Putting Out the Fire Fueling the Fire Extinguisher Scam

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The industry is saturated with regulations and restrictions, many of which lead to significant security risks such as having large sums of cash on site of dispensaries due to the lack of banking access within the industry.

ElleVet Sciences Publishes Safety Study On CBD For Animals

Cannabis Law Report

ElleVet Sciences is pleased to announce the results and publication of the first safety study on the use of hemp CBD/CBDA. The 12-week safety study, conducted by Dr. Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, Ph.D., Safety is imperative for any reputable brand of hemp extract, and we are confident that the dosing we recommend is both safe and effective,” said Dr. Wakshlag, Chief Medical Officer at ElleVet Sciences. Five milliliters of blood was collected at time 0, 0.5,

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Evidence-Based Research Suggests Allowing Cannabis Storefront Retail Benefits Neighboring Property Values, Public Health and Safety

Canna Law Blog

Unsurprisingly, most cannabis stores in California are concentrated around the San Francisco Bay Area and the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, leaving most places in the rest of the state without access to storefront medicinal or adult-use cannabis (delivery to such areas is also a challenge, and is the subject of ongoing litigation ). But a newly collected body of evidence-based research suggests that the fears and prohibitions are unsupported by the facts.

European Food Safety Authority Reports Says Eating Hemp Foods May Elevate Ingested THC Levels

Cannabis Law Report

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has looked at THC levels in 12 different categories of hemp foods, including hemp oil, breads and teas. More than 1,500 samples were collected from the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Romania. The January report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) looked at THC levels in 12 different categories of hemp foods, including hemp oil, breads and teas. Open Access. European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) . .

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Massachusetts cities and towns collected $2 million in marijuana taxes: Here’s who’s getting it, and how it’s being spent

Cannabis Law Report

New England Treatment Access is doing more than selling marijuana to consumers — it is also providing a tax revenue windfall to Northampton and Brookline. million in fiscal 2020, into its budget to use for schools, public safety, public works and general operations. The Department of Revenue collects the money, then returns it to municipalities under the same process used for hotel and meal taxes.

Article : Maine – Opportunities for Marijuana Establishments to Access Financial Services: Recent Advancements at the State and Federal Level

Cannabis Law Report

Opportunities for Marijuana Establishments to Access Financial Services: Recent Advancements at the State and Federal Level. The result is that these businesses are cash-only businesses whose only access to capital is through private-equity. On Tuesday, March 26th a bill introduced by Representative Berry of Bowdoinham (LD 1402) was released in the Maine State Legislature in an effort to expand state legal marijuana businesses’ access to financial services.

Recreational Marijuana: Impact on Traffic Deaths

CannaMD

When it comes to marijuana legalization, one of the opposition’s main concerns is whether legal access to cannabis will increase the number of drivers who operate a vehicle in an impaired state.

Bipartisan Legislation To End Marijuana Prohibition Filed

NORML

Also introduced was The Marijuana Data Collection Act of 2019 , which would study the effects of state legalized medicinal and non-medicinal marijuana programs from a variety of perspectives, including state revenues, public health, substance abuse and opioids, criminal justice, and employment. The enactment of these policies have not negatively impacted workplace safety , crime rates , traffic safety , or youth use patterns.

WSU researchers team with Puyallup tribe on medicinal cannabis research

Cannabis Chronicles

This partnership with WSU and Qwibil will help us research the safety and efficacy of cannabis as medicine for our patients’ use.”. McDonell said research institutions are limited in their access to cannabis users by federal laws that could affect funding. While there are methods available for collecting that data, including a smartphone app called “Releaf,” there are still patients who are wary of sharing information, even anonymously, due to federal laws, she said.

Attorneys general from 33 states urge pot banking reform

Cannabis Chronicles

billion industry into our banking system is hurting our public safety and economy,” said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, whose state is the nation’s largest legal pot shop. The pending bill would allow pot businesses to access loans, lines of credit and other banking services, while sheltering financial institutions from prosecution for handling pot-linked money.

In new book, WSU Vancouver professor sees benefits of legalized marijuana

Cannabis Chronicles

In the months after Washington voters approved legalized marijuana in 2012, Clayton Mosher, a sociology professor at Washington State University Vancouver, noticed what he believed to be unnecessary safety concerns. One of the chief concerns following the 2012 vote was that easier access to the drug would lead to more motor vehicle crashes. In 2016, 110 Washington drivers died while under the influence of the drug, according to a 2018 report from the state Traffic Safety Commission.

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Portland Funded its Police Department With Cannabis Tax Revenue

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A 2019 report from the Portland City Auditor, 79 percent of marijuana tax revenue has gone to public safety, including about 46 percent directly to the Portland Police Bureau.

Lori Ajax & BCC Add Their Comments To Gov Newsom’s Cannabis Tax Simplification Program

Cannabis Law Report

In an effort to improve access to licensing and simplify regulatory oversight of commercial cannabis activity, the Administration plans to consolidate the three licensing entities that are currently housed at — the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Department of Food and Agriculture, and the Department of Public Health — into a single Department of Cannabis Control by July 2021. Governor Newsom also proposes simplifying cannabis tax administration by changing the point of collection.

California AG Adds His Voice To State Attorneys Asking For SAFE Act To Progress

Cannabis Law Report

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with a bipartisan coalition of 38 Attorneys General, urged Congress to pass the federal Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act to give licensed cannabis businesses access to the federal banking system. billion industry into our banking system is hurting our public safety and economy,” said Attorney General Becerra. The SAFE Banking Act permits cannabis businesses to access the federal banking system.

Clark County continues to eye pot-law changes

Cannabis Chronicles

In April, the council held a work session examining the public safety and health aspects of legal cannabis. They also reflect updates to state law, such as eliminating “collective gardens,” which were previously used for medical marijuana. After the meeting, Jeremy Larson said the county code shouldn’t concentrate marijuana businesses in one area and should instead spread them out to improve access.

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Ontario Cannabis Policy Continues to Hurt the Legal Market

WeedAdvisor

Ontario will not allow dispensaries to offer “click-and-collect” purchases or home deliveries. . No Click-and-Collect or Delivery Options. The concept of click-and-collect is hardly new. Click-and-collect would be an amazing tool for dispensaries. As for instant delivery, this service would also be pivotal in improving accessibility. Lack of Accessibility Boosts Black Market. This is why the government needs to allow the same accessibility.

What Is the MORE Act, and How Could It Change Marijuana Policy Forever?

NORML

Currently, public support for legalizing weed nationwide is at an all-time high: 62 percent of Americans favor legalizing the adult use of marijuana, while over 90 percent want access to medical cannabis. The excise taxes collected would go toward regulatory oversight, funding expungements and resentencing procedures, and researching how legal cannabis will affect the population at large. Click here to send a message to your Representative now!

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/8/19

NORML

Activists in Nebraska, along with two pro-legalization Senators, qualified a 2020 medical cannabis ballot initiative petition to begin collecting signatures from registered voters in the state. North Dakota’s first medical cannabis dispensary opened its doors last week in Fargo; and registered out-of-state medical cannabis patients will now be able to access their medicine while visiting Hawaii. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of medical CBD access.

FDA Issues Warning Letters to CBD Manufacturers Making “Over-The-Line” Health Claims

Canna Law Blog

These products have not been shown to be safe or effective, and deceptive marketing of unproven treatments may keep some patients from accessing appropriate, recognized therapies to treat serious and even fatal diseases.”.

Oregon Vape Update

Cannabis Law Report

Testing of vaping products to determine product safety. Increasing access to FDA-approved cessation services and methods. Executive Order 19-09 also convenes a Vaping Public Health Workgroup to advise the Governor and state agencies, examine the evidence about the causes and effects of vaping-related lung injuries, and collect stakeholder feedback and input about the vaping public health crisis. Testing of vaping products to determine product safety.

NCIA Press Release: Cannabis Industry Professionals Call on Senate Banking Committee Chairman to Move Forward with House-Approved Banking Reform

Cannabis Law Report

The bill would provide safe harbor for financial institutions to work with regulated cannabis businesses that are in compliance with state laws, addressing a number of public safety concerns and lack of access to capital for small businesses created by current federal restrictions. The signatories point out that some of Chairman Crapo’s proposed changes to the SAFE Banking Act would undermine its goal of improving public safety.

The Week in Weed: May 15, 2020

The Blunt Truth

The latest proposal submitted by House Democrats, entitled the HEROES Act, includes a provision that would allow “…access to financial services to cannabis-related legitimate businesses and service providers…” The language is from the SAFE Banking Act passed by the House last year. The news on access to loans and other support from the Small Business Administration was less rosy.

The FDA’s Problem With Hemp-CBD

Canna Law Blog

That’s not great for the FDA, considering that its purpose is to protect the public, not collect taxes. The opening paragraph of the statement is reassuring: Science forms the basis for decisions at the [FDA] and is paramount when it comes to making decisions that will impact the health and safety of the American public. I think the FDA’s statement sums this up nicely: While we recognize the potential benefits of CBD, questions remain regarding its safety.

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Article: Cannabis & CBD Pharma NewsNews Does medicinal cannabis actually help Australian patients?

Cannabis Law Report

Access to medicinal cannabis for patients was legalised in Australia in 2016, allowing doctors to request permission to prescribe from the Australian government. This is at least due to the difficulty and cost involved in accessing a legal prescription. Patient access pathways. To obtain registration, a drug sponsor is generally required to run large-scale clinical trials proving safety and efficacy and provide the resulting evidence to the TGA.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/20

NORML

This week, advocates in Missouri began collecting signatures to qualify a marijuana legalization initiative for the November 2020 ballot. Update : HB 243 was scheduled for public hearing in the House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee on 1/29, but it was removed from the agenda due to lack of support to pass it out of committee. Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 170, to expand access to medical cannabis in Delaware.

Cannabis Companies That Are Giving Back To The Community

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FOCUS is a nonprofit dedicated to consumer safety and public health, and its standards provide a framework for all stages of cannabis production, sale, and final product quality. This nonprofit collects journal articles and materials for its member’s edification.

Planet 13 Offering Expanded Online Ordering and Delivery Services

Puff Puff Post

Planet 13 will continue to ensure that customers and patients who rely on cannabis to manage their daily health and wellness needs have access. The Company’s staff has undergone extensive health and safety training. “The health and safety of our employees, customers, and community remain our top priority as the spread of COVID-19 continues to impact people and businesses nationwide. LAS VEGAS, March 19, 2020 /CNW/ – Planet 13 Holdings Inc.

Here Are the Top States With Medical Cannabis

Peninsula Alternative Health

Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a medical patient advocacy group, has an annual report on the proficiency of states’ medical cannabis programs, assigning each a letter grade. Criteria includes patient rights and civil protection from discrimination (including protection against arrest and driving under the influence), ease of access, reasonable fees and qualifying conditions, fair purchase and possession limits, and consumer safety and provider requirements.

NY Senator Wants Cannabis Legalized as Part of Criminal Justice Reform

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Largely focused on policing reform, the Safer NY Act is a collection of five bills that have been previously introduced, which also contains legislation to legalize cannabis for adult use. Arrests for violations disproportionately impact communities of color, carry significant social & public costs to taxpayers, and can jeopardize employment opportunities, immigration status, and access to health, housing, and other programs for those subjected to these unnecessary arrests.

Five Things You May Not Know About Marijuana Wax

The Herb Collective

The California Health and Safety Code permits prosecution for anyone found producing marijuana wax. Here at Herb Collective , we commit to compassion, and you can trust that our budtenders will have your back

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Exporting CBD Food Just Got Harder: The European Union Makes a Move

Canna Law Blog

The European Food Safety Authority (“ EFSA ”), the European equivalent of the U.S. Regulation 2015/2283 , which is the latest food regulation adopted by the European Parliament and the European Union (“EU”), defines “novel food” as “food that was not used for human consumption to a significant degree within the Union before 15 May 1997, irrespective of the dates of accession of the Member States to the Union.”.

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Here Are the Top States With Medical Cannabis

Peninsula Alternative Health

Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a medical patient advocacy group, has an annual report on the proficiency of states’ medical cannabis programs, assigning each a letter grade. Criteria includes patient rights and civil protection from discrimination (including protection against arrest and driving under the influence), ease of access, reasonable fees and qualifying conditions, fair purchase and possession limits, and consumer safety and provider requirements.

(Meaningless?) Federal Vote on Marijuana Legalization is on the Horizon

Canna Law Blog

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is also charged under the Act with collecting and compiling a variety of data on marijuana businesses and their owners. I’ve been practicing corporate, transactional, and regulatory law in the marijuana industry for going on 10 years now.

New Jersey Greatly Expands Medical Marijuana Law

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

New Jersey recently responded to public demand to revise and expand its medical marijuana program to address issues such as supply scarcity, employment and hiring concerns, and geographic access problems. Ability to meet the overall health needs of qualified patients and safety of the public. Methods and practices related to odor mitigation, sanitation and airflow, and employee safety in cultivation environments. Health and safety standards for lab employees.

25 Cities Sue California to Block Unfettered Marijuana Delivery

Marijuana Lawyer Blog

Among the most significant concerns cited about a free-for-all on cannabis home delivery: Public safety risks, particularly robbery, given the cash-only model of legal marijuana sales; An influx of illicit marijuana delivery/sales that may be difficult for law enforcement to identify/shut down. For many consumers, delivery is the only realistic way they can access the product – particularly in areas that prohibit storefront sales.

Planet 13 Offering Expanded Online Ordering and Delivery Services

Puff Puff Post

Planet 13 will continue to ensure that customers and patients who rely on cannabis to manage their daily health and wellness needs have access. The Company’s staff has undergone extensive health and safety training. “The health and safety of our employees, customers, and community remain our top priority as the spread of COVID-19 continues to impact people and businesses nationwide. LAS VEGAS, March 19, 2020 /CNW/ – Planet 13 Holdings Inc.

Veriheal’s Innovation in Cannabis Scholarship 2020 Winners

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However, social and economic barriers like racial stereotypes and lack of access to care centers have historically barred Hispanic community members from seeking medical cannabis and participating in clinical trials. At Veriheal, education and diversity are at the center of our core values.