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

NORML

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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House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Considers ‘Cannabis Policies for the New Decade’

NORML

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today held a legislative hearing, “ Cannabis Policies for the New Decade ,” during which they considered multiple legislative bills aimed at amending federal cannabis laws. This marks the first time that members of the Energy and Commerce Committee have debated issues specific to marijuana policy reform.

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Grassroots Activism and Marijuana Policy: A Winning Combination

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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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Anatomy of a Cannabis Insurance Policy: Exclusions

Canna Law Blog

Today I want to look at some policy exclusions to point out potentially problematic terms that you may notice when reviewing your insurance contract during your annual insurance audit. Many business owners never have anyone on their team read their policies.

Check your governor’s grades on cannabis policy

Leafly

The post Check your governor’s grades on cannabis policy appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult-use cannabis legalization medical marijuanaNine governors got an “A”, eight got an “F.”.

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

NORML

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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Canada Votes 2019: The Federal Parties and their Cannabis Policies

Cannabis Life Network

The post Canada Votes 2019: The Federal Parties and their Cannabis Policies appeared first on Cannabis News | Lifestyle Tips | Expert Opinions | Stocks.

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

NORML

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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Article & Program Report: Perfecting Cannabis Policy

Cannabis Law Report

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy continued to place a spotlight on issues of equality, inequality, equity, and inequity with its most recent program, “Pot and Parity.”. Naomi Martin, cannabis reporter from the Boston Globe, served as moderator.

ACLU Sues Pennsylvania County Over Medical Cannabis Policy

Cannabis Law Report

The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit against Lebanon County, alleging that the county’s policy of barring people on probation from using medical cannabis violates state law. Cannabis Law News

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?

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

CannaTech

This commentary on the NICE UK cannabis guidelines is originally published by The Academy of Medical Cannabis , the globally leading institute for clinical training and research in cannabis-based medicinal products. UK cannabis policy is not serving the interests of patients.

Federal policy kills buzz for advertising pot

Cannabis Chronicles

America’s cannabis companies are racing to build national brands and market their wares to mainstream consumers. In an effort to position weed as a mainstream product, they post pictures of buds and joints and show people hiking with vape pens or relaxing on the beach with cannabis edibles.

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Former UN drug policy chief joins Thai cannabis company as president

Cannabis Law Report

A former head of the United Nations body responsible for international drug treaty compliance has been hired as president of Thailand’s leading medical cannabis company, lending a significant voice to the global credibility of the industry, especially in Asia, according to experts.

MPP (Marijuana Policy Project) Publishes Vapes Policy Paper: “Regulating Cannabis Oil Vaporizers”

Cannabis Law Report

In the recent wake of vaping-related illnesses and fatalities, the Marijuana Policy Project has released a report, titled Regulating Cannabis Oil Vaporizers, that examines the issue and provides recommendations for policymakers who wish to respond. MPP Policy Paper - Vaporizers.

Trump Wishes To End Policy Protection State Medical Cannabis Programs From Justice Dept Interference

Cannabis Law Report

President Trump proposed ending an existing policy that protects state medical marijuana programs from Justice Department interference as part of his fiscal year 2021 budget plan released on Monday. Marijuana Moment reports that.

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 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.

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Media: Politico Pro Is Launching a Cannabis Policy Vertical

Cannabis Law Report

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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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

NCIA (National Cannabis Indiustry Assoc) USA Publishes Vaping Illness & Policy Report

Cannabis Law Report

National Cannabis Industry Association Releases Extensive Report on Vaping Illness and Related Policy. The cannabis industry has a serious and disruptive illicit market problem that is directly affecting public health and safety.

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

WeedAdvisor

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?

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

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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

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.

Germany Considers Marijuana Legalization in a “Historic Policy Turn”

WeedAdvisor

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.”. 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.” e-news cannabis Germany Marijuana

USA: National Safety Council Position/Policy Statement Cannabis Impairment in Safety Sensitive Positions

Cannabis Law Report

The National Safety Council (NSC) supports policies to mitigate and eliminate the risks of cannabis (marijuana) and other products containing delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the impairing component in cannabis. W-Cannabis Impairment in Safety Sensitive Positions - 153.

Canada Article: Policy Options – “Provinces Need To Recognize First Nations Authority On Cannabis”

Cannabis Law Report

Federal lawmakers ignored the call to delay cannabis legalization until First Nations could be adequately consulted on the regulation of recreational sales. At Tyendinaga First Nation, the tobacco smoke shops inspired the “Green Mile,” a nickname for an outcrop of cannabis stores.

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.

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

Cannabis Law Report

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

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.

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