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. Casinos have been advised by the Nevada Gaming Commission to prohibit the consumption of cannabis on their premises, as cannabis is still federally categorized as a Schedule I controlled substance according to the Controlled Substance Act. By: Salma Granich.

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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Ypsilanti Michigan fails to to ban cannabis consumption sites

Cannabis Law Report

YPSILANTI, MI – An attempt to ban marijuana consumption facilities in Ypsilanti was shot down at City Council on Tuesday night. 19, Councilwoman Jennifer Symanns said she wanted to bar consumption sites for now, but was open to permitting them in the future.

Colorado’s HB 1230 Starts The State Down The Social Consumption Road

Cannabis Law Report

Under this bill, dispensaries would be able to apply for a tasting room license similar to the one used for breweries in this state, while businesses such as hotels, restaurants, music venues, art galleries and yoga studios could apply for private consumption licenses and limited pot sales.

Colorado Representative Introduces Bill to Expand State’s Lawful Activities Law to Include Cannabis

The Blunt Truth

On January 10, 2020, Colorado Representative Jovan Melton (D) introduced House Bill 20-1089 , which proposes to clarify that the existing prohibition on an employer terminating an employee for the employee’s lawful off-duty activities, like off-duty consumption of alcohol, extends to activities that are lawful under state law even if they are illegal under federal law (e.g.,

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

Cannabis Law Report

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 We can’t wait for the state to act.”. Cannabis Law News

Pass the Salt…Pass the Sugar…Pass the Joint

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

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.

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Mississippi: Medical Cannabis Initiative Certified for 2020 Ballot


Mississippi’s Secretary of State’s Office notified lawmakers on Tuesday that petitioners, Mississippians for Compassionate Care , had gathered a sufficient number of signatures to place Measure 65 before voters this November.

New Jersey: Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law


Phil Murphy signed legislation into law today significantly amending and expanding the state’s medical cannabis access program. The new law takes immediate effect. The law also permits specific health care facility employees to operate as patient caregivers.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/21/19


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.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/3/19


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.

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With the 2020 legislative session already in full swing in many states, NORML chapters across the country are organizing lobby days to advocate for sensible reform policies in their state. Meet up with amazing, passionate women from across the state and engage directly in democracy.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/12/19


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 4/26/19


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 1/4/19


Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Don Young (R-AK) re-introduced the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, which protects those engaged in state-lawful medical marijuana programs from federal prosecution.

Las Vegas City Council Vote 4-1 To Regulate Cannabis Lounges

Cannabis Law Report

In a 4-1 vote, the Las Vegas City Council permitted a bill that paves the way for social cannabis consumption lounges. Other cities within Nevada could follow Vegas’ lead in making cannabis consumption lounges legal.

US Coastguard Orders Active Duty Services To Stay Away From Cannabis. Full Stop

Cannabis Law Report

Coast Guard issued an order on Tuesday clarifying that active duty service members cannot use marijuana—or even enter a cannabis shop—regardless of state law. The U.S.

Illinois Legislation Demands Sustainability From Indoor Cannabis Growers

Cannabis Law Report

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.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/5/19


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.

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.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/20/19


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 5/17/19


Governor Jay Inslee (D) of Washington signed legislation into law to allow individuals with prior low-level cannabis convictions to apply to the sentencing court to have their record vacated. Governor Kevin Stitt (R) of Oklahoma signed legislation into law to permit the retail sale of hemp and hemp-derived CBD products. Governor Kim Reynolds (R) of Iowa signed industrial hemp production legislation into law. The two measures became law absent Mayor DeBlasio’s signature.

Is The End Of Cannabis Prohibition Near?

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It seems as though more states are adopting a medical and/or recreational law toward cannabis consumption. has 11 states that recognize cannabis for recreational consumption. While 33 states recognize marijuana for medical use, including the District of Colombia.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/31/19


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.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/28/19


Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduced legislation to allow for interstate commerce when it comes to state-legal cannabis programs. Governor Janet Mills (D) of Maine signed legislation into law setting rules and regulations for the adult use cannabis market. Governor Chris Sununu (R) of New Hampshire signed legislation into law allowing physicians assistants to recommend medical cannabis to their patients.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/25/20


Missouri state regulators began issuing the first of nearly 200 licenses to medical cannabis providers. At a more local level, city council members in Springfield, Illinois approved the state’s first marijuana consumption space. Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state. Update : SB 2 was approved by the Senate Judiciary Criminal Law Subcommittee on 1/23/20.

Oregon 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. FDA Federal law and policy Hemp News Oregon

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/22


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.

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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NORML Chapter Newsletter


Everyday NORML Chapters from around the country invest countless hours in advocating for meaningful marijuana law reforms on the local, state and federal level! NORML Chapters Organized and Energized for State Legislative Sessions in 2019.

California Activists Seek Decriminalization of Magic Mushrooms

Marijuana Lawyer Blog

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

Hoban Law’s Hemp Update For California – Week Ending 31 May 2019

Cannabis Law Report

If passed, the legislation would help resolve issues in the state involving hemp-derived products, including products containing cannabidiol (CBD), and pave the way for the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to regulate the processing and sale of these products. .

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Is Hemp CBD Really Unlawful in California?

Canna Law Blog

To really understand the legal status of Hemp CBD in California, one should understand the state’s stance on “cannabis” The term “cannabis” is a legally defined term that means the Cannabis sativa L. The law is subject to change quickly.

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Insurance for Marijuana Establishments: What You Need to Know

Connor & Connor PLLC

Pursuant to state law, dispensaries are required to carry certain types of insurance. Nevada is a no-fault insurance state, which means that workers will be covered regardless of how the injury was caused, as long as it occurred at work. Because a lounge is still considered a business, they would be required to carry insurance pursuant to state law, such as premises and worker’s compensation.

Brits Beware In The US Warns UK Lawyer. Cannabis Conviction May Mean Permanent Ban From The USA

Cannabis Law Report

Charlotte Slocombe says her firm, Fragomen, and others that deal with US immigration laws have seen a rise in cases where British holidaymakers and green card holders, working legally in the US, are being expelled or denied entry because of cannabis consumption in states where it is legal.