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Tribe is Expanding Cannabis Cultivation, Overgrowing the State Program

Veriheal

South Dakota still has harsh penalties surrounding cannabis consumption, and its newly instated medical cannabis program remains heavily restricted. Voters legalized medical cannabis in South Dakota via ballot initiative on November 3rd, 2020.

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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. With this commitment, Congress has a clear mandate to take action and end the underlying policy of federal criminalization,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. “In Advocacy Attorney General GOVERNMENT Legalization Policy SOCIETY

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

NORML

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. The question is how and when , but America’s elected leaders haven’t agreed on how legalization should be implemented. It’s actually a reestablishment of the legal term [for] cannabis.

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NYS Medical Homegrow Program

PrestoDoctor

Marijuana recently became legal in New York State. Now, The Office of Cannabis Management has released new updates to its medical cannabis program. Without your medical marijuana card, you will not have the ability to cultivate (grow) your own plants. Growing Cannabis.

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Ohio Cultivator and Non-profit Organization Offer Education Program in Cultivation

SpeedWeed

An Ohio non-profit organization and a cannabis cultivator are working together to help individuals who have been incarcerated for cannabis-related charges to receive education in cannabis cultivation. Three Programs in Ohio Teach All Angles of Cultivation.

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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. development and hiring programs.

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Virginia’s Adult-Use Cannabis Program Takes a Hit

Veriheal

In preparation, the CCA established a framework for cannabis business licensing, cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, testing, and adult-use retail sales that would be regulated by a newly formed Cannabis Control Authority. On April 7, 2021, Virginians rejoiced as Gov.

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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. 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.

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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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Americans Will Cultivate Over 4 Billion Grams Of Homegrown Cannabis in 2022

Veriheal

The legal cannabis industry in the United States has slowly expanded over the last decade. Despite the federal illegality of cannabis, lawmakers and state representatives have implemented successful medical and recreational cannabis programs across the nation.

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Marijuana Legalization on the Ballot in Arizona

MassRoots

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.

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Maine: Office of Cannabis Policy announces 18-member inventory tracking workgroup 

Cannabis Law Report

Office of Cannabis Policy announces 18-member inventory tracking workgroup . Ryan Parker, Cultivation, Stoner & Co. . Mitchel Samuelson, Cultivation, Seed and Soil . Cultivation, Theory Wellness . Rebecca Matz, Cultivation, Stoner & Co. .

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Resource Innovation Institute Releases First-of-its-Kind Handbook for Utilities and Efficiency Program Implementers Serving Cannabis Cultivators

SpeedWeed

Cuomo’s administration projects that legalization could generate 30,000 to 60,000 jobs across New York and that tax collection from the program could reach $350 million annually, the release states. New York’s S.B.

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Tennessee Broadens its Medical Cannabis Program

Veriheal

Wait, Tennessee has a medical cannabis program? I was born and raised in East Tennessee, and I moved to Oklahoma because medical cannabis is not legal nor accessible in Tennessee. The Evolution of Tennessee’s Medical Cannabis Program.

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Medical Marijuana Cultivators in Alabama to Start Planting in 2022 |

SpeedWeed

The panel tasked with overseeing the implementation of Alabama’s new medical cannabis law will reportedly urge lawmakers to tweak the measure in order to begin the plant cultivation process sooner. Alabama lawmakers passed the bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state in May.

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California cannabis tax program helps communities recover from the war on drugs

Cannabis Law Report

CN) — A program outlined in Proposition 64, which legalized recreational marijuana use in 2016 in California, is to give back to those harmed by the War on Drugs. The CalCRG program uses a cannabis excise and cultivation tax to give out $35.5 Courthouse News.

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Navigating the Legal Landscape in a Distressed Cannabis Industry

MJ Business Attorneys

Although legal cannabis markets exist at some level in the majority of states in the country today, they fight to survive amidst a web of restrictive and confusing regulations that make it difficult for businesses to operate in the black. Federal Cannabis Policies: What’s New.

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Manager/Director – Drug Markets and Legal Regulation Drug Policy Alliance New York,

Cannabis Law Report

The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the leading organization in the U.S. We have played a pivotal role in transforming the national conversation about drug policy. The Manager/Director reports to DPA’s Managing Director of Policy (MDP) and is part of DPA’s national policy team.

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Humboldt County Offers Support Program for Cannabis

SpeedWeed

On Monday, the county opened up the application period for “Project Trellis,” a support program to provide a boost to local cannabis growers. Additionally the Local Equity Program Manual outlines the services available to those who meet the eligibility requirements.

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Here Are the Cannabis Wins and Losses From Midterm Elections

Veriheal

In the two remaining states, Maryland and Missouri, voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana. Arkansas (Issue 4, Recreational Legalization): REJECTED. Arkansas voters rejected Issue 4, which would have legalized adult-use cannabis.

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Banning Smokeable Hemp Is a Big Texas Failure

Veriheal

In order for hemp to be legal in America, it must maintain a THC level no higher than 0.3%. If THC levels go higher than this, the crop is considered “hot” and is often destroyed to avoid legal ramifications. federal legalization of hemp.

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Is weed legal in Ukraine?

The Cannigma

Recreational: not legal, possession decriminalized Medical: legal. Recreational cannabis is not legal in Ukraine, but possession of up to 5 grams is decriminalized and there is a limited, but expanding, medical program. Ukraine’s medical marijuana program.

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The Monumental Potential of New York’s New Legal Cannabis Program

SpeedWeed

Advocates are calling New York’s legal marijuana program the best in the nation. Years of wrangling and tense negotiations finally ended in victory when adult use marijuana was finally legalized on March 31, 2021. How Great is New York’s New Legal Cannabis Program? .

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The Baltic Times: Cannabis policy reform in Lithuania: history, current status, and future challenges

Cannabis Law Report

The move is another small step in the direction of making cannabis policy more lenient toward consumers who may be otherwise law-abiding citizens. It was only in 2013 that the country aligned its policy with the rest of the Union and allowed the cultivation of hemp by local farmers.

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Cloud-based Software Could Fuel Growth of South Dakota’s Medical Cannabis Program

Veriheal

cloudPWR , a pioneer in cloud software for enterprise businesses and government agencies, is collaborating with fellow cloud-based solutions leader Accela to provide the South Dakota Department of Health (SDDOH) with an on-demand computer system-operated medical cannabis program registry.

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Georgia Medical Cannabis Program Finally Revamps and Expands

SpeedWeed

This will be a significant and positive change for a state that has gone too long without a true medical program. Georgia’s Program Has Been Lagging. Georgia lawmakers first passed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in 2015, but the rollout has come at a glacial pace.

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Former State Rep. Diane Russell on Maine’s Cannabis Legalization Woes

NORML

On November 5, 2016, Maine’s voters legalized recreational, or adult-use, marijuana. At the time, the state’s legalization bill was one of the most progressive, which included protections for home growers, preservation of one of the nation’s best medical marijuana programs, and a social consumption clause that would’ve made Maine one of the first states to host licensed cannabis bars and lounges. ” And building toward legalization worked.

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Congress to Vote on Protecting State Cannabis Programs

SpeedWeed

Congress will be voting on a proposal that would protect currently existing cannabis programs across the U.S. If passed, it would create protections for existing state cannabis programs, as well as any tribal medical cannabis programs.

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Georgia medical cannabis program starts

Cannabis Law Report

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports… Georgia’s top elected leaders moved forward Tuesday with a program to provide medical marijuana to the state’s 15,000 registered patients, nearly seven months after Gov. The appointments were a key step for patients who have been allowed to use the drug since 2015 but had no legal way to buy, grow or transport it.

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

NORML

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!

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Action Needed: Marijuana Vote This Week In Congress

NORML

Known as the Blumenauer-McClintock amendment after Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tom McClintock (R-CA), this bipartisan language would restrict the Department of Justice from interfering in the 11 states that have legalized and regulate adult-use marijuana. Today, more than one in five Americans reside in a jurisdiction where the adult use of marijuana is legal under state statute. 2019 Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT Grassroots Legalization Policy

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Is weed legal in Greece?

The Cannigma

Medical: legal Recreational: illegal. In July, 2017, a joint ministerial decision between the Ministers of Health and Justice legalized medical marijuana in Greece, and changed the classification of cannabis from a Table A drug to a Table B drug. Is CBD legal in Greece?

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Clarence Thomas Legal Opinion “A prohibition on intrastate use or cultivation of marijuana may no longer be necessary or proper to support the federal government’s piecemeal approach”

Cannabis Law Report

Raich – may now be useless from a legal standpoint because the federal government has taken a hands-off approach to the modern marijuana industry, effectively rendering its own prohibition meaningless.

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Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) Reports Says States Have Collected $US10 Billion In Cannabis Taxes So Far

Cannabis Law Report

Legalizing cannabis for adults has been a wise investment. Since 2014 when sales began in Colorado and Washington, legalization policies have provided states a new revenue stream to bolster budgets and fund important services and programs. Here’s what they say.

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South Dakota Cannabis Panel Wants Complete Legalization and 15% Tax

Veriheal

Cannabis should be legalized, regulated, and taxed like many other profitable commodities in South Dakota, according to the state legislature. Kristi Noem’s current approach to cannabis legalization. What Does South Dakota’s Cannabis Legalization Recommendation Entail?

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Colorado Could Legalize Psychedelics This November

Veriheal

Colorado could legalize psychedelics. This campaign was backed by New Approach PAC, a nationwide political organization that is focused on supporting progressive reform surrounding cannabis and criminal justice policies.

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Uber Eats Announces Leafly Partnership, Germany’s Legalization Plans Leak, and White House Drug Czar Backs Cannabis Rescheduling

Veriheal

Uber Eats announced its partnership with Leafly, Germany’s cannabis legalization plans leaked, and the White House drug czar said cannabis should be rescheduled. Uber Eats’ cannabis delivery force comprises staff from Ontario’s CannShell program.