New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs

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Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) has introduced HR 493 : The Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act, which would codify the protections that were outlined in the now-rescinded Cole Memo. The Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act essentially would give peace of mind to lawmakers, regulators, 149,000+ workers, and the millions of patients and consumers who are dependent on the normalization of lawful marijuana markets.

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.”. The program, held on November 1 as part of BC Law’s alumni weekend, focused on the economic and social impacts of cannabis legalization in Massachusetts. Naomi Martin, cannabis reporter from the Boston Globe, served as moderator.

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When Charging Forward into Adult-Use Policy, Please Don’t Leave Patients Behind!

Americans for Safe Access

A common challenge patients often experience when adult-use laws are adopted in their state is that legislative and regulatory improvements to medical cannabis programs are suspended while states pivot to organize adult-use models.

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NM judge calls for increased purchase limit for medical cannabis patients

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

As New Mexico’s Regulation and Licensing Department works toward finalizing rules for non-medical cannabis sales, some unfinished business remains when it comes to the state’s medical cannabis program.

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? Currently, public support for legalizing weed nationwide is at an all-time high: 62 percent of Americans favor legalizing the adult use of marijuana, while over 90 percent want access to medical cannabis. 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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Ohio Program Trains Cannabis Offenders for Industry Jobs

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabis Now reports. A licensed medical marijuana cultivator in Ohio has teamed up with a nonprofit serving formerly incarcerated people to provide an employment education program for past cannabis offenders. Global Advocacy & Policy Global Forum

Massachusetts: Cannabis Control Commission Launches Programming for Massachusetts’ Third Cohort of Social Equity Program Participants

Cannabis Law Report

WORCESTER, MA— The Cannabis Control Commission (Commission) hosted a virtual orientation seminar on Thursday, March 3 for participants of the third cohort of Massachusetts’ first-in-the-nation Social Equity Program. Global Advocacy & Policy Global Forum

Canadian cannabis store launches packaging buyback program

Cannabis Law Report

An independently owned cannabis store in St. The Niagara Herbalist has started paying customers for their empty cannabis packages with store credits, styled after similar programs offering cash for empty alcohol containers. Cannabis packaging is a problem.

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Cannabis Law Report

Manager, Government Affairs and Policy – ( 2200008X ). Please include the position title in the subject line: CCC – Manager, Government Affairs and Policy. Agency. : Cannabis Control Commission. Cannabis Employment: Professional Positions & News

Medical cannabis qualified patient bill heads to governor’s desk

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A bill that would limit enrollment in the state’s medical cannabis program to New Mexico residents passed the House and is on its way to the governor’s desk. Continue reading Medical cannabis qualified patient bill heads to governor’s desk at The NM Political Report.

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.

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

NORML

With this commitment, Congress has a clear mandate to take action and end the underlying policy of federal criminalization,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. “In In an era when 47 states have laws on the books that defy the Schedule 1 status of cannabis, it makes no sense from a political, fiscal, or cultural perspective to try to put this genie back in the bottle.”. To date, these statewide regulatory programs are operating largely as voters and politicians intended.

Denver gets first cannabis retailer applicant under social equity program reports the Denver Post

Cannabis Law Report

A former University of Denver student who was cited for possessing marijuana in Wyoming 11 years ago has become the first applicant in the city for a marijuana retail store license under the new social equity program. Denver gets first marijuana retailer applicant under social equity program.

Missouri Medical Cannabis Policy Alert

Cannabis Law Report

More information about the language and how it helps Missouri cannabis companies is below. Support for this legislative fix is not an endorsement of Missouri’s medical marijuana program. Medical Cannabis News

Success Centers Launches Apprenticeship Program To Boost Black Employment In SF Cannabis Dispensaries

Cannabis Law Report

Thursday, the Success Centers launched its Equity Pathways Industry Apprenticeship Program , which seeks to boost B lack employment and place Black San Franciscans into full-time positions in the cannabis industry – an industry with notoriously underrepresentation from the Black community.

Nevada Approves Cannabis Business Insurance Policy

Cannabis Law Report

The American Association of Insurance Services has expanded its Cannabis Businessowners Policy into Nevada , making it the third state to approve the insurance program, along with Colorado and California, according to a Property Casualty 360 report.

Florida Atlantic University offers cannabis studies program

Cannabis Law Report

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is offering a cannabis studies program to their academic repertoire, offering courses in several areas including cannabis in healthcare, agriculture, law and policy, and licensing to sell the product.

Canada – British Columbia Launches “B.C. Indigenous Cannabis Product (BCICP) program.”

Cannabis Law Report

This is what they are saying in their press release let’s hope it actually works out… In keeping with its commitment to develop a robust and diverse legal cannabis economy in B.C. Indigenous Cannabis Product (BCICP) program. The program is available to B.C.-based,

Policy Analysis Paper: Medicinal cannabis and driving: the intersection of health and road safety policy

Cannabis Law Report

Recent shifting attitudes towards the medical use of cannabis has seen legal access pathways established in many jurisdictions in North America, Europe and Australasia. Office of Medicinal Cannabis, Department of Health, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia. Abstract. Background.

NORML Partners with Green Flower to Launch First-of-its-Kind Online Training Program for Cannabis Advocates

NORML

This 100% online course will teach you the essential tools and nuanced techniques NORML has deployed over the last 50 years to shape cannabis policy at the local, state, national, and international levels.

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UMB Welcomes its First Wave of Medical Cannabis Program Graduates

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The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore is inviting students to graduate under its Medical Cannabis Master of Science (M.S.) program. Stretching over two years, the program demonstrates growing acceptance for the cannabis plant, which is currently legal in 36 U.S.

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. Much the way banks are unwilling to finance cannabis startups, television networks and online advertising marketplaces are understandably cautious because the Feds still classify marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug alongside heroin and ecstasy. In a statement, the company said that while it allows “marijuana advocacy content,” posts promoting the sale of cannabis are verboten.

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Travelers Institute Announces Fall 2021 Virtual Programming

Cannabis Law Report

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Travelers Institute , the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. The webinar series, which launched in 2020, will be hosted by Joan Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers.

Massachusetts: Apply Now to Join Cohort 3 of the Commission’s Social Equity Program

Cannabis Law Report

The Cannabis Control Commission (Commission) is now accepting applications from individuals who have been impacted by the War on Drugs and are interested in joining the third cohort of Massachusetts’ first-in-the-nation statewide Social Equity Program (SEP).

NY Office of Cannabis Management – Director of Policy (Deputy Director, NS)

Cannabis Law Report

Office of Cannabis Management. Director of Policy (Deputy Director, NS) #10901. Duties include, but are not limited to: • Oversee the data analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and initiatives for the Office. Cannabis Employment: Professional Positions & New

Cannabis Policy Expert Morgan Fox Hired To Oversee NORML’s Federal Advocacy Efforts

Cannabis Law Report

Morgan Fox has worked professionally as a cannabis policy reform advocate since 2008, and he has been directly involved in dozens of state ballot initiative campaigns to establish medical and adult-use cannabis programs, among other successful campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels.

Massachusetts: Apply Now to Join Cohort 3 of the Commission’s Social Equity Program

Cannabis Law Report

The Cannabis Control Commission (Commission) is now accepting applications from individuals who have been impacted by the War on Drugs and are interested in joining the third cohort of Massachusetts’ first-in-the-nation statewide Social Equity Program (SEP).

San Francisco Officials Approve Updates to Cannabis Social Equity Program

Cannabis Law Report

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a measure by Mayor London Breed to update the city’s social equity program. The changes will set new guidelines for how the city prioritizes cannabis license applications. “As Global Advocacy & Policy Global Forum

Medical cannabis qualified patient bill has one last stop before the governor’s desk

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A bill aimed at limiting who can enroll in the state’s Medical Cannabis Program was approved in committee Monday morning and now has one more stop before the governor’s desk.

Last Prisoner Project and Dodi Blunts Launch Apprenticeship Program, Plus Upcoming Events

Cannabis Law Report

Marshawn Lynch’s Dodi Blunts teams up with Last Prisoner Project to launch apprenticeship program for justice-impacted individuals… Here’s what they are saying. Read more about the program and our first apprentice, Katree, here. Global Advocacy & Policy Global Forum

Nevada: Pathway to Ownership The cannabis social equity education program

Cannabis Law Report

A’Esha Goins, chair of the Cannabis Advisory Committee Subcommittee on Social Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, is starting a six month program called Pathway To Ownership to teach members of minority communities how to be part of the cannabis industry, starting with cannabis lounges.

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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Last Prisoner Project Launches Reentry Partnerships Program to Empower Cannabis Prisoners as They Return to Society

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabis criminal justice reform nonprofit Last Prisoner Project (LPP) utilizes a three-pronged approach of release, record clearing, and reentry to secure full freedom for the communities we serve. Individuals incarcerated for cannabis face barriers when accessing digital services.

Small wins for cannabis in 2020 legislative session

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

Cannabis legislation was not a complete loss for Gov. Despite almost a year of work from a group assembled by Lujan Grisham to come up with proposed legislation for cannabis legalization, the proposal she backed failed early on in the session.

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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Arizona adopts regulations for state’s social equity program, in effect as of June 1

Cannabis Law Report

Social Equity Ownership Program Applicants. The Department will issue 26 Marijuana Establishment licenses to applicants who qualify under the Social Equity Ownership Program. Global Advocacy & Policy Global Forum

Application for Cohort Three of the Commission’s Social Equity Program Opens June 21

Cannabis Law Report

Worcester— The Cannabis Control Commission (Commission) is pleased to announce the application for the third cohort of Massachusetts’ first-in-the-nation statewide Social Equity Program will open Monday, June 21. “We Global Advocacy & Policy Global Forum