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? I will not cover the legal status of marijuana or any other substance.

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.

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

Cannabis Law Report

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. Cannabis Law News

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?

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.

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.

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.

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. Thirty-three states, Washington, D.C.

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 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. 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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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.

Legal Hemp Is Not Safe on American Highways

Leafly

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: 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.

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.

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.

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

NORML

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.

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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.

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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Cincinnati: Council Members Vote to Eliminate Marijuana Possession Penalties

NORML

The new local law takes effect on July 12. Under state law, the possession of up to 100 grams of cannabis is classified as a minor misdemeanor offense. Expungement Legalization LEGISLATION Municipal Cincinnati decriminalization Ohio

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.

Q&A: Cannabis Trade Federation CEO Neal Levine on the future of federal marijuana legalization

SpeedWeed

America’s legal cannabis market owes part of its success to Neal Levine. 7-8, Smell the Truth caught up him to answer a few question regarding the future of federal cannabis legalization. have opted out of prohibition in some form, 10 states plus D.C.

Action Needed: Marijuana Vote This Week In Congress

NORML

Known as the Blumenauer-McClintock amendment after Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tom McClintock (R-CA), this bipartisan language would restrict the Department of Justice from interfering in the 11 states that have legalized and regulate adult-use marijuana.

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.

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.

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

NORML

The measure states that a landlord may not take into consideration an applicant’s “status as a medical marijuana patient” or whether they have a “conviction based solely on the use or possession of marijuana.” ” The new law takes effect on January 1, 2020.

What Makes an Online Weed Dispensary Legal?

Cannabis Law Report

This is down to a few very important factors: one is that CBD oil and other products have been legalized in all US states in at least some form, and in some states it is now legal to purchase and supply up to an ounce of cannabis. Choosing a Legal Online Dispensary.

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.

Utah Chooses its Legal Medical Marijuana Growers

The Joint Blog

Utah officials on Friday granted eight medical marijuana cultivation licenses to businesses that are both from Utah and those from outside the state reports the Associated Press. State regulators recently dropped a residency requirement, saying they didn’t believe it could be legally upheld.

What’s The Legal Amount Of Medical Marijuana Buds I Can Possess?

MMJ Recs

“How many MMJ buds can I legally possess?” Possession of medical marijuana buds is legal in an ever-growing number of states. But the law on possession of MMJ buds is not uniform across all legal MMJ states. The law on possession of MMJ buds can be complex.

Texas Cannabis Prosecutions Drop By More Than 50% Following Hemp’s Legalization

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana Moment reports, “After Texas legalized hemp and threw marijuana prosecution into chaos last year, prosecutors filed far fewer criminal charges, police departments paid for private testing and public crime labs were struggling to catch up.”

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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.

Baltimore state’s attorney: Marijuana legalization must include marijuana justice

Cannabis Law Report

Marilyn Mosby the State’s Attorney for Baltimore, Maryland, United States and the youngest chief prosecutor of any major American city. to testify before Congress as part of the first-ever hearing to discuss marijuana legalization. Cannabis Law News

Article: Legal Pot: Manufacturing Storm Clouds (the Refrain)

Cannabis Law Report

So here is the question: What do you do when an employee has a prescription to use medical marijuana under your state’s law and arrives to work reeking of marijuana? This remains one area where society has outpaced both the law and the science.

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.