practices in Nevada’s medical marijuana industry. In 2014, the NDA hired attorney Riana Durrett, Esq. Nevada Dispensary Association’s Contribution to the Medical Marijuana Program. The Association also supported legislation that implemented consumer safety rules, such as limits on servings and requiring child-resistant packaging.

Historic First: Cannabis Education Campaign Kicks Off During NFL Super Bowl LIII

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A total of twelve :30 commercial spots aired during Super Bowl LIII programming on the USVI CBS affiliate, marking the first broadcast of a cannabis-centric public service announcement during NFL programming. To see our recent reel and our advertising packages, please log on to [link].

Did the 2018 Farm Bill Open the Door to Importing Hemp?

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The 2014 Farm Bill allows for the limited cultivation of industrial hemp, but that bill requires that hemp be grown pursuant to an agricultural pilot program in compliance with state law. The 2014 Farm Bill is still in effect as the U.S.

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Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana: Open Fields of Pennsylvania Hemp

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Following the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill, which allowed states to create pilot programs for hemp cultivation, Pennsylvania passed the 2016 Hemp Research Act. It is presently unclear whether a wider commercial hemp licensing program still will require participation from academic institutions.

Article – Cannabis Wire: Cannabis in the Caribbean, Part I: Change is Coming

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In recent years, jurisdictions throughout the area have softened their stance on the plant, largely through policies that have decriminalized simple possession and established robust programs for medical cannabis use and sales.

Cannabis Sustainability: Hemp Perspectives

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For example a patient-safe, secure system of cannabis disposal could operate within Florida in the same manner as the plethora of statewide “no questions asked” needle disposal/exchange programs currently offered to the general public. million tons in 2014.

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Vote Hemp Releases 2018 U.S. Hemp Crop Report Documenting Industrial Hemp Cultivation and State Legislation in the U.S.

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in 2018, with over triple the number of acres planted in hemp compared to last year and the addition of 4 more states with hemp programs,” said Eric Steenstra, President of Vote Hemp.“Now Vote Hemp Releases 2018 U.S.

Article: Frost Brown Todd – Now is the Time to Plan IP Strategies for Industrial Hemp

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In more recent years, Congress passed the Agricultural Act of 2014 to allow licensed research programs for the growth or cultivation of industrial hemp to be administered by either state departments of agriculture or universities in states where such activity is legal.

OR: OLCC “2019 Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Legislative Report” & Statement

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Greater acceptance of cannabis occurred in 1998 when Oregon, following California’s lead two years earlier, established a medical marijuana program. Takeaways. Oversupply is seen as a positive as it indicated incorporation of grey & black markets.

Cannabis Convictions & Deportation

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6, 2014, a postal inspector followed a package containing marijuana to the Kums’ home, at the time in Cottage Grove. Some jurisdictions, including Seattle and New York, are currently looking into such programs.

NORML 2019 Legislative Report

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Illinois and the US territory of Guam legalized adult-use cannabis and its retail sale, medical cannabis programs were enacted and expanded in several states, and 27 states considered legislation that would have legalized adult-use cannabis, a record-high.

Greener is Better

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to my knowledge, there are no state-governed collection programs built into medical cannabis policy, compliance, legal or tax frameworks, or end user means of disposal. Recycle kits include everything you need to package your batteries for proper shipment.”

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AAFP ( American Academy of Family Physicians) Releases Marijuana, Cannabinoids Position Paper

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The AAFP advocates for robust regulation regarding labeling and child-proof packaging of all marijuana and cannabinoid products. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Hemp Production Program, removing hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. Hemp production program.

Lighting Up Florida’s Medical Marijuana People: The Medics Series, Part 4

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However, finalized rules on the shape, size, color, warning, packaging, and display of Edibles are currently lingering in final formation. . All we can do is follow each respective state’s program guidelines and laws as found at NORML State Info. .

Meritas Law Firms Worldwide Article: Global Cannabis Industry: The Essential Primer

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Selinger cites software, point-of-sale systems, and packaging as areas that are thriving in the state. Some of the regulatory controls include limits on THC, packaging and labeling requirements, and products that cannot be combined with THC (e.g.,

Taxation Of A Medical Marijuana Business – How Will The Ninth Circuit Hold?

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If all went well, the marijuana would go to a processing room where it underwent further preparation before being weighed, packaged, and labeled. 2014). xxix] The Medical Marijuana Program Act (“MMPA”). The Stage is Set.