Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/10/19

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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.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/29

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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.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/26/19

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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.

Federal Spending Package Protects Medical Marijuana, Strips Other Provisions

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In the FY2020 appropriations package released Monday, existing protections for medical cannabis programs from federal prosecutors that have been in place since 2014 remained, but other amendments that had been added earlier in the year by House Democrats were removed from the final compromise. To contact your lawmakers in support of pending federal legislation, visit NORML’s Action Center.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/22

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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 1/10/20

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Welcome to the first Weekly Legislative Roundup of 2020! Legislation has been pre-filed for 2020, House Bill 25 / Senate Bill 242, to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Legislation is pending to protect cannabidiol (CBD) consumers from employment discrimination.

State restrictions on cannabis packaging worry producers

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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.

Press Release: “Governor Northam Unveils Bold Criminal Justice Reform Agenda – Legislative package includes marijuana decriminalization, parole reform”

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Legislative initiatives include decriminalization of marijuana, parole reform, raising the felony larceny threshold, raising the age of juvenile transfer to adult court, and the permanent elimination of driver’s license suspensions for unpaid fines, fees, and court costs.

NORML 2019 Legislative Report

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Illinois and the US territory of Guam legalized adult-use cannabis and its retail sale, medical cannabis programs were enacted and expanded in several states, and 27 states considered legislation that would have legalized adult-use cannabis, a record-high. Federal Legislative Victories.

Oregon Cannabis 2020: Legislative Forecast and Report

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Last week, Oregon kicked off the 2020 legislative session. In short sessions, we tend to see fewer pieces of introduced legislation. It’s an omnibus bill sponsored in part by Floyd Prozansky, known for crafting much of Oregon’s cannabis legislation over the past several years.

Oregon Cannabis 2020: Legislative Forecast and Report

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Last week, Oregon kicked off the 2020 legislative session. In short sessions, we tend to see fewer pieces of introduced legislation. It’s an omnibus bill sponsored in part by Floyd Prozansky, known for crafting much of Oregon’s cannabis legislation over the past several years.

Oklahoma governor puts pen to paper on medical marijuana legislation

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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.

Details of Mexico’s Cannabis Draft Legislation Emerge

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After lengthy debate and an array of public input, Mexico finally released details of its draft legislation, which is set to go to a vote soon, according to Marijuana Business Daily. Mexico’s legislation is not a carbon copy of Canada’s. Packaging. .

Mexico Senate Will Soon Debate Marijuana Draft Legislation

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Mexico’s unique journey to legalization is about to hit its peak as the Senate prepares to debate draft legislation for the upcoming cannabis framework. According to Mexico News Daily , the Senate’s debate on the legislation is set for next week.

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority announces legislative changes to program

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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

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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

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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 .

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

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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.

The Nevada Independent Provides A Great Review Of All Current Legislation

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America

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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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Rep. Lee: Fight to end restrictions on veterans’ access to medical marijuana

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Similar language to protect VA doctors had been previously considered and approved in both chambers of Congress, but shamefully it was stripped out of the final package. Barbara Lee is a member of Congress representing California’s 13th District.

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Federal Lawmakers Aim To Legalize Marijuana This Year

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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.

Businesses Need Bank Accounts; Marijuana Shops Included

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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

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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.

Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board Actions Taken

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2019 Legislation Implementation – Soju endorsement, Recapping Sake, and Manufacturers Bottling/Packaging (Effective March 7, 2020). The Liquor and Cannabis Board took the following action today at its regularly scheduled Board meeting. Concise Explanatory Statement. Rules – WSR 20-05-008. Emergency Rules for Vapor Products (Chapter 314-35 WAC) – Summary License Suspension and Petition for Stay Provisions (Effective February 5, 2020). Notice to Stakeholders.

MY CANNABIS BLOGROLL: RESOURCES

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Sungrown Packaging and Higher Standard Packaging from recyclable and compostable materials. Sana Packaging. The Latest Cannabis Legislation News From Capitol Hill. . SUSTAINABLE CANNABIS COMPANIES 2019 DIRECTORY.

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

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For example, D’Loraine Miranda announced proud news on February 4, 2020: “ Bare Market, Toronto’s Package-Free Shop, is Finally Open and here’s what you need to know about the incredible new space.” Sana Packaging.

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

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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.

The Week in Weed: January 24, 2020

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Legislation introduced last Thursday would legalize recreational marijuana. A similar measure was stripped out of last year’s budget, and legislation stalled at the end of the 2019 legislative session. The governor hopes that the state will coordinate with Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey on packaging, labeling and advertising rules. Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.

Alabama Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill

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The legislation would allow patients with qualifying conditions to purchase cannabis products from licensed dispensaries. The next stop for the legislation will be the Senate floor. Tim Melson (R) sponsored both versions of the legislation and served as chairman of the review panel. The legislation would allow patients with qualifying conditions to purchase cannabis products from licensed dispensaries. The next stop for the legislation will be the Senate floor.

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

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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

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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.