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Compliance Outfit, Simplifya, To Offer Services in New Mexico

Cannabis Law Report

Simplifya Offers a Suite of Comprehensive Compliance Solutions for Cannabis Businesses in New Mexico Ahead of Adult-Use Sales Launch. Company’s Proven Compliance Solution Helps Cannabis Operators Stay Compliant as State Readies Adult-Use Market.

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Navigating the Legal Landscape in a Distressed Cannabis Industry

MJ Business Attorneys

Although legal cannabis markets exist at some level in the majority of states in the country today, they fight to survive amidst a web of restrictive and confusing regulations that make it difficult for businesses to operate in the black.

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Hawaii’s New Hemp Regulations Could Deter Cultivators

Veriheal

Hawaii has put forth new regulations surrounding the cultivation of hemp, a class of cannabis plants that contain 0.3% federal government has recognized hemp as a viable crop and taken measures to legalize it, each state has set its own specific laws and compliance measures around the plant.

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California: Starting April 1st, Cannabis Operators Face CEQA Compliance Requirements for State Licenses

Cannabis Law Report

Starting April 1st, Cannabis Operators Face CEQA Compliance Requirements for State Licenses. In an attempt to transition to an annual licensure program, April 1 st marked the beginning of the end for provisional cannabis licensure.

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Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program, What To Know

Cannabis Law Report

In 2016, Pennsylvania adopted Act 16, becoming one of 38 states that have medical marijuana programs in the United States. Banks justify these fees as a cost of compliance and due diligence, such as filing suspicious activity reports and processing cash-heavy deposits and withdrawals.

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New York’s Social Equity Program for Cannabis Businesses

Cannabis Law Report

For purposes of New York’s social and economic equity program: Whether a community is “disproportionately impacted” by the war on drugs depends on its history of drug-related arrests, convictions and other law enforcement practices compared to the rest of the state.

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Zoned Properties Announces Completion of $8 Million Expansion at Its Chino Valley Cultivation Facility

Cannabis Law Report

the “Company”) (OTCQB: ZDPY), a leading real estate development firm for emerging and highly regulated industries including legalized cannabis, today announced an amendment to the lease agreement with its significant tenant related to its cultivation facility located in Chino Valley, Arizona.

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Proposed Bill AB 2506 Would Eliminate Cannabis Cultivation Tax & Raise Retail Tax

Cannabis Law Report

A proposed bill in California would suspend the state’s cannabis cultivation tax while increasing the retail excise tax in order to maintain neutrality with state revenues. California Bill Would Eliminate Cannabis Cultivation Tax & Raise Retail Tax. Ganjapreneur report.

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Cost of Compliance Tips to Get a Cannabis Business off the Ground – Cannabis Business Executive

SpeedWeed

There are five important “categories,” that require company leaders’ utmost focus and attention as they launch a compliant cannabis business in a newly legal state. Without compliance boxes checked, the operation will not be able to launch. Compliance. by Colton Griffin.

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Multiple Changes Coming to the Oklahoma Medical Cannabis Program in 2022

Veriheal

In 2018 Oklahoma voters headed to the ballot and approved medical cannabis legalization. To participate in Oklahoma’s medical cannabis program, all that patients need to do is meet with a doctor and receive a medical marijuana recommendation.

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Italy’s PD Democratic Party Include Cannabis Legalization In Its Manifesto As Tool To Fight Organised Crime

Cannabis Law Report

The PD Democratic Party has included the issue of cannabis legalization in its election manifesto. In addition to the areas of citizenship and gay marriage, the legalization of cannabis should also play a major role. Fighting the mafia is legalization reason. Hanf- Magazine.

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As Texas Sees 35% Increase in Opioid Deaths, Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation Advocates for Proven Alternative Treatments

Cannabis Law Report

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation (TOCC), Texas’ leading medical cannabis provider, says it will continue to advocate for an opioid alternative program as the opioid epidemic grips Texas. About Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation.

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A tale of two cannabis social equity programs: Los Angeles and Oakland

SpeedWeed

Social equity programs are a relatively new phenomenon in the U.S. cannabis industry, with the aim of getting more minorities and those with marijuana-related convictions involved in the legal sector. social equity programs were two of the first in the nation to launch.

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Jersey Clobbers “Cannabis Licensing Lawsuits” and launches Triumphant Adult Use Program – Cannabis Business Executive

SpeedWeed

Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program and Application Process. was passed replacing the Compassionate Use Act, expanding the Medical Marijuana Program, and creating the Cannabis Regulatory Commission (“CRC”). Jersey’s Adult Use Program and Licensing Process.

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Pennsylvania Senators Unveil Bill to Foster an Adult-use Cannabis Program

Cannabis Law Report

Pennsylvania Senator Daylin Leach and Senator Sharif Street recently unveiled their plan to introduce legislation, Senate Bill 350 (“SB 350”), that — if passed — would legalize adult-use cannabis and create a corresponding regulatory program. The state regulatory authority will license cannabis businesses, including cultivation facilities, processors, dispensaries, public lounges and delivery services. Haley Keefer is a legal extern at Hoban Law Group in Denver Colorado.

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Millions Per Month: Why The Missouri Medical Marijuana Business Is Booming

MMJ Recs

In 2018, Amendment 2 was passed, making medical marijuana in the state completely legal. This legalization has been good for both patients and for the government, which is profiting significantly from the changes in MMJ law.

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MJ Biz Article: Why 3 illicit marijuana operators decline to go legal in California

Cannabis Law Report

California is approaching its fourth year of legal recreational marijuana, yet the underground market is as strong as ever and is making it harder for licensed companies to eke out a profit. They write.

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EU To Increase Permitted THC Levels In Legal Cannabis Products

Cannabis Law Report

The European Union is set to increase the permitted THC levels in legal cannabis products from 0.2 The reforms are part of the EU’s Common Agriculture Policy (CAP); a system of agricultural subsidies and other programs for member nations. The EIHA said this was done to “prevent the cultivation of illicit drug type cannabis in industrial hemp fields”, however “no evidence was ever presented to support this opinion”. Featured Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog

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And on the other hand… Spain, Podemos announces proposed law to legalize cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Podemos announces that in October it will present a bill to legalize recreational cannabis for adults. We can announce a bill to legalize cannabis. ” In their 2019 election program they already advocated for another legal status for cannabis.

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What are the cannabis laws in Mexico? Is weed legal?

The Cannigma

Medical: Legal Recreational: Decriminalized (expected to be legal imminently) . Mexican lawmakers in March, 2021 approved a law to legalize recreational cannabis, and some analysts believe the country could become the world’s largest cannabis market. Is weed legal?

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MJ Biz Report: Dutch recreational cannabis production pilot beset by delays

Cannabis Law Report

A pilot program to allow the limited cultivation and distribution of recreational cannabis in the Netherlands has been hit with another major delay. The program, which is supposed to involve 10 cannabis cultivators supplying dozens of stores, was originally intended to launch in 2020.

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New Mexican Marijuana Legislation Proposes State-Run System and Home Cultivation

WeedAdvisor

However, their model goes in a very different direction compared to legal U.S. Marijuana Moment explains: “Mario Delgado Carrillo, the coordinator of the ruling MORENA party’s bench in the Chamber of Deputies, filed the legislation, arguing that regulating cannabis would promote public health and that having the program overseen by the government would prevent large marijuana companies from monopolizing the industry.”.

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It’s Official – Connecticut Legalizes Adult Use Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Governor Ned Lamont (D) signed legislation today, Senate Bill 1201 , legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and sale. Under the law, which takes effect on July 1, adults ages 21 and older may legally possess up to 1.5

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German, Swiss, Canadian companies get licenses in Zimbabwe

Cannabis Law Report

Investors from Germany, Switzerland and Canada are among those who have received cultivation and processing licenses under Zimbabwe’s cannabis program. UK / EU Cannabis ComplianceHemp Today report.

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The Netherlands and Cannabis: Legal Supply Chain Experiment Continues

Canna Law Blog

Given that cannabis remains federally illegal in the United States (despite the fact that more than a majority of states have some form of cannabis legal reform), we get pretty excited when we see other countries undertake legalization experiments at the federal level.

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NY: Indigenous Tribes Taking Lead On State’s Cannabis Legalization Says Article

Cannabis Law Report

After the state legalized recreational marijuana in March, the lawmakers and advocates who pushed for the law have been criticizing Gov. Andrew Cuomo for dragging his feet on setting up marijuana sales and cultivation regulations.

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Marijuana Legalization Rundown: New Legislation Across Several States

Cannabis Law Report

As we previously reported , on February 22, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed three separate cannabis reform bills into law ( NJ A21 , NJ A 1897 , and NJ A5342/NJ S3454 ), formally legalizing the use and possession of recreational marijuana in the Garden State.

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New Rhode Island governor pitches adult-use cannabis legalization plan

SpeedWeed

Dan McKee wants to legalize adult-use cannabis, proposing a program that would issue 25 retail licenses a year with a market launch in April 2022. An Office of Cannabis Regulation would license applicants and ensure compliance with packaging, labeling, security and safety requirements.

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California Governor Proposes a Cannabis Tax Reduction in an Effort to Shore Up the Legal Market

Cannabis Law Report

Gavin Newsom introduced proposed revisions to his 2022-2023 budget proposal, which would eliminate the cannabis cultivation tax rate beginning July 1, 2022. Currently, the cultivation tax rates are $10.08 MAY 16, 2022 BY DEANNA J. LUCCI. On Friday, May 13, California Gov.

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Federal Legalization – Then What?

Cannabis Law Report

Federal Legalization – Then What? Let’s think through a couple of scenarios and have a peek at the landscape in a post-legalization world. The STATES Act passes in Congress, the President signs it and it becomes law which means that in the states where cannabis is legal : Banking system becomes available to cannabis businesses. Federal Legalization – Then What? Will Federal legal cannabis be treated as if it is a type prescription drug ?

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Marijuana reform is budding in New Hampshire!

NORML

Several bills have been introduced in the state legislature, ranging from legal hemp production to adult-use marijuana legalization, and the fight for freedom has never been more widely supported than now. — Bipartisan bill HB 481 would legalize the personal adult-use, possession, cultivation, and retail sale of marijuana. — Bills SB 175 and HB 461 would expand the qualifying conditions under New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program.

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Cuomo Issues Amendments to His Legalization Proposal—Next Steps for Legalized Cannabis in New York – Cannabis Business Executive

SpeedWeed

As the Empire State moves toward legalization, Governor Cuomo has released amendments to his plan to legalize adult-use cannabis in the State of New York. By Lori B. Green and Catherine A. Savio, Nixon Peabody LLP.

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Article – Faegre Baker Daniels: Key Considerations for U.K. Investment in the Legal Cannabis Industry Abroad

Cannabis Law Report

investors in cannabis-related entities, where the activity is legal in its jurisdiction but not legal in the U.K., The legality of the investment can be safeguarded by making an authorised disclosure to the National Crime Agency (NCA) and receiving consent to proceed with the specific proposed activity (be it selling existing investments, holding them and receiving dividends, or making new investments). That said, the legal position is not clear cut.

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Legalization Means New Pot Jobs For New Yorkers, From Bud Trimmers to Master Extractors

SpeedWeed

New York doesn’t look or smell different since the state legalized adult-use cannabis in April. Legalization is projected to produce not just truckloads of legal weed, but tens of thousands of legit jobs, too. The jobs range from cultivation to administration to lab work.

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The Baltic Times: Cannabis policy reform in Lithuania: history, current status, and future challenges

Cannabis Law Report

Though it joined the European Union in 2004, Lithuania remained for several years the only country in the EU that criminalized even the cultivation of hemp – the non-psychoactive variety of the plant. As of yet, no patients in Lithuania have legal access to medical marijuana.

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Democratic Senators’ Bill Would Let Washington DC Legalize Cannabis Sales Against Biden’s Wishes

Cannabis Law Report

Combined with the three bills reported from the Appropriations Committee in August, the bills provide a 13 percent increase for non-defense discretionary programs and a 5 percent increase for defense programs. State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, 2022.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/29

NORML

Guam became the first US territory to send a bill legalizing the adult-use of marijuana to the governor’s desk in 2019. Governor Jim Justice (R) of West Virginia signed legislation into law that allows financial institutions to provide banking services related to the state’s medical marijuana program. Late last week, the North Dakota State Senate overwhelmingly passed a measure to expand the state’s medical marijuana program.