NM judge rules patient cannabis purchase limits consistent with state law

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A New Mexico state judge ruled on Thursday that medical cannabis patients cannot purchase the same amount as non-patients when recreational-use sales begin. Prior to the Cannabis Regulation Act, the only way to legally possess cannabis in New Mexico was to be a medical cannabis patient.

NM judge rules patient cannabis purchase limits consistent with state law

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17 December… A New Mexico state judge ruled on Thursday that medical cannabis patients cannot purchase the same amount as non-patients when recreational-use sales begin. Medical Cannabis Program Director Dominick Zurlo, in a statement to NM Political Report , praised Chavez’s decision.

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Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Sued for Violating State Law

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A recent lawsuit filed against the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) claims that the organization did not make its meeting agenda available to the public, which violated a state law known as the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act. According to Durbin, the OMMA violated this law. .

New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs

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The Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act essentially would give peace of mind to lawmakers, regulators, 149,000+ workers, and the millions of patients and consumers who are dependent on the normalization of lawful marijuana markets. To date, these statewide regulatory programs are operating largely as voters and politicians intended. Tax revenues from states like Colorado, Oregon, and Washington now exceed initial projections.

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

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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.

Louisiana Expands State Medical Marijuana Program

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New laws expanding the medical marijuana program in Louisiana went into effect on August 1. Only two facilities are allowed to cultivate medical cannabis for the entire state, and only nine pharmacies are licensed to distribute it to patients. Federal Law: SAFE Banking Act.

UMB Welcomes its First Wave of Medical Cannabis Program Graduates

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program. Stretching over two years, the program demonstrates growing acceptance for the cannabis plant, which is currently legal in 36 U.S. states for medical purposes. in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program is that the coursework can be completed online.

New Jersey: Lawmakers Approve Measure to Place Marijuana Legalization Question on the 2020 Ballot

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Super-majorities of the New Jersey Assembly and Senate decided today to place a marijuana legalization ballot question before voters in 2020. State law requires that three-fifths of lawmakers in both chambers approve a resolution to place an amendment on the ballot.

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

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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.

Eaze Establishes Program To Provide Low-Income Patients With Medical Cannabis

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Fortunately for patients, leading well-known cannabis software platform and marketplace Eaze is celebrating the inauguration of Eaze Compassion , which aims to reinstate compassionate care across the Golden State.

Flying with Marijuana – What You Need to Know

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This is a frequently asked question by medical cannabis patients and caregivers who are needing to travel outside their resident state. The Answer According to Federal Law. The Answer According to State Law. THC are legal federally.

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The Criminalization of Legal Cannabis Consumption

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The legalization of cannabis is opening many doors in states that are embracing it. However, not all changes spurred by the creation of a legal industry are necessarily positive. With legalization comes an increase in DUI charges.

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

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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.

Can I Fly With Medical Cannabis?

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This is a frequently asked question by medical cannabis patients and caregivers who are needing to travel outside their resident state. The Answer According to Federal Law. The Answer According to State Law. THC are legal federally.

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NM governor intervenes in court case over medical cannabis cards

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New Mexico’s governor has officially become a party in a legal battle over whether medical cannabis cards should be issued to out-of-state residents. On Wednesday, a state district judge approved Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s request to intervene in the case, which arose after a prominent medical cannabis producer challenged the state on wording in a state statute related to who can become a medical cannabis patient in New Mexico.

Cannabis advisory board meeting unable to address qualifying conditions due to lack of quorum

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A state panel met but was unable to make any actual recommendations for adding more qualifying conditions to the list of reasons approved patients can use medical cannabis. News Quick Reads Dominick Zurlo Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Medical Cannabis Program

Georgia Medical Cannabis Program Finally Revamps and Expands

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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.

Georgia medical cannabis program starts

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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. Brian Kemp signed it into law. 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.

Will California Get a Hemp Social Equity Program?

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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 ).

Georgia medical marijuana program starts after 7-month wait

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AJC 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. Brian Kemp signed it into law.

New York’s cannabis board has held first meeting. First items appoints chief equity officer & amends medical program

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New York marijuana regulators on Tuesday sought to make up for delays in the drug’s rollout by approving a chief equity officer and making immediate changes to the medical cannabis program during the inaugural meeting of the state Cannabis Control Board. lohud reports.

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

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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.

Massachusetts Compliance & Training Program For Cannabis Companies (Nation’s First) Deemed A Success

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1 deadline to train managers and employees under a new compliance and safety program that is the first of its kind in the nation. The state’s Responsible Vendor Training Program is designed to support licensee compliance and enhance the safety of customers and employees.

Medical Cannabis Now Legal in California Health Care Facilities

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Gavin Newsom signed into law the Compassionate Access to Medical Cannabis Act, or Ryan’s Law – remarkable for the fact that he vetoed a similar measure in 2019 due to conflict with federal law. Medical cannabis has been legal in California since 1996.

Expanding the Paycheck Protection Program to All Cannabis Businesses

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Earlier this week, MassRoots obtained a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), which has been critical to ensuring our employees are paid their regular salaries so they, in turn, have the money they need to support their families, cover medical bills, and pay rent.

The Status of Cannabis Legalization in the South

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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.

Legal Issues in Cannabis (2022 Update): Contracts, Real Estate, Taxation, and NFTs

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Join Harris Bricken attorneys Jonathan Bench, Frederic Rocafort, Arlo Kipfer and Robert Lamb for a live video broadcast on legal issues in cannabis. Just because cannabis is state legal does not stop federal enforcement attempts.

Can medical cannabis survive adult-use legalization?

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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.

The Week in Weed: April 5, 2019

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Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Our weekly review starts in Georgia, where the governor is expected to sign a medical marijuana reform bill into law. The law will allow grow houses and production facilities in the state, which will be heavily regulated. Moving up the East Coast, you will doubtless recall that last week, New Jersey did not legalize recreational cannabis.

Ohio Medical Cannabis Patients Rejoice As Edibles Will Soon Be Available

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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.

West Virginia: State Treasurer John Perdue Looking To Hire Attorneys To Handle Medical Cannabis Program

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The Charles Gazette-Mail report… State Treasurer John Perdue is hiring an attorney to assist with his office’s handling of banking services for West Virginia’s medical cannabis program, a show of escalating tension with the district’s federal prosecutor. Request for Proposal (RFP 84) for Legal Services to Represent the Treasurer's Office (September 24, 2019). It’s something that can be done and has been done in other states,” he said. Cannabis Law News

Mississippi Cannabis Legalization Guide

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This November 2020 election, cannabis legalization initiatives will appear on the ballots of five states: Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota. What are the current laws surrounding cannabis in Mississippi?

Connecticut Joining Its Neighbors To Fully Legalize Cannabis

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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.

Are CBD-Infused Alcohol Beverages Legal?

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The recent wave of crackdowns on cannabidiol (“CBD”)-infused alcohol beverages has further exacerbated public confusion regarding the legal status of the cannabis plant’s non-psychoactive compound. As we previously explained , alcoholic beverages are regulated by federal and state laws. Cannabis is heavily regulated at the state level but unlike alcohol, it is—for the most part—strictly prohibited under federal law.

What Are the Odds U.S. Senate Will Legalize Pot at the Federal Level?

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Our Southern California cannabis lawyers have been carefully eyeing the legal developments happening at the federal level, with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer of New York recently releasing draft legislation that would legalize marijuana in the U.S.

Can I Use My Medical Marijuana in States Where It’s Not Legal?

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However, given rapidly evolving – and often complicated – laws surrounding medical marijuana, many patients feel overwhelmed. Is it okay to use legally purchased medical marijuana in states where it’s not legal? State vs. federal law. Legal Travel

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Changes To Medical Cannabis Rules Could Overhaul NY’s Medical Cannabis Program

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On May 6, 2019, New York State law makers proposed two bills, A7467 and S5657 (both are the same), that would overhaul New York’s medical cannabis program. NORML (The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) has established a link on its site to easily send a message to your state lawmaker to support this effort. This post is for informational purposes only, For legal advice, contact a Canna Business Lawyer **.