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

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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? 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. Unlike marijuana which contains large quantities of the cannabinoid THC that is responsible for making you feel high, CBD will not make you high.

New Washington state law worries marijuana growers over cross-pollination from hemp farms

Cannabis Law Report

A new Washington state law has marijuana cultivators concerned over the potential of cross-pollination from hemp growers, which could prove disastrous to their bottom line if it occurs – potentially costing them up to tens of thousands of dollars in damages. New Washington state law worries marijuana growers over cross-pollination from hemp farms.

Nebraska advocates aim for a marijuana legalization twofer in 2022

Leafly

The post Nebraska advocates aim for a marijuana legalization twofer in 2022 appeared first on Leafly. Politics 2022 Election marijuana legalization nebraska state laws

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

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana Moment reports. 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. Read the full Marijuana Moment Report at. Attorney General Says He Prefers Marijuana Reform Bill To Current Federal Law.

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.

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. Class actions against CBD companies proliferate under federal and state law.

Fed Chief Says, “conflicting federal and state laws on the sale of marijuana and other cannabis products put bank supervisors in a “very difficult place.”

Cannabis Law Report

Senate Tuesday that conflicting federal and state laws on the sale of marijuana and other cannabis products put bank supervisors in a “very difficult place.” Cannabis Law NewsFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said before the U.S. ” Asked by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., about the Fed’s thoughts on the cannabis space, the leader of the U.S. central bank said further regulatory guidance would be helpful for bank overseers.

Capitol Confidential: Colorado moves to protect jobs of legal consumers

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Politics cannabis legalization Capitol Confidential marijuana legalization state laws state legislatureStop firing people for relaxing on their own time, Colorado Boss. 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.

Virginia: Marijuana Arrests Decline Year-Over-Year

NORML

The total number of marijuana-related marijuana arrests declined more than eight percent from 2018 to 2019, according to annual data compiled by the Virginia State Police. State law enforcement officials recorded 26,470 arrests for marijuana violations in 2019, down from 28,866 in 2018. Marijuana-related arrests comprised 57 percent of all drug-related arrests recorded in 2019.

Louisiana Expands State Medical Marijuana Program

MassRoots

New laws expanding the medical marijuana program in Louisiana went into effect on August 1. Home cultivation remains illegal for the more than 4,000 registered medical marijuana patients. Federal Law: SAFE Banking Act.

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.

American Bar Association Endorses Ending Marijuana Prohibition

NORML

The American Bar Association (ABA) has passed a resolution in support of ending federal marijuana prohibition and removing the substance from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). In language that does not mince words, the proposal reads : FURTHER RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges Congress to enact legislation to remove marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.

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. The General Law Committee has passed a bill that would establish a marijuana industry in the state.

Municipalities Moving Away from Marijuana Testing for Employees

NORML

Municipal officials in various cities nationwide are moving away from policies requiring marijuana testing for public employees. In the city of Rochester, council members approved municipal legislation on Tuesday barring pre-employment marijuana testing for non-safety sensitive city employees. The new law took effect immediately upon passage. Those new laws take effect on July 1, 2020.

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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.

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 It’s time to bring our country’s marijuana policies into the 21st century, and my legislation is the way to do it.”. NEW: I introduced S.420, my bill to legalize and responsibly regulate and tax marijuana. It’s time to bring our country’s marijuana policies into the 21st century, and my legislation is the way to do it.

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.

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. 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

HR 420: The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act

NORML

This week, Congressman Earl Blumenauer reserved HR 420 for his legislation, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. Our federal marijuana laws are outdated, out of touch and have negatively impacted countless lives.”. The legislation would deschedule cannabis, thus permitting state governments to regulate these activities as they see fit. A decades-long champion of cannabis reform, this marks the first time that Blumenauer has staked out the specific bill number 420.

Whitepaper: Marijuana and Workers’ Compensation

Cannabis Law Report

Abstract: Today, marijuana use has employers balancing state laws against federal anti-drug policies, as well as against employees’ rights and maintaining a safe and drug-free … Read More.

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. Today, more than one in five Americans reside in a jurisdiction where the adult use of marijuana is legal under state statute.

Cincinnati: Council Members Vote to Eliminate Marijuana Possession Penalties

NORML

Members of the Cincinnati City Council have voted in favor of a municipal measure eliminating criminal and civil penalties for marijuana possession. The new local law takes effect on July 12. Under the ordinance, activities involving the possession of up to 100 grams of marijuana will no longer be subject to local penalties. Cincinnati is one of a growing number of Ohio municipalities, including Athens and Toledo, to eliminate marijuana possession penalties.

Whitepaper: Marijuana and Workers’ Compensation

Cannabis Law Report

Today, marijuana use has employers balancing state laws against federal anti-drug policies, as well as against employees’ rights and maintaining a safe and drug-free workplace. The post Whitepaper: Marijuana and Workers’ Compensation first appeared on Cannabis Law Report.

New Jersey: Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law

NORML

Phil Murphy signed legislation into law today significantly amending and expanding the state’s medical cannabis access program. The new law takes immediate effect. The new law also for the first time permits dispensaries to provide edible cannabis products and to operate on-site consumption areas. The law also permits specific health care facility employees to operate as patient caregivers. Medical Marijuana murphy New JerseyDemocratic Gov.

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Marijuana Mayhem

MJ Business Attorneys

Fighting Investment Fraud in the Marijuana Business Industry. The SEC has the powers, inter alia, to impose sanctions for violations of laws, rules, and regulations, can issue cease and desist orders to marijuana companies to prevent fraud or injury to the investing public, can punish for contempt, and suspend or revoke a corporation’s certificate of registration. The Ongoing Battle of Marijuana Investment Fraud.

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Too Natural for Naturalization: An Update

The Blunt Truth

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. The letter criticizes the policy stating that it “targets naturalization applicants based on lawful employment for an activity that is legal in multiple states and and territories (albeit not under federal law).”. Federal - State Law Conflict good moral character immigration uscis

What Is The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority?

MMJ Recs

In 2018, Oklahoma became the 30 th US state to legalize medical marijuana. The passage of SQ 788 allows licensed physicians to recommend medical marijuana to patients who qualify. But the regulation of medical marijuana doesn’t happen all on its own.

Possible Benefits Of Having A Medical Marijuana Card In An Adult Use State

The Fresh Toast

Possible Benefits Of Having A Medical Marijuana Card In An Adult Use State. With each state's laws varying to some degree, medical cardholders and applicants are advised to review state and local regulations.

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

The Blunt Truth

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. Investments in the cannabis industry are now available as ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) , and marijuana startups are proliferating at every step along the supply chain. Should you be worried about legal marijuana’s adverse consequences under federal immigration law?

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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.

Maryland: Governor Vetoes Bill Shielding Marijuana-Related Convictions from Public View

NORML

Larry Hogan has vetoed legislation, House Bill 83 , which sought to prohibit “the Maryland Judiciary Case Search from in any way referring to the existence of a certain case in which possession of marijuana is the only charge in the case and the charge was disposed.” The legislation, if enacted, would have shielded an estimated 200,000 low-level marijuana convictions from public view. Republican Gov.

Every Florida Medical Marijuana Law You Need to Know

CannaMD

Current Florida medical marijuana patient? Either way, it’s important you stay up to date with Florida’s rapidly evolving legal landscape: Can you use medical marijuana at work? Do different states recognize Florida medical cards? Law enforcement.

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Federal Legislation To Facilitate Interstate Marijuana Commerce Introduced

NORML

Today, Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduced legislation to allow for interstate commerce when it comes to state-legal cannabis programs. Per the release distributed by Senator Wyden : Wyden and Blumenauer’s State Cannabis Commerce Act would make these existing protections permanent and expand them to include all cannabis producers and consumers in compliance with state law.

Texas Police Chiefs Association Hold Marijuana Press Conference

NORML

Fellow Texans, Today, I attended a press conference held by the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) at the Texas State Capitol. They discussed “the myths vs. the facts as they pertain to marijuana sales, production, distribution, possession, usage along with its long-term effects as well as impact on quality of life for all citizens.” ” While there, I was able to livestream the press conference and ask the Chiefs three questions regarding medical marijuana.

What’s in a name? Marijuana, Cannabis, and Hemp

Americans for Safe Access

Adapted from The Medicalization of Marijuana: Legitimacy, Stigma, and the Patient Experience (Routledge, 2019) by Michelle Newhart and William Dolphin. are marijuana, cannabis, and hemp. For at least the last half-century, marijuana has been the most prevalent term, but cannabis is gaining currency. In January 2018, “medical marijuana” appeared roughly 1,750,000 times to a mere 567,000 hits for “medical cannabis.”

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