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

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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

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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.

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Oregon Senate OKs Freeze on Cannabis Cultivation

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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

Australian Capital Legalizes Marijuana Possession and Cultivation

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Another nation is toying with cannabis legalization, this time far beyond North American or European shores. According to CNN , the Australian capital of Canberra fully legalized possession and cultivation of recreational cannabis after a vote on September 24 th.

Australia: Cannabis Possession Now Depenalized in the Capital Territory

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Activities involving the personal possession and/or cultivation of cannabis in private are no longer subject to either criminal or civil penalties in the Australian Capital Territory, in accordance with legislation that took effect last week.

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

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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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BevCanna Expands Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation Capabilities to Almost 300 acres

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Strengthens Partnership with Agricultural Experts Clearwater CannGrow to Grow Certified Organic Sun-Grown Cannabis VANCOUVER, CNW/ – Emerging leader in infused cannabis beverages, BevCanna Enterprises Inc.

Rick Steves: I support home cultivation rights for all marijuana consumers

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In 2012, I was proud to help fund and promote the passage of I-502 which legalized, taxed, and regulated marijuana in my home state of Washington. It’s time our state lawmakers comport Washington law with those of other states that regulate the adult use of marijuana — all of which allow adults to grow limited quantities of cannabis in private. Join me today in supporting the freedom for every cannabis consumer to have the right to cultivate marijuana in the home.

Six Tips for Cultivating Cannabis on a Terrace or Balcony

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You’d be forgiven for thinking that in order to successfully cultivate cannabis outdoors, you’d need a significant amount of space to get the job done. After all, most outdoor cultivation guides tend to target growers with larger gardens, greenhouses and so on.

Italian Court Of Cassation Rules Small Scale Domestic Cultivation Of Cannabis Is Legal

Cannabis Law Report

Italy’s Supreme Court has ruled that small-scale domestic cultivation of cannabis is legal, in a landmark decision triggering calls for further legalization from weed advocates and anger from the country’s conservatives. Cannabis Law News

Grow Tech: Gadgets for the Home Cannabis Cultivator

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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.

Italy’s Supreme Court Rules Personal Marijuana Cultivation Legal

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In a decision that has massive, long-lasting implications Italy’s Supreme Court has ruled that growing a small amount of marijuana for personal use is legal.

New York: An Analysis of Governor Cuomo’s Legalization Proposal

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has included a plan to “regulate, restrict, and control” the responsible adult use of cannabis in New York, known as the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act (“CRTA”).

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana

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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

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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.

India: Himachal Pradesh To Discuss Cultivation of Legalized Medical Cannabis Crops

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amarujala.com reports On the lines of Uttarakhand, now even in Himachal Pradesh, the state government is preparing to approve the cultivation of hemp under the law. Strict provisions will be made for cannabis to be used only for prescribed products.

California Hemp Cultivation: It’s Complicated

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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.

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

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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).

Illinois: Governor Issues Over 11,000 Pardons Ahead of Marijuana Legalization

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The action came on the eve of the enactment of legislation legalizing adult-use cannabis sales. “As one of the authors of this historic law, I am so proud to witness equity being put into practice today,” said Toi Hutchinson, Senior Advisor to the Governor for Cannabis Control. ” Under the new law, state-licensed retailers may provide up to 30 grams of cannabis to those over the age of 21. Expungement Legalization expungement Illinoius legalization

Thailand Legalized Medical Marijuana

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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?

Canadian Judge Says Quebec Can’t Prohibit Home Cultivation

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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.

First Legal Medical Marijuana Now Planted in Arkansas

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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.

Legalization Proposals Progress Around the Country

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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.

California Cannabis: Napa County Headed for a Cultivation Compromise?

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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.

Marijuana Legalization Measures Gaining Momentum In Several States

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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.”

Solvents in Canada’s Legal Cannabis Extracts

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Ever since the legalization of cannabis in Canada, a list of permitted solvents has been provided to producers. The maximum residual limits for 36 solvents allowed in extracts have not changed, unlike the 96 pesticides restricted for cannabis cultivation, which has seen a recent shift.

Former State Rep. Diane Russell on Maine’s Cannabis Legalization Woes

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On November 5, 2016, Maine’s voters legalized recreational, or adult-use, marijuana. At the time, the state’s legalization bill was one of the most progressive, which included protections for home growers, preservation of one of the nation’s best medical marijuana programs, and a social consumption clause that would’ve made Maine one of the first states to host licensed cannabis bars and lounges. ” And building toward legalization worked.

Ohio Awards Additional Medical Marijuana Cultivation License to Ohio Grown Therapies

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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

Alaska: Cultivators still seeking changes to cannabis excise tax

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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

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. 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.

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

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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

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.

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

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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

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

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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

Recent Quebec Ruling on Home Marijuana Cultivation Could Impact Manitoba

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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.”. .