The Criminalization of Legal Cannabis Consumption

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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.

Consumption Lounges in Nevada

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One of the largest issues that continue to plague the cannabis industry is the inability for out-of-state residents to be able to consume cannabis products that they purchase at state-licensed local dispensaries. Regulations currently legalize the use of cannabis within a private dwelling, but for tourists visiting from out of town and staying in casinos, it is not something that is feasible for them to do. By: Salma Granich.

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

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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? Is it legal in the federal government? In this article I’m going to update you on the legal status of CBD , and only CBD, in the United States. I will not cover the legal status of marijuana or any other substance. Is CBD Legal Under Federal Law? Is CBD Legal in all 50 States?

Cannabis Consumption Licenses Are Gaining Traction Across the U.S.

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Cannabis consumption restrictions pose a significant problem that has plagued the growth of cannabis markets in the United States, but it’s a problem that is slowly being solved as more states introduce onsite cannabis consumption licenses. .

Cannabis Consumption Lounges Are Coming to the Vegas Strip

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Legalizing cannabis in Nevada back in 2017 instantly posed an issue to the state’s tourism industry: While visitors could legally buy weed, but due to regulations limiting consumption to private residences, tourists usually don’t have places to legally get high.

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

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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.

Can I Fly With Medical Cannabis?

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This is a frequently asked question by medical cannabis patients and caregivers who are needing to travel outside their resident state. The Answer According to Federal Law. The Answer According to State Law. THC are legal federally.

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Las Vegas City Council Approves Public Cannabis Consumption Lounges. Nevada Still Hasn’t Decided

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Councilman Stavros Anthony — a retired Metropolitan Police Department captain — voted no, preferring the city follow the lead of the state and invite other governments to weigh in. “It But a state bill to explicitly legalize marijuana lounges died this session, and Coffin was clear: “The state will catch up. We can’t wait for the state to act.”. Cannabis Law News

Connecticut Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

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Connecticut has become the 19 th state to legalize recreational marijuana use by adults. Provisions regarding lawful possession go into effect July 1, 2021, but the provisions affecting employers will take effect next year on July 1, 2022.

Over 70% of New Jersey Towns Outlawed Adult-Use Cannabis Retail Sales

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New Jerseyites may still be celebrating the fact that their state legalized adult-use cannabis on Feb. Based on the latest analysis of municipal cannabis ordinances , almost 71% of towns across the Garden State have outlawed adult-use cannabis retail sales.

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

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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. Under current law consuming marijuana at marijuana, stores are illegal. In Alaska marijuana is legal for those 21 and older who can possess up to an ounce of cannabis, and cultivate up to six cannabis plants.

Cannabis Regulations: 5 Ways To Legally Purchase Cannabis

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Cannabis consumption has become popular because people use it both for recreational and medical reasons. The laws on the legalization of cannabis are also being passed, and now several states allow people to use cannabis legally. Legal Ways to Purchase Cannabis .

Are CBD-Infused Alcohol Beverages Legal?

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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. As we previously explained , alcoholic beverages are regulated by federal and state laws. Cannabis is heavily regulated at the state level but unlike alcohol, it is—for the most part—strictly prohibited under federal law.

Connecticut Joining Its Neighbors To Fully Legalize Cannabis

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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. Although Republicans got the blame for the delay, several state Democrats had also expressed concerns.

CBD And Hemp Legal And Regulatory Roundup – March 18, 2022

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of CBD and hemp-related legal and regulatory news: CBD. Law 360 (sub. Advocates said the bill contradicts federal law, which currently allows hemp products to be sold with 0.3% Law 360 (sub. 23 March 2022. Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

Election Brings Big Wins for Cannabis Legalization

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The 2020 election brought big wins for cannabis, with all of the five state ballot initiatives regarding legalization passing. The following is a breakdown of the ballot initiatives and what their passage means for each state. New Jersey legalized medicinal cannabis in 2010.

How long will delta-8 remain legal?

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Delta-8 THC, aka delta-8, the intoxicating cannabinoid synthesized from hemp, is making waves across the United States, and especially in states where marijuana remains illegal. That’s because delta-8 is derived from federally legal hemp, which by law contains less than 0.3%

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Whitehouse: You Want An Intern Job? Let us know you used cannabis legally and most likely you won’t be in the running

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Despite repeated calls to stop penalizing staffers for being honest about past marijuana use, the Biden administration made clear on Monday that people who want to even intern at the White House will be required to disclose prior drug use—including any cannabis consumption that was legal under state law—and they could be denied eligibility over it.

Is Marijuana Legal In Utah? Everything You Need To Know

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In Utah, medical marijuana has been legalized under state laws. When it comes to the legality of marijuana in the Beehive State, a couple of things are in the grey. Is marijuana legal, and in that case, what are the limits of possession and consumption?

Pass the Salt…Pass the Sugar…Pass the Joint

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By: Rachel Gillette , Partner and Chair of the Cannabis Law Group. On Tuesday, the first cannabis café in the United States opened in West Hollywood. Due to the current state laws regarding cannabis and the FDA’s position on hemp-infused food products, no infused dishes will be served. Alaska was the first state to legalize social consumption at the state level last March. The law will go into effect in 2020.

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Is Buying CBD Online Legal?

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With the rise in popularity of cannabis lately, there are still many questions regarding its legality. After the Agriculture Act of 2018 was reauthorized, hemp, a species of the cannabis plant, has been legalized on the federal level. Is CBD Legal in the United States?

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Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

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RELATED: Senate Trio Unveils Federal Cannabis Legalization Draft With Provisions to Deschedule, Tax and Regulate. This thoughtful and comprehensive draft represents an historic step on the path to federal cannabis legalization.

California Supreme Court: Cannabis Law Not Applicable to Prison Inmates

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Raybon , involves five inmates in a California state prison who were convicted on felony charges after being found with marijuana in their cells. The state supreme court weighed in after a challenge from the state attorney general.

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New York’s St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Approves Full Blown Cannabis Legalization

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Regis Mohawk government wasn’t just envisioning dispensaries on its acres when it approved a recent measure to legalize a commercial cannabis industry on Monday. . Though it calls itself the first tribe in New York state to authorize adult use of marijuana, the St. Image via.

Here’s what’s legal under New Jersey’s updated marijuana laws

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Phil Murphy signed into law a package of bills that create the rules and regulations regarding the state’s legal cannabis industry. The new laws follow last November’s statewide vote to legalize cannabis for all adults. New Jersey marijuana laws.

New York Towns and Cities Considering Opting Out of Legal Cannabis Dispensaries

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Cities and towns across New York are considering whether to allow retail cannabis dispensaries and consumption lounges legalized under state law to operate within their jurisdictions, with some officials urging them to act as a deadline approaches. In March, the New York state legislature and Democratic Gov. The local law has to be adopted on or before Dec. I’m having a hard time comprehending that our state made this legal.

California Breaks With the FDA, Poised to Legalize Hemp Cannabinoids in Food and Beverage Products

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Assembly Bill 45 (AB45), which is expected to be signed into law before Oct. 7, will fundamentally alter the CBD market in California and will create the nation’s largest intra-state market for CBD-infused foods and beverages. . Author. Christian P. Foote.

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NORML’s 2020 Democratic Primary Marijuana Straw Poll

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The 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary is already heating up and we wanted to reach out to our supporters to take an early straw poll of who they think voters who prioritize marijuana law reform should support in that primary. Current Office: Senator from Minnesota 2018 NORML Congressional Scorecard Grade: B Co-Sponsored Legislation: STATES Act (2017-2018). States are moving forward on decriminalization and legalization. State voters should have that power.”

And Best Democratic Experiment Goes to. (Legal?) Weed at the Oscars

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MarketWatch ran an article last week on how this year’s Academy Award swag bags “are packed” with “legal” cannabis. I’m always happy to see an article like this because it means California legalization is working. Marketing company Distinctive Assets has been gifting the Oscar’s swag for the past 17 years and company founder, Lash Fary, told MarketWatch their 2019 gifts are “directly tied to the broad legalization of cannabis in California last year.”.

Pending Legislation in Tennessee Would Place Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization on State’s 2022 Ballot

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Law enforcement arrested 131 people during a 10-day operation last month in Southern California. . More than 400 law enforcement personnel from city, county, state and federal agencies seized $1.2

Mississippi: Medical Cannabis Initiative Certified for 2020 Ballot

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A proposed measure legalizing medical cannabis access in Mississippi has qualified for the 2020 ballot. The proposed constitutional amendment establishes a state-licensed system of dispensaries to provide cannabis products to qualifying patients.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/31/19

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Governor Jared Polis (D) of Colorado signed multiple cannabis reform bills into law that regulate cannabis delivery services and social consumption spaces, and reduce criminal penalties for the possession of large quantities of cannabis. Governor Steve Sisolak (D) of Nevada signed legislation into law this week to allow individuals to get their records vacated for offenses that are no longer a crime in the state.

NORML’s Statement Regarding the Designation of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries as “Essential Services”

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The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is issuing the following statements regarding the continued operation of medical cannabis dispensaries during the COVID crisis. “There are several million state-licensed medical cannabis patients in America.

Cole Schotz: New Jersey Legalization of Adult Cannabis Use and Sale

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After months of uncertainty and delay, the Governor and state legislative leaders have reached an agreement on a package of bills to legalize the adult use and sale of cannabis, expand the medical marijuana program and reform the expungement process for prior cannabis convictions in the State of New Jersey. Once the new bill is signed into law, the CRC will have six months to issue new regulations to govern the adult use market in New Jersey. By Marc P.

Legalizing Marijuana Leads To Fewer Illegal Grow Sites In National Forests, Study Finds

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In news that Smokey Bear, iconic protector of all forests, would be happy to hear, research shows that reports of illegal marijuana grow operations on federally protected lands fell after states began legalizing it for adult use. Arguably,” the study authors write, “our models hint that outright, national recreational cannabis legalization would be one means by which illegal growing on national forests could be made to disappear.”. “[W]e

An Officer Forced into Retirement for Medical Cannabis Sues NYPD

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The lawsuit also has allegations of violations of New York Health law 3369, negligent failure to train, discipline, and supervise employees, as well as negligent hiring practices. New York legalized medical cannabis in 2014. The NYPD is no stranger to being sued by fellow officers.

Oregon Soon To Crack Down on CBD-Infused Alcoholic Beverages

Canna Law Blog

About a year ago, we were the first law firm to report on the legality of manufactured cannabidiol (“CBD”)-infused alcoholic beverages. As we previously explained, alcoholic beverages are regulated under federal and state law.

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