Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America

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Delaware: Law Signed Reducing Marijuana Penalties for Juvenile Offenders

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John Carney has signed legislation amending criminal penalties for juveniles who violate the state’s marijuana possession laws. The new law took effect upon signing. However, that law left in place criminal sanctions for juvenile offenders. Democratic Gov.

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New Jersey: Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law

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Phil Murphy signed legislation into law today significantly amending and expanding the state’s medical cannabis access program. The new law takes immediate effect. The law also permits specific health care facility employees to operate as patient caregivers. Democratic Gov.

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Hawaii: Governor to Let Marijuana Decriminalization to Become Law

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The Governor has until July 9th to take action on the measure, or it will become law absent his signature. The new law will go into effect on January 11, 2020. Democratic Gov.

Nevada: New Law Bars Employers from Discriminating Against Cannabis Consumers

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Steve Sisolak has signed legislation into law prohibiting certain employers from refusing to hire a worker because he or she tested positive for cannabis. The new law takes effect on January 1, 2020. Democratic Gov.

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Five Cannabis Laws That Apply to Most US States

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However, being a Schedule I substance, possession of cannabis and use for any purpose becomes illegal under federal law. Nevertheless, at the state level, the laws regarding the use of cannabis greatly varies and conflict with federal laws.

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Georgia: Governor Signs Law Licensing Low-THC Oil Production

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Brian Kemp signed legislation into law today to facilitate regulations governing the licensed production and distribution of oils and other products containing limited amounts of plant-derived THC. Republican Gov.

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North Dakota: Governor Signs Law Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties

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Doug Burgum has signed legislation into law reducing marijuana possession penalties. Republican Gov.

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Illinois: Medical Cannabis Expansion Measures Signed into Law

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Pritzker (D) has signed two separate medical cannabis expansion bills into law. The new law went into effect on August 9, 2019. The new law will take effect on January 1, 2020. Illinois Governor J.B.

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North Dakota: Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Expansion Laws

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Republican Gov. Doug Burgum signed legislation on Wednesday amending and expanding the state’s nascent medical cannabis access program. House Bill 1283 permits physician assistants to recommend cannabis to qualified patients.

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Oregon: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Measure Into Law

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The law takes effect on January 1, 2019. The policy is similar to marijuana-related expungement laws recently enacted in a number of states, including Colorado, Delaware, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Washington. California law automatically expunges past marijuana convictions. Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation, Senate Bill 420 , to facilitate the expungement of past marijuana convictions.

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Hoban Law Partner With Komorn Law Michigan

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Hoban Law Group and Komorn Law of Michigan are happy to announce a special counsel agreement to work together strategically to provide best in class client representation. Read more about Komorn Law by clicking here. Cannabis Law News Hoban Law Group

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Colorado: Governor Signs Multiple Marijuana Law Reform Measures

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Jared Polis has signed multiple bills into law amending the state’s marijuana laws. The new law takes effect on January 1, 2020. Democratic Gov. House Bill 1234 establishes regulations for the delivery of cannabis products from state-licensed retailers. Under the plan, deliveries are limited to one per day per household, and are only permitted in municipalities that explicitly allow for such activities. Deliveries to college campuses are prohibited.

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Washington: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law

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” The new law takes effect on July 27, 2019. Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee has signed legislation, Senate Bill 5605 , facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions. The measure states : “Every person convicted of a misdemeanor marijuana offenses, who was 21 years of age or older at the time of the offense, may apply to the sentencing court for a vacation of the applicant’s record of conviction for the offense.

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Hawaii: Measure Decriminalizing Minor Marijuana Possession Becomes Law Absent Governor’s Signature

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David Ige failed to take action on legislation decriminalizing low-level marijuana possession offenses, thereby allowing the measure to become law without his signature. The new law takes effect on January 11, 2020. Democratic Gov.

New Mexico: Governor Signs Law Decriminalizing Minor Marijuana Possession

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Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed legislation into law decriminalizing the possession of personal use amounts of cannabis. Democratic Gov. Senate Bill 323 , which takes effect on July 1, 2019, reduces first-time penalties for the possession of up to one-half ounce of cannabis from a criminal misdemeanor — punishable by up to 15 days in jail — to a ‘penalty assessment,’ punishable by a $50 fine.

Hemp-CBD Laws: Alabama

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Federal law and policy Hemp StatesThe Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“ 2018 Farm Bill ”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp.

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Oregon: Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Landlords From Discriminating Against Medical Marijuana Patients

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It’s about time that patients and consumers are no longer arbitrarily discriminated against for being compliant with state law.” ” The new law takes effect on January 1, 2020. Democratic Gov.

Arizona: Supreme Court Rules That Concentrates Are Legal Under State’s Medical Cannabis Access Law

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Manufacturing and possessing concentrated forms of cannabis are legally protected activities under the state’s medical cannabis access law, according to a unanimous decision issued today by the Arizona Supreme Court.

Bragar Eagel & Squire Law Firm Investigating CannTrust

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Today, Bragar Eagel and Squire, a New York-based law firm that specializes in securities litigation, announced that it has begun investigating the company for the violation of federal securities law and other unlawful business […]. The post Bragar Eagel & Squire Law Firm Investigating CannTrust appeared first on Cannabis News | Lifestyle Tips | Expert Opinions | Stocks.

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New York: New Law Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties Takes Effect Today

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The new law also amends the classification of offenses involving the use or possession of marijuana in public from a criminal misdemeanor, formerly punishable by up to 90 days in jail, to a fine-only offense. Legislation reducing marijuana possession penalties and facilitating the expungement of past cannabis convictions took effect today. Assembly Bill 8420-A reduces the penalty for minor marijuana possession violations (up to one ounce) to a $50 fine.

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5 Wacky Canadian Cannabis Laws You Didn’t Know Existed

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Cannabis might be legal in Canada, but these obscure laws might surprise you. The post 5 Wacky Canadian Cannabis Laws You Didn’t Know Existed appeared first on Leafly. Canada Politics Alberta British Columbia government law enforcement list Ontario

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Nevada Law Bars Most Employers From Rejecting Cannabis Consumers

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The law makes it unlawful for would-be employers in Nevada “to fail or refuse to hire” a prospective employee whose screening test results indicate the presence of marijuana. The post Nevada Law Bars Most Employers From Rejecting Cannabis Consumers appeared first on Leafly.

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New Mexico: New Marijuana Decriminalization Law Goes Into Effect Next Week

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Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation into law decriminalizing the possession of personal use amounts of cannabis. The new law reduces first-time penalties for the possession of up to one-half ounce of cannabis from a criminal misdemeanor — punishable by up to 15 days in jail — to a ‘penalty assessment,’ punishable by a $50 fine. Pritzker is expected to sign legalization legislation into law this week.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signs into law interstate cannabis law

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Oregon Passes Interstate Cannabis Commerce Law. Cannabis Law NewsGanjapreneur reports… Senate Bill 582 , approved by lawmakers earlier this month , would let cannabis operators in the state export their extra product to neighboring states with cannabis programs.

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BREAKING NEWS: California Hemp Laws Get Revamped

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On October 12, 2019, Governor Newsom announced that he had signed SB-153 , a bill aimed at making significant changes to California’s hemp cultivation law. This is required under federal law, in order for states to comply with the 2018 Farm Bill.

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New Jersey: Lawmakers Advance Important Marijuana Law Reform Bills

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These bills would allow for the expedited expungement of certain marijuana-related convictions after marijuana legalization is signed into law in New Jersey. In some big news out of New Jersey, several marijuana reform bills have been voted out of their committees and are awaiting floor votes. Senate Bill 2703 and Assembly Bill 4497 have both passed out of their committees and are set to be voted on as early as Monday, March 25th.

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Another Attorney Joins Hoban Law.

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Mensing is The Mensing Group LLC’s Founder and Chief Counsel, and brings a no-nonsense approach to cannabis law in Massachusetts. from American University Washington College of Law (2010), an M.A. Blake knows cannabis and knows the law. Cannabis Law News

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Study: Pain Patients Report Significant Health Improvements Following Enactment of Medical Cannabis Access Laws

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Those suffering from chronic pain report significant improvements in health following the passage of medical cannabis access laws, according to data published in the journal Forum for Health Economics & Policy.

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Full Service Cannabis Law Firm Opens Its Doors In Arizona

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Bianchi Brandt & Hale, a business law firm specializing in highly regulated environments, recently made its debut as the first group in Arizona with a full-service cannabis law practice. Cannabis Law News

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Cannabis Practice Kight Law Included In US News & Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2020 List

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Congratulations to Kight Law firm. Kight Law is proud to announce that it is included in the US News and Best Lawyers list of “Best Law Firms” of 2020 , which states: “ Firms included in the 2020 Edition of U.S. News-Best-Lawyers-2020-Best-Law-Firms (1).

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Virginia: Majority Shift in Legislature Opens Door for Major Marijuana Law Reform

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Join Virginia NORML and help change marijuana laws! Tuesday, November 5, control of Virginia’s legislature shifted to democrats, opening the door for decriminalization , expungement, and establishing a clear path to legalizing responsible adult-use in the Commonwealth.

Advocates Push Back on Changes to Utah Medical Cannabis Law

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The post Advocates Push Back on Changes to Utah Medical Cannabis Law appeared first on Leafly. Advocates and conservative groups sparred over proposed changes to Utah's medical cannabis program during a tense, two-hour public hearing.

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Hoban Law Group Announces New Partner

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Hoban Law GroupHLG is always looking to expand and add the Nation’s top cannabis lawyers to its ranks. Doing so allows us to offer our existing and prospective clients unparalleled professional services and most importantly, cannabis industry expertise and insight.

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7 Things You Need to Know About Federal Marijuana Law

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Here are things you need to know about federal marijuana law. Even though it’s technically legal to consume cannabis in over half of the nation, the federal law on marijuana still isn’t budging. Here are the top seven things that you need to know about federal marijuana law!

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