Article – Reed Smith: UK: Cannabis In The UK – A Regulatory Environment In Transition?

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Recently, three British MPs went to Canada on a fact-finding cross-party trip to consider the effects of a more relaxed regulatory environment in respect of cannabis. 19 August 2019. Authors – Carolyn E. Pepper and Jess Parry. After the trip, the MPs predicted that the UK would follow Canada’s lead and legalise cannabis for adult use within a decade.

New Mexico: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization, Other Reform Bills

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Senate Bill 406 expands medical cannabis access and provides important new patient protections. ACTIVISM LEGISLATION Legislative Update Medical Marijuana access decriminalization employment hemp medical marijuana New Mexico

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Bill Blair Confident that Accessibility to Legal Cannabis Will Shrink the Grey Market

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These dispensaries exist online and in brick-and-mortar locations, offering what appear to be high-quality products in a professional environment at a more attractive price.

Federal Report: Youth Marijuana Use Steadily Declining

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Since 2012, when Colorado and Washington became the first states to regulate adult use access, past-year youth use has fallen eight percent.

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New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs

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Further, numerous studies have identified an association between cannabis access and lower rates of opioid use, abuse , hospitalizations , and mortality.

Surgeon General’s Advisory Highlights Need for Further Cannabis Regulation, Not Criminalization

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Since 2012, when Colorado and Washington became the first states to regulate adult-use access, past-year youth use has fallen eight percent.

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Spark, “Introducing the New Platform to Connect Cannabis with Capital”

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Spark provides a seamless, secure online environment for Accredited Investors to connect directly with cannabis companies who are raising funds—all at absolutely no cost to either the companies or potential investors.

Marijuana Banking Bill Scheduled For Committee Markup

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Thousands of state-licensed and regulated businesses lack access to the banking industry and are unable to accept credit cards, deposit revenues, or write checks to meet payroll or pay taxes because federal law discourages financial institutions from engaging in such partnerships.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/24/19

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Legislation that would have significantly expanded patient access to medical cannabis in Rhode Island was held in a senate committee for further study, ultimately killing the bill. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of medical cannabis access.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/22

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Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 305, to permit qualified patients the ability to access medical cannabis preparations while in health care facilities. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of access in healthcare facilities.

Marijuana Banking Passes Critical Committee

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Currently, thousands of state-licensed and regulated businesses lack access to the banking industry and are unable to accept credit cards, deposit revenues, or write checks to meet payroll or pay taxes because federal law discourages financial institutions from engaging in such partnerships. No industry can operate safely, transparently, or effectively without access to banks or other financial institutions.

New Zealand Govt Consultation Doc Says “Cannabis-based products will be allowed to bypass usual processes required for medicines in New Zealand”

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This unprecedented proposal is contained in the government’s consultation document on giving greater access to medicinal cannabis. The key driver for this seems to be that people currently access cannabis through the illegal recreational market.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/7/19

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Governor Kate Brown (D) of Oregon signed legislation into law that prohibits landlords from arbitrarily refusing to provide housing access to an individual based solely on their status as a medical cannabis patient, or based solely on an individual’s prior cannabis conviction.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/31/19

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Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 236, to allow qualifying patients with certain debilitating conditions to use and safely access medical cannabis. Click here to email your governor in support of medical cannabis access. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of banking access.

Nevada may be forced to reveal marijuana-license criteria

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The hearing will focus on a second wave of dispensaries approved in December to open into an evolving regulatory environment where local lawmakers are considering allowing pot lounges on or near the Las Vegas Strip.

Marijuana reform is budding in New Hampshire!

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It was referred to the Environment and Agriculture Committee on 1/03/2019. — HB 335 would expand access to medical cannabis by allowing the Department of Health and Human Services to authorize additional dispensaries licenses in certain geographic areas of New Hampshire. Here in New Hampshire, there has been a great deal of progress in the last few years.

Israeli Medical Cannabis Innovation

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The system automatically monitors and controls lighting, temperature, and humidity, and adjusts growing conditions, including delivering fertilizer, to create an optimal growing environment.

Why Governors Veto Medical Cannabis Legislation

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While we have seen a sharp rise in cannabis access across the U.S., In some cases, patient access was a prime focus of the legislation. The Legislature outlined how to implement this law and more than 130,000 patients have access to this treatment by more than a thousand doctors.

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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To create an environment which emphasizes entrepreneurship holds on to the locals’ culture, and helps their economy thrive, is what makes this opportunity so special. Pot Network joins CANNAVAL as Media Partner; Munch & Co named Event Producers.

Industrial Hemp and the Banks: Slow Going

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And there are so many ramifications, from food law to trademarks to the financial services environment. Since late December, we’ve had many clients come to us with frustrations about the ongoing lack of access post-Farm Bill, and questions about how things will play out in 2019.

Federal Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Level Marijuana Legalization Laws

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Further, numerous studies have identified an association between cannabis access and lower rates of opioid use, abuse , hospitalizations , and mortality.

Introducing: PretzelDoctor

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” The new PretzelDoctor platform will provide a customizable environment for one’s pretzel needs in all 50 states. A New “Rise” in telemedicine. Today, PrestoDoctor is excited to announce its latest venture and passion — a new brand, PretzelDoctor.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/15/18

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The House Financial Services subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions held a hearing Wednesday to address the lack of access to basic banking services by state-legal marijuana businesses. House Bill 324 seeks to expand and facilitate patients’ access to medical cannabidiol (CBD) products. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of medical CBD access. Meanwhile, The Senate Committee on Agriculture and Environment killed SB 1335.

The Willows Farms Has been Awarded Conditional Approval for Five Cannabis Licenses

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The Willows Farms plans to serve various purposes for educational opportunities, economic growth with a sustainable trading base, and strategic wellness training programs conducive to safe learning environments.

Jamaican Political Strategist Says Don’t Let Complicated Rules On Regulated Cannabis Displace Struggling Small Landowners In Countries Like His

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However, much more is needed to be done to ensure the full incorporation of small traditional players who need to be brought into the regulated environment.

How I Use Cannabis For My Essential Tremor And Fibromyalgia

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This led us to find out I had a chemical sensitivity meaning my only options were clean eating, start practicing yoga, and a stress-free environment. The need for access to actual medical cannabis was obvious in late 2014, when my tremor started to not be so benign anymore.

New York: New Report Released Showing Ongoing Extreme Racial Disparities in Marijuana Enforcement at City and County Levels

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Protecting youth – particularly young people of color, who continue to be disproportionately impacted – by both eliminating a common reason for introduction to the criminal justice system and preventing access to marijuana through a regulated market.

Report: Weeding Through Los Angeles’ Social Equity Program (Author Chris Nani)

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Los Angeles’ program received high marks in some Accessibility Factors. The program’s expansive eligibility criteria permit the majority of individuals harmed by the War on Drugs access to the program. Under the Environment Factors, Los Angeles earned less than half the possible points.

Colorado’s HB 1230 Starts The State Down The Social Consumption Road

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In expanding access to regulated spaces for adults to consume cannabis, we are taking the responsible approach to cannabis consumption in a safe environment,” says Senator Vicki Marble, one of the bill’s prime sponsors, in a statement about the bill. “HB

Canadian Chamber of Commerce Forms National Cannabis Working Group

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“While Canada has a lucrative opportunity with our head start in the nascent global cannabis industry, we need a public policy environment that will help maximize the full economic potential of the sector,” group co-chair and Chamber cannabis policy lead Ryan Greer said in the news release.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/15/18

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1647, the Veterans Equal Access Act, which expands medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans. Legislation is pending, HF 766 / SF 1070, to expand access to medical cannabis in the state. House Bill 341 would allow registered medical marijuana patients to have their records expunged if they were convicted of a possession offense that occurred prior to their participation in the state’s cannabis access program.

Study: Chili Peppers and Cannabis Could Be The Answer To Gut Disorders

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A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) connects the nervous system to the maintenance of an immune-tolerant environment in the gut, one of the most fundamental properties of the immune system.

RAW Clipper Lighter Review (With Integrated Poker)

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The clipper filter can be recycled industrially making it one of the few environment-friendly lighters. Also, the plastic is not bio-degradable and therefore pose a serious threat to the environment. This is because children may access the lighter and play with it.

Discover and Explore VMware Certifications with Exam-labs

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The VMware infrastructure requires special consideration when it comes to managing data and implementing and installing environments. Horizon has been leading the virtual desktop infrastructure and providing access to a single digital workspace for its customers. environments.

Brazilian Health Watchdog ANVISA Suggests Cannabis Regulation For Medicinal Use

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Anvisa proposes that production be restricted to closed and controlled environments. It can not be produced in open environments such as farms and greenhouses. The whole environment can only be accessed by biometrics.

Marijuana regulation sparks debate

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He also said that the LCB’s conservative approach has allowed the industry to access banking services, unlike other states, and raised concerns that the bill would undermine the agency.

Industrial Hemp Bill Tabled In Australia’s Northern Territory

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The Hemp Industry Bill 2019 would create the authorising environment for the regulation of cannabis with less than or equal to 1% THC for food, fibre and seed production uses. Under the Act, a register of industrial hemp growers will be kept, which is to be readily accessible to Police.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/1/18

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House Bill 324 seeks to expand and facilitate patients’ access to medical cannabidiol (CBD) products. Update : The House Regulated Industries Low Thc Oil Access Subcommittee held another hearing on HB 324 on 2/27/2019, then the bill was approved by the full committee on 3/1/2019. Legislation is pending, House Bill 673 / Senate Bill 1430, to expand medical cannabis access. Update : The Environment and Agriculture Committee held a public hearing on HB 459 on 2/26/2019.

Colombia Could Become the World’s Number One Cannabis Cultivator

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may have access to state-of-the-art growing technology, but that does not set them up to be world leaders in cannabis cultivation. Indoor cannabis growth is exponentially worse for the environment than outdoor cultivation. The Motley Fool further explains: “When that is coupled with Colombia’s low labour costs, clear regulatory environment, and long history of cut flower cultivation, it underscores the significant competitive advantage the equatorial nation possesses.”.

Medical Marijuana and Stigma: 6 Myths Busted

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Just like how people who take prescription painkillers in a legitimate and medical environment are not looking to get high, medical cannabis patients are not seeking recreational effects from their treatment. Medical marijuana is something that suffers from a lot of stigma.