The Criminalization of Legal Cannabis Consumption

Veriheal

The legalization of cannabis is opening many doors in states that are embracing it. However, not all changes spurred by the creation of a legal industry are necessarily positive. With legalization comes an increase in DUI charges. MMJ Patients Criminalized Despite Legality.

A New Survey Provides Insight into Youth Consumption Post Legalization

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For many years those who have stood against the reform of cannabis laws have argued that decriminalization and/or legalization would lead to an increase in consumption among adolescents. This report analyzed lifetime consumption among youth as well as current consumption habits.

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New Jersey: Adult-use legalization is closer than ever

NORML

After months of negotiation, Governor Murphy and NJ state legislators have reached a deal on what will be included in upcoming legislation to legalize the adult-use and retail sale of marijuana in the state of New Jersey. We need urgent action from New Jersey residents to make adult-use cannabis legalization a reality in the Garden State. Click here to send an urgent letter to your state legislators in support of adult-use cannabis legalization in New Jersey.

US Hemp Roundtable: NEW STUDY DEMONSTRATES CBD’S STRONG SAFETY PROFILE, AMPLIFIES CALLS FOR FDA REGULATION

Cannabis Law Report

Observational Data Collected On Long-term Consumption of Oral C BD Shows No Correlation To Safety Issues Raised by FDA. It has been over four years since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp and non-intoxicating hemp derivatives like CBD.

Oregon Cannabis Investigation Serves As a Reminder About Consumer Product Safety

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabis products are being produced and distributed in an increasing number of forms while a growing variety of cannabis-infused foods and beverages are being marketed in growing number of states with legal recreational cannabis.

US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: “Crash rates jump in wake of marijuana legalization, new studies show”

Cannabis Law Report

Here’s what they are saying… More evidence is emerging that crash rates go up when states legalize recreational use and retail sales of marijuana. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. states have legalized recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older.

CBD Safety and UK Regulations

The Joint Blog

Is CBD legal in the UK? But – the simple truth is that yes, the cannabinoid is legal for use in the UK, so what do you need to know? Is CBD oil legal? Holding Novel food status dictates that the product is safe for consumption. CBD Safety.

Cannabis Edibles Risks and Safety 

The Joint Blog

There are real risk and safety concerns with cannabis edibles. In many states where marijuana is legal it’s still illegal to drive high, so if a cop suspects you are and you fail a roadside sobriety test, you could be charged with a DUID (driving under the influence of drugs).

NJ Lawmakers Look To Introduce Legislation Banning Cannabis Consumption By Specific Workers – 4 Bills Submitted So Far

Cannabis Law Report

how alcohol consumption isn’t legislated in the same way. As New Jersey nears the end of its first month of legal recreational marijuana sales, lawmakers have introduced a series of bills aimed at restricting what types of workers can use cannabis off the job.

Columbia: Constitutional Court Overules Ban Of Public Consumption Of Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

But the conservative administration was dealt another joker from its self-imposed, repressive drug policy deck of cards when Colombia’s Constitutional Court overruled a ban on the consumption of cannabis in public. The court declared President Duque’s Police Code unconstitutional and a violation of citizens’ constitutional rights, despite arguments that many of its provisions existed to protect the public safety of children.

Doctor Says Public Not Educated Enough About Marijuana Safety

WeedAdvisor

Former head of the Canadian Medical Association Dr. Chris Simpson feels that legal marijuana is no the relatively benign commodity most people claim it to be. In fact, we covered the issue at one point and noted that some people stopped the condition by switching to legal marijuana. But now that marijuana is legal, individuals simply have to ask the local dispensary staff (once edibles are available for sale) for guidance.

What You Need to Know About Cannabis and Coronavirus

NORML

NORML’s Responsible Consumer Safety Tips. However, while we are living through the current pandemic consumers should be more mindful of day-to-day consumption practices. Read and download NORML’s consumer safety tips. Here at NORML, we take our work seriously.

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Analysis: Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Associated with Tourism Spike

NORML

The enactment of adult-use cannabis legalization laws in Colorado and Washington is associated with increased tourism in both states, according to data published in the Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy.

Lab: Almost 80% of Unregulated Vape Cartridges “Unfit for Consumption”

The Joint Blog

According to a marijuana testing lab in San Diego, almost 80% of the unregulated cannabis vape cartridges they tested were deemed “unfit for consumption”, reports ABC10 News. “One of the vape pens had almost a hundred times the legal limit,” he explains.

Police Solve More Violent Crimes Post-Cannabis Legalization, New Research Reveals

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Many cannabis advocates have pointed to cannabis decriminalization and legalization as a means of freeing up resources for handling more serious, violent crimes. Another study published in 2018 found that adult-use legalization was associated with improved crime clearance rates.

European Food Safety Authority Reports Says Eating Hemp Foods May Elevate Ingested THC Levels

Cannabis Law Report

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has looked at THC levels in 12 different categories of hemp foods, including hemp oil, breads and teas. European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) . . Standard’ food categories were used as proxies for consumption of hemp and hemp?based

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Canada: Medical Marijuana: Limits To Consumption In Unionized Workplaces

Cannabis Law Report

A recent labour arbitration decision from Saskatchewan has suggested what the boundaries around workplace consumption of medical marijuana might be. The board also emphasized the fact that the employee appeared to lack respect for the limits of his employer’s medical accommodation of him, and cared little for the safety of his coworkers by vaping while other employees were in the vehicle with him. If you require legal assistance, please see a lawyer.

New- ANH-Intl Special Report: Is safety the new gremlin for CBD regulation?

Cannabis Law Report

We take a look at where CBD regulation might be going and whether we should be concerned about safety writes Rob Verkerk PhD, scientific and executive director, ANH-Intl. We take a look at where CBD regulation might be going and whether we should be concerned about safety.

D.C. Secures Workers’ Cannabis Rights, Illinois Updates Discriminatory Cannabis Law, & a 5th Grader Brings Edibles to School

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passed a bill that protects workers’ cannabis consumption rights, Illinois updated its discriminatory cannabis criminal justice law, and a 5th grader brought cannabis-infused gummies to school. Bill Aims to Secure Workers’ Cannabis Consumption Rights.

Connecticut Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Cannabis Law Report

Connecticut has become the 19 th state to legalize recreational marijuana use by adults. Governor Ned Lamont signed the Act Concerning Responsible and Equitable Regulation of Adult-use Cannabis on June 22, 2021.

New Study: Demographic and policy-based differences in behaviors and attitudes towards driving after marijuana use: an analysis of the 2013–2017 Traffic Safety Culture Index

Cannabis Law Report

In short the study learns that legalized states tend not to have their roads overcrowded with stoned drivers and cannabis users like alcohol users self police their behaviour. RM and MM Legal vs. 82.6% MM Legal vs. 81.3% Washington, DC: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety; 2016.

Nevada: Reform Efforts are Still Alive

NORML

Even though cannabis has been recreationally legal in the Battle Born State for nearly two years and Sin City has become a greenish gold mine of legal cannabis, many problems and societal penalties still arise with the use of it; no social consumption lounges being among the most glaring. ACTIVISM Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT Grassroots LEGISLATION Medical Marijuana NORML Chapters Opioids Policy Social Consumption SOCIETY

Marijuana Legalization May Decrease Crime in Nearby States

CannaMD

Law enforcement, policy makers, and public citizens have long debated how recreational marijuana legalization influences crime and public safety. Most existing research focuses on crime in legalized states. But how does cannabis legalization impact crime in neighboring states?

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New Study Finds That Legal States Have Lower Rates of Cannabis-Impaired Driving

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One of the arguments against the legalization of cannabis is that it may result in more impaired drivers on the road, but emerging research is indicating otherwise. These efforts are most needed in states without legalization since those residents are most at risk of DUIC. .

Which Countries Are Next For Medical Marijuana Legalization In 2021?

MMJ Recs

Which countries have been taking steps towards medical marijuana (MMJ) legalization that could potentially be finalized in 2021 or shortly after? Medical Marijuana Legalization Around The World. Medical marijuana has been legalized in most US states.

Colombia Legalizes Public Cannabis Use as Potential Legalization Looms

WeedAdvisor

Although still not fully confirmed, marijuana policy in Colombia appears to be inching closer to legalization. An analysis by Colombia’s Constitutional Court found the law on public drug consumption (among other sections) to be unconstitutional. Medical cannabis has been legal for the last three years. Now, with this sudden change in policy, legalization is the final possible step. But needless to say, this legal epiphany could spark much broader reforms.

Ninth Circuit Rules Delta-8 THC Is Legal

Cannabis Law Report

Boyd Street Distro, LLC , finding that the 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act (the “Farm Bill”) legalized delta-8 THC. While legal controversy has swirled around delta-8, the Ninth Circuit has now ruled that it is federally legal. Hemp is federally legal while cannabis is not.

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Wisconsin Cannabis Legalization Plans Have Been Introduced

Veriheal

The governor recently introduced Wisconsin cannabis legalization plans that could mean great things for the state. Even though cannabis is not legal in Wisconsin, Wisconsin is home to the longest-running festival supporting cannabis. What is Being Proposed for Legalization in Wisconsin.

Anchorage Voters to Decide Whether or Not to Allow On-Site Consumption at Marijuana Stores

The Joint Blog

The Anchorage Assembly has voted 7 to 4 to place an initiative on the April 7th city election ballot that would legalize the on-site consumption of marijuana at legal marijuana retail outlets. Voters would have to change Anchorage’s workplace safety code banning indoor smoking, but the state code allows for on-site marijuana smoking, Economic and Community Development Director Christopher Schutte told the Associated Press.

Cannabis legalization bill reintroduced in S. Australia

Cannabis Law Report

A member of Australia’s Green Party has re-submitted a bill that proposes to legalize and regulate cannabis in South Australia. . It would also allow for on-site consumption in a retail setting under a special permit. Strat Cann report.

Legalized Marijuana in Rhode Island ?Presents New Challenges ?for Employers

Cannabis Law Report

On Tuesday, May 24, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed legislation legalizing the ?recreational essential to public welfare and safety,” then the employer can implement policies that prohibit the use ?or would jeopardize the safety of others, or of the workplace.?.

Are CBD-Infused Alcohol Beverages Legal?

Canna Law Blog

The recent wave of crackdowns on cannabidiol (“CBD”)-infused alcohol beverages has further exacerbated public confusion regarding the legal status of the cannabis plant’s non-psychoactive compound. However, one variety of cannabis, hemp, was recently legalized under the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“ 2018 Farm Bill ”), which removed that particular crop from the definition of “Marihuana” under the Controlled Substance Act (“ CSA ”).

Is Synthetic CBD Legal?

Canna Law Blog

Although the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp, the production of the plant and its derivatives – or certain aspects of it – remain prohibited in some states. But does the lack of hemp and tetrahydrocannabidiol (“THC”) render synthetic CBD legal?

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Connecticut Joining Its Neighbors To Fully Legalize Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Connecticu t’s legalization efforts looked all but certain to fail at the beginning of the week, but now it’s headed to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. In the state’s recent special session, the Senate approved a full legalization bill by a vote of 19-12.

Congratulations to New Mexico for Recreational Cannabis Legalization!

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Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation that officially legalized recreational cannabis for the state. When asked about recreational cannabis legalization Gov. Legal adults are able to purchase and possess up to 16 grams of cannabis extracts. On April 12 th New Mexico Gov.

Comment on New Research Review Confirms Favorable Safety Profile of CBD by Medical Marijuana, Inc.

Medical Marijuana, Inc.

9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp based constituents. Evaluating the Impact of Hemp Food Consumption on Workplace Drug Tests. Most workplace drug screens and tests target ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can, in rare cases, cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens.

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Comment on New Research Review Confirms Favorable Safety Profile of CBD by Medical Marijuana, Inc.

Medical Marijuana, Inc.

9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp based constituents. Evaluating the Impact of Hemp Food Consumption on Workplace Drug Tests. Most workplace drug screens and tests target ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can, in rare cases, cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens.

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