Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America

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On Wednesday, July 10th, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hold a hearing entitled “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform” to discuss pathways forward as the Congress prepares for a substantial shift in public policy. “For the first time in recent memory, there will be a candid conversation in the Judiciary Committee about the failures of marijuana prohibition in the United States and how people have been impacted,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. “We look forward to working with the subcommittee to best inform the conversation in committee next week and the public at large on the implications of how Congress should move forward.” Currently, there are dozens of pieces of legislation that have been filed to address aspects of the prohibition and criminalization of cannabis, ranging from tweaks to allow for scientific research into the plant to comprehensive approaches that end prohibition and provide resources for the expungement of criminal records. The witnesses for the Democratic caucus include States Attorney Marilyn Mosby of Baltimore, Dr. Malik Barnett, Dr. David Nathan. The witness called by the Republican caucus is Neal Levine. The Judiciary Committee is chaired by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), whose support of marijuana policy reform dates back to the ’70s when he was a state lawmaker in New York. The Subcommittee is chaired by Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), who recently voted in favor of restricting the Department of Justice from enforcing prohibition in states that have reformed, including her home state of California. It is expected that the committee will be taking up legislation to end federal marijuana prohibition and criminalization later this year, but it is not known if they will consider existing legislation or a yet-to-be-introduced comprehensive package. You can click here to tweet to Rep. Nadler and Rep. Bass thanking them for scheduling the hearing. ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT Legalization Policy

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New Jersey: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill into Law

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4154) into law today facilitating the expungement of low-level marijuana crimes and other offenses. While some provisions of the new law will take immediate effect, other parts of the measure will not be enacted for 180 days. That law goes into effect in 90 days. Democratic Gov.

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Manzuri Law California Update

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New Legislation Introduced and Political Struggles in Sacramento Add to Industry’s Policy Challenges. By now, legislators have introduced most of the bills that they will try to pass through in 2020.

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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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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.

Virginia: New Medical Cannabis Laws Take Effect July 1

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Three new laws intended to expand patient access to and the therapeutic value of Virginia’s medical cannabis program take effect July 1, 2019. ” “We continue to tweak the law regarding cannabis oils.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2020 Colorado Cannabis Laws Update

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2020 Colorado Cannabis Laws Update . On January 1st, two new marijuana laws went into effect in Colorado. The second of Colorado’s new laws is House Bill 1230. Hoban Law GroupThe first was House Bill 1234, which allows for the commercial delivery of medical marijuana. .

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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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Law 360 – Latest Cannabis Updates

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Law 360, we’ve noticed over the last few months now have reporters following up every cannabis lawsuit they can find in the country.We You will need to be a paid law 360 subscriber to access full text. Cannabis Law News

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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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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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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.

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Mark Taylor (Euro Editor of Cannabis Law Report) To Publish, “Bloomsbury Professional Law Insight – Cannabis Law and Regulation”

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We’re proud to announce that our European correspondent & editor, Mark Taylor, has just announced the publication of his title “Cannabis Law and Regulation” with respected UK professional publisher Bloomsbury Professional. Bloomsbury Professional Law Insight – Cannabis Law and Regulation.

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.

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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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.

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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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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INCBA April 2 Presentation at Berkeley Law on Cannabis Appellations

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Cannabis Law NewsINCBA write……California is blazing a trail on Appellations that will change the global industry and provide tools for legacy farmers and manufacturers to maintain their viability in a rapidly evolving market.

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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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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.

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.

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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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.

Global drug law monitor hints at fresh approach to cannabis regulation

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The regulator references Illinois’ decision, reminding the US of its obligations to align with international law. Cannabis Law News Featured Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog

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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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