Legislation Introduced To No Longer Deny Citizenship Based on Cannabis Consumption

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Tax Foundation Article: Consumption Tax Policies in OECD Countries

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This article is well worth a read to understand global consumption tax policies by OECD nations. The post Tax Foundation Article: Consumption Tax Policies in OECD Countries first appeared on Cannabis Law Report. Cannabis Tax Intel

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Oregon: Cannabis Social Consumption Bill SB 639 Is About Civil Rights

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Nearly 10 years after opening the first cannabis cafe in the United States , Oregon NORML ( ornorml.org ) executive director Madeline Martinez is appealing directly to legislators in Salem to pass a bill sponsored by Senator Lew Frederick (D-Portland) that would finally legalize her trademark business, The World Famous Cannabis Cafe. Martinez played a crucial role in organizing local cannabis advocates to bring about Frederick’s legislation, Senate Bill 639.

Cresco Labs’ Big Acquisition, Denver’s First Cannabis Consumption Club, and a Final Push for SAFE Banking

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Cresco Labs made a huge acquisition, Denver is within reach of opening its first consumption club, and cannabis executives rallied to push for industry banking protections. The union of the two companies is one of the largest in the cannabis industry to date.

Recreational Cannabis Legalization Sparks Increase in Consumption, Study Reveals

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Does recreational cannabis legalization contribute to a spike in consumption? On the other hand, Martins and her team of researchers claim that legalization did not contribute to a rise in frequent cannabis consumption among the aforementioned groups since the year 2017.

NCAA Relaxes Rules for Cannabis Testing and Consumption Among U.S. College Athletes

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently announced that it would be lifting the restraints on its cannabis drug testing policy among collegiate athletes located in the United States. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the cannabis plant’s primary active constituent.

CDC Dishes Out Workplace Cannabis Policy Advice to Companies That Hire Drivers

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At the end of November 2021, the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced that there are deep-seated risks associated with driving a motor vehicle under the influence of cannabis’ psychotropic compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Malaysian cabinet discuss policy issues on hemp, ketum, cannabis

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PETALING JAYA: Policy issues on the development of the hemp, cannabis, and ketum industry will be raised in the Cabinet, according to the parliamentary caucus on medical cannabis today. More than 40 countries have legalised consumption of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Florida Dispensaries: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies

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As Florida’s leading medical cannabis physicians , CannaMD is committed to working closely with licensed dispensaries to ensure medical cannabis patients stay safe while continuing uninterrupted treatment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Illinois: Cook Co. changes cannabis test policy for asst. public defender applicants

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but now they’ve been forced to reverse that policy. A power struggle has been brewing in Cook County, where job offers to several attorneys from Public Defender Sharone Mitchell were rescinded after confusion over the county’s drug policy. Cannabis Law News

A New Survey Provides Insight into Youth Consumption Post Legalization

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For many years those who have stood against the reform of cannabis laws have argued that decriminalization and/or legalization would lead to an increase in consumption among adolescents. This report analyzed lifetime consumption among youth as well as current consumption habits.

Canada: Quebec Raises Legal Age To 21 For Cannabis Consumption

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Quebecers under the age of 21 won’t be able to legally buy or possess cannabis as of Wednesday, as the province’s new legal age for consuming recreational pot goes into effect. The legal age for consumption is 19 in every other province except Alberta, where it’s 18.

Oregon NORML, In Partnership With The Oregon Justice League, Files “Legalization Justice Act of 2020”

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All three women are longtime West Coast cannabis advocates. She generated international headlines when she opened the World Famous Cannabis Cafe in 2009, the nation’s first public-facing cannabis consumption lounge. Patients, renters, the poor, people of color and women are still marginalized for their cannabis use, despite legalization,” said Martinez. 2) Directs the OLCC to regulate and oversee the licensing and regulation of cannabis lounges. (3)

Columbia: Constitutional Court Overules Ban Of Public Consumption Of Cannabis

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But the conservative administration was dealt another joker from its self-imposed, repressive drug policy deck of cards when Colombia’s Constitutional Court overruled a ban on the consumption of cannabis in public. Although the use of medical cannabis was legalized in 2016 with Law 1787, followed by regulations and a licensing framework in 2017, public consumption was illegal. and California to Join Colombia in Legalizing Public Consumption of Cannabis?

International Cannabis Brand Cookies Opens Its First U.S.-Based Consumption Lounge on West Coast

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Consumption Lounge Will Complement Newest Retail Location in Central California and Feature Cookies’ Line of Top-Shelf Cannabis Products. –(BUSINESS WIRE)–International cannabis brand Cookies today announced the upcoming opening of its first-ever U.S.

An Exciting Start to 2020 for Nevada NORML

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Although we’re only one month into the Roaring 20’s, Nevada NORML has already hit the cannabis advocacy ground running at full sprint. As we get closer to November, we will be providing voters with a scorecard based on candidates positions on cannabis reform.

UPDATE: Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill Which Will Make Major Changes to Cannabis Policy in the State

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Cannabis and the Law. Back in February, we blogged about the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Cannabis Policy (the “Committee”) releasing a cannabis bill (H. UPDATE: Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill Which Will Make Major Changes to Cannabis Policy in the State.

CDC Issues Best Practices For Fleet Marijuana Policies

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January 2022) – The CDC recently issued guidance to businesses developing marijuana policies, balancing state legalization efforts and fleet safety. Indeed, THC can be detected up to several weeks following consumption. 20 January 2022. by Todd A.

Nevada: Reform Efforts are Still Alive

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Even though cannabis has been recreationally legal in the Battle Born State for nearly two years and Sin City has become a greenish gold mine of legal cannabis, many problems and societal penalties still arise with the use of it; no social consumption lounges being among the most glaring. PTSD, cachexia and muscle spasms are among the nearly never ending list of conditions that cannabis has been proven to treat in most cases.

New Jersey: Adult-use legalization is closer than ever

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Some highlights include expedited expungement for past misdemeanor marijuana convictions, a three-percent tax to be collected by or paid to municipalities wherever retail stores exist, and provisions to incentivize socio-economic, racial, and gender equity in the state’s cannabis industry. We need urgent action from New Jersey residents to make adult-use cannabis legalization a reality in the Garden State.

US Navy Policy Documents Cannabis & Hemp

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NEW Policy on Hemp Products. Find further information on the new policy clarifying Navy’s stance on hemp-derived products here. POLICY DOCUMENT. This prohibition does not apply to the ingestion, consumption, or. Find fact sheets that discuss hemp-derived and CBD products at Policies and Publications > Handbooks and Guides , or by clicking for the fact sheet on hemp or CBD. Cannabis Law NewsWHAT’S NEW IN OPNAV N170D?

The UFC Knocks Out THC from its Anti-Doping Policy

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Throughout the years, various professional sports leagues have frowned upon the use of cannabis by their athletes. Throughout time it has been the norm for players to be suspended or even removed from their positions when caught utilizing cannabis or when failing a drug test for cannabis.

New Poll Shows 57% of Americans Want Legal Cannabis

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A new poll released by market research firm YouGov showed that 57% of Americans support full cannabis legalization , while only 27% objected to legalization and 16% were unsure. One of the main takeaways of the poll was that cannabis legalization is still, in large part, a political issue.

Former NFL Player Talks Cannabis, Proposed CO Bill Tackles Anti-Cannabis Work Policies, & PA’s Vape Ban

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A former NFL player addressed rumors of league-wide cannabis use, Colorado introduced a bill to prevent cannabis users from being fired, and Pennsylvania banned over 600 cannabis vape products. Former NFL Player Says ‘80% of League’ Uses Cannabis.

Bipartisan Group of Attorneys General Call for Federalism to Guide Cannabis Policy

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On November 18, a bipartisan group of attorneys general from Arizona, Connecticut, North Dakota, and Vermont (Attorneys General) jointly submitted a letter offering commentary on the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA) to congressional leaders.

Atlanta Police Department No Longer Rejects Applicants For Having Used Cannabis

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In a surprisingly progressive move, the Atlanta Police Department announced that potential recruits will no longer be rejected for admitting that they have used cannabis in the past. In fact, the question regarding cannabis consumption has been completely removed from the department’s applicant pre-screening questionnaire. Until recently, applicants were asked if they had consumed cannabis at any time in the last two years.

Recent Legal Actions Causing U.S. Employers to Revisit Marijuana Policies

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To be fair, some jobs should require workers to abstain from cannabis use, as safety could be a concern. At the same time, their policies on drugs can change at their own discretion, regardless of legal status on a state level. Bloomberg explains: “Until the last few years, courts had largely backed companies that enforce zero-tolerance drug-free workplace policies. Employer Re-Considering Marijuana Policies. . Do their policies make sense?

What You Need to Know About Cannabis and Coronavirus

NORML

With so many unsubstantiated claims being made regarding cannabis and staying safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve compiled a list of resources for consumers and ways your activism can thrive during social distancing. Here at NORML, we take our work seriously.

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New Study: Demographic and policy-based differences in behaviors and attitudes towards driving after marijuana use: an analysis of the 2013–2017 Traffic Safety Culture Index

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In short the study learns that legalized states tend not to have their roads overcrowded with stoned drivers and cannabis users like alcohol users self police their behaviour. Marijuana policies in the United States (U.S.) Third, we only considered three types of marijuana policies.

Researchers To Investigate Arkansas’ Medical Cannabis Program

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For the first time ever, researchers will conduct a comprehensive state population health analysis to understand the impact of medical cannabis on consumers’ healthcare —and it’s all happening in Arkansas. A Deep Dive Into Cannabis Consumer Data.

Virginia Announces New Policy Allowing the Production of Hemp Extracts

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PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. Under a new policy announced by the Northam Administration, the Commonwealth of Virginia will soon officially authorize hemp processors to produce hemp extracts for human consumption. This change in policy replaces the previous refusal by VDACS, citing the FDA’s food safety rules, to register hemp processors to produce hemp extract for human consumption.

Germany Considers Marijuana Legalization in a “Historic Policy Turn”

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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing party, the Christian Democratic Union, opened up to the idea of legalization in what German broadcaster Deutsche Welle calls “…a historic policy turn for the conservative party.”. Following legalization, Canada saw little change in marijuana consumption rates, except among baby boomers. These individuals flocked to legal cannabis for mostly therapeutic reasons, as they had the money to do so and were nervous about dealing with the black market.”

Ohio Could Get an Inflow of Tax Revenue if Recreational Cannabis Is Legalized

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A recent legislative survey indicates that Ohio Republican lawmakers are more likely to support cannabis legalization than Democrats. Gathering Signatures for Cannabis. It was during late August that Ohio approved an initiative for recreational cannabis legalization.

Study Finds No Correlation Between Cannabis Legalization and Increased Mental Illness

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When cannabis legalization began to gain ground and support, those who remained opposed to these policy changes touted claims that legalization would increase the risk of mental illness or even suicide among affected populations.

Analysis: Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Associated with Tourism Spike

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The enactment of adult-use cannabis legalization laws in Colorado and Washington is associated with increased tourism in both states, according to data published in the Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy.

Op-ed Canadian Financial Post: Diane Francis – CannTrust is the fruit of a reckless, rushed Liberal cannabis policy

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This is Cheech and Chong policy: Eliminating the black market will be impossible because while unlicensed cannabis cultivation is illegal in Canada, possession and consumption is entirely legal. Diane Francis: CannTrust is the fruit of a reckless, rushed Liberal cannabis policy.

U.S. Marijuana Immigration Policy Draws Criticism from Attorneys

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It is no secret that sale, possession and consumption of marijuana in the U.S. With states allowed to exercise autonomy over their laws – almost to the point of being their own countries – their decisions to legalize cannabis for recreational and/or medical use puts them at odds with the federal government. While recent proposed and implemented changes help protect these states and normalize the cannabis industry, U.S. Contradiction to Policy. .