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?

Nebraska advocates aim for a marijuana legalization twofer in 2022

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Foiled in their bid to legalize in 2020, advocates up the ante and go for both medical and adult-use measures in 2022. The post Nebraska advocates aim for a marijuana legalization twofer in 2022 appeared first on Leafly. Politics 2022 Election marijuana legalization nebraska state law

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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.

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.

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.”.

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.

COVID-19 interstate compacts could be a model for regional marijuana trade

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A 'western alliance' of legal states could regulate interstate cannabis commerce, say some industry leaders. Industry Politics cannabis legalization federal prohibition marijuana surplus Oregon recreational marijuana state lawsThe post COVID-19 interstate compacts could be a model for regional marijuana trade appeared first on Leafly.

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.

Federal Lawmakers Aim To Legalize Marijuana This Year

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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.

Where is cannabis legal?

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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.

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. 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.

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?

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 Legal Status of Cannabis for Animals

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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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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. 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.

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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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.

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.

Are all drugs really legal in Washington State? For now, the answer is yes

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25, the Washington State Supreme Court struck down the state’s fundamental criminal drug possession law. Police are no longer arresting people for simple drug possession in Washington State. Are all drugs now legal in Washington State?

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

Election Brings Big Wins for Cannabis Legalization

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The 2020 election brought big wins for cannabis, with all of the five state ballot initiatives regarding legalization passing. The following is a breakdown of the ballot initiatives and what their passage means for each state. New Jersey legalized medicinal cannabis in 2010.

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.

Why Is Recreational Marijuana Not Legal In Florida?

LifeCannMD

In the recent November 2020 election, four states – Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota – have now joined 11 other states across the U.S. that have legalized recreational marijuana. Both blue and red states have voted to legalize recreational marijuana.

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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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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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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New Study Suggests Link Between Cannabis Legalization And Decline In Workers Comp Claims

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A new research paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests a connection between marijuana legalization and a decline in workers’ compensation claims. Marijuana has increasingly become legalized in the United States.

The MORE Act Will NOT Legalize Cannabis Nationwide. Not Like You’re Thinking.

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For now, I want to highlight what would happen if the MORE Act does become law someday soon, because I’m seeing some bad information out there. The biggest point of confusion seems to be the idea that if the MORE Act passes, cannabis will become legal nationwide.

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The MORE Act Will Not Legalize Cannabis Nationwide. Not Like You’re Thinking.

Canna Law Blog

For now, I want to highlight what would happen if the MORE Act does become law someday soon, because I’m seeing some bad information out there. The biggest point of confusion seems to be the idea that if the MORE Act passes, cannabis will become legal nationwide.

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Florida Talks of Marijuana Legalization Receive Bipartisan Support

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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.

Here’s what’s legal under New Jersey’s updated marijuana laws

SpeedWeed

Phil Murphy signed into law a package of bills that create the rules and regulations regarding the state’s legal cannabis industry. The new laws follow last November’s statewide vote to legalize cannabis for all adults. New Jersey marijuana laws.

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?