Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/29


Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Governor Jim Justice (R) of West Virginia signed legislation into law that allows financial institutions to provide banking services related to the state’s medical marijuana program.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/10/19


Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Governor Kevin Stitt (R) of Oklahoma signed legislation into law to permit osteopaths to recommend medical cannabis to their patients. Legislation is pending, HB 350, to expand medical cannabis access.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/26/19


At the state level, Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota signed a package of bills into law to expand the state’s medical cannabis access program. Send a message to your federal lawmakers in support of this important legislation. Legislation is pending, H.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/22


Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Governor Ron DeSantis (R) of Florida signed legislation into law to restore patients’ right to smoke medical cannabis. Send a message to your federal lawmakers in support of this important legislation.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/15/18


Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R) signed legislation into law that would strengthen and clarify medical cannabis patient protections. After months of negotiation, Governor Murphy of New Jersey and state legislators have reached a deal on what will be included in upcoming legislation to legalize the adult-use and retail sale of marijuana in the state of New Jersey.

State restrictions on cannabis packaging worry producers

Cannabis Chronicles

Because of state regulations, the packaging for the company’s infused tinctures, topicals, capsules and other products contains no information claiming any therapeutic effects. Hull has never had a customer say the packaging on her company’s products are misleading, she said.

Oklahoma governor puts pen to paper on medical marijuana legislation

Cannabis Law Report

The new law will set up guidelines for inventory testing and tracking, advertising, packaging and labeling, among other things. Producers will be prohibited from using images on packaging other than their business name logos and product images.

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority announces legislative changes to program

Cannabis Law Report

Legislative Changes Currently Effective. Legislative Changes Effective After August 29. Packaging/labeling – HB 2612 and HB 2601 add packaging and labeling requirements. Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority announces legislative changes to program.

Chairwoman Velázquez Introduced Bill To End Marijuana Prohibition And Promote Small Businesses


House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez along with Representatives Jared Golden and Dwight Evans introduced a package of legislation, ( H.R. territories of Guam and Puerto Rico have enacted legislation specific to the physician-authorized use of cannabis.

Rep Heck: We’re late to implement the SAFE Banking Act. Read his press release, the draft bill & full meeting package

Cannabis Law Report

To date, the leading, bipartisan legislative solution focused on the cannabis banking issue is the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, authored by Reps. Perlmutter and Heck first introduced a legislative proposal to allow marijuana-related businesses in states with existing regulatory structures to access the banking system on July 10, 2013 and have introduced similar bills every Congress since 2013. Full meeting package available .

The Nevada Independent Provides A Great Review Of All Current Legislation

Cannabis Law Report

A few years ago, marijuana businesses were wondering if they would even survive the legislative session without some sort of political crackdown. Once the Cannabis Compliance Board is in place, it may be less common to see so many divergent pieces of marijuana legislation.

OR: OLCC “2019 Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Legislative Report” & Statement

Cannabis Law Report

Portland, OR — Today the Oregon Liquor Control Commission provided the Oregon Legislative Assembly with the 2019 Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Legislative Report required by ORS 475B.548. 2019 Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Legislative Report.

ORCA March 2019 Newsletter Provides Exhaustive Overview of State Legislative Developments & OLCC Rules, Regs & Education Programs

Cannabis Law Report

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE MARCH 2019: Here’s a quick rundown of some of what we’ve been working on this session. OLIS is the Oregon Legislative Information System is extremely helpful for tracking bills. Contact your legislators!!! .

Vote Hemp Releases 2018 U.S. Hemp Crop Report Documenting Industrial Hemp Cultivation and State Legislation in the U.S.

Cannabis Law Report

Hemp Crop Report Documenting Industrial Hemp Cultivation and State Legislation in the U.S. Hemp fiber can also be used to create environmentally friendly packaging materials, and hard bio-plastics for use in everything from airplanes to car parts. Vote Hemp Releases 2018 U.S.

Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America


It is expected that the committee will be taking up legislation to end federal marijuana prohibition and criminalization later this year, but it is not known if they will consider existing legislation or a yet-to-be-introduced comprehensive package.

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Rhode Island: Gov. Raimondo’s Proposed Marijuana Legalization Budget Plan


per-package limit.). 2019 ACTIVISM Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT Legalization LEGISLATION NORML Chapters Policy SOCIETYOn January 17, 2019, Gov. Gina Raimondo unveiled a budget proposal for 2020 that would legalize recreational marijuana in Rhode Island “with reluctance,” as she told The Providence Journal. “We’re not an island, in fact.

Federal Lawmakers Aim To Legalize Marijuana This Year


Legislation to end the federal prohibition of cannabis has been submitted in the U.S. The American people have elected the most pro-cannabis Congress in American history and significant pieces of legislation are being introduced,” said Blumenauer.

Whilst ABA President Thinks SAFE Act Will Go Through, Politico Article Says Dream On!

Cannabis Law Report

But even if House Democrats can overcome their internal differences and pass a bill — whether banking legislation or something more ambitious — it will face a treacherous path in the Senate. Federal cannabis regulation of any sort is still a pipe dream says Politico article.

Medical CCAs 101 (Cannabis Cooperative Associations)

Cannabis Law Report

In this illustration we have assumed a sale of 250 packages of flower for $40 per 8-gram package. Since medical cannabis is not subject to Sales Tax, the sale of the 250 8-gram packages for $8,827 will produce a gross revenue of $7,355 for the dispensary.

Businesses Need Bank Accounts; Marijuana Shops Included


With Chairwoman Waters scheduling a hearing on the historic legislation by Congressmen Heck and Perlmutter, we are finally making progress toward addressing the irrational, unfair, and unsafe denial of regular banking services for state-legal marijuana businesses around the country,” said Rep. ” Legislation introduced by Rep’s Perlmutter and Heck known as the SAFE Banking Act sought to address this issue in the 115th Congress.

Going green: States would get free hand under pot bill

Cannabis Chronicles

Ron Wyden proposed legislation Friday that would give states a free hand to allow legal cannabis markets without the threat of federal criminal intervention, the latest push in Congress to bolster the nation’s burgeoning pot industry. Oregon Sen.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board: Notice of Rulemaking – Proposed Rules (CR 101)

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabis Packaging and Labelling Rules. Rules Review and 2019 Legislation Implementation – Student Tasting and Permits. 2019 Legislation Implementation – Soju endorsement, Recapping Sake, and Manufacturers Bottling/Packaging. Notice of Rulemaking – Proposed Rules (CR 101). May 30, 2019 . The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board would like your input on the following proposed rules. . Notice to Stakeholders. CR-101 Filed as WSR 19-12-029 on May 29, 2019.

Article – Matt Maurer / Torkin Manes : Government of Canada Announces Details Pertaining to Legalization of Cannabis Edibles, Topicals and Extracts

Cannabis Law Report

This is due to a legislative requirement that Federally licensed processors notify Health Canada 60 days before they make a new product available for sale. In addition to the foregoing, specific rules on packaging, labeling and promotion will be implemented for the various new product types.

Texas Police Chiefs Association Hold Marijuana Press Conference


Please take action and let your legislators know that you support common sense policy! Furthermore, many arrests for marijuana in our communities also involve large amounts of packaged marijuana for sale and/or deadly weapons and/or other drugs such as meth, cocaine, and heroin. It is clear that we still have much work to do during this session to get this legislation to the finish line.

Want Regulated Cannabis In NJ ? Get Rid Of Edibles Says Politician

Cannabis Law Report

It looks like a candy but it’s a drug,” said Sweeney, one of the sponsors of the adult-use legislation and New Jersey’s most powerful state lawmaker. “I

Guam. The Amsterdam of The Pacific ?

Cannabis Law Report

Lou Leon Guerrero signed the bill Thursday — a week after the Legislature narrowly passed the legislation that allows people ages 21 and older to possess up to an ounce (28 grams), the Pacific Daily News reported. “We

From DEA to Legal Cannabis: Charles Feldmann Weighs In


Please check here to find the right sponsorship package for your company. Our guest CannaTech blogger today is none other than Charles Feldmann, Esq.,

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New York Legislature Passes Breakthrough CBD Hemp Bill

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At the close of the legislative session last week, lawmakers in Albany – led by downstate Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Jen Metzger – successfully passed a bill which aims to regulate the New York state industrial hemp market while providing consumer protections. By: Kristin Jordan , Senior Counsel.

Now They’ve Succeeded In Oregon It’s Time To Introduce The Idea To DC, Here Comes The State Cannabis Commerce Act

Cannabis Law Report

Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer have introduced legislation to allow for interstate commerce when it comes to state-legal cannabis programs. Federal Legislation To Facilitate Interstate Marijuana Commerce Introduced.

What the U.S. Can Learn From Weed Legalization in Canada

Cannabis Law Report

legislators can learn from weed in Canada. There is a lot that Canadian legislators have done right for the entrepreneurs and consumer. For the consumer and the legislator looking to partake in legalized cannabis, the biggest obstacle is often price. Scott McGovern. CONTRIBUTOR.

Washington: WSLCB Publish Their 2019 Cannabis Topics & Trends Alerts

Cannabis Law Report

1, 2020 Effective Date for All Marijuana Products, Packaging and Labeling. Legislative Session and the Licensing Process. 2019 Legislative Session – Agency Proposed Legislation. 1, 2020 Effective Date for All Marijuana Products, Packaging and Labeling. On January 9, 2019 the Board approved a motion to make the effective date for all marijuana product, packaging and labeling requirements Jan 1, 2020. Legislative Session and the Licensing Process.

Recreational Legalization Bills Advance In New Mexico House And Senate


Same same but different legislation, introduced by Republicans, was also approved by the state Senate on the same Saturday that HB 356 was approved by the House Judiciary Committee.

Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Florida

Canna Law Blog

This federal and state interplay has resulted in many legislative and regulatory changes at the state level. In light of these legislative changes, we are presenting a 50-state series analyzing how each jurisdiction treats hemp-derived cannabidiol (“Hemp-CBD”).

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Investment Interest in California CBD Companies is Rising

Marijuana Lawyer Blog

Meanwhile, one industry banker noted it will be some time before makers of CBD products start to see buyouts from traditional consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, especially with regard to food and beverage products.

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Illinois Announces Adult Use Proposal

Cannabis Law Report

Pritzker announced on May 4, 2019 the specifics of adult use legislation he would like to see pass the Illinois legislature this year. Kelly Cassidy of Chicago, one of the plan’s legislative sponsors, is working to create a program that avoids “a small group of people getting very rich.”.

NORML Chapter Newsletter, February 2019


“Although an overdose of pot edibles can indeed cause unconsciousness, cannabis has never been known to cause a fatal overdose — unlike tobacco, alcohol, and many other common household products that are not sold in childproof packages.”

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What is the Nevada Dispensary Association?

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In 2017, the Association supported legislation aimed at preserving the medical marijuana program for patients by reducing the cost of patient cards, streamlining the process to obtain a patient card, and extending the period for which the card would be valid. This legislation also improved operations in the medical marijuana program, including establishing the first “single stream” of medical and adult-use marijuana in order to streamline the program and reduce costly inefficiencies.

CCT CET: Responsible Persons, “Collection & Remittance of Cannabis Excise Tax [“CET”] & Cannabis Cultivation Tax [“CCT”]

Cannabis Law Report

We are not certain CDTFA has sufficient authority to adopt “responsible officer” regulations without legislative action. However, we have a temporary solution that we will suggest before discussing the long-term solution that we believe requires legislative action.

Maine’s Cannabis Legalization Timeline Goes up in Smoke


State officials said Friday that Maine rescinded a Los Angeles consultant’s winning bid to help craft the rules about key issues such as sales and packaging of marijuana.

CANNAVAL to Educate and Empower: Agriculture Commissioner Nominee Positive T.A. Nelson Welcomes Cannabis Education and Exhibitors to the US Virgin Islands

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has developed consistently with the evolution of state-driven cannabis legislation and regulation. To see our recent reel and our advertising packages, please log on to www.420MEDIA.us. Pot Network joins CANNAVAL as Media Partner; Munch & Co named Event Producers.