Cracking Down On Compliance

Cannabis Law Report

Operational compliance has become paramount to the success of many cannabis businesses following new state regulations that went into effect earlier this year. For others, non-compliance has been a great downfall. As a result, cannabis regulations vary between states.

Guest Post: Is CBD Legal? Federal & State Laws [2019]

Cannabis Law Report

New laws and bills are constantly being passed that create a great deal of confusion in the cannabis world. Is CBD legal in all 50 states? In this article I’m going to update you on the legal status of CBD , and only CBD, in the United States. Is CBD Legal Under Federal Law?

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3 Compliance Risks Cannabis Dispensary Owners Can Eliminate Right Now

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is a billion-dollar industry, but high overhead and the complex requirements to stay compliant with state laws and regulations make it hard for small business owners to succeed. Another common compliance mistake that cannabis companies make is not keeping up with their paperwork.

Massachusetts Compliance & Training Program For Cannabis Companies (Nation’s First) Deemed A Success

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1 deadline to train managers and employees under a new compliance and safety program that is the first of its kind in the nation. The state’s Responsible Vendor Training Program is designed to support licensee compliance and enhance the safety of customers and employees.

Study: Marijuana Retailers Not Selling to Underage Customers

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Licensed cannabis retailers in Colorado and Washington are highly compliant with state laws refusing the sale of products to minors, according to data published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. … There are several explanations for this high compliance.

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Bi-Partisan Legislation Introduced In The House Thursday To Protect State Laws Regulating Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

A bipartisan bill protecting state laws regulating marijuana use from the federal government was reintroduced on Thursday in the House and Senate. The legislation, which allows states to determine their own cannabis policies, was offered by Sens. Cannabis Law News

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

Cannabis Law Report

Correct structuring of an investment is key to ensuring that the investment can be made lawfully. investment community as to the boundaries of legal risk and compliance. The relevant criminal conduct is not of a description prescribed by an order made by the Secretary of State.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/21/19

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House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. New York state lawmakers approved legislation on Friday to further expand cannabis decriminalization and expunge certain records.

DEA Promises Progress on Federal Cultivation Applications, But Provides No Timetable for Action

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Scientists familiar with the product have consistently said that it is of inferior quality and fails to accurately reflect the types of marijuana varieties commercially available in legal states.

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Federal Legislation To Facilitate Interstate Marijuana Commerce Introduced

NORML

Today, Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduced legislation to allow for interstate commerce when it comes to state-legal cannabis programs. Per the release distributed by Senator Wyden : Wyden and Blumenauer’s State Cannabis Commerce Act would make these existing protections permanent and expand them to include all cannabis producers and consumers in compliance with state law.

Federal Commission Urges Cannabis and Psychedelics Research For Vets

Veriheal

Bureaucracy and Compliance Limit The Ability to Conduct Swift and Proper Research . The research requires approval from multiple government agencies, including some with stated opposition to any therapeutic uses of cannabis.”.

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION CALLS ON CONGRESS - HOW MUCH CLOUT DOES THE ABA CARRY FOR CANNABIS REFORM?

MJ Business Attorneys

” The ABA’s solution to federal regulatory reform is essentially an endorsement of the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (“STATES Act”).

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION CALLS ON CONGRESS - HOW MUCH CLOUT DOES THE ABA CARRY FOR CANNABIS REFORM?

MJ Business Attorneys

” The ABA’s solution to federal regulatory reform is essentially an endorsement of the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (“STATES Act”).

American Bar Association: Resolution 104 On States Rights & Cannabis Regulation

Cannabis Law Report

The American Bar Association (ABA) adopted a resolution on Monday that calls on Congress to allow states to set their own marijuana policies and recommends rescheduling or descheduling cannabis under federal law. Cannabis Law NewsWatch the video of the motion being proposed.

Article: Day Pitney’s Steven Cash: How the ABA’s Cannabis Resolution Evolved

Cannabis Law Report

The American Bar Association this week approved a resolution calling on Congress to ensure that lawyers can provide counsel to state-complaint clients in the marijuana space without fear of federal prosecution. Cannabis Law News

Bipartisan Bill To Protect Employment Rights

NORML

The Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act ( HR 1687 ) is bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Don Young (R-AK) to explicitly bar federal agencies from discriminating against workers solely because of their status as a cannabis consumer, or due to testing positive for marijuana use on a workplace drug test. Medical marijuana is currently legal in 31 states, D.C.,

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/26/19

NORML

At the state level, Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota signed a package of bills into law to expand the state’s medical cannabis access program. Nassau County, New York voted to prohibit retail cannabis sales in the county once it becomes legal in New York state.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/12/19

NORML

At the state level, a bill to allow licensed social consumption spaces in Oregon was defeated for this year. A bill to allow patients to use medical cannabis while on probation or parole died in Montana’s state Senate.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/21/20

NORML

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, the NORML team is working remotely in compliance with CDC guidelines. However, the work of reforming our nation’s failed marijuana laws is not suspended therefore we’re still updating you policy efforts across the country.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/22

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At the state level, the North Dakota House of Representatives defeated a decriminalization bill on the House floor by a narrow 43-47 vote. Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/3/19

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Governor Jay Inslee (D) of Washington signed legislation into law allowing medical cannabis to be accessed by patients on school grounds, and separate legislation allowing the production of industrial hemp in accordance with new federal hemp regulations.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/24/19

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Governor Jared Polis (D) of Colorado signed legislation into law that allows physicians to recommend medical cannabis for any condition for which an opiate would otherwise be prescribed. Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 420, to expand upon Oregon’s expungement law.

US Senate Approves Spending Bill With Provision Protecting Medical Cannabis State Regimes From Feds

Cannabis Law Report

The medical cannabis provision in question prohibits the Department of Justice from using its resources to prosecute individuals acting in compliance with state laws. Senate Approves Bill Protecting Medical Marijuana States From Federal Intervention.

California Ethics Committee Green Lights Advising Cannabis Clients

The Blunt Truth

The California State Bar Ethics Committee recently adopted Opinion No. Examples of permitted legal services include “incorporation of a business, tax advice, employment advice, contractual arrangements, and other actions necessary to the lawful operation of the business under California law.”.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/7/19

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House of Representatives has for the first time included limited protections for cannabis businesses engaged in the legal marketplaces in 33 states. Governor John Bel Edwards (D) of Louisiana signed legislation into law to allow the production of industrial hemp and hemp-derived CBD products.

Lane Powell Attorney Ben Pirie Elected to Executive Committee of Oregon State Bar Cannabis Law Section

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Portland, Oregon (January 22, 2019) — Lane Powell attorney Ben Pirie has been elected to the Executive Committee of Oregon State Bar’s Cannabis Law Section. Cannabis Law News Featured Lane Powell

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/20/19

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At the state level, Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed legislation into law to facilitate regulations governing the licensed production and distribution of oils and other products containing limited amounts of plant-derived THC. Under current law, the possession of 1.5

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/5/19

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Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with Representatives David Joyce (R-OH) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), have reintroduced The STATES Act of 2019. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) of New Mexico signed cannabis decriminalization legislation into law.

Marijuana Mayhem

MJ Business Attorneys

The SEC has the powers, inter alia, to impose sanctions for violations of laws, rules, and regulations, can issue cease and desist orders to marijuana companies to prevent fraud or injury to the investing public, can punish for contempt, and suspend or revoke a corporation’s certificate of registration. The lawsuit also alleges Friedland violated trade laws by publicly promoting the stock while also trying to sell his own shares in the stock.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/29

NORML

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. Earlier, a similar bill was overwhelmingly passed in the State House.

Article – Thompson Coburn LLP: United States: Congress Moves To Address Cannabis Banking Reform

Cannabis Law Report

House Democrats have introduced bipartisan legislation to address the conflict between states that have legalized cannabis within their borders for medical and/or personal use, and federal law, under which cannabis remains a Schedule I controlled substance.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/19

NORML

At the state level, patients in Ohio and Oklahoma now have access to medical cannabis, as sales began in both states this week. Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) of New York and Governor Gina Raimondo (D) of Rhode Island both included plans for cannabis legalization as a part of their budget proposals in their respective states. A medical cannabis access bill was signed into law in the U.S. State Sen.

US Bid To Ease Cannabis Banking Risks Shows Scale Of Challenge Facing Europe

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PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. The initiative that has gotten the most publicity is the STATES Act (Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act), which appears to have bipartisan support in the Senate, and which President Trump has indicated support.”

The Weedmaps Subpoena: Has the Feds’ Interest in the Cannabis Industry Really Shifted?

Canna Law Blog

In an emailed statement to MarketWatch, a Weedmaps spokesperson stated: “Given our role as the largest technology company in the cannabis sector, from time to time, Weedmaps receives requests for information from government agencies.

Here We Go! Feds Sue California for Cannabis Business Records

Canna Law Blog

State legal cannabis businesses are used to the specter of the federal government in the rear view mirrors of their lives and businesses. is relevant and material to a legitimate law enforcement inquiry.”

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National Credit Union Administration Issues Statement About Serving Hemp Businesses

Cannabis Law Report

Citing growth in hemp-related commerce, the NCUA emphasized the need for credit unions to understand the gamut of regulation across jurisdictions in order to lend lawfully to hemp-related businesses. By Tonya M. Esposito & Renee B. Appel on September 10, 2019.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/22

NORML

Activists in Oregon have filed a 2020 ballot initiative with the Secretary of State that, if approved, would allow social cannabis consumption sites and protect consumers from employment discrimination. Under state law, adults face civil penalties for minor marijuana possession offenses.