What Is the MORE Act, and How Could It Change Marijuana Policy Forever?


How will it work, and what will it do for cannabis consumers, pot convicts, and the burgeoning gray-market industry? Under the MORE Act, marijuana would be completely removed from the Controlled Substances Act, which currently classifies cannabis as a Schedule I drug.

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Grassroots Activism and Marijuana Policy: A Winning Combination


Regardless of the policy you’re advocating for (e.g., Priority legislation includes: the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act , the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act , the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act and more!

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US Navy Policy Documents Cannabis & Hemp

Cannabis Law Report

NEW Policy on Hemp Products. Find further information on the new policy clarifying Navy’s stance on hemp-derived products here. POLICY DOCUMENT. Cannabis Law NewsWHAT’S NEW IN OPNAV N170D?

Gubernatorial Report Card: Learn Where Your Governor Stands on Marijuana Policy


This extensive database assigns a letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ to states’ governors based upon their comments and voting records specific to matters of marijuana policy.

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Media: Politico Pro Is Launching a Cannabis Policy Vertical

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The Washingtonian reports… Politico Pro is launching a vertical dedicated to cannabis policy and regulation. Politico is the first national policy publication to assign a team to the swiftly growing industry. Politico Pro Is Launching a Cannabis Policy Vertical.

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The STATES Act Reintroduced: Bipartisan Measure Limits Federal Government’s Ability To Interfere With State-Sanctioned Marijuana Business, Policies


This Act amends the Controlled Substances Act to reduce the number of instances in which federal law enforcement agencies could carry out legal actions against state-licensed cannabis businesses or other related enterprises. It is time for the federal government to cease standing in the way of these voter-backed regulatory policies being implemented throughout the country,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. INDUSTRY LEGISLATION Policy

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Rest in Peace Mark Kleiman, Giant of Cannabis Policy

Canna Law Blog

Kleiman was probably the most influential scholar on cannabis policy. Our Seattle lawyers have distinct memories of watching Kleiman serve as Washington’s appointed “Pot Czar” as it built out the first state cannabis program in 2014. Federal cannabis policy is still a disaster.

Cannabis Use in the NFL – Will Policies Change?

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

By: Rachel Gillette , Partner and Chair of the Cannabis Law Practice. The National Football League (NFL) preseason is upon us, and though the players may have changed, the league’s strict cannabis policies have not. The post Cannabis Use in the NFL – Will Policies Change?

Weedmaps Dodges Class-Action Lawsuit by Implementing New Advertising Policy

Canna Law Blog

Weedmaps, a major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace, announced last week that it will finally no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site. Weedmaps has proven to be a user-friendly and favorite way to find any type of cannabis product.

Anatomy of a Cannabis Insurance Policy, Part 1: The Basics

Canna Law Blog

Insurance in the cannabis industry is big business, and business owners need to know what policies are available and what those policies cover. Because in insurance policies, like all other business contracts (e.g.

Virginia Announces New Policy Allowing the Production of Hemp Extracts

Cannabis Law Report

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.

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Suggests Cannabis “Model Policies” At 46th Annual Meeting

Cannabis Law Report

America’s state legislators come together at ALEC to grapple with public policy issues that didn’t exist five or ten years ago. Legislators and attendees at this solutions-first meeting will consider 25 model policies on free enterprise and individual liberty in the states.

Cannabis Law and Policy: What I’ve Learned From Teaching

Canna Law Blog

For the past three years, I have taught a class called “Cannabis Law & Policy” at Lewis & Clark Law School here in Portland, Oregon. Good students will not let you off the hook on hard problems, and there are plenty of vexing issues when it comes to cannabis.

CCIA Policy Conference What’s Missing?

Cannabis Law Report

CPA’s” PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. CCIA Policy Conference What’s Missing? – On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the California Cannabis Industry Association (“CCIA”) will host its 4th Annual Policy Conference in Sacramento, California.

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


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?

Law.com – Article: In-House Cannabis Lawyers Should Help Shape Company Advertising Policies

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Cannabis advertising alone is a regulatory concern, and in-house counsel should play a role in their company’s advertising policies to avoid hefty fines and other consequences, according to in-house and law firm lawyers who practice in the growing cannabis industry. “It’s

Bloomberg Article Looks At Harborside, 280E and “drug war policy”

Cannabis Law Report

The court sided with the government and is expected to charge Harborside between $11 million and $13 million in back taxes under a drug war-era tax policy that’s become the bane of pot company CPAs’ existence: Section 280E. Cannabis Tax Intel

Minnesota Department of Corrections Changes Medical Cannabis Policy

Cannabis Law Report

However, the about-face came the day before a motion challenging the former policy was scheduled in Carver County District Court. The defendants are discriminating against Schmidt and violating his rights under the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research Act, Minn.

Boris Johnson New Policy Advisor At No.10 Previously At Centre For Medicinal Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Blair Gibbs, the prime minister’s new policy adviser, is joining Downing Street from the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis. The prime minister is hiring Blair Gibbs, a long-term advocate of reforming cannabis laws, as one of his policy advisers in Downing Street.

Google Play – Developer Policy Centre Says No To Cannabis Apps

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These apps simply need to move the shopping cart flow outside of the app itself to be compliant with this new policy,” the spokesperson said. “We’ve The spokesperson also said that the company recognizes the popularity of cannabis-related apps and hopes they will remain in the Play Store under the amended rules. Another new section of the policies stipulates that apps “that facilitate the sale of tobacco (including e-cigarettes)” are prohibited.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hires Former Director of Federal Policy Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)

Cannabis Law Report

The former director of federal policy for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) has joined the staff of newly sworn-in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as a senior counsel and policy advisor. She’s already upset quite a few people for just being herself.

Ontario Cannabis Policy Continues to Hurt the Legal Market


From opt-outs to gross limitations on the number of initial cannabis stores, “competent” is hardly a word we could use to describe Ontario’s marijuana policy. Obviously, there needs to be some government involvement when regulating an industry like cannabis.

City of Sacramento The Office of Cannabis Policy and Enforcement Might Need A Proofreader !

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The Office of Cannabis Policy and Enforcement will host its next monthly stakeholder meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. A full agenda for the meeting will be available at www.cityofsacramento.org/cannabis under the Upcoming Meetings section. .

Nevada’s Harassment Policy: A Chance for Cannabis to Lead by Example


The Nevada Dispensary Association says that although the new harassment policy caught the industry off guard, it offers the chance to “become a leader.”. The post Nevada’s Harassment Policy: A Chance for Cannabis to Lead by Example appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics Nevada

Hoban Law To Take The Lead On Hemp Policy & Regulation In Africa?

Cannabis Law Report

The ICA’s invitation-only event brings together industry leaders across the Nine Foundational Pillars of new cannabis markets , to share lessons learned and best practices with regional government officials and stakeholders. . Cannabis Law News Featured

City of Sacramento Office of Cannabis Policy and Enforcement monthly stakeholder meeting on Thursday, April 25

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The Office of Cannabis Policy and Enforcement will host its next monthly stakeholder meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the City Council Chamber, New City Hall, 915 I Street, 1st floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. Office of Cannabis Policy & Enforcement.

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.

Former High-Profile Bahamian Politician Blasts Government Over Marijuana Policy


He flat-out blasted the Bahamas’ government for its slow work on cannabis reform. Whether Gomez knows this, he feels he needs to educate these doctors on the utter silliness of opposing medical cannabis. His message is simple, explaining that the current cannabis policies are poorly thought-out and poorly executed. Like all other cannabis prohibition laws, Bahma’s restrictions on medical cannabis are blatantly absurd.

U.S. Marijuana Immigration Policy Draws Criticism from Attorneys


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. Perhaps the most ridiculous aspect of this immigration policy is the wording of the law. Contradiction to Policy. .

Virginia: New Medical Cannabis Laws Take Effect July 1


Three new laws intended to expand patient access to and the therapeutic value of Virginia’s medical cannabis program take effect July 1, 2019. ” “We continue to tweak the law regarding cannabis oils.

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US Dept of Defense says there’s no policy stopping troops & Defense Department civilians from investing in cannabis companies

Cannabis Law Report

They write… A recent story that troops and Defense Department civilians cannot hold security clearances if they invest in companies that legally sell marijuana and cannabis products has turned out to be half baked.

NHL Marijuana Policy Approach As A Role Model For Other Professional Sports

Cannabis Law Report

PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. Each sport approaches marijuana policy through their respective collective bargaining agreements as negotiated between the team owners (usually the league or association) and the players (as represented by a player’s association.)

“Historic” Illinois Marijuana Legalization Presents an Opportunity to Restore Equality in Drug Policy


Naturally, this means that a disproportionate number of cannabis offenders come from low-income backgrounds. Poor person sells cannabis to put food on the table; they’re a criminal. A wealthy person sells cannabis to make more wealth; they’re toted as innovators.” But lumping cannabis in with those – and treating them the same – is unfair. WeedAdvisor’s Support for Former Cannabis Offenders. .

My Legislation On Veterans Cannabis Access Was Just Heard


VA healthcare providers, however, are prohibited from providing the paperwork necessary to complete a state-legal medical cannabis recommendation, forcing military veterans to seek the advice of a private, out-of-network physician.

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New MMCC ID Card Policies in Effect for 2019

Peninsula Alternative Health

Beginning April 1, 2019: ALL PATIENTS must present an MMCC-issued ID card in order to purchase medical cannabis. Here Are Some FAQ on the New ID Card Policy: What does this mean for existing patients who have an ID card?

Illinois Legislature Passes the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act


With Governor Pritzker’s Signature, Illinois will become the first state in history to legislatively legalize and regulate cannabis sales. “Cannabis criminalization in Illinois is coming to an end.

Federal Appropriations Bills Include Limited Cannabis Protections


In a change of trajectory, the powerful Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives has for the first time included limited protections for cannabis businesses engaged in the legal marketplaces in 33 states. Advocacy Banking GOVERNMENT Policy

Historic: Judiciary Committee Chairman Introduces Bill To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition


“After nearly a century of prohibition, it is clear this policy has been an absolute failure and a national disgrace. The Office of Cannabis would be one of the Justice Programs in the Department of Justice.

Congressional Cannabis Caucus Co-Chairs Announced


Today, the rollout of the new leadership team of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus was announced, with Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and David Joyce (R-OH) joining founding members Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Don Young (R-AK).

American Bar Association Urges Congress To Let States Set Their Own Marijuana Policies


The American Bar Association (ABA) adopted a resolution on Monday that calls on Congress to allow states to set their own marijuana policies and recommends rescheduling or descheduling cannabis under federal law. Though ABA specified that it was not taking a position on marijuana legalization generally, it recognized that conflicting federal and state cannabis policies are untenable and have created complications for cannabis businesses operating in compliance with state law.

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