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

Cannabis Law Report

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

NORML

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

WeedAdvisor

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

NORML

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

NORML

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

Senate Banking Committee to Hear Testimony Regarding Need for Marijuana Reforms

NORML

Members of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs are scheduled to hear testimony next week regarding the need to provide greater access to financial services for state-licensed marijuana-related businesses. NORML submitted written testimony to Congress at that time opining: “For an industry seeking legitimacy and requiring transparency, the inability to obtain banking and credit access remains a primary but unnecessary roadblock.

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

NORML

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

Marijuana Banking Bill Scheduled For Committee Markup

NORML

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

NORML

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.

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

Cannabis Law Report

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.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/22

NORML

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.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/7/19

NORML

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.

CMTREX: Beyond Regulation

CannaTech

The prospects of the smaller domestic players will be significantly increased by transparent, secure and efficient sales channels and mechanisms granting them access to the global market.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/31/19

NORML

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.

Not-very-NICE: UK Cannabis Policy and Harm to Patients

CannaTech

The acceptance of medical cannabis by clinicians, researchers and government bodies is fairly universal, and patients have benefited from widespread access to full-spectrum cannabis in flower and oil form.

CMTREX: Beyond Regulation

CannaTech

The prospects of the smaller domestic players will be significantly increased by transparent, secure and efficient sales channels and mechanisms granting them access to the global market.

Marijuana Banking Passes Critical Committee

NORML

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.

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.

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Powered by Sail, we are on a mission to solve the issue of cannabis access for patients. About Canna Care Docs…. Canna Care Docs a division of MVC Technologies USA, is the specialist in cannabis medicine. We’re passionate about improving our patient’s quality of life and bringing cannabis into mainstream healthcare.

Marijuana reform is budding in New Hampshire!

NORML

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.

Outlawing Vaping Will Not Make it Safer

Medicinal Genomics

There’s access to capital, to which the cannabis industry has practically none. Besides reducing access to technology, that helps keep a lid on growth and keeps prices high. Absolutely, but not by the lab operators struggling to stay alive in this insane economic environment.

California Medical Cannabis Now Allowed in Public Schools

Marijuana Lawyer Blog

The administering parent or guardian must sign in and must not expose other students to the medical cannabis or otherwise disrupt the educational environment.

Nevada may be forced to reveal marijuana-license criteria

Cannabis Chronicles

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.

Colorado Supreme Court Asked To Rule On, “Can A Judge Tell A Coloradan On Probation Not To Consume Medical Marijuana? “

Cannabis Law Report

She agreed to probation, and Walton’s lawyer requested a hearing to ensure that Walton would be able to retain her access to medical marijuana while serving her sentence. CPR News reports.

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

Cannabis Law Report

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.

Cannabis in Namibia: an Interview with Angela Prusa

CannaTech

Many Namibians don’t have access to doctors and medications – pharmaceuticals are very expensive and you have to have medical aid (insurance) to go to a doctor and state hospitals lack even the basics.

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

NORML

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.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/15/18

NORML

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 African Cannabis Economy

CannaTech

Sustainable cannabis production can connect with a new generation of conscious consumers, and the future created by Africa’s cannabis economy can become accessible, affordable and equitable. So where does that leave the millions of patients who could benefit from accessing cannabis locally?”.

Why Governors Veto Medical Cannabis Legislation

PrestoDoctor

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.

Industrial Hemp and the Banks: Slow Going

Canna Law Blog

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.

Israeli Medical Cannabis Innovation

CannaTech

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

Why Dr. Sue Sisley Sued the DEA for Stonewalling Cannabis Research

NORML

You’re not allowed access to the drug master file, which would be normal operation procedure in any other FDA trial. The only other federal agency who has access to file is the FDA, and they refuse to share that with the public, which is already an abomination in my opinion.

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Introducing: PretzelDoctor

PrestoDoctor

” 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.

RAW Clipper Lighter Review (With Integrated Poker)

Higher Mentality

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.