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Why Legal Marijuana Does Not End The Illegal Market

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Areas that have approved the sale of cannabis still deal with a “gray market” where legal and illegal marijuana markets coexist. It is a scenario that frustrates legal cannabis businesses and law enforcement alike.

Unions Blowing Smoke with "Green Lung" Myth

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What is ‘green lung’? Is cultivating marijuana to blame, or something else?

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CBD is on a Roll, but the FDA is Hitting the Brakes

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As the U.S. market for CBD continues to skyrocket and companies competing in the cannabis space become more developed, they are being held back by the slow federal regulatory response at the Food and Drug Administration. On Monday, July 22, the U.S.

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LIVING WITH INTERNAL REVENUE CODE SECTION 280E

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During the past several years, the marijuana industry has faced many regulatory challenges, but none greater than that imposed upon them by the impact of Internal Revenue Code Section 280E.

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION CALLS ON CONGRESS - HOW MUCH CLOUT DOES THE ABA CARRY FOR CANNABIS REFORM?

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AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION CALLS ON CONGRESS - HOW MUCH CLOUT DOES THE ABA CARRY FOR CANNABIS REFORM?

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From Prison to Profit

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Read Charles' new publication in The Edition.

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Social use cannabis is now permanent in Denver, opening the door for new business.

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The Denver City Council voted 10-1 in favor of lifting the 2020 sunset date on social use cannabis businesses. While it is legal to buy and consume cannabis is Colorado, there are only two businesses in Denver that will allow you to vape or consume edibles on the premises. The reason?

Rise in Use of Rico

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In 1970, Congress passed the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act with the intention to combat organized crime. To be criminally or civilly liable under RICO, the liable person must take part in an enterprise that repeatedly engages in racketeering activity.

FDA Approves CBD-Containing Drug - Will the DEA Finally Step Up?

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On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex, a drug containing Cannabidiol (CBD).

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Marijuana Mayhem

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Fighting Investment Fraud in the Marijuana Business Industry. On September 5, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Greenview Investment Partners L.P. with defrauding investors about returns in cannabis businesses after Greenview used misleading marketing materials to raise over $3 million from investors.

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Battle of the Bills

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Nation-wide legalization of hemp made its way through the Senate on June 13, 2018 when the Senate passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill 86-11. The Senate version would in effect remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and authorize the growth of industrial hemp as an agricultural crop. Hemp, derivatives of hemp, and hemp extracts would no longer be within the scope of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s control, and the plant would be treated as an agricultural commodity.

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Hawaii MMJ Patients Instructed to "Voluntarily Surrender" Firearms to Honolulu Police Department

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Medical-marijuana cardholders have thirty days to “voluntarily surrender” their firearms, according to a letter sent by the Honolulu Police Department to MMJ patients last month.

The Supreme Court Puts a Halt to a Commandeering Congress

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On May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court chose to revive American Federalism when a seven-member majority of the Court held the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) to be unconstitutional. The case, Murphy v. NCAA, et al., resulted in a ruling that struck down the provision of PASPA that prohibited the states from authorizing sports gambling, which ultimately drove the Court to declare the entire Act unconstitutional.

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Charles Feldmann to Speak at Canna Tech Global

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Feldmann Nagel Cantafio Margulis Gonnell PLLC is proud to announce that our own Attorney Charles Feldmann has been invited to speak at CannaTech Global in Tel Aviv. CannaTech showcases the biggest industry thought leaders, known for their significant and groundbreaking contributions to the global cannabis market in fields such as science, finance, government policy and tech.

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Charles Feldmann to Speak with Knesset Members, Israeli Media & Local Business People

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Lochamim L’chaim – which translates to “Fighters for Life” – is hosting an upcoming charity gala in Tel Aviv, Israel. Lochamim L’chaim is a leading nonprofit organization that dedicates its efforts and donations to provide legal counseling and financing for local former-military members who now live with PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder). The gala is scheduled for March 18 th , 2018 at 8:00 PM local time.

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Charles Feldmann Selected for Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

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Announcing the Lifetime Achievement selection of Charles Feldmann among America’s Top 100 Attorneys® Lifetime Achievement selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments and impact on the legal profession merit a Lifetime Achievement award.

Interview With FN's Lisa Pittman Featured In Dallas News

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Is it inherently Texan to legalize marijuana? July 5, 2017. The original can be found here.). By Dom DiFurio, Web Producer. Lisa Pittman is one of the first attorneys in Texas to specialize in medical marijuana law. She came to the industry not from the recreational side, but as a mother seeking treatment for her child with epilepsy.

Publicly Traded Canadian Cannabis Companies and the US Risk

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Canadian publicly traded cannabis companies investing into a US federally illegal enterprise. Not smart as a foreigner. What are the risks? More than half of U.S. states have legalized some form of medical cannabis. Eleven states and counting have enacted laws authorizing recreational adult-use.

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GUAM ENDS PRACTICE OF SEIZING CBD PRODUCTS ENTERING THE TERRITORY

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Amidst unclear rules and regulations surrounding CBD imports, Guam has ended its extrajudicial seizure of CBD products entering the country.

On the 2018 Farm Act: Can I Start Growing Hemp?

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The long-anticipated 2018 Farm Bill finally made its way to the President’s desk and Trump made hemp fans ecstatic when he signed it into law on December 20. With a provision legalizing the cultivation and distribution of hemp on the federal level, many are left wondering what the Act means for cannabis industry operators. What It Means. The language of the Bill removes cannabis plants with.3%

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On Global Cannabis: Why the 50 Stars Will Triumph Over a Single Maple Leaf

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Last October, I was in Canada speaking at a convention for international lawyers just days after the country’s bold move of legalizing marijuana. Mexico is also on the path to federal legalization, and more and more countries are joining in the global end to prohibition. I wondered: Has the United States lost its opportunity to be the top dog in the legal cannabis industry?

The Federal Government First Approves Gay Marriage, Then Sports Betting - Is It Finally Marijuana's Turn?

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While Attorney General Jeff Sessions lobbies Congress to reduce protections for medical marijuana, President Donald Trump is considering supporting a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana. Last Thursday a bipartisan group of lawmakers lead by Colorado Senator Cory Gardner and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren proposed the measure that would completely reform federal marijuana policy in America.

Will President Trump's U.S. Attorney General Nominee Barr Marijuana Legalization?

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President Trump recently announced his nominee for U.S. Attorney General, and it is unclear whether this nominee will be better or worse than the former Attorney General Jeff Sessions when it comes to the growing cannabis momentum toward federal legality.

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Trump-Gardner Pot Deal: Could Federalism Be the Fix to the Fed's Fight Against State Marijuana Industries?

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In the eight states that allow recreational marijuana use, and over two dozen states that authorize medical marijuana use, state and federal law are conflicting. And even further, Congress, since 2014 has prevented the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana laws, essentially creating conflict within the federal government itself. And what does this mean for the marijuana industry?

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TRUMP FULFILLING PROMISE

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Ending a year-and-half holdup on the selection of Colorado’s chief federal prosecutor, President Trump nominates Jason Dunn for Colorado US Attorney. Confirmation in U.S. Senate is a process that could take several months, but if confirmed, Dunn would oversee Colorado’s federal law enforcement agencies- from the Drug Enforcement Agency, to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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A Founder Looks at 50: Willie Nelson — America’s Favorite Marijuana Smoker

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NORML Founder Keith Stroup. For NORML’s 50th anniversary, every Friday we will be posting a blog from NORML’s Founder Keith Stroup as he reflects back on a lifetime as America’s foremost marijuana smoker and legalization advocate.

Ending Cannabis Criminalization Is Police Reform

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Today, members of the House Judiciary Committee marked up the Justice in Policing Act, which seeks to amend federal guidance over certain law enforcement activities.

New Jersey: Assembly Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation

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On Thursday, members of the New Jersey state Assembly approved a substitute version of A1897 by a 63-10 vote, with five abstentions.

A Founder Looks at 50: Willie Nelson — America’s Favorite Marijuana Smoker

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For NORML’s 50th anniversary, every Friday we will be posting a blog from NORML’s Founder… The post A Founder Looks at 50: Willie Nelson — America’s Favorite Marijuana Smoker appeared first on NORML. 2020 A Founder Looks at 50 ACTIVISM Advocacy Chip Carter Keith Stroup NORML psa Willie Nelson

Study: Cannabis Associated with Reduced Opioid Use, Prolonged Benefits in Pain Patients

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The daily use of cannabis by patients with chronic pain conditions is associated with prolonged improvements in pain management and subjects’ overall quality of life, as well as sustained reductions in the use of opioids, according to longitudinal data published in the journal Pain Medicine.

Marijuana Legalization and the Fight for Racial Justice

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On May 25th, George Floyd was killed on camera by officers affiliated with the Minneapolis Police Department. As were many Americans, we were shocked and disheartened by this tragic and needless loss of life.

Pennsylvania: Supreme Court Rules That Medical Cannabis Use Is Permissible While on Probation

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Justices for the Supreme Court of the state of Pennsylvania have struck down a countywide policy that barred those on probation from accessing medical cannabis.

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Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect July 1

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2020 Virginia General Assembly. Richmond, VA: Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation ( Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972 ) decriminalizing marijuana possession.

NORML Letter to NIDA: Prohibition Must Be Recognized as More Damaging than Marijuana Itself

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NORML leadership today sent an open letter to Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director of the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), asking her to recognize the detrimental impact that racially-discriminatory marijuana law enforcement has had on the public health of communities of color.

Municipalities Moving Away from Marijuana Testing for Employees

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Municipal officials in various cities nationwide are moving away from policies requiring marijuana testing for public employees. In the city of Rochester, council members approved municipal legislation on Tuesday barring pre-employment marijuana testing for non-safety sensitive city employees.

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Study: Cannabis Associated with Reduced Opioid Use, Prolonged Benefits in Pain Patients

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“Taken together, the results of this study add to the cumulative evidence in support of plant-based MC (medical cannabis) as a safe and effective treatment option and potential opioid substitute or augmentation therapy for the management of chronic pain symptomatology and quality of life.”.