Remove Cultivation Remove Legalization Remove Programs Remove State Laws
article thumbnail

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

NORML

In Senate testimony today, nominee for Attorney General William Barr committed to not use the limited resources of the Department of Justice to prosecute state-regulated and compliant marijuana businesses. 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. Thirty-three states, Washington, D.C.

Programs 216
article thumbnail

Louisiana Expands State Medical Marijuana Program

MassRoots

New laws expanding the medical marijuana program in Louisiana went into effect on August 1. Home cultivation remains illegal for the more than 4,000 registered medical marijuana patients. As a result, the program struggled to recruit physicians to participate.

Programs 100
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Federal vs. State Approaches to Cannabis: Recent DEA Data Shows Increase In Enforcement While States Move Toward Decriminalization and Legalization

The Blunt Truth

One might think that the recent uptick in the legalization of recreational marijuana usage would correlate with a decline in the arrests and seizures related to the leafy-green. This gap in ideologies between the federal and state governments may be the result of several driving factors.

DEA 69
article thumbnail

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. What Tennessee does have are relaxed laws surrounding some high CBD products and low THC products.

article thumbnail

California Hemp Cultivation: It’s Complicated

Canna Law Blog

Our California hemp lawyers regularly get asked about the laws and regulations about growing hemp in California, manufacturing hemp products, and shipping those products around the country. I’ve written about the various hemp laws in California and how confusing they are previously (see here and here ). The reality is that California is far behind many other states when it comes to hemp. In other words, commercial cultivation was still not allowed.

article thumbnail

Zoned Properties Announces Completion of $8 Million Expansion at Its Chino Valley Cultivation Facility

Cannabis Law Report

the “Company”) (OTCQB: ZDPY), a leading real estate development firm for emerging and highly regulated industries including legalized cannabis, today announced an amendment to the lease agreement with its significant tenant related to its cultivation facility located in Chino Valley, Arizona.

article thumbnail

Georgia Medical Cannabis Program Finally Revamps and Expands

SpeedWeed

The decision means that thousands of patients in the Peach State will now finally be able to obtain medical marijuana oil, which has long been unavailable under the state’s medical marijuana law. State law limits the number of medical marijuana producers to six.

article thumbnail

Judge Instructs Illinois to Stop Awarding Adult-Use Craft Cannabis Cultivation Licenses

Veriheal

The Illinois high court has rejected a request to permit further licensing for craft cannabis cultivators for the state’s adult-use marijuana program, which launched in January 2020. The Craft Cannabis Cultivation Application Process in Illinois.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Getting into the Weeds: The Latest on the Alabama Medical Cannabis Program

Cannabis Law Report

POSTED IN ALABAMA , MEDICAL MARIJUANA , STATE LAW DEVELOPMENTS. For many, it feels like Alabama’s medical cannabis program has been a work in progress for years. By Whitt Steineker & Elizabeth R. Hobbs on June 1, 2022.

Banking 52
article thumbnail

Will California Get a Hemp Social Equity Program?

Canna Law Blog

As states across the country develop regulated cannabis programs, more and more are incorporating social equity programs. Illinois’ new adult-use cannabis law, for example, made waves for its broad social equity program. California hasn’t really made any progress on adopting hemp social equity programs, probably because of the murky legality of hemp to start. Los Angeles’ program ).

article thumbnail

Texas House Passes Bills to Decriminalize Adult-Use Cannabis and Expand Medical Cannabis Program

SpeedWeed

But this time around, after years of setbacks and political meddling from the rival gaming industry, a bill at the Nevada State Legislature is on track to settle the score once and for all. Yeager, in his third term at the state’s biennial legislature, has felt the frustration himself.

article thumbnail

The Status of Cannabis Legalization in the South

Cannabis Law Report

While cannabis legalization moves full steam ahead through much of the Northeast, the southeastern U.S. These states haven’t made major headlines for their progressive cannabis policies, but together they constitute a major market that has, nevertheless, dipped its toe in the water.

article thumbnail

Can medical cannabis survive adult-use legalization?

The Cannigma

Listen & Subscribe: Very few medical cannabis advocates are against the full legalization of the plant for all adults. But sometimes one unintended consequence of adult-use legalization is that the market no longer caters to medical patients. So, states start there.

article thumbnail

Ohio Medical Cannabis Patients Rejoice As Edibles Will Soon Be Available

MassRoots

The first medical cannabis product manufacturing license was just awarded in Ohio, giving patients in the program a reason to celebrate. Located in East Fultonham in Muskingum County, Grow Ohio is officially the first producer to be awarded a license to manufacture popular cannabis products like edibles, tinctures , transdermal patches, and topical salves, creams, or lotions in the Buckeye State. “It’ll A total of up to 40 processors may be licensed in the state of Ohio.

Edibles 66
article thumbnail

Connecticut Joining Its Neighbors To Fully Legalize Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Connecticu t’s legalization efforts looked all but certain to fail at the beginning of the week, but now it’s headed to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. Although Republicans got the blame for the delay, several state Democrats had also expressed concerns.

Hybrid 99
article thumbnail

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

History 209
article thumbnail

Election Brings Big Wins for Cannabis Legalization

Canna Care Docs

The 2020 election brought big wins for cannabis, with all of the five state ballot initiatives regarding legalization passing. The following is a breakdown of the ballot initiatives and what their passage means for each state. New Jersey legalized medicinal cannabis in 2010.

article thumbnail

Federal Legalization – Then What?

Cannabis Law Report

CPA’s “ PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. Federal Legalization – Then What? Let’s think through a couple of scenarios and have a peek at the landscape in a post-legalization world. Let’s begin with the following: STATES Act Becomes Law. The STATES Act passes in Congress, the President signs it and it becomes law which means that in the states where cannabis is legal : Banking system becomes available to cannabis businesses.

DEA 52
article thumbnail

Maryland Lawmakers Plan Cannabis Legalization Measure for 2022 Election

SpeedWeed

Maryland state lawmakers announced last week that the legislature will turn to the voters on the issue of cannabis policy reform by placing a marijuana legalization measure on the statewide ballot next year. Maryland Work Group To Study Cannabis Legalization.

article thumbnail

New Mexico Approves Cannabis Rules and Prepares for Legalization

SpeedWeed

The Cannabis Control Division is committed to supporting licensees to maximize the economic opportunities that adult-use cannabis sales offer our state.”. One point of concern has been rules regarding allowances for large-scale cannabis cultivators.

Retail 52
article thumbnail

CBD And Hemp Legal And Regulatory Roundup – March 18, 2022

Cannabis Law Report

Welcome to our weekly roundup of CBD and hemp-related legal and regulatory news: CBD. Law 360 (sub. Advocates said the bill contradicts federal law, which currently allows hemp products to be sold with 0.3% Law 360 (sub. 23 March 2022. Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

article thumbnail

Medical Cannabis Gains Support in Kentucky

MassRoots

Legislation to legalize medical cannabis cleared the Kentucky House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Like so many others, these conditions produce symptoms that have been responsive to medical cannabis treatments in other states where the plant is available to patients with a physician’s recommendation, like Illinois and Ohio. I would like to have the option without breaking the law,” Everett said. “I

article thumbnail

Utah Chooses its Legal Medical Marijuana Growers

The Joint Blog

Utah officials on Friday granted eight medical marijuana cultivation licenses to businesses that are both from Utah and those from outside the state reports the Associated Press. As noted by the AP, that’s two short of the 10 growers allowed under state law, but regulators are “hoping to ensure a supply-and-demand balance.” State regulators recently dropped a residency requirement, saying they didn’t believe it could be legally upheld.

article thumbnail

New York’s Native Americans Are Ready to Enter the Legal Weed Business

SpeedWeed

Less than a month after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed New York’s long-awaited adult-use cannabis bill into law, several indigenous tribal nations are announcing their own plans to get in on the game. Image via.

Retail 52
article thumbnail

What’s The Legal Amount Of Medical Marijuana Buds I Can Possess?

MMJ Recs

“How many MMJ buds can I legally possess?” Possession of medical marijuana buds is legal in an ever-growing number of states. But the law on possession of MMJ buds is not uniform across all legal MMJ states. The law on possession of MMJ buds can be complex.

article thumbnail

Democratic Senators’ Bill Would Let Washington DC Legalize Cannabis Sales Against Biden’s Wishes

Cannabis Law Report

Combined with the three bills reported from the Appropriations Committee in August, the bills provide a 13 percent increase for non-defense discretionary programs and a 5 percent increase for defense programs. State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, 2022.

article thumbnail

Here’s what’s legal under New Jersey’s updated marijuana laws

SpeedWeed

Phil Murphy signed into law a package of bills that create the rules and regulations regarding the state’s legal cannabis industry. The new laws follow last November’s statewide vote to legalize cannabis for all adults. New Jersey marijuana laws.

article thumbnail

NORML’s 2020 Democratic Primary Marijuana Straw Poll

NORML

The 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary is already heating up and we wanted to reach out to our supporters to take an early straw poll of who they think voters who prioritize marijuana law reform should support in that primary. Current Office: Senator from Minnesota 2018 NORML Congressional Scorecard Grade: B Co-Sponsored Legislation: STATES Act (2017-2018). States are moving forward on decriminalization and legalization. State voters should have that power.”

article thumbnail

South Dakota: Tribal governments mull compact with South Dakota on marijuana regulations, similar to relationship on legalized gaming

Cannabis Law Report

A summer study committee of the state Legislature heard from three representatives of tribal interests on medical marijuana on Monday, including two marijuana commissioners from Pine Ridge, where voters authorized recreational pot last year. The South Dakota Globe reports.

article thumbnail

New Jersey and New York Signal Movement on the Adult-Use Cannabis Front

Veriheal

New Jersey and New York — which legalized cannabis on Feb. 22, 2021, and March 31, 2021, respectively — have yet to officially get the ball rolling in terms of launching their legal markets. Phil Murphy stated that adult-use cannabis sales will start “within weeks.”

article thumbnail

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/29

NORML

Guam became the first US territory to send a bill legalizing the adult-use of marijuana to the governor’s desk in 2019. Governor Jim Justice (R) of West Virginia signed legislation into law that allows financial institutions to provide banking services related to the state’s medical marijuana program. Late last week, the North Dakota State Senate overwhelmingly passed a measure to expand the state’s medical marijuana program.

article thumbnail

New Mexico Judge Calls for Increases for MMJ Purchase Limits

Veriheal

A New Mexico judge has instructed the state’s Department of Health (DOH) and the Regulation and Licensing Department (RLD) to halt the enforcement of stringent medical cannabis purchase limits. Cultivators Scramble for Cannabis Licenses.

article thumbnail

Federal Hemp & CBD Update – What’s Legal & What’s Not

Cannabis Law Report

But is it legal to buy, sell, and produce them? But that is not the end of the story, as the FDA continues to regulate CBD products through enforcement of the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act, and state governments also have restrictions. Federal and state laws are changing quickly in this area, so anyone involved with these products is encouraged to consult with a lawyer and stay informed on recent developments. Federal Law Still Restricts CBD.

Food 40
article thumbnail

New York Cannabis: An Update

Canna Law Blog

A lot of things have happened since our State of the State for New York’s cannabis industry. Conditional adult use cultivator and processors licenses were approved. The OCM will develop a license application process and open the program as soon as possible.

article thumbnail

How to find low cost, free, and subsidized medical cannabis

The Cannigma

Luckily, “compassionate care” programs are still common, and patients who are in need still have avenues to find a helping hand. Many programs also require an annual renewal fee. Legality. Who qualifies for compassionate care programs?

article thumbnail

Article – Faegre Baker Daniels: Key Considerations for U.K. Investment in the Legal Cannabis Industry Abroad

Cannabis Law Report

investors in cannabis-related entities, where the activity is legal in its jurisdiction but not legal in the U.K., The legality of the investment can be safeguarded by making an authorised disclosure to the National Crime Agency (NCA) and receiving consent to proceed with the specific proposed activity (be it selling existing investments, holding them and receiving dividends, or making new investments). That said, the legal position is not clear cut.

Banking 40