NORML Formally Responds to DEA’s Proposed Changes to Marijuana Cultivation Rules

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Under existing regulations, the agency only licenses one facility — the University of Mississippi — to cultivate cannabis for use in FDA-approved clinical trials. ” Specifically, the newly proposed rules expand the DEA’s authority by declaring it to be the only entity legally permitted to purchase, warehouse, and dispense any cannabis grown under a federal license. 2020 ACTIVISM GOVERNMENT Research SCIENCE Cultivation DEA University of Mississippi

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New Hampshire: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients to Home Cultivate

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The Governor has not publicly commented on the bill, but has previously spoken out against broader legalization efforts. The measure permits registered patients (or their designated caregivers) to cultivate up to three mature plants in a private location that it not subject to public view. NORML has long opined that patients ought to have the legal option grow their own cannabis as an alternative to purchasing it from licensed commercial producers.

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Malawi legalizes cannabis cultivation for certain uses

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BLANTYRE, Malawi — Malawi has legalized the cultivation of cannabis as the country seeks an alternative to tobacco, its main earner of foreign exchange which is under pressure from anti-smoking campaigns. Parliament on Thursday passed the bill to allow cultivation for medicinal and industrial uses. Legalization of this crop will contribute to economic growth as […].

Court: DEA Must Explain Its Failure to Act Upon Pending Marijuana Cultivation Applications

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A federal court has ordered the Drug Enforcement Administration to respond to a lawsuit charging the agency with failing to move forward with a 2016 policy to expand the total number of federally licensed marijuana cultivators. ” To date, however, the agency has neither affirmed or denied any of the 26 applicants that have sought the DEA’s permission for a federal cultivation license.

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?

Oregon Senate OKs Freeze on Cannabis Cultivation

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Facing product surpluses and plummeting prices, the Oregon Senate has moved forward with a plan to temporarily limit the state's supply of legal adult-use marijuana. The post Oregon Senate OKs Freeze on Cannabis Cultivation appeared first on Leafly. Politics cultivation Growing licensing Oregon

Lebanon About to Legalize Cannabis Cultivation

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Ashark Al Aw-Sat reports this week that……Cannabis cultivation for medical and industrial use is about to be legalized based on a draft law approved by the parliamentary committees on Wednesday and referred to Parliament for adoption. …/… Areas currently cultivated with “hashish” (cannabis), the income of farmers is estimated at about USD 600 million, while for merchants it may reach two billion or more.

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

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According to the agency’s filing today in the Federal Register, the DEA “intends to promulgate regulations” to evaluate several dozen applications before it from private entities that wish to cultivate cannabis for FDA-approved research. 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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Rick Steves: I support home cultivation rights for all marijuana consumers

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In 2012, I was proud to help fund and promote the passage of I-502 which legalized, taxed, and regulated marijuana in my home state of Washington. Legislation is currently stalled in the House and Senate to allow adults to cultivate up to six marijuana plants in their homes. Granting the right to home cultivation gives more power to the consumer and ensures the safe, convenient, and affordable access to marijuana for all.

California Hemp Cultivation: It’s Complicated

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Those posts, however, were more geared towards the manufacture and sale of hemp-derived cannabidiol (“Hemp CBD”) products than the actual cultivation of hemp, which is becoming an increasingly important topic in the hemp industry in the wake of the federal Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (or “2018 Farm Bill”). There is actual law on the books for cultivation, but it mostly sat there for a few years and is only now coming to light.

Quebec Judge strikes down provincial law forbidding home cultivation of cannabis

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MONTREAL — A court has invalidated the provisions of Quebec‘s cannabis law prohibiting home cultivation of the drug. The post Quebec Judge strikes down provincial law forbidding home cultivation of cannabis appeared first on Cannabis News | Lifestyle Tips | Expert Opinions | Stocks. Blog Cannabis Canada Cannabis Legalization Featured Latest Legalization News Law Marijuana Legalization Marijuana News Quebec Quebec cannabis quebec superior court

Australia: Cannabis Possession Now Depenalized in the Capital Territory

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Activities involving the personal possession and/or cultivation of cannabis in private are no longer subject to either criminal or civil penalties in the Australian Capital Territory, in accordance with legislation that took effect last week. Under the new law, those age 18 or older may possess up to 50 grams of cannabis and cultivate up to four plants per household without penalty. 2020 Home Cultivavtion Legalization Australia depenalization home cultivation

California Cannabis Cultivator Brings RICO Claims Against Fellow Cultivator, But Not For The Reason You Might Think

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In what appears to be a first, a veteran commercial cannabis cultivator in Santa Barbara County has sued another cannabis cultivator for, among many other claims, violating the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The current case is unique because a California cannabis cultivator is suing another cannabis cultivator for violating RICO as a criminal enterprise. Federal Court Dismisses RICO Suit Against Sonoma County Cannabis Cultivator.

Italy’s Supreme Court Rules Personal Marijuana Cultivation Legal

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In a decision that has massive, long-lasting implications Italy’s Supreme Court has ruled that growing a small amount of marijuana for personal use is legal. Mantero presented an amendment to the 2020 budget calling for legalization and regulation of domestic cannabis use, but it was ruled inadmissible by the senate speaker from Silvio Berlusconi’s conservative Forza Italia party.

Thailand Legalized Medical Marijuana

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Making history as the first country in Southeast Asia to do so, Thailand legalized medical cannabis on December 24, 2018. This came as a surprise to some considering that Thailand has a reputation for having notoriously harsh laws regarding the use, cultivation, production and transportation of any drugs. Recreational cultivation and possession of cannabis will remain illegal and punishable by time in jail. Why did Thailand Legalize Medical Marijuana?

DEA: Marijuana Plant Seizures Spike, Arrests Fall in 2019

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Commenting on the longer-term trends, NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: “Following the enactment of statewide adult-use cannabis legalization laws, both DEA-related marijuana arrests and seizures have fallen dramatically. 2020 GOVERNMENT LAW ENFORCEMENT Legalization Cultivation DEA eradication grow operations suppression

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Promising Pot before an election – A look at the new BC Government Cannabis Programs

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No question, we live in unprecedented times, and in many ways, it’s changing the social landscape. The focus has shifted from celebrities to health care and for a politician, a positive public opinion can unlock new doors, for good or ill.

Grow Tech: Gadgets for the Home Cannabis Cultivator

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With the array of cannabis legalization laws taking effect in the U.S. By becoming your own master cultivator, you gain autonomy throughout the entire growth process, ensuring both safety and quality. Home cultivation can improve your health and wellness. Certain pesticides, funguses and fertilizers found in cannabis originating from industrial cultivation facilities can have detrimental effects. More Cultivation Articles.

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana

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Pritzker has signed legislation legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and retail sale. Illinois is now the eleventh state to legalize adult-use marijuana, and it is the second state to legalize marijuana use via legislative action rather than by voter initiative. Patients enrolled in the state’s medical cannabis program will be legally permitted for the first time to personally cultivate up to five marijuana plants.

New York: An Analysis of Governor Cuomo’s Legalization Proposal

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A complex and comprehensive plan laid out in over 200 pages of legislative text, the CRTA would implement one of the most tightly regulated, highly taxed and heavily controlled legal cannabis markets in the world. Patients and their caregivers could also apply for a permit to cultivate and process their own cannabis for their own personal medicinal use, with undetermined restrictions to be left to regulations put forth by the OCM.

Legislation to Legalize Personal Marijuana Cultivation Filed in Washington’s House and Senate

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Companion bills that would legalize the personal cultivation of marijuana for those 21 and older has been filed in Washington State’s House of Representatives and Senate. where marijuana has been legalized. The post Legislation to Legalize Personal Marijuana Cultivation Filed in Washington’s House and Senate appeared first on TheJointBlog.

Six Tips for Cultivating Cannabis on a Terrace or Balcony

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You’d be forgiven for thinking that in order to successfully cultivate cannabis outdoors, you’d need a significant amount of space to get the job done. After all, most outdoor cultivation guides tend to target growers with larger gardens, greenhouses and so on. But what if the only outdoor space you have is a compact terrace [ ] The post Six Tips for Cultivating Cannabis on a Terrace or Balcony appeared first on Legalize it.

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

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’ Finally, NORML would like once again to reaffirm its longstanding position regarding the need for state laws to recognize and to permit patients to engage in personal cultivation. In those jurisdictions where home cultivation is not a legal option at this time, we strongly encourage dispensaries to be mindful of their patients’ needs and income limitations and, whenever possible, to price their products accordingly.

California Cannabis: Napa County Headed for a Cultivation Compromise?

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Cannabis cultivation and the means for regulating it have been contentious topics in Napa County for some time now. Back in July, proponents of allowing commercial cannabis cultivation in unincorporated Napa County, led by the Napa Valley Cannabis Association, collected enough signatures to qualify for a ballot measure during the March 3, 2020 election.

BevCanna Expands Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation Capabilities to Almost 300 acres

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CSE:BEV, Q:BVNNF, FSE:7BC) (“BevCanna” or the “Company”), announced today that is has increased the size of its outdoor cannabis cultivation site to 292 acres, up from the originally announced 130 […]. The post BevCanna Expands Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation Capabilities to Almost 300 acres appeared first on Cannabis News | Lifestyle Tips | Expert Opinions | Stocks.

Legalization Proposals Progress Around the Country

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Just about two months into the 2019 legislative session, legalization proposals are swiftly moving forward in states across the country. Senate Bill 686 seeks to legalize the use, possession, cultivation, and retail sale of small amounts of marijuana for adults. This marked the first time a legislative committee in Hawaii moved a legalization proposal forward. This bill does not allow for home cultivation or expungement of prior convictions.

Italian Court Of Cassation Rules Small Scale Domestic Cultivation Of Cannabis Is Legal

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Italy’s Supreme Court has ruled that small-scale domestic cultivation of cannabis is legal, in a landmark decision triggering calls for further legalization from weed advocates and anger from the country’s conservatives. Mantero presented an amendment to the 2020 budget calling for legalization and regulation of domestic cannabis use, but it was ruled inadmissible by the senate speaker from Silvio Berlusconi’s conservative Forza Italia party.

Marijuana Legalization on the Ballot in Arizona

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However, a recent survey showed that over 62 percent of likely voters now support legalizing cannabis, suggesting a recent change of heart in the Grand Canyon State. Arizonans would also be allowed to cultivate up to six cannabis plants in their homes.

First Legal Medical Marijuana Now Planted in Arkansas

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For the first time in nearly a century, cannabis seeds have been legally planted in Arkansas. The state awarded a total of only five licenses for medical marijuana producers, and BOLD Team Cultivation is officially the first to begin the process. BOLD TEAM LLC said that they are, “pleased to announce that we have been granted approval to begin cultivation of medical marijuana.”

Lebanon’s Parliament OK’s Legislation To Legalize Cannabis Cultivation For Medical & Industrial Use. Hezbollah Opposes Changes

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The Lebanese parliament on Tuesday passed legislation to legalize cannabis cultivation for medical and industrial purposes, a move that was recommended by economic advisers even … Read More. Breaking News

A look at the new BC Government Cannabis Programs before BC elections

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No question, we live in unprecedented times, and in many ways, it’s changing the social landscape. The focus has shifted from celebrities to health care and for a politician, a positive public opinion can unlock new doors, for good or ill.

Ohio Awards Additional Medical Marijuana Cultivation License to Ohio Grown Therapies

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Confusion over Ohio Grown Therapies’ pesticide plan in its initial application for a Level 1 medical marijuana cultivation license nearly lost the Johnstown company entry into Ohio’s nascent market, until the Department of Commerce reevaluated the business’s score and issued it a provisional license late last month. Now that is has secured a provisional cultivation license, Ohio Grown Therapies has nine months to obtain a final operational permit. “We’re

India: Himachal Pradesh To Discuss Cultivation of Legalized Medical Cannabis Crops

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amarujala.com reports On the lines of Uttarakhand, now even in Himachal Pradesh, the state government is preparing to approve the cultivation of hemp under the law. The state tax and excise department is preparing a policy on this, under which cannabis cultivation will be legalized for life saving drugs and some other treatments. In between these pleas of ambassadors and investors, the government started brainstorming to legalize cannabis cultivation.

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.

Canadian Judge Says Quebec Can’t Prohibit Home Cultivation

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MONTREAL — A court has invalidated the provisions of Quebec’s cannabis law prohibiting home cultivation of the drug. The judge ruled unconstitutional the sections of the Quebec Cannabis Regulation Act prohibiting the possession and the cultivation for personal purposes of cannabis plants. Federal law allows Canadian citizens to grow up to four cannabis plants at home, but Quebec chose in June 2018 to legislate against home cultivation.

These States Could be the Next to Legalize Cannabis

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Cannabis legalization is happening regardless of the US federal government’s draconian stance on the subject. Despite cannabis remaining against the law on a federal level, many states have been allowing the sale, cultivation, and consumption of cannabis, with more states joining all the time. Suppose the United States federal government doesn’t do something about their outdated stance on cannabis legalization. Mississippi Could Legalize Medical Cannabis.

Free Report: Cultivation Snapshot: U.S. Wholesale Hemp Prices and Supply

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The legalization of hemp has opened up a world of opportunities for cultivators, extractors and retailers alike, enabling them to compare prices and supply across state lines and secure the best deals. The Cultivation Snapshot: U.S. The Cultivation Snapshot: U.S. It has also exposed a dire need. Right now, savvy entrepreneurs from across the hemp supply chain have no complete or reliable commodities index to gauge appropriate pricing.