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. 2020 ACTIVISM GOVERNMENT Research SCIENCE Cultivation DEA University of Mississippi

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Malawi legalizes cannabis cultivation for certain uses

Cannabis Life Network

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. Legalization of this crop will contribute to economic growth as […].

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

NORML

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.

New Hampshire: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients to Home Cultivate

NORML

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.

Australian Capital Legalizes Marijuana Possession and Cultivation

WeedAdvisor

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.

Lebanon About to Legalize Cannabis Cultivation

Cannabis Law Report

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.

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

NORML

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.

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Australia: Cannabis Possession Now Depenalized in the Capital Territory

NORML

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.

DEA: Marijuana Plant Seizures Spike, Arrests Fall in 2019

NORML

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.

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California Hemp Cultivation: It’s Complicated

Canna Law Blog

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. To understand the current state of hemp cultivation in California, we need to look back a few years. In other words, commercial cultivation was still not allowed.

Quebec Judge strikes down provincial law forbidding home cultivation of cannabis

Cannabis Life Network

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.

Italy’s Supreme Court Rules Personal Marijuana Cultivation Legal

The Joint Blog

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.

Rick Steves: I support home cultivation rights for all marijuana consumers

NORML

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.

Thailand Legalized Medical Marijuana

MassRoots

Making history as the first country in Southeast Asia to do so, Thailand legalized medical cannabis on December 24, 2018. Recreational cultivation and possession of cannabis will remain illegal and punishable by time in jail. Why did Thailand Legalize Medical Marijuana?

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

NORML

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. 2020 ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT Legalization NORML Chapters Policy SOCIETY

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

Canna Law Blog

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).

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana

NORML

Pritzker has signed legislation legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and retail sale. 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.

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.

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

NORML

’ 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. 2020 Medical Marijuana COVID-19 dispensaries home cultivation smoking social distancing

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

The Joint Blog

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.

Six Tips for Cultivating Cannabis on a Terrace or Balcony

LIWTS

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.

BevCanna Expands Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation Capabilities to Almost 300 acres

Cannabis Life Network

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 […].

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

Cannabis Law Report

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.

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

Cannabis Law Report

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.

First Legal Medical Marijuana Now Planted in Arkansas

MassRoots

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.

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

Cannabis Law Report

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. In between these pleas of ambassadors and investors, the government started brainstorming to legalize cannabis cultivation.

California Cannabis: Napa County Headed for a Cultivation Compromise?

Canna Law Blog

Cannabis cultivation and the means for regulating it have been contentious topics in Napa County for some time now.

Marijuana Legalization Measures Gaining Momentum In Several States

NORML

Lawmakers in several states have recently moved forward legislative proposals to either legalize or decriminalize marijuana-related activities. LEGALIZATION. Chris Sununu, who has pledged to veto any legalization bill, “regardless of what the language looks like.”

Canadian Judge Says Quebec Can’t Prohibit Home Cultivation

Cannabis Law Report

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.

Legalization Proposals Progress Around the Country

NORML

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.

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

Cannabis Law Report

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.

Ohio Awards Additional Medical Marijuana Cultivation License to Ohio Grown Therapies

Weedistry

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

Attorney General Nominee Commits To Leave State-Legal Marijuana Programs Alone

NORML

His statements came response to questions from Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) — each of whom represent states where marijuana is legally regulated for either medical or recreational purposes. Advocacy Attorney General GOVERNMENT Legalization Policy SOCIETY

Federal Court Dismisses RICO Suit Against Sonoma County Cannabis Cultivator

Canna Law Blog

For a while, criminal conspiracy lawsuits against cannabis operations looked like a potentially promising strategy for cannabis prohibitionists to try and use litigation to reverse the trend of legalization.

U.S. Virgin Islands Finally Legalizes Medical Marijuana

MassRoots

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.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Cultivation Amnesty Program Comes Into Play

Cannabis Law Report

Here’s the introduction to their piece………… Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has started its long-awaited cannabis cultivation amnesty program, a major move to pivot cultivators of illicit cannabis into the legal industry.

Cities Across Michigan Ban Legal Marijuana Sales

NORML

Similar to other states that have legalized adult-use marijuana like Colorado , California and Oregon , it’s up to municipal governments in Michigan to decide if legal marijuana businesses can operate within their communities.