The Marijuana Data Collection Act Reintroduced


Today, the bipartisan Marijuana Data Collection Act was introduced, led by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) and U.S. The post The Marijuana Data Collection Act Reintroduced appeared first on NORML. Citizen Lobbyists Congress GOVERNMENT Policy

Polish Free Hemp Initiative collects 100,000 signatures in 2021

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Global Advocacy & Policy Global ForumThe Free Hemp Citizens’ Initiative, seeking to introduce a law decriminalizing the possession and cultivation of cannabis, has faced a… Read More.


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Lawmakers Reintroduce Marijuana Data Collection Act To Congress


A bipartisan group of lawmakers from both houses of Congress reintroduced on Thursday the Marijuana Data Collection Act, a bill that would require the federal government to study the effects of legal cannabis. Marijuana Data Collection Act Puts Medical Marijuana Under The Microscope.

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


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. Justin Strekal: It’s important to remember that none of the states that have reformed their cannabis policies — whether medical or adult-use — were predicated on if Congress decides to move marijuana to Schedule II or III or IV.

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CA: Lake County Board of Supervisors clarify cannabis tax collection policy

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Sabatier: ‘This is what everybody who voted on Measure C was anticipating’ The Lake County Record Bee writes LAKE COUNTY — If you grow the … Read More. Cannabis Tax Intel

A big player staying committed to craft: Introducing Trulieve’s Cultivar Collection


The new Cultivar Collection from Trulieve demonstrates how a multi-state player can stay craft at its core. Crafting the Cultivar Collection. The proof is in the pudding with Trulieve’s new Cultivar Collection. Grape Cake from the Cultivar Collection.

Updates: Maine Office Of Marijuana Policy – 30 New Adult Use Conditional Licenses / OMP Completes Emergency Adoption of Marijuana Sample Collection Rules

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Earlier today, OMP completed emergency rulemaking related to the sample collection of marijuana and marijuana products. Completion of this important work establishes additional administrative regulations … Read More. Cannabis Law News

Cannabis Use in the NFL – Will Policies Change?

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The National Football League (NFL) preseason is upon us, and though the players may have changed, the league’s strict cannabis policies have not. 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. We will continue to monitor the NFL’s and other professional sports’ policies on cannabis use.

Jason Straw: Medical Cannabis Policy, ISNA 2020 Conference

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In Indianapolis on January 29, a quiet, eager audience of nurses give their rapt attention to Jason Straw as he takes center stage at the 2020 ISNA Policy Conference. ISNA 2020 POLICY CONFERENCE AGENDA, Jason Straw- Cannabis Policy.

Cannabis Trade Federation Issues Update On Cannabis Policy Votes Around the Country

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Today has been a big day for cannabis policy reform! From all four corners of the country, in an incredibly diverse collection of states, every … Read More.

Dead, Alive, Comatose. Are medical cannabis collectives dead or alive? 

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DEAD – ALIVE – COMATOSE – Are medical cannabis collectives dead or alive? What about adult-use cannabis collectives and cooperatives? Medical collectives and cooperatives were spawned by the passage of Proposition 215 in 1996. Over a period of 20 years, the parameters for the operation of medical collectives and cooperatives in California acquired a semblance of definition through policies and practices, as well as legal and political pressures.

Maine: OMP Update – Adult Use Sample Collection Rulemaking/Metrc Best Practices, Precautions, and Reminders/ Important Tax Information for MMMP Registrants and AUMP Licensees + More

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OMP Completes Adult Use Sample Collection Rulemaking On Friday, September 11, the Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP) adopted amendments to the Adult Use Marijuana Program … Read More. The post Maine: OMP Update - Adult Use Sample Collection Rulemaking/Metrc Best Practices, Precautions, and Reminders/ Important Tax Information for MMMP Registrants and AUMP Licensees + More first appeared on Cannabis Law Report.

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


The pleas of parents fighting to treat their sick children are impossible to ignore, as evidenced by the impact of Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley’s parents in shifting the regulatory framework for UK cannabis policy. UK cannabis policy is not serving the interests of patients. The initial adoption of medical cannabis in Israel progressed to normalization including government-funded research, data collection, and heavily subsidised product.

Federal Hemp CBD Policy Is Taking Shape: How Will Products Be Tested and Labeled?

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Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted a CBD enforcement policy to the White House. After collecting responses, NIST will publish the measurements the labs obtained. The post Federal Hemp CBD Policy Is Taking Shape: How Will Products Be Tested and Labeled?

CCIA Policy Conference What’s Missing?

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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. 2019 Policy Development & Legislation , moderated by Amy Jenkins, CCIA. The preceding summarizes the apparent coverage of CCIA’s 4th Annual Policy Conference. Let us start with some broad policy questions that we believe should be asked.

Finnish Cannabis Association Collecting Signatures To Get Referendum On Cannabis Legalization

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“ The referendum must collect 50,000 signatures for the project to be debated in Parliament, and collected half of it at the time of writing. Dealing with Brexit fallout and a recent call by European Parliament members to take medical cannabis seriously could potentially be major topics in those high-level meetings, even though most major parties in Finland have not shown willingness for cannabis policy reform. Drug policy activism from the bottom up.

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. Ontario will not allow dispensaries to offer “click-and-collect” purchases or home deliveries. . No Click-and-Collect or Delivery Options. The concept of click-and-collect is hardly new. Click-and-collect would be an amazing tool for dispensaries.

Former High-Profile Bahamian Politician Blasts Government Over Marijuana Policy


His message is simple, explaining that the current cannabis policies are poorly thought-out and poorly executed. When individuals are not armed with enough information, the fallout can be isolated to the person or, in this case, cause a ripple effect that harms the progress of policy. Hopefully, the Bahamian government will eventually open its collective mind.

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

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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. We also expect it would—or certainly hope it would—lead to the industry collectively saving millions and millions of dollars, potentially hundreds of millions of dollars,” said co-founder Steve DeAngelo, who refers to himself as the company’s chairman emeritus.

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

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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.) These various collective bargaining agreements create contractual obligations between the league and the players regarding controlled substance abuse policies and expiration dates whereby the contract expires.

House Members Pass Historic Legislation Legitimizing Retail Cannabis Sales


Today’s vote is a significant victory for the cannabis reform movement and here’s why: for the first time ever, a supermajority of the House voted affirmatively to recognize that the legalization and regulation of marijuana is a superior public policy to prohibition and criminalization. 2019 ACTIVISM Advocacy Banking GOVERNMENT Legalization LEGISLATION Legislative Update Policy The MORE Act

New Jersey: Adult-use legalization is closer than ever


Some highlights include expedited expungement for past misdemeanor marijuana convictions, a three-percent tax to be collected by or paid to municipalities wherever retail stores exist, and provisions to incentivize socio-economic, racial, and gender equity in the state’s cannabis industry. ACTIVISM Citizen Lobbyists Community Organizing Expungement GOVERNMENT Grassroots Legalization LEGISLATION Policy Social Consumption

Nevada: Pushing Reform Efforts Forward


Seeing the sheer willpower of the advocates and people themselves to become politically involved and speaking with their representatives directly, the local NORML chapter has been collecting signatures for a significantly more monumental federal bill that could result in drastic criminal justice reform and further legalization and access to financial services for legal cannabis businesses.

Bipartisan Legislation To End Marijuana Prohibition Filed


In the previous Congress, The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act became the first bill in American history to end the federal policy of criminalization that earned bipartisan support. Marijuana legalization is here to stay and it is time that federal policy reflect that.” The enactment of these policies have not negatively impacted workplace safety , crime rates , traffic safety , or youth use patterns.

Nevada NORML Takes Washington, DC


During the previous months, Las Vegas NORML traversed the Battle Born State’s dispensaries, collecting signatures from medical patients and consumers alike in support of the surprising amount of monumental federal cannabis reform legislation, many of which would positively affect the lives of the consumers themselves. 2019 ACTIVISM Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists Grassroots LEGISLATION Lobby Day Medical Marijuana NORML Chapters Policy SOCIETY

Report: Marijuana Reform Is Normal


That is why are proud to publish Marijuana Reform Is Normal , which is the only comprehensive report detailing all of our collective victories in 2019. After this historically successful year, we expect to see public and political support continue to increase in 2020 as more and more states implement sensible cannabis regulatory policies. 2019 ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT Policy

Marijuana Legalization on the Ballot in Arizona


The revenue from the taxes collected would be split between the state agencies responsible for overseeing the implementation of the law, fire departments, highways, community colleges, and a restorative justice fund.

Long Beach Lowers Cannabis Taxes

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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.

Clarifying NY State Decriminalization and Marijuana Possession Related Penalties


Worse, if convicted of the controlled substances misdemeanor under PL 220, in addition to the risk of incarceration, there are mandatory fines and surcharges as well as DNA fees and sample collections that can be imposed. ACTIVISM Advocacy Decriminalization GOVERNMENT NORML Chapters Policy

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/14/19


Activists in Mississippi have collected approximately two thirds of the needed signatures to qualify a medical cannabis ballot initiative in 2020. 2019 ACTIVISM Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT Grassroots LEGISLATION Legislative Update Policy SOCIETYWelcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The U.S.

The Sale of CBD Foods Is Legal in the UK (For Now)

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Last week, the Food Standard Agency (“ FSA ”), the agency responsible for protecting public health in relation to food in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (collectively, the “UK”), cleared a path for the sale of CBD-infused food for the next 12 months.

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New Jersey: Lawmakers Advance Important Marijuana Law Reform Bills


Taxing marijuana sales at three-percent, which will be collected by or paid to municipalities wherever retail stores exist. 2019 420 ACTIVISM Advocacy Community Organizing Expungement GOVERNMENT Grassroots Legalization LEGISLATION Policy SOCIETY cannabis legalization legalize legislation marijuana New Jersey NORML weedIn some big news out of New Jersey, several marijuana reform bills have been voted out of their committees and are awaiting floor votes.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/19


Senator Ron Wyden introduced legislation in the Senate — The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act — to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference. At the state level, activists in Texas, Maryland, and Kentucky gathered in their state capitols alongside state and local NORML chapters to lobby for sensible marijuana policy reform legislation. Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup!

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/15/18


Some highlights include expedited expungement for past misdemeanor marijuana convictions, a three-percent tax to be collected by or paid to municipalities wherever retail stores exist, and provisions to incentivize socio-economic, racial, and gender equity in the state’s cannabis industry. 2019 ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Legislative Update Policy SOCIETYWelcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup!

TNI Article: WHO cannabis rescheduling and its relevance for the Caribbean

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13 August 2020 Policy briefing Following its first-ever critical review of cannabis, in January 2019 the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a collection of formal … Read More.

State of the States: 2020 Ballot Initiative Efforts


Activists have been working for months registering new voters, collecting signatures, and educating the public, in hopes of giving voters in their state the opportunity to make their voices heard and cast their vote for marijuana. Status : Minimum # of signatures collected.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/20


This week, advocates in Missouri began collecting signatures to qualify a marijuana legalization initiative for the November 2020 ballot. 2227) is bipartisan legislation that removes marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, thus decriminalizing the substance at the federal level and enabling states to set their own policies. 2020 ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Legislative Update Policy SOCIETY