Court: DEA Must Explain Its Failure to Act Upon Pending Marijuana Cultivation Applications

NORML

A federal court has ordered the Drug Enforcement Administration to respond to a lawsuit charging the agency with failing to move forward with a 2016 policy to expand the total number of federally licensed marijuana cultivators.

New Hampshire: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients to Home Cultivate

NORML

The Governor has not publicly commented on the bill, but has previously spoken out against broader legalization efforts. The measure permits registered patients (or their designated caregivers) to cultivate up to three mature plants in a private location that it not subject to public view. An estimated 6,500 patients are authorized with the state to access medical cannabis via one of the state’s four operational dispensaries.

Oregon Senate OKs Freeze on Cannabis Cultivation

Leafly

Facing product surpluses and plummeting prices, the Oregon Senate has moved forward with a plan to temporarily limit the state's supply of legal adult-use marijuana. The post Oregon Senate OKs Freeze on Cannabis Cultivation appeared first on Leafly. Politics cultivation Growing licensing Oregon

Quebec Judge strikes down provincial law forbidding home cultivation of cannabis

Cannabis Life Network

MONTREAL — A court has invalidated the provisions of Quebec‘s cannabis law prohibiting home cultivation of the drug. The judge ruled unconstitutional the sections of the Quebec Cannabis Regulation Act […].

DEA Promises Progress on Federal Cultivation Applications, But Provides No Timetable for Action

NORML

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has once again pledged to take action to better facilitate clinical cannabis research. In 2016, the DEA similarly announced the adoption of new rules to expand to supply of research-grade cannabis, but failed to take any further action.

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Grow Tech: Gadgets for the Home Cannabis Cultivator

Freedom Leaf

With the array of cannabis legalization laws taking effect in the U.S. By becoming your own master cultivator, you gain autonomy throughout the entire growth process, ensuring both safety and quality. Home cultivation can improve your health and wellness.

Canadian Judge Says Quebec Can’t Prohibit Home Cultivation

Cannabis Law Report

MONTREAL — A court has invalidated the provisions of Quebec’s cannabis law prohibiting home cultivation of the drug. Federal law allows Canadian citizens to grow up to four cannabis plants at home, but Quebec chose in June 2018 to legislate against home cultivation.

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana

NORML

Pritzker has signed legislation legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and retail sale. The Prairie State is the first state to legislatively regulate cannabis sales. Support our continued work to legalize marijuana in all 50 states.

Legislation to Legalize Personal Marijuana Cultivation Filed in Washington’s House and Senate

The Joint Blog

Companion bills that would legalize the personal cultivation of marijuana for those 21 and older has been filed in Washington State’s House of Representatives and Senate. where marijuana has been legalized.

California Cannabis Cultivator Brings RICO Claims Against Fellow Cultivator, But Not For The Reason You Might Think

Canna Law Blog

In what appears to be a first, a veteran commercial cannabis cultivator in Santa Barbara County has sued another cannabis cultivator for, among many other claims, violating the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

Thailand Legalized Medical Marijuana

MassRoots

Making history as the first country in Southeast Asia to do so, Thailand legalized medical cannabis on December 24, 2018. Recreational cultivation and possession of cannabis will remain illegal and punishable by time in jail. Why did Thailand Legalize Medical Marijuana?

California Cannabis: Napa County Headed for a Cultivation Compromise?

Canna Law Blog

Cannabis cultivation and the means for regulating it have been contentious topics in Napa County for some time now. The report drew analogies to the struggles of Santa Barbara County in regulating cannabis as well.

Paraguay’s Decision to Allow Domestic Cultivation Opens Up New Opportunities

WeedAdvisor

Medical marijuana was legal in Paraguay since 2007, but the few patients who qualified faced a slew of roadblocks making accessibility quite difficult. This includes a full breakdown of security measures, transportation procedures, cultivation and manufacturing.

California Hemp Cultivation: It’s Complicated

Canna Law Blog

There is actual law on the books for cultivation, but it mostly sat there for a few years and is only now coming to light. To understand the current state of hemp cultivation in California, we need to look back a few years. In other words, commercial cultivation was still not allowed.

Legalization Proposals Progress Around the Country

NORML

Just about two months into the 2019 legislative session, legalization proposals are swiftly moving forward in states across the country. Senate Bill 686 seeks to legalize the use, possession, cultivation, and retail sale of small amounts of marijuana for adults. The measure would allow adults 21 and over to purchase one ounce of cannabis and grow up to six cannabis plants in their own home.

First Legal Medical Marijuana Now Planted in Arkansas

MassRoots

For the first time in nearly a century, cannabis seeds have been legally planted in Arkansas. The state awarded a total of only five licenses for medical marijuana producers, and BOLD Team Cultivation is officially the first to begin the process.

Marijuana Legalization Measures Gaining Momentum In Several States

NORML

Lawmakers in several states have recently moved forward legislative proposals to either legalize or decriminalize marijuana-related activities. LEGALIZATION. Chris Sununu, who has pledged to veto any legalization bill, “regardless of what the language looks like.”

Alaska: Cultivators still seeking changes to cannabis excise tax

Cannabis Law Report

Questions continue to bubble up about potential changes to state cannabis taxes to keep the current structure from hampering business in the future. When they did, they began paying into the cultivation tax that Alaska assesses on commercially grown marijuana. Cannabis Tax Intel

Recent Quebec Ruling on Home Marijuana Cultivation Could Impact Manitoba

WeedAdvisor

Manitobans may soon be able to grow cannabis at home, thanks to a recent legal challenge in Quebec, according to CTV News. On September 3 rd , CBC News reported on a ruling deeming Quebec’s decision to ban home marijuana cultivation as unconstitutional. The decision means it’s now legal to grow cannabis plants at home in Quebec, and the ruling could open the door for the law to change in Manitoba as well.”. .

Quebec’s Ban on Home Marijuana Cultivation Deem Unconstitutional

WeedAdvisor

We know by now that Quebec is not exactly the most cannabis-friendly province. After all, it was the only province in which the majority of its population was against marijuana legalization. The government made sure that the minority who do want to use cannabis are highly restricted as to where they can consume it. Now, Quebec appears to be getting a dose of reality, as CBC News reports a successful legal challenge against the province’s ban on home cultivation.

Colombia Could Become the World’s Number One Cannabis Cultivator

WeedAdvisor

may have access to state-of-the-art growing technology, but that does not set them up to be world leaders in cannabis cultivation. Colombia, with its favourable climate and long-established marijuana cultivation workforce, will have a much easier time growing cannabis than its northern counterparts. The country’s rich history of marijuana cultivation dates back centuries. Indoor cannabis growth is exponentially worse for the environment than outdoor cultivation.

Ohio Awards Additional Medical Marijuana Cultivation License to Ohio Grown Therapies

Weedistry

Confusion over Ohio Grown Therapies’ pesticide plan in its initial application for a Level 1 medical marijuana cultivation license nearly lost the Johnstown company entry into Ohio’s nascent market, until the Department of Commerce reevaluated the business’s score and issued it a provisional license late last month. Now that is has secured a provisional cultivation license, Ohio Grown Therapies has nine months to obtain a final operational permit. “We’re

Channel Islands (UK): Information Page – Licensing for cultivation of cannabis and associated activities

Cannabis Law Report

Licensing for cultivation of cannabis and associated activities. Cannabis and cannabis resin are classified as Class B drugs under Schedule 1 of the Misuse of Drugs (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1974. Cannabis Law News

Attorney General Nominee Commits To Leave State-Legal Marijuana Programs Alone

NORML

His statements came response to questions from Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) — each of whom represent states where marijuana is legally regulated for either medical or recreational purposes. Advocacy Attorney General GOVERNMENT Legalization Policy SOCIETY

California county making progress on repeal of cannabis cultivation ban

Cannabis Law Report

The movement marks a reversal from a ban enacted over a year ago by the former board, which left an estimated 750 MJ farmers without any legal way to continue growing.” California county making progress on repeal of cannabis cultivation ban. They report, ” The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors’ new rulemaking began in February.

Justice Department Urged To Take “Immediate Action” On Marijuana Grow Applications

NORML

Currently, the sole federally licensed producer of cannabis for clinical research is the University of Mississippi. ” The agency said that the policy change was necessary because the existing system provided “no clear legal pathway for commercial enterprises to produce marijuana for product development.” LAW ENFORCEMENT Legalization Policy Research Cultivation DEA University of Mississippi William Barr

Federal Court Dismisses RICO Suit Against Sonoma County Cannabis Cultivator

Canna Law Blog

For a while, criminal conspiracy lawsuits against cannabis operations looked like a potentially promising strategy for cannabis prohibitionists to try and use litigation to reverse the trend of legalization. Much Ado About RICO and Cannabis, Part 2.

U.S. Virgin Islands Finally Legalizes Medical Marijuana

MassRoots

After four years in the making, medical marijuana is finally legal in the U.S. D), signed the “ Virgin Islands Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act ” into law on Saturday, January 12, 2019. “I Nelson plans to continue to participate in the rollout of his legalization amendment. “I

Virginia, Marijuana, and How Medical Legalization May Unfold in the South

NORML

Virginia has been one of the most reluctant states to consider marijuana law reform, though it recently began allowing some forms of cannabis oil for approved patients. To be fair, Democrats didn’t mention weed legalization on their party’s official platform until 2016.).

New York Governor Cuomo Leaves Marijuana Legalization Out of State Budget

NORML

Legal Advisor to Roc NORML, and Mary Kruger, Start SMART NY Coalition Member and Executive Director of Roc NORML. Sixty-five percent of New York residents support the legalization of cannabis. Cannabis legalization was not included in the 2019 – 2020 New York State Budget. In the meantime, communities will continue to see their members arrested, prosecuted and jailed for cannabis-related offenses. By: Jason Klimek, Esq.,

Recreational Legalization Bills Advance In New Mexico House And Senate

MassRoots

A bill to legalize the recreational use of cannabis was just approved by the House Judiciary Committee in Santa Fe, New Mexico, making it one step closer to becoming law. “We came to the conclusion that legalization is coming,” Sen.

From Colombia with Love: Commendable Cannabis Approaches from around the World

Cannabis Life Network

It’s been nearly a year since Canada lifted the federal ban on cannabis, but many issues around the production, distribution, sale and use of the plant remain hazy at best. Questions around personal cultivation, where to consume and the legal status of CBD and edibles are still looming.

Recreational Cannabis Legalization Bill Advances In New Hampshire

MassRoots

A bill to legalize recreational cannabis for adults in New Hampshire has advanced in the state’s House of Representatives. The legislation aims to legalize the possesion and use of up to one ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and older for recreational purposes.

The Carbon Footprint of Legal Cannabis

CannaTech

The rapid growth of the global legal cannabis industry is often described as a “Green Rush,” yet many experts are concerned that this industry is not ‘green’. In today’s blog, we are looking at the carbon footprint of cannabis – but first the basics.

Why Legal Marijuana Does Not End The Illegal Market

MJ Business Attorneys

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.

This One Chart Captures California’s Cannabis Supply Crunch

Leafly

April has turned into one nail-biter of a month for California’s legal cannabis industry. The post This One Chart Captures California’s Cannabis Supply Crunch appeared first on Leafly. Industry adult-use cannabis California cultivation licensing

CA: Bonta’s Attempt To Lower Sales Tax & Suspend Cultivation Taxes Doesn’t Clear Committee

Cannabis Law Report

KTVU Fox News reports… A group of state lawmakers, led by Democrat Assemblyman Rob Bonta, had hoped to temporarily lower the sales tax to 11% and suspend the cultivation taxes for 2 1/2 years to help retailers compete with prices on the black market. Cannabis Tax Intel Gumballs