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.

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. The post COVID-19 interstate compacts could be a model for regional marijuana trade appeared first on Leafly.

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Guest Post: Is CBD Legal? Federal & State Laws [2019]

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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. Is CBD Legal Under Federal Law?

Lanham Act Preemption of State Law Where Cannabis Trademarks Are At Issue

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As cannabis products become legal in more and more states, commercial interest grows in protecting the trademarks associated with those products. But what about state or common law rights in trademarks for cannabis products? Source: JD Supra.

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

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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.

Class actions against CBD companies proliferate under federal and state law

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Consumer products law blog. Class actions against CBD companies proliferate under federal and state law. And, just last week, a California defendant in a CBD class action filed a motion to dismiss on the grounds that the plaintiffs’ claims are preempted by federal law.

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.

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.”

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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.

Virginia: Marijuana Arrests Decline Year-Over-Year

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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. Marijuana-related arrests comprised 57 percent of all drug-related arrests recorded in 2019.

Municipalities Moving Away from Marijuana Testing for Employees

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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.

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Too Natural for Naturalization: Even Decriminalized Marijuana Can be a Bar to US Citizenship

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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

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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.

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. Cannabis Law News

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 It’s time to bring our country’s marijuana policies into the 21st century, and my legislation is the way to do it.”.

The Week in Weed: April 5, 2019

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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.

Action Needed: Marijuana Vote This Week In Congress

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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.

Cincinnati: Council Members Vote to Eliminate Marijuana Possession Penalties

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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.

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

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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.”

HR 420: The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act

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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.”.

Majority of Virginians Favor Legalizing Marijuana

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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: Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law

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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 law also permits specific health care facility employees to operate as patient caregivers.

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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.

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.

NORML’s 2020 Democratic Primary Marijuana Straw Poll

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The 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary is already heating up and we wanted to reach out to our supporters to take an early straw poll of who they think voters who prioritize marijuana law reform should support in that primary. Studies show over half of Americans smoke marijuana.

Can A State Recriminalize Medical Marijuana?

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Marijuana has come a long way in the United States over the past decade. you could purchase marijuana legally. Today, you can get medical and recreational marijuana in 11 states as well as Washington D.C. But can a state recriminalize medical marijuana?

Alabama: Jefferson County Police To Cite, Rather Than Prosecute, Minor Marijuana Violators

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A spokesperson for the Jefferson County (population: 658,000) Sheriff’s Office announced today that local law enforcement will begin citing, rather than arresting, low-level marijuana offenders. Decriminalization LAW ENFORCEMENT Municipal Alabama citation summons

Too Natural for Naturalization: An Update

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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

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

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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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Study: Marijuana Retailers Not Selling to Underage Customers

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Licensed cannabis retailers in Colorado and Washington are highly compliant with state laws refusing the sale of products to minors, according to data published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. states,” is online here.

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

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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.” Democratic Gov.

Federal Legislation To Facilitate Interstate Marijuana Commerce Introduced

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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

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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.

The Ethical Marijuana Lawyer

Canna Law Blog

Recently, I traveled to Chicago to speak at a conference hosted by the American Bar Association (“ABA”) titled From Regs to Riches: Navigating the Rapidly Emerging Fields of Cannabis and Hemp Law. Each state governs its own attorneys and each has its own rules.

Attorney General Nominee Commits To Leave State-Legal Marijuana Programs Alone

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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.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: I just introduced legislation to end the federal marijuana prohibition

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Our archaic and outdated marijuana laws are turning everyday Americans into criminals. Every day, the economic and social impacts of marijuana prohibition are having devastating effects on communities across the country.

The Business of Marijuana in Oregon: Join Us May 17!

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In exactly two weeks, on May 17, 2019, our own Vince Sliwoski will co-chair an all-day continuing legal education (CLE) event in Portland called The Business of Marijuana in Oregon , along with Danica Hibpshman, Director of Statewide Licensing at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC).