Guest Post: Is CBD Legal? Federal & State Laws [2019]

Cannabis Law Report

New laws and bills are constantly being passed that create a great deal of confusion in the cannabis world. Is CBD legal in all 50 states? Is it legal in the federal government? In this article I’m going to update you on the legal status of CBD , and only CBD, in the United States. I will not cover the legal status of marijuana or any other substance. Is CBD Legal Under Federal Law? Is CBD Legal in all 50 States?

Washington State University Research Article Says , “Washington state law enforcement officers cite concerns with marijuana legalization”

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Cannabis Law NewsHere’s what the report is outlining… PULLMAN, Wash. Increased drugged driving, greater youth access to marijuana and insufficient officer training are a few of … Read More.

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Capitol Confidential: Colorado moves to protect jobs of legal consumers

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Also: Kentucky makes progress on medical legalization, and Virginia may decriminalize. The post Capitol Confidential: Colorado moves to protect jobs of legal consumers appeared first on Leafly. Politics cannabis legalization Capitol Confidential marijuana legalization state laws state legislatureStop firing people for relaxing on their own time, Colorado Boss.

Lanham Act Preemption of State Law Where Cannabis Trademarks Are At Issue

Cannabis Law Report

As cannabis products become legal in more and more states, commercial interest grows in protecting the trademarks associated with those products. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has maintained its refusal to register trademarks for most cannabis-based products on the ground that use of those products is federally unlawful. But what about state or common law rights in trademarks for cannabis products? Source: JD Supra.

US AG William Bar Indicates A Preference To Enactment Of STATES Law Rather Than Current Situation

Cannabis Law Report

Attorney General William Barr said on Wednesday that he would prefer that Congress enact legislation allowing states to legalize marijuana instead of continuing the current approach under which a growing number of states have ended cannabis prohibition in conflict with federal law. Barr said that he hasn’t specifically looked at the STATES Act yet, but that the bill is currently being circulated internally through the Justice Department “for comment.”.

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. By Mark Faccenda (US) , Jeff Margulies (US) , Will Troutman (US) and *Katie Fragoso (US) on February 12, 2020 Posted in Food & Drug Administration, Recent consumer products case law, Recent legislation and regulations. Hemp-derived CBD was legalized in 2018 under the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, or Farm Bill.

Move Legalization Forward in New Jersey

NORML

Several bills have been introduced in the state legislature, ranging from legalization to expungement, and the fight for freedom has never been more widely supported than now. There are three major reform bills in the New Jersey State Legislature during the current legislative session. 3205 ) and to send a message to your state lawmaker in urgent support of this legislation, click here. In New Jersey, there has been a great deal of progress in the last few years.

Where is cannabis legal?

Leafly

State laws are constantly shifting on cannabis legalization. Learn more about states where marijuana is legal—either for adult-use, medical use, or both. The post Where is cannabis legal? Cannabis 101 adult-use cannabis legalization medical cannabis medical marijuanaappeared first on Leafly.

Mississippi Cannabis Legalization Guide

Canna Law Blog

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?

Federal Lawmakers Aim To Legalize Marijuana This Year

MassRoots

I introduced S.420, my bill to legalize and responsibly regulate and tax marijuana,” Wyden tweeted on February 8. “It’s NEW: I introduced S.420, my bill to legalize and responsibly regulate and tax marijuana. The first one, Small Business Tax Equity Act , proposes that legal cannabis businesses should be allowed to claim tax deductions just like any other small business. It also allows legal cannabis businesses to have access to normal banking services, permits U.S.

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

NORML

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. The ballot question will read: “Do you approve amending the Constitution to legalize a controlled form of marijuana called ‘cannabis’?

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.

Is CBD oil legal?

United Patients Group

This next question: ‘Is CBD oil legal?’ Yes, purchasing CBD oil is federally legal as long as it doesn’t contain more than.3% THC but some state laws have put restrictions on for buyers. For example Virginia of all states, patients can only buy and possess CBD if they have a recommendation from their doctor. To learn more about ‘Is CBD oil legal?’ Welcome back. This is John Malanca with United Patients Group.

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How Religious Groups Can Petition to Use Psychedelics Legally

Canna Law Blog

law are forced to petition the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to do so. The plaintiffs in the Arizona Yagé case alleged that after filing the case, they were raided by local law enforcement.

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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. Tax revenues from states like Colorado, Oregon, and Washington now exceed initial projections.

Marijuana Officially Legal in Illinois

WeedAdvisor

In May Illinois sent a marijuana legalization bill to Governor J.B. On June 25 th , Pritzker signed the bill, officially making Illinois the 11 th state to legalize cannabis, and only the second state to pull this off through its legislature, according to Vox. Other states passed legalization through ballot initiatives. Regardless of the method, another state has decided to take the plunge into a growing and controversial market.

The Week in Weed: April 5, 2019

The Blunt Truth

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.

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.

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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Bi-Partisan Legislation Introduced In The House Thursday To Protect State Laws Regulating Cannabis

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A bipartisan bill protecting state laws regulating marijuana use from the federal government was reintroduced on Thursday in the House and Senate. The legislation, which allows states to determine their own cannabis policies, was offered by Sens. It would amend the Controlled Substances Act so any business operating in compliance with state cannabis laws is not in violation of the law. Cannabis Law News

Too Natural for Naturalization: Even Decriminalized Marijuana Can be a Bar to US Citizenship

The Blunt Truth

As a number of states and the District of Columbia have moved to permit possession, use and sale of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes and the business of legalized cannabis distribution has grown exponentially, federal law banning such activity remains unchanged. Deeming the trend in state law irrelevant, federal immigration authorities have in fact moved in the opposite direction.

Legal Hemp Is Not Safe on American Highways

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Conflicting federal and state laws mean police are seizing products that can’t get anyone high. The post Legal Hemp Is Not Safe on American Highways appeared first on Leafly. Politics cbd Hemp law enforcement

Too Natural for Naturalization: An Update

The Blunt Truth

On May 29, 2019, forty-seven members of Congress wrote a letter to Attorney General Bob Barr and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan registering their disagreement with the application of USCIS policy guidance to those who have been employed in the legal cannabis industry. Joe Neguse, Kelly Armstrong and Hakeem Jeffries, noted that thirty states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for medical and/or recreational purposes.

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

CannaMD

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? Can you use your medical marijuana card in different states? CannaMD sorts through the confusion, outlining everything Florida residents need to know about using medical marijuana outside of the Sunshine State. State vs. federal law.

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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. There are questions about the logistics of opening and running one of these types of businesses, given the complex interplay of laws and regulations promulgated by bodies from the U.S. What are the exact legalities behind ketamine?

Mississippi Cannabis Legalization Guide (Initiative 65 and Alternative 65A)

Canna Law Blog

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?

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Weed and Worry — The Immigration Consequences of Engaging in the Cannabis Trade

The Blunt Truth

The legal cannabis business is spreading like weeds. As several states and foreign countries have enacted laws decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, a fresh rush of reefer madness has overtaken the business world. Should you be worried about legal marijuana’s adverse consequences under federal immigration law? residing abroad who used Mary Jane before it was legal in your home country, and you want to visit the U.S.,

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Florida Talks of Marijuana Legalization Receive Bipartisan Support

WeedAdvisor

Marijuana legalization continues to be a hot topic on a federal level. But it appears that even in the biggest conservative strongholds, bipartisan support for legalization is growing. One such example – according to the Miami New Times – is Florida, a Republican state that (begrudgingly) accepted medical marijuana following public and legal pressure. Judging by recent opinion polls, Florida could soon be the next state to fully legalize recreational marijuana.

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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Marijuana businessman and former federal inmate faces new legal problems

Cannabis Chronicles

A pair of arrests earlier this year on drug possession and driving under the influence charges could disqualify him under state rules that prohibit convicted criminals from participating in Washington’s legal marijuana industry. Paulsen was in a Spokane County courtroom last week attempting to reverse the judge’s order appointing the receiver, who acts as a custodian of both his marijuana license from the state and the business until the creditors are satisfied.

Years After Voter Approval, Legal Marijuana Sales Begin in Maine

The Joint Blog

Legal marijuana sales have officially begun in Maine, but according to the Associated Press the state is already experiencing a cannabis shortage. Still, shoppers were ready and excited to purchase legal marijuana. But only six of them were open Friday, a state official said. “To

Pennsylvania: Expedited Pardon Process Now Available for Those with Low-Level Cannabis Convictions

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Those with low-level marijuana convictions are being encouraged to seek pardons from state officials. Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro both publicly endorsed plans to legalize the adult use of cannabis in the state and to expunge criminal records. “We now know the majority of Pennsylvanians are in favor of legalization, and that includes me,” Gov. Expungement Legalization expungement legalization pardons Pennsylvania Tom Wolf

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Veterans Are Often Forced to the Illegal Market Despite Cannabis Legalization

Veriheal

Whether veterans live in a state with a legal cannabis market or not has nothing to do with how medicine is obtained. The very gray area and smokescreen that exists between federal and state laws put veterans in a very vicarious place similar to banks.

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.”

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. There are questions about the logistics of opening and running one of these types of businesses, given the complex interplay of laws and regulations promulgated by bodies from the U.S. What are the exact legalities behind ketamine?

Hypocritical U.S. Tax Law Stifling Legal Marijuana Businesses

WeedAdvisor

Thanks to an antiquated law that the IRS is all-too-happy to enforce, taxes on legal marijuana dispensaries are astronomical. Following the verdict, the IRS passed Section 280E, which states that illegal businesses cannot make claims or deductions. This is where the problem of federal vs. state laws once again comes into play. Even though the dispensaries claiming deductions are legal in their respective states, the IRS is a federal entity.