Citywide Psychedelic Decriminalization Doesn’t Protect Commercial Activities

Canna Law Blog

Over the last year, a handful of cities have passed decriminalization measures for psilocybin and other plant psychedelics. Denver was the first jurisdiction to pass a decriminalization measure, and Oakland, Santa Cruz, Ann Arbor, and most recently, Washington, D.C.

Wisconsin Governor Aims To Legalize Medical Marijuana And Decriminalize Recreational This Year

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Evers aims to legalize medical cannabis, decriminalize recreational possession and use, and expunge qualifying arrest records. Our budget will decriminalize possession of marijuana in amounts of 25 grams or less, and we’ll also be creating a path for expungement for these crimes for those who’ve completed their sentence or probation,” wrote Evers on Twitter. Registered, card-holding patients would also be permitted to cultivate up to 12 mature plants at home.

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A Double Edged Sword: Is Cannabis Cultivation Helping or Destroying our Planet?

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As countries see to the legalization and decriminalization of cannabis and cannabis farming, they should establish accompanying policies looking out for the best interest of the planet. The post A Double Edged Sword: Is Cannabis Cultivation Helping or Destroying our Planet?

Australian Capital Legalizes Marijuana Possession and Cultivation

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Another nation is toying with cannabis legalization, this time far beyond North American or European shores. According to CNN , the Australian capital of Canberra fully legalized possession and cultivation of recreational cannabis after a vote on September 24 th. In some places, marijuana is decriminalized, while other still keep it fully illegal. At the moment, the ACT has decriminalized marijuana.

Marijuana Legalization Measures Gaining Momentum In Several States

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Lawmakers in several states have recently moved forward legislative proposals to either legalize or decriminalize marijuana-related activities. LEGALIZATION. New Hampshire: By a margin of 209 to 147, House members voted late last week in favor of House Bill 481 , which legalizes the possession and cultivate of personal use quantities of cannabis by adults, and establishes a licensed system of commercial production and retail sales.

The Effort to Decriminalize Psilocybin in California is Underway

Canna Law Blog

Psilocybin has been in the news with increasing frequency as research into psychedelic therapy has proliferated, and a number of local jurisdictions, including the cities of Oakland, Denver , and Santa Cruz have decriminalized psilocybin to varying degrees. According to Decriminalize California, the current timeline for the initiative is as follows: Submitted to the Office of the Attorney General on 1st November 2019. Denver and Oakland have decriminalized Magic Mushrooms.

New Hampshire: House Lawmakers Approve Bill Allowing Personal Possession of Marijuana

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New Hampshire House lawmakers today approved legislation, House Bill 1648 , eliminating criminal and civil penalties for activities involving possession and home cultivation of personal use quantities of cannabis. The measure legalizes the possession of up to 3/4 of an ounce of marijuana by those age 21 or older. It also allows for adults to home cultivate up to three mature marijuana pants and/or to possess up to five grams of hashish, and up to 300mg of cannabis-infused products.

Cannabis Legalization & Decriminalization Bills For Virginia Shot Down In Committee

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WAVY) — A local delegate’s push to legalize marijuana for recreational use was shot down, as well as several other major bills aimed at decriminalizing or legalizing the drug, before they even reached the full General Assembly this year. Today the House Courts of Justice Committee defeated both my marijuana legalization and decriminalization bills,” said Heretick in a press release Wednesday night. Local News Outlet 10WAVY reports.

What Would Happen if Texas Legalized Cannabis?

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While Oregon became the first state to decriminalize all drugs , this election cycle also saw five other states passing legislation that will ultimately make cannabis more accessible to their citizens. The Effects of Legalization. The post What Would Happen if Texas Legalized Cannabis?

California Activists Seek Decriminalization of Magic Mushrooms

Marijuana Lawyer Blog

With the 2020 ballot fast approaching, California activists are keenly working towards securing a measure that would decriminalize psilocybin, also commonly known as ‘magic mushrooms.’. 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 Legal Implications.

Colorado: Recent Poll Suggests Colorado voters would support a statewide measure to decriminalize possession of psilocybin mushrooms

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Half of likely Colorado voters would support a statewide measure to decriminalize possession of psilocybin mushrooms and establish a system of legal cultivation and sales … Read More. Psy Business & Law News Partnered With CFN

Ohio Governor Signs Bill Decriminalizing Hemp

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s has signed into law legislation that decriminalizes hemp, the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana. The bill also legalizes the manufacture and sale of CBD products derived from the plant. Universities also have the opportunity to cultivate and process hemp for research purposes.” The federal government legalized hemp cultivation last year. The post Ohio Governor Signs Bill Decriminalizing Hemp appeared first on TheJointBlog.

Trinidad & Tobago Cannabis Decriminalization Now In Play

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Regarding the growing of four plants, the law states that a person can cultivate or have in their possession not more than four growing female plants of the genus cannabis which is found in section 6(2A). Under current law and irrespective of the Attorney General’s “ganja bill”, cannabis in Trinidad and Tobago is already decriminalised, insofar as any citizen may apply for a “licence” from the Ministry of Health, to possess, cultivate, import/export cannabis. WEED IS LEGAL.

Illinois: Governor Issues Over 11,000 Pardons Ahead of Marijuana Legalization

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The action came on the eve of the enactment of legislation legalizing adult-use cannabis sales. Specifically, it permits qualified patients for the first time to engage in the home cultivation of up to five plants, while decriminalizing home grows for non-patients. Expungement Legalization expungement Illinoius legalizationDemocratic Gov. Pritzker today issued over 11,000 pardons to those with low-level marijuana convictions.

Marijuana reform is budding in New Hampshire!

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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. We need your help to keep fighting to legalize marijuana nationwide.

New York Governor Cuomo Leaves Marijuana Legalization Out of State Budget

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Legal Advisor to Roc NORML, and Mary Kruger, Start SMART NY Coalition Member and Executive Director of Roc NORML. Sixty-five percent of New York residents support the legalization of cannabis. Cannabis legalization was not included in the 2019 – 2020 New York State Budget. Beyond the possibility that New York may see unified control disappear in upcoming elections, if New York to wait until 2020 or longer, the probability of federal legalization drastically increases.

Argentine Cannabis: Legalization Coming Soon?

Canna Law Blog

states could wake up to newly-approved measures to legalize recreational or medical cannabis. It appears November could also be a big month for Argentina, with reports indicating that a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use will be introduced next month in Argentina’s Congress.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/29

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Guam became the first US territory to send a bill legalizing the adult-use of marijuana to the governor’s desk in 2019. New Jersey tabled a scheduled vote to pass adult-use marijuana legalization after falling just a few votes short of the threshold needed to pass. Legalization legislation now awaits another floor date while advocates in New Jersey gain the necessary support to pass it. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of legalization.

Hawaii Legalizes Edibles: What You Need to Know

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Hawaii legalized cannabis in its’ House Bill 2729 which was passed in 2018. The bill set out the qualifying conditions as well as regulations relating to possession, cultivation, and dispensaries. House Bill 773 for the decriminalization of industrial hemp. .

New Jersey Votes to Legalize Recreational Cannabis but Now What?

Canna Care Docs

Other important things that must be considered include home grow, workplace drug testing, decriminalization, limits on possession, and more. But crop cultivation and required operational procedures take time.

Portuguese Hemp Farmers Face Raids Due to Legal Confusion

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Cannabis is Decriminalized in Portugal. In 2001, the country famously decriminalized all illegal drugs. But Portugal’s approach is often misunderstood because some people are still unclear about exactly what decriminalization means.

Is Wisconsin ‘Behind the Curve’ on Marijuana Laws?

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The state is one of just 17 in which the possession, sale, or cultivation of cannabis in any amount can result in criminal prosecution. Politics adult-use cannabis decriminalization legalization wisconsinThe post Is Wisconsin ‘Behind the Curve’ on Marijuana Laws? appeared first on Leafly.

Albania is Poised to Legalize Cannabis to Help Crush the Illicit Drug Trade

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The cultivation and sale of cannabis are becoming legalized in more and more places across the United States. As of 2020, cannabis is fully legal in eleven states, legal for medical use in 22 states, and legal for medical use with limited THC content in 14 states.

200 Year Old Slovenian Company Lists In London To Raise Money For Hemp Cultivation

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Freyherr International has 20 hectares of hemp cultivation in its home country and two hectares of medical cannabis growing in North Macedonia, which legalised medical cannabis in 2016. parent company of a group of medicinal cannabis firms including cultivation business Freyherr d.o.o, While Slovenia has yet to permit medical cannabis, and it is still an illegal drug, possession has been decriminalized and CBD and hemp oils are legal.

U.S. Virgin Islands Finally Legalizes Medical Marijuana

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After four years in the making, medical marijuana is finally legal in the U.S. According to the Virgin Islands Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act, licenses will be issued for cultivators, testing labs, product manufacturers, and retail dispensaries. Patients residing in the Virgin Islands will be permitted to possess up to four ounces of cannabis, and they will also be able to apply for a permit to cultivate at home. Legalization Marijuana News Albert Bryan Jr.

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.

On Decriminalizing Magic Mushrooms: The Psychedelic Constituency and Its Challenges

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The voters were presented with choices for Mayor, City Council, Auditor, Clerk and Recorder, and two voter initiatives: Initiative 300 (the Right to Survive Initiative, which aimed to restore certain rights as to sheltering in public places, i.e. rights of the homeless) and Initiative 301, the Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Decriminalization Ballot Initiative (I-301). Out of the 418,546 registered voters in Denver, 40% weighed in on magic-mushroom decriminalization.

Virginia, Marijuana, and How Medical Legalization May Unfold in the South

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The American South has been one of the toughest (weed) cookies to crack when it comes to marijuana reform, despite legalization’s wildfire spread over the past half-decade. To be fair, Democrats didn’t mention weed legalization on their party’s official platform until 2016.). SB 1027 authorized the Board of Pharmacy to issue permits for marijuana cultivation and processing.

Illinois: Retail Marijuana Sales Begin Next Week

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Specifically, it permits qualified patients for the first time to engage in the home cultivation of up to five plants, while decriminalizing home grows for non-patients. Illinois is the eleventh state to legalize adult marijuana use, and it is the first state to legislatively enact a comprehensive regulatory scheme governing commercial production and sales. Expungement Legalization Illinois legalization sales

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What Is the MORE Act, and How Could It Change Marijuana Policy Forever?

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The MORE Act, which was introduced to the US Congress last month, would completely decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. Currently, public support for legalizing weed nationwide is at an all-time high: 62 percent of Americans favor legalizing the adult use of marijuana, while over 90 percent want access to medical cannabis. The issue isn’t if marijuana will be legalized anymore. It’s actually a reestablishment of the legal term [for] cannabis.

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And the Winner of the 2020 Election Is…Weed!

The Blunt Truth

While the votes continue to be tallied in the Presidential election, one thing is certain – it was a BIG night for cannabis in America with five new states approving ballot measures to allow for legalized marijuana.

Guest Post: European Countries that legalized medical cannabis

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It doesn’t matter how they call it at your location but, “is it legal to trade, transport, or use medical cannabis in your location?” However, some European countries have legalized the usage of cannabis for medical purposes. Let’s have an overview of the cannabis regulations of the European countries that legalized medical cannabis. In short, you are legally backed in Belgium as long as you don’t keep more than 3grams of marijuana with you.

The Week in Weed: February 21, 2020

The Blunt Truth

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. The big news this week is that Alabama is considering a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. Meanwhile, in Virginia, both chambers of the state legislature passed decriminalization bills. In Connecticut, marijuana legalization is supported by a “higher authority.”

Article: Legality Of Marijuana In Nigeria: A Legal Opinion By Kayode Ajulo PhD

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While marijuana can be grown in all parts of the country, according to the NDLEA, the states that are notorious for cultivating the plant are Ondo, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, Ekiti, Edo and Delta. In the recent times, there have been calls from different quarters on the need to legalize the use of Marijuana in Nigeria. Statistics show that cultivation to transportation and to sales, the marijuana industry connects different cities throughout Nigeria. Legalizing Marijuana in Nigeria.

Medical Cannabis Legalized in Malawi

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Malawi has legalized the growing and licensed distribution of medical cannabis, making them the latest country in southern African to relax their marijuana laws. The law also legalizes industrial hemp, reports Reuters. Malawi’s full parliament passed a bill on Thursday that makes it legal to cultivate and process cannabis for medical use or for hemp fiber. The post Medical Cannabis Legalized in Malawi appeared first on TheJointBlog.

The Week in Weed: July 26, 2019

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Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Kamala Harris (D-CA) have introduced a bill calling for the decriminalizing of marijuana. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has introduced a bill allowing cannabis businesses (operating in states where it is legal) to obtain insurance services. The Ohio legislature passed a bill allowing in-state hemp cultivation.

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Why the MRTA gets an A- & the CRTA gets a C-

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New York State is set to legalize and regulate cannabis for adult-use, and improve our existing medical marijuana and hemp programs by April 1st with the 2020-2021 NYS Budget. But our work isn’t over yet and we need to fight for SMART legalization now more than ever! YES MRTA= % of tax revenue from marijuana legalization is allocated specifically for a Community Reinvestment Grant program. Allows for home cultivation for personal use. MRTA: A-. CRTA: C-.