House Members Pass Historic Legislation Legitimizing Retail Cannabis Sales


Members of the House of Representatives voted 321 to 103 in favor, representing 79% of the vote of HR 1595: The SAFE Banking Act, which amends federal law so that explicitly banks and other financial institutions may work directly with state-legal marijuana businesses.

Illinois: Buffalo Grove establishes new tax on recreational marijuana sales

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It’s the maximum amount allowed under state law. Deputy Village Manager Christopher Stilling said Buffalo Grove could, by a conservative estimate, collect $300,000 to $400,000 a year through the tax. 1 if they wanted to start collecting on sales beginning Jan.

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Colorado: Right now, it just kind of is a piggy bank that folks look to when they want something funded,” Says Democrat Joint Budget Committee Head.

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Now — five-plus years and $1 billion in tax collections since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado — top Democratic budget writers say they want to change how pot tax revenue is appropriated, recommending new guardrails for a fund that will total $159 million next budget year.

Illinois Legislation Demands Sustainability From Indoor Cannabis Growers

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A state law signed by Gov. This is a high-resource-use industry, and it doesn’t have to be,” said state Rep. It definitely puts Illinois at or near the top in terms of state policies for energy and environmental performance for cultivation facilities,” he said.

Clark County continues to eye pot-law changes

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They also reflect updates to state law, such as eliminating “collective gardens,” which were previously used for medical marijuana. The thousand-foot buffer will still stand for public playgrounds, as well as elementary and secondary schools as required by state law.

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Texas Police Chiefs Association Hold Marijuana Press Conference


Fellow Texans, Today, I attended a press conference held by the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) at the Texas State Capitol. These are the people advocating for the status quo in our state. It was disappointing to see Law Enforcement advocating for policy that continues to saddle Texans with criminal records and all those collateral consequences as well as putting fear ahead of regulated patient access to medical marijuana.

Rockford Files 3% Cannabis Tax Proposal

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Under Illinois state law, municipalities can impose a sales tax of up to 3% on gross recreational marijuana receipts, City Legal Director Nicholas Meyer said. 1 when a relatively slow roll out of the new law is expected to unfold.

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. State Sen.

Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Nebraska

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In turn, states have the option to maintain primary regulatory authority over the crop cultivated within their borders by submitting a plan to the USDA. This federal and state interplay has resulted in many legislative and regulatory changes at the state level. Hemp States

California Department of Justice Releases New Medicinal Cannabis Guidelines

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The Guidelines come after significant changes in state law on recreational cannabis use. Historically, the State of California has been at the forefront of the cannabis legalization movement. Guidance regarding collectives and cooperatives. PRESS RELEASE.

Mass State Supervisor Says State Dept of Revenue can, ” refuse to release a city-by-city list of how local marijuana taxes are distributed”

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Mass Live reports……… The Massachusetts Department of Revenue can refuse to release a city-by-city list of how local marijuana taxes are distributed when there are fewer than three stores in a municipality, the state Supervisor of Records has ruled.

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California Growers Paying Taxes with Bags of Cash

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California expects to collect more than $500 million in marijuana-related tax payments next year according to a report in The Sacramento Bee. State Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer has said that there are 10 unlicensed cannabis businesses in Los Angeles for every licensed business.

Colorado Law Enforcement Says It Has Conducted Extensive Raids Of Illegal Cannabis Operations In The State

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Colorado law enforcement officers, district attorneys and federal authorities collaborated on what they describe as the largest collective marijuana bust in the state’s history. “To be clear, these grows are not ones that were otherwise legal under state law.

CohnReznick Article: U.S. Supreme Court case, South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc

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in which the court ruled that states may charge tax on purchases made from out-of-state sellers, even without the seller’s having a physical presence in the taxing state. The physical connection standard requires a seller to have physical activities in a state (e.g.,

Petition filed to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma

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State Question 806 , filed on Dec. 12, would add an amendment to the Constitution, which would generally legalize, regulate and tax marijuana for people aged 21 and older under state law. If voters approve the state question, it would take effect in 90 days.

The Supreme Court Puts a Halt to a Commandeering Congress

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resulted in a ruling that struck down the provision of PASPA that prohibited the states from authorizing sports gambling, which ultimately drove the Court to declare the entire Act unconstitutional. The Supreme Court’s holding last Monday affirmed the principle that Congress does not have the power to order states to pass or refrain from passing laws. Murphy holds that state-law repeals are not pre-emptible.

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Californian Lawmakers End Pot Smoking in Moving Vehicles

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That’s because the Golden state’s lawmakers recently closed a loophole with Assembly Bill 1810 , to prevent passengers from smoking or vaping cannabis products while inside moving vehicles. But the state law did extend exemptions for taxi, bus and limousine passengers.

California is Moving Forward With a Plan to Establish Marijuana Banks

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The Associated Press is reporting that California is quickly moving forward with a plan to establish a system of banks to work with the marijuana industry which is legal under state law, but illegal under federal law.

Planet 13 Offering Expanded Online Ordering and Delivery Services

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Foolproof Way to Get Your Florida Medical Marijuana Recommendation and Card

On Nov 8th, 2016 the state of Florida legalized the use of medical marijuana, though it didn’t go into effect until March of 2017; the endorsement to the use of medical cannabis opened the doors to an alternative treatment for many different conditions. It’s important to remember that while the use of medical marijuana is allowed in the state of Florida, the federal law still classifies cannabis as a schedule 1 drug. Why get a medical marijuana card? Light it up.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announces on House floor that he will schedule the SAFE Banking Act for a vote next week

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Mj Biz report…… A bill that would create a federal safe harbor for financial institutions to serve state-lawful cannabis businesses and ancillary companies will be put to a landmark vote in the U.S. The Cannabis Trade Federation immediately sent out an alert stating.

California Activists Seek Decriminalization of Magic Mushrooms

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Together with the required $2,000 fee, an advocacy group by the name of Decriminalize California submitted ballot language to the state attorney general’s office in September. Representatives for Decriminalize California have stated the group currently aims to raise $1.5

Evidence-Based Research Suggests Allowing Cannabis Storefront Retail Benefits Neighboring Property Values, Public Health and Safety

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In addition to legalizing adult use and possession of cannabis, the law creates a statewide regulatory regime for commercial cannabis activity, but also provides discretion to local jurisdictions to prohibit or restrict such businesses.

The Week in Weed: April 10, 2020

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Whether it’s federal relief or state legalization roadblocks, the virus is everywhere. STATE NEWS. This week, North Dakota joins the ranks of those states that seem unlikely to see cannabis on the ballot.

Ohio Medical Cannabis Patients Rejoice As Edibles Will Soon Be Available


Located in East Fultonham in Muskingum County, Grow Ohio is officially the first producer to be awarded a license to manufacture popular cannabis products like edibles, tinctures , transdermal patches, and topical salves, creams, or lotions in the Buckeye State. “It’ll

California Employers Ease Zero Tolerance on Cannabis

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California employers long have long availed themselves of their right – as affirmed by the state’s high court – to carry out zero tolerance policies against workers who use drugs – even if that drug use takes place off-the-job.

Marijuana Banking Bill Passed by West Virginia House of Delegates

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“The purpose of this section is to provide a solution to the banking problems encountered by the state in connection with the Act.”

CA: DOJ Medical Cannabis

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PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. It spells out what is and what isn’t lawful grow.“I The document summarizes more than 20 years of state laws, regulations, and guidelines concerning the growing, distribution and transportation of medicinal cannabis in the Golden State.

Oregon Psychedelics: Psilocybin on the Ballot this November!

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The campaign said it had collected over 164,000 signatures and that its recent submission of additional signatures would comfortably put the initiative above the requirements.

California Closer to Allowing Food Containing CBD

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Laws on the CBD food craze are all over the map, and misinformation is rampant. Los Angeles CBD lawyers can explain that overlapping federal and state laws have created substantial confusion among restauranteers about what’s legal and what’s not.

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Hoban: Gateway Proven Strategies

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For years, clients have walked into the Hoban Law Group and Feldmann Nagel Cantafio firms knowing they needed a business license, an operating agreement, and some other statutorily created requirement necessary to comply with state law. . Hoban Law Group

ICYMI: The New FinCEN Hemp Banking Guidance

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Last December, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FinCEN and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, in consultation with the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, issued a three-page hemp banking statement.

Cost-Effective Cannabis Litigation in Washington (and Elsewhere)

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Such out-of-court (“extrajudicial”) dispute resolution processes are available in all states of the United States (and many other countries). These extrajudicial methods are called, collectively, alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”).

Chinese-Funded Covert Cannabis Cultivation Leads to Three Los Angeles Marijuana Arrests

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Those two also assisted with out-of-state distribution of the drug, as well as return of the financial proceeds to the principle organizer. The Los Angeles CANNABIS LAW Group represents growers, dispensaries, collectives, patients and those facing marijuana charges.

Constitutionality of Cannabis: Federal Lawsuit Against DEA, DOJ Proceeds

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Department of Justice, challenging the constitutionality of the federal law designating marijuana a Schedule I controlled substance proceeded recently to the next level with oral arguments before the U.S. A federal lawsuit against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S.

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25 Cities Sue California to Block Unfettered Marijuana Delivery

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Los Angeles marijuana delivery business attorneys are paying close attention to this litigation, wherein plaintiff cities argue that by allowing home deliveries in cities where it is restricted, the state is breaking key provisions of Prop.

New California Cannabis Shop Hopefuls Face Barriers to Entry

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This year was the first in which Californians could freely grow, sell, buy and use marijuana purely for purposes of recreation without the constant threat of criminal law enforcement intervention. State and local agencies insist they are doing all they can to keep the licensing process moving.