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.

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.”

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.

Paraguay’s Decision to Allow Domestic Cultivation Opens Up New Opportunities

WeedAdvisor

Medical marijuana was legal in Paraguay since 2007, but the few patients who qualified faced a slew of roadblocks making accessibility quite difficult. This includes a full breakdown of security measures, transportation procedures, cultivation and manufacturing.

Recent Quebec Ruling on Home Marijuana Cultivation Could Impact Manitoba

WeedAdvisor

Manitobans may soon be able to grow cannabis at home, thanks to a recent legal challenge in Quebec, according to CTV News. On September 3 rd , CBC News reported on a ruling deeming Quebec’s decision to ban home marijuana cultivation as unconstitutional. The decision means it’s now legal to grow cannabis plants at home in Quebec, and the ruling could open the door for the law to change in Manitoba as well.”. .

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.

Quebec’s Ban on Home Marijuana Cultivation Deem Unconstitutional

WeedAdvisor

After all, it was the only province in which the majority of its population was against marijuana legalization. Since its inception, legalization in Quebec was under constant attack, first with their desire to increase the legal age from 18 to 21, followed by an arbitrary ban on topicals (in addition to any products appealing to children). Despite federal legalization, Quebec has since done everything in its power to keep prohibition as alive as possible.

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

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

Alaska: Cultivators still seeking changes to cannabis excise tax

Cannabis Law Report

Alaska voters legalized recreational marijuana use in 2014, but it took about 18 months for the first cultivators to be licensed and open their doors. When they did, they began paying into the cultivation tax that Alaska assesses on commercially grown marijuana.

Colombia Could Become the World’s Number One Cannabis Cultivator

WeedAdvisor

may have access to state-of-the-art growing technology, but that does not set them up to be world leaders in cannabis cultivation. Colombia, with its favourable climate and long-established marijuana cultivation workforce, will have a much easier time growing cannabis than its northern counterparts. The country’s rich history of marijuana cultivation dates back centuries. However, the legalization of medical cannabis in 2015 helped bring some legitimacy to the industry.

Justice Department Urged To Take “Immediate Action” On Marijuana Grow Applications

NORML

” The agency said that the policy change was necessary because the existing system provided “no clear legal pathway for commercial enterprises to produce marijuana for product development.” LAW ENFORCEMENT Legalization Policy Research Cultivation DEA University of Mississippi William Barr

Channel Islands (UK): Information Page – Licensing for cultivation of cannabis and associated activities

Cannabis Law Report

Licensing for cultivation of cannabis and associated activities. It is a criminal offence in the Bailiwick to possess, cultivate, supply or import cannabis. Application_for_a_license_for_the_cultivation_of_cannabis_and_associated_activities.

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.

Mexico Supreme Court Ruling Effectively Legalizes Marijuana Use, Possession and Cultivation

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In two separate rulings Wednesday, Mexico’s Supreme Court effectively set binding precedent that ends the country’s prohibition on marijuana use, possession and cultivation. With marijuana already legal in Canada, now both of the US’s neighbors will have legal marijuana, making the US federal government’s prohibition of marijuana even more untenable.”. Available Now for Interview and Analysis: DPA International Drug Policy Expert Hannah Hetzer.

California county making progress on repeal of cannabis cultivation ban

Cannabis Law Report

The movement marks a reversal from a ban enacted over a year ago by the former board, which left an estimated 750 MJ farmers without any legal way to continue growing.” California county making progress on repeal of cannabis cultivation ban. They report, ” The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors’ new rulemaking began in February.

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.

Rhode Island: Gov. Raimondo’s Proposed Marijuana Legalization Budget Plan

NORML

Gina Raimondo unveiled a budget proposal for 2020 that would legalize recreational marijuana in Rhode Island “with reluctance,” as she told The Providence Journal. Like it or not, we’re going to be incurring public safety and public health expenses because it’s legal in Massachusetts… And I think it is time for us to put together our own regulatory and taxing framework,” she said. On January 17, 2019, Gov.

New York Governor Cuomo Leaves Marijuana Legalization Out of State Budget

NORML

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.

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.

Why Legal Marijuana Does Not End The Illegal Market

MJ Business Attorneys

Areas that have approved the sale of cannabis still deal with a “gray market” where legal and illegal marijuana markets coexist. It is a scenario that frustrates legal cannabis businesses and law enforcement alike. In 2018, California’s legal cannabis sales totaled $2.5

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

NORML

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.).

Recreational Legalization Bills Advance In New Mexico House And Senate

MassRoots

A bill to legalize the recreational use of cannabis was just approved by the House Judiciary Committee in Santa Fe, New Mexico, making it one step closer to becoming law. “We came to the conclusion that legalization is coming,” Sen.

Kentucky Lawmakers Push to Legalize Medical Marijuana

MassRoots

House Bill 136, an amendment to legalize medical marijuana, was introduced in the Kentucky Legislature on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Similar legislation to legalize medical cannabis was not approved last year , but this year may be different. Legalization Marijuana News