Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority Sued for Violating State Law

SpeedWeed

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. .

Nevada SC Rules “state law protecting “lawful activities” or “lawful off-duty conduct” does not apply to non-medical cannabis consumption”

Cannabis Law Report

In a decision last week, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that the state law protecting “lawful activities” or “lawful off-duty conduct” does not apply to non-medical cannabis consumption, according to an Ogletree Deakins report. Cannabis Law News

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Class actions against CBD companies proliferate under federal and state law

Cannabis Law Report

Consumer products law blog. Class actions against CBD companies proliferate under federal and state law. Hemp-derived CBD was legalized in 2018 under the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, or Farm Bill.

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.

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Evidence-Based Research Suggests Allowing Cannabis Storefront Retail Benefits Neighboring Property Values, Public Health and Safety

Canna Law Blog

In addition to legalizing adult use and possession of cannabis, the law creates a statewide regulatory regime for commercial cannabis activity, but also provides discretion to local jurisdictions to prohibit or restrict such businesses. Stated reasons from city and county governments include fear of increased crime and teen drug use, and potential harm to property value. California Legal Issues Real Estate

Flying with Marijuana – What You Need to Know

United Patients Group

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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Majority of Virginians Favor Legalizing Marijuana

NORML

A University of Mary Washington survey shows 61 percent of Virginians favor legalizing the adult use of marijuana. Virginia attitudes, like American attitudes, are increasingly supportive of ending the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and replacing it with a legal marketplace in which products can be safely regulated for responsible consumers. “It comes as no surprise that a majority of Virginians support legalizing marijuana.

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.

Connecticut Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Cannabis Law Report

Connecticut has become the 19 th state to legalize recreational marijuana use by adults. Provisions regarding lawful possession go into effect July 1, 2021, but the provisions affecting employers will take effect next year on July 1, 2022.

New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs

NORML

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. The enactment of these policies have not negatively impacted workplace safety , crime rates , traffic safety , or youth use patterns. Tax revenues from states like Colorado, Oregon, and Washington now exceed initial projections.

Psilocybin Alpha Publish Psychedelic Legalization & Decriminalization Tracker

Cannabis Law Report

As the psychedelic renaissance contributes to a swelling pool of safety and efficacy data pertaining to the potential therapeutic benefits of psychedelic medicine, many localities—particularly in North America—are revising their legal frameworks. United States.

The Criminalization of Legal Cannabis Consumption

Veriheal

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.

The Legal Status of Cannabis for Animals

Project CBD

As so often happens, however, public demand is a few steps ahead of the medical and legal establishment. Both categories face their own individual legal challenges while the veterinary profession has its own internal battle on how to address the growing interest and body of research to support the use of medical cannabis for animals. While hemp-based CBD products are now considered slightly more legal, veterinary use and/or recommendations of these products is a different story.

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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.

Know your rights as an employer in terms of legal marijuana use

Cannabis Law Report

The legalization of medical marijuana use in 33 states and recreational marijuana use in 11 states has led to hazy implications for the hospitality industry.

Legal Aspects of CBD Product Purchases: 4 Facts to Know

Cannabis Law Report

But before you do, you should be aware of a few legal aspects of CBD purchases. Under federal law, CBD products must be derived from hemp plants, not marijuana plants. Otherwise, you could be breaking the law. CBD Products May Be Subject to State Laws.

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Connecticut Becomes the 20th Jurisdiction to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Cannabis Law Report

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the first six months of 2021, several states legalized marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes, including New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and New Mexico. States show no signs of slowing down. Does the law exempt any industries or positions?

Are CBD-Infused Alcohol Beverages Legal?

Canna Law Blog

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.

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.

Bronx DA Clark dismisses more than 6,000 marijuana cases in wake of legalization

Cannabis Law Report

More than 6,000 Bronx misdemeanor marijuana cases went up in smoke Thursday, dismissed in line with state laws making much use of the drug legal.

The Ketamine Clinic Craze: Legalities and Possibilities

Canna Law Blog

In recent years, the United States has seen a proliferation of ketamine clinics. Still, for all its promise, would-be clinic owners, practitioners, and consumers may be confused about the legality of such clinics. What are the exact legalities behind ketamine?

Connecticut Becomes the 20th Jurisdiction to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

The Blunt Truth

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the first six months of 2021, several states legalized marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes, including New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and New Mexico. States show no signs of slowing down. Does the law exempt any industries or positions?

Cannabis edibles containing psychoactive THC legal in Minnesota as of Friday

Cannabis Law Report

Under the new law, products containing no more than 0.3% Edible cannabis products containing the ingredient that gets users high will be legal in Minnesota when a new law goes into effect Friday, July 1. Under the new law, products containing no more than 0.3%

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.

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How long will delta-8 remain legal?

SpeedWeed

Delta-8 THC, aka delta-8, the intoxicating cannabinoid synthesized from hemp, is making waves across the United States, and especially in states where marijuana remains illegal. That’s because delta-8 is derived from federally legal hemp, which by law contains less than 0.3%

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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.

Pennsylvania State Senators Introduce Bipartisan Cannabis Legalization Bill

SpeedWeed

Two Pennsylvania state senators announced on Wednesday the introduction of a bipartisan measure to legalize cannabis for use by adults. As the marijuana movement reaches Pennsylvania , legalization must be done the right way,” he added.

The Ketamine Clinic Craze: Legalities and Possibilities

Canna Law Blog

In recent years, the United States has seen a proliferation of ketamine clinics. Still, for all its promise, would-be clinic owners, practitioners, and consumers may be confused about the legality of such clinics. What are the exact legalities behind ketamine?

Petition filed to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma

Cannabis Law Report

A petition has been filed in an effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma. State Question 806 , filed on Dec. 12, would add an amendment to the Constitution, which would generally legalize, regulate and tax marijuana for people aged 21 and older under state law.

Is Buying CBD Online Legal?

The Joint Blog

With the rise in popularity of cannabis lately, there are still many questions regarding its legality. After the Agriculture Act of 2018 was reauthorized, hemp, a species of the cannabis plant, has been legalized on the federal level. Is CBD Legal in the United States?

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New York State Department of Labor publishes guidance regarding legalized recreational Cannabis use and the workplace

Cannabis Law Report

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Labor has released new guidance regarding legalized recreational marijuana use and the workplace. The employer is not legally allowed to require drug testing outside such a mandate.

California: State Intervenes in Cannabis Delivery Legal Tussle

Cannabis Law Report

The state this week intervened in a new court battle over home delivery of cannabis in communities that have banned or restricted pot shops. In Fresno, cities are fighting the state contending that state law allows them to decide whether organizations can sell cannabis in their communities.

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House Members Pass Historic Legislation Legitimizing Retail Cannabis Sales

NORML

Members of the House of Representatives voted 321 to 103 in favor, representing 79% of the vote of HR 1595: The SAFE Banking Act, which amends federal law so that explicitly banks and other financial institutions may work directly with state-legal marijuana businesses. Therefore, almost no state-licensed cannabis businesses can legally obtain a bank account, process credit cards, or provide loans to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

SpeedWeed

RELATED: Senate Trio Unveils Federal Cannabis Legalization Draft With Provisions to Deschedule, Tax and Regulate. This thoughtful and comprehensive draft represents an historic step on the path to federal cannabis legalization.

CBD Oracle Lab Study Shows Some Delta-8 Products Are 7700% Over the Legal Delta-9 THC Limit

Cannabis Law Report

The companies are advertising it as a legal way to get high, touting medical benefits and generally making big promises about what they can deliver, but an investigation from the US Cannabis Council has found illegal levels of delta-9 THC in products for sale around the country.

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Study: Marijuana Legalization Does Not Increase Crime in Neighboring States

The Joint Blog

According to a new study legalizing marijuana for all uses is not associated with an increase in crime in neighboring states. According to NORML, “They reported no evidence to indicate that legalization was associated with any increase in criminal behaviors in bordering states.”

Fed Chair To Senate: “I think it would be great to have clarity,” On Cannabis

NORML

As the tentacles of the federal policy of cannabis prohibition run deep into nearly every sector of American public policy, a new voice emerged to call for clarity regarding state-legal cannabis marketplaces: Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. Currently, almost none of the businesses operating in the cannabis space can legally obtain a bank account, process a credit card, or take a standard business deduction on their federal taxes.