CCT CET: Responsible Persons, “Collection & Remittance of Cannabis Excise Tax [“CET”] & Cannabis Cultivation Tax [“CCT”]

Cannabis Law Report

The weakness relates to the collection and remittance of Cannabis Excise Tax [“CET”] and Cannabis Cultivation Tax [“CCT”]. When the Distributor role was created, the California Legislature decided to place the majority of the collection and remittance responsibility on it [1]. A cannabis distributor is a person who procures, sells, and/or transports cannabis between licensed cannabis businesses, such as a cultivator, manufacturer, or retailer. c) COLLECTION. (1)

Public Safety Canada: Announcement On Enforcement of Illegal Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Public Safety (PS) is supporting efforts to enforce the legalization and regulation of cannabis through activities to deter criminal activity and to help ensure that organized crime does not penetrate the legalized system. Law Enforcement Related to Cannabis. Background. The Cannabis Act , which sets out the legal framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis across Canada, came into force on October 17, 2018.

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Nevada Dept Of Taxation Issues Health & Safety Notices On Cannabis Yeast & Mold Limits

Cannabis Law Report

The Nevada Department of Taxation has issued a health and safety noticed after several samples of marijuana sold tested for higher levels of yeast and mold than the state allowable limit. Blackjack Collective – Naturex II, LLC (license # 50748233769645953480). The affected marijuana was cultivated and harvested between 5/28/19 and 7/10/19 by: D.

Cannabis Use in the NFL – Will Policies Change?

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

That stands to change, though, with the renegotiation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement – a labor agreement between the NFL team owners and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) – which expires after the 2020 season. I think it demonstrates the spirit of cooperation we have around our health and safety issues.”. Blog Cannabis Cannabis Blog Publications cannabis and athletes CBA collective bargaining agreement football and marijuana marijuana law NFL

California: aBIZinaBOX Inc Publish Open Letter Addressing , “Second discussion paper on proposed amendments to Regulation 3700, Cannabis Excise and Cultivation Taxes”

Cannabis Law Report

We have had extensive contact and discussions with a number of CDTFA attorneys and analysts in connection with Cannabis Cultivation Tax [“CCT”], Cannabis Excise Tax [“CET”], registration of Cannabis Cooperative Associations [“CCA’s], and other complex topics over the past year. [1] The next issue which we need to point out is a potential trap for small cultivators. We have seen receipts where the only detail provided to the Cultivator is “we purchased X pounds of trim at $80/pound”.

Brothers (and Sisters) in Farms: The Pros and Cons of Joining a California Cannabis Cultivation Cooperative

Canna Law Blog

Our firm’s cannabis practice group represents licensed cannabis cultivators of all sizes, ranging from the small artisanal grower to the medium/large farm with a country farmhouse to the mega farm jumbo operation. Common problems permeate cannabis cultivation operations of any size in this state: California’s cannabis taxes are high ; traditional financing is unavailable ; licensing and environmental compliance fees are burdensome; and the black market is still too strong a competitor.

Long Beach Lowers Cannabis Taxes

Canna Newswire

February 17, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – The Long Beach Collective Association (“ LBCA ”), cannabis business owners, policy advocates, patients, consumers, and city officials came together to support the city’s legal cannabis business community, lower taxes, and fight the illegal market. There’s no question that high tax rates drive people to the cheaper illicit market increasing public safety concerns,” said Adam Hijazi, President of the LBCA. About Long Beach Collective Association.

BREAKING: Newsom Proposes California Cannabis Regulatory Consolidation

Canna Law Blog

The state intends to change the point of collection for various cannabis taxes. Under this plan, the first distributor in the chain of distributors would be responsible for remitting the cultivation tax, and retailers would be responsible for remitting the excise tax. The state believes that this will simplify tax collection both for the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) and for the industry.

Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: California

Canna Law Blog

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“ 2018 Farm Bill ”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) regulatory authority over hemp cultivation at the federal level. Hemp Cultivation. In plain English, commercial cultivation was still not allowed.

Thursday: New Hampshire legislature passes recreational cannabis bill, sends to Senate

Cannabis Law Report

The bill would appropriate $2 million to a Cannabis Control Commission to launch administration of the law, with “priorities for the allocation of the remaining funds subject to appropriation,” starting with $100,000 annually to the Department of Safety for a drug monitoring initiative and data collection on health impacts. 5 percent to public safety agencies for hiring/training drug recognition experts. NPR Report.

California Department of Tax & Fee Administration (CDTFA) Announces Tax Revenue Of $1.03 Billion

Cannabis Law Report

Just over two years after commercial cannabis sales became legal in California, the state has collected more than $1 billion in taxes from commercial marijuana activity. million in cultivation taxes, and $403.1 Most of the money, after regulatory costs, has gone to fund cannabis research, public safety grants, cleaning up environmental damage from illegal pot grows, and social programs including childcare for low-income families.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/20

NORML

This week, advocates in Missouri began collecting signatures to qualify a marijuana legalization initiative for the November 2020 ballot. Legislation is pending, House Bill 243, to permit qualifying patients to cultivate personal use quantities of cannabis for therapeutic purposes. Send a message to your lawmakers in support of home cultivation rights. Update : SB 79 was approved by the House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee on 1/29/20.

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

NORML

The excise taxes collected would go toward regulatory oversight, funding expungements and resentencing procedures, and researching how legal cannabis will affect the population at large. And since we’re changing the law, and marijuana [possession, cultivation, sales] would no longer be a crime, we must make sure that we’re no longer discriminating against our citizens who are burdened by the criminal records they received under prohibition.

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New Jersey Greatly Expands Medical Marijuana Law

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

In total, permits/endorsements will be accepted for up to five cultivation facilities, 15 dispensaries and four vertically integrated operators (including one cultivation endorsement, one manufacturing endorsement, and one dispensary endorsement). Cultivation endorsements will be issued according to canopy size: a) up to 5,000 SF = one endorsement; b) 5,001-20,000 SF = two endorsements; c) 20,001-30,000 SF = two endorsements. Health and safety standards for lab employees.

California Department of Justice Releases New Medicinal Cannabis Guidelines

Cannabis Law Report

In 1996, California became the first state to legalize the use of medicinal cannabis when voters approved Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act, an initiative that exempted qualified patients and their primary caregivers from criminal liability under state law for the possession and cultivation of cannabis. Guidance regarding collectives and cooperatives. PRESS RELEASE. Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov.

Planet 13 Offering Expanded Online Ordering and Delivery Services

Puff Puff Post

The Company’s staff has undergone extensive health and safety training. “The health and safety of our employees, customers, and community remain our top priority as the spread of COVID-19 continues to impact people and businesses nationwide. Planet 13 ( www.planet13holdings.com ) is a vertically integrated cannabis company based in Nevada, with award-winning cultivation, production and dispensary operations in Las Vegas – the entertainment capital of the world.

Where Does California’s $635M in Marijuana Tax Money Go?

Marijuana Lawyer Blog

And tax dollars collected from the cannabis industry are already showing great impact across a variety of sectors. Since its passing in 2016, Prop 64 has earmarked its entire cannabis industry tax revenue, minus regulatory costs, to supporting public health, repairing the environment, and bettering public safety. A cultivation tax of $9.65 (raised from an initial $9.25). 20 percent to public safety initiatives.

California: Chaos Will Continue

Cannabis Law Report

These Bills give CalCannabis time to clean-up the mess it has created with the licensing of cannabis cultivation. CalCannabis was tasked with the licensing of cultivators in the Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”). CalCannabis took upon itself the task of regulating cannabis cultivation at the state-level. CalCannabis was not tasked with the regulation of cannabis cultivation. Worthwhile for cultivators means profitable.

NORML Chapter Newsletter, February 2019

NORML

“Ultimately, the only thing that will stop large-scale profiteers and the environmental and public safety harms they cause is marijuana legalization at the federal level.” “We also think it would be good for consumers to be able to cultivate their own cannabis, as well as to have a cap on the licensing fees for the new businesses that would be created by that legislation.” “The state is collecting millions more than they expend every year.

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American Herbal Productions Association Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress – Part 2

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

Panels in the afternoon session included USDA and FDA representatives discussing the challenges with drafting hemp cultivation and CBD regulations, a panel focused on the current regulatory enforcement of the FDA, and a final panel aimed at discussing hemp-derived CBD supplements from the perspective of retailers. Welch, on behalf of the FDA, encourages those with any additional research available to come forward and assist with collecting information regarding the safety of CBD.

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The Effort to Decriminalize Psilocybin in California is Underway

Canna Law Blog

Currently: Eligible for signature collection. The initiative proposes amendments to the Health and Safety Code that would implement a regulatory framework for the “cultivation, processing and distribution of Psilocybin Mushrooms and the chemical compounds contained therein for personal, spiritual, religious, dietary, therapeutic, and medical use.”

CA:Long Beach Lowers Cannabis Taxes

Cannabis Law Report

The Long Beach Collective Association (“ LBCA “), cannabis business owners, policy advocates, patients, consumers, and city officials came together to support the city’s legal cannabis business community to lower taxes. In December 2019, Long Beach City Council voted to lower the city’s tax rate from 6% to 1% for cannabis manufacturers, distributors, cultivators, and laboratories. MRR report.

Brazil Sees Exponential Increase in Medical Cannabis Authorizations

WeedAdvisor

In early August, we reported a story about how Brazil’s health and safety watchdog , ANVISA, approved two draft resolutions that could – if approved – lead to the legalization of domestically-cultivated cannabis. Unlike the status quo, ANVISA will allow for THC strain cultivation. The fate of Brazil’s domestic cultivation and THC cannabis is still yet to be determined.

Planet 13 Offering Expanded Online Ordering and Delivery Services

Puff Puff Post

The Company’s staff has undergone extensive health and safety training. “The health and safety of our employees, customers, and community remain our top priority as the spread of COVID-19 continues to impact people and businesses nationwide. Planet 13 ( www.planet13holdings.com ) is a vertically integrated cannabis company based in Nevada, with award-winning cultivation, production and dispensary operations in Las Vegas – the entertainment capital of the world.

California Activists Seek Decriminalization of Magic Mushrooms

Marijuana Lawyer Blog

At that point, within 180 days of receiving the attorney general’s approval of title and summary, the Decriminalize California group must collect 623,212 valid signatures before the measure qualifies for the California ballot. Specifically, it aims to decriminalize the “personal possession, storage, use, cultivation, manufacturing, distribution in personal possession amounts without profit, transport, and consumption of psilocybin mushrooms” for those aged 18 and older.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/8/19

NORML

Activists in Nebraska, along with two pro-legalization Senators, qualified a 2020 medical cannabis ballot initiative petition to begin collecting signatures from registered voters in the state. Update : HSB 244 was approved by the House Public Safety Committee on 3/7. The measure allows registered patients to use, possess, and cultivate specified quantities of medical marijuana. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of home cultivation rights.

Greenspoon Marder Article: NEW JERSEY GREATLY EXPANDS MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW

Cannabis Law Report

In total, permits/endorsements will be accepted for up to five cultivation facilities, 15 dispensaries and four vertically integrated operators (including one cultivation endorsement, one manufacturing endorsement, and one dispensary endorsement). Cultivation endorsements will be issued according to canopy size: a) up to 5,000 SF = one endorsement; b) 5,001-20,000 SF = two endorsements; c) 20,001-30,000 SF = two endorsements. Health and safety standards for lab employees.

What is the Nevada Dispensary Association?

Connor & Connor PLLC

This bill allowed a limited number of dispensary, cultivation, production, and laboratory establishments to operate in Nevada. Many NDA members also hold cultivation and production licenses and operate those establishments, which has helped the association to stay mindful of a wide cross-section of interests and issues throughout Nevada’s marijuana industry. This allowed for a bump in tax revenue the State would not have collected otherwise.

OLCC Issues Marijuana Product Recall

Cannabis Law Report

Portland, OR — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residue on plant material used in a packaged retail marijuana product. The product in question was cultivated by licensed marijuana producer Ard Ri and packaged for sale to retailers by licensed wholesaler DYME Distribution. Track Town Collective, 3675 Franklin Blvd., January 16, 2020.

Supreme Cannabis Sends Shipment to Israel Through Medicinal Brand Truverra

Puff Puff Post

It is the largest medical cannabis company in Israel and the only one to handle all stages of cultivation and production, ensuring compliance with the strictest standards set by the Israeli Ministry of Health and EU-GMP conditions. Introduction.

L.A. Marijuana Attorneys: AB 1793 Allows Cannabis Conviction Expunging

Marijuana Lawyer Blog

to the California Health and Safety Code) is in direct response to the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, and requires the Department of Justice by July 2019 to review state records and identify those prior convictions that may possibly be eligible for recall, dismissal of sentence, dismissal, sealing or redesignation under the new law. The Orange County CANNABIS LAW Group represents growers, dispensaries, collectives, patients and those facing marijuana charges.

Critical Changes

Cannabis Law Report

Proposition 64 spawned the Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”). Issues relating to land use and public health and safety are inherently issues in which local jurisdictions have the determinative interest. This combination required BCC and its subordinate agencies to provide guidance for the creation of uniform state-wide regulation under local control with respect to land use and public health and safety issues.

Report: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City -“Is the Colorado Marijuana Industry Showing Signs of Maturation?”

Cannabis Law Report

Starting in 2020, farmers in states that have received USDA approval will be allowed to grow industrial hemp for production purposes as long as the final hemp cultivation contains less than 0.3 Licenses for medical storefronts and cultivation began to decline after reaching peaks in mid-2016, while licenses for manufacturing medical-infused products began to decline in early 2018. Tax Collections in the Marijuana Industry. xxix Tax collections through September were 11.3

What Is CBD Oil? Let Us Explain….

Miss Marijuana

1. Cultivate and harvest plants that are abundant in CBD and low in THC. 3. Testing process because safety y’all. As states begin to accept the need for cannabis beyond just a recreational drug, the highest quality product will come from licensed dispensaries who have stricter safety regulations. By: Madeleine Balestrier. Are you sick of your medicine cabinet feeling like a pharmacy? Do you have frustratingly chronic pain? Do you struggle with anxiety?

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Here Are the Top States With Medical Cannabis

Peninsula Alternative Health

Criteria includes patient rights and civil protection from discrimination (including protection against arrest and driving under the influence), ease of access, reasonable fees and qualifying conditions, fair purchase and possession limits, and consumer safety and provider requirements. The state doesn’t allow delivery, cultivation, or collective gardening, which severely affects ease of access.

Manzuri Law – End Of Year Roundup: Defining Moments in 2019 Cannabis and What They Mean for 2020

Cannabis Law Report

With the states, the feds, and the locals all making up their own rules for hemp and cannabis operations and prohibitions, the illicit market continued to thrive – creating financial hardships for licensed operators and a safety crisis for consumers. The End of the Collective Era. 9, 2019, all cannabis collectives and cooperatives must be licensed, except for (a) individual patients and (b) caregiver gardens serving NO more than five (5) patients.

Here Are the Top States With Medical Cannabis

Peninsula Alternative Health

Criteria includes patient rights and civil protection from discrimination (including protection against arrest and driving under the influence), ease of access, reasonable fees and qualifying conditions, fair purchase and possession limits, and consumer safety and provider requirements. However, the state receives nearly no points for consumer safety and requirements -- an area that Maryland scores perfectly in.