Sat.Oct 05, 2019

Audit Reveals 3,000 Illegal Cannabis Businesses in California

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The black market for marijuana in California is three times the size of the legal market, a recent audit has shown. The findings, made public in September, highlight the state’s ongoing battle to curb its illegal cannabis trade.

ICYMI: The House Passes the SAFE Banking Act!

Canna Law Blog

Great news! In a pretty historic moment, the House of Representatives officially voted to pass the SAFE Banking Act (H.R. 1595).

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Oregon Vape Update

Cannabis Law Report

This morning Governor Brown issued Executive Order 19-09 directing state agencies to enact a temporary ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, as well as other sources or additives.

How Is The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Boom Affecting The City’s Residents?

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Oklahoma has always been known as a state that jumps headfirst into new ventures. Right after it became a state in 1907, it produced the most oil of any state or territory in the United States.

OLCC Action on Governor Brown’s Vaping Executive Order Commission Will Meet to Pass Emergency Temporary Rules

Cannabis Law Report

Portland, OR — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) will meet next week to act on the Executive Order on the Vaping Public Health Crisis issued today by Oregon Governor Kate Brown.

Today’s Answer of the Day

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According to the Controlled Substances Act, do any federal officials or agencies have the power to change the scheduling of a drug? The Controlled Substances Act specifically empowers the U.S. Attorney General to add to, subtract from, or modify the schedule listings pursuant to an established procedure. Note: Shortly after the passage of the CSA, President Nixon, an opponent of marijuana legalization, appointed a Commission to investigate the issue.

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Canadians Feel Legal Marijuana Had No Effect on Workplace Productivity, Survey Says

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In the weeks and months leading to marijuana legalization, employers found themselves in a difficult position. Since there are no labour laws or criminal laws governing workplace legal cannabis policies, management was forced to improvise. Ultimately, however, creating these rules was a matter of common sense. But even after workplaces had established their policies, the nearly universal opinion was that their companies would suffer.

Eaze Cuts Staff As CEO Steps Down

Cannabis Law Report

California cannabis delivery giant Eaze sent out a company memo Wednesday announcing layoffs and a new CEO. According to multiple sources, 36 staff members were let go early Wednesday, a number that represents about 20% of Eaze’s overall workforce.

Nevada’s First Cannabis Tasting Room is Open for Business

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Just days after the Los Angeles became home to America’s first cannabis café, Nevada reached its own landmark milestone. After years of legal complications, the state decided to delay the green light until 2021 at the earliest.

Pittsburgh police officer put on leave over medical marijuana use

Cannabis Law Report

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports. A Pittsburgh police officer with a medical marijuana card was placed on administrative leave after testing positive for marijuana several months ago, Mayor Bill Peduto confirmed Thursday.

NEWS ALERT 10.4.19: GOV BROWN BANS SALE OF FLAVORED VAPING PRODUCTS

Cannabis Law Report

BY ANDREW DEWEESE, GREEN LIGHT LAW GROUP —. By Executive Order No. 10-09 , Oregon Governor Kate Brown today directed the OHA and the OLCC to immediately adopt emergency rules, effective for 180 days, banning the sale of all “flavored vaping products.”

What Employers in the Cannabis Industry Should Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act Taking Effect January 1, 2020

Cannabis Law Report

October 2, 2019 . Doug Dexter, Holly Sutton, Rebecca Stephens. On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a consumer-friendly privacy law inspired by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, is set to take effect.

On the Watch: USDA Regulations

Cannabis Law Report

The wait may soon be over. Perhaps as soon as this week, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) is expected to issue its long-awaited regulations, finally implementing the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the “2018 Farm Bill”).

Listen and Learn Forum: Draft Conceptual Penalty Rules #2 & Notice of Permanent Rules (CR 103)

Cannabis Law Report

Listen and Learn Forum: Draft Conceptual Penalty Rules #2. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is hosting a second Listen and Learn forum concerning draft conceptual penalty rules ( red-line version ; non-red-line version ) released on August 29, 2019. An agenda is attached to help you prepare. This is the second of two forums on these draft conceptual rules. Please join us on October 31, 2019, from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m.