Texas Marijuana Policy Lobby Day

NORML

On Thursday, hundreds of Texans joined us at the Texas State Capitol to discuss marijuana policy with legislators! Participants then crafted a message to place on their postcards which they delivered to offices along with policy overviews and then requested their Senator and Representative co-sponsor important legislation. We want to thank our coalition, Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy , for helping to continue to elevate and expand these lobby days.

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What Is the MORE Act, and How Could It Change Marijuana Policy Forever?

NORML

Justin Strekal: It’s important to remember that none of the states that have reformed their cannabis policies — whether medical or adult-use — were predicated on if Congress decides to move marijuana to Schedule II or III or IV.

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Florida Dispensaries: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies

CannaMD

To that, end we’ve organized official policies – including delivery details and more – for all Florida dispensaries , below. We implement a strict wellness policy that no team member attends work unless they are 100% well.

Grassroots Activism and Marijuana Policy: A Winning Combination

NORML

Regardless of the policy you’re advocating for (e.g., Marijuana policy should be evidence based. When NORML was founded in 1970, roughly 12% of Americans supported legalizing marijuana.

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Anatomy of a Cannabis Insurance Policy: Exclusions

Canna Law Blog

Today I want to look at some policy exclusions to point out potentially problematic terms that you may notice when reviewing your insurance contract during your annual insurance audit. Many business owners never have anyone on their team read their policies.

NORML Issues Cannabis Policy Guidance For Lawmakers and Prosecutors For Protecting Public Health During COVID-19 Crisis

NORML

Today, NORML and it’s national network of advocacy chapters released a memo to state lawmakers, regulators, prosecutors, and other interested parties providing guidance for how they can take emergency actions to better promote the health and welfare of cannabis consumers and the general public during the COVID pandemic.

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Gubernatorial Report Card: Learn Where Your Governor Stands on Marijuana Policy

NORML

This extensive database assigns a letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ to states’ governors based upon their comments and voting records specific to matters of marijuana policy.

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Jason Straw: Medical Cannabis Policy, ISNA 2020 Conference

Cannabis Law Report

In Indianapolis on January 29, a quiet, eager audience of nurses give their rapt attention to Jason Straw as he takes center stage at the 2020 ISNA Policy Conference. ISNA 2020 POLICY CONFERENCE AGENDA, Jason Straw- Cannabis Policy.

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Considers ‘Cannabis Policies for the New Decade’

NORML

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today held a legislative hearing, “ Cannabis Policies for the New Decade ,” during which they considered multiple legislative bills aimed at amending federal cannabis laws. This marks the first time that members of the Energy and Commerce Committee have debated issues specific to marijuana policy reform. Strait, Senior Policy Advisor, Diversion Control Division, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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Check your governor’s grades on cannabis policy

Leafly

The post Check your governor’s grades on cannabis policy appeared first on Leafly. Nine governors got an “A”, eight got an “F.”. Politics adult-use cannabis legalization medical marijuana

Rest in Peace Mark Kleiman, Giant of Cannabis Policy

Canna Law Blog

Kleiman was probably the most influential scholar on cannabis policy. If we were to try to pick just one major theme in Kleiman’s scholarship, it would probably be that the lack of a coherent national policy on cannabis legalization is bad for everybody.

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Weedmaps Dodges Class-Action Lawsuit by Implementing New Advertising Policy

Canna Law Blog

Weedmaps refused to change its policy at the time, citing Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, which gives platforms like Facebook and YouTube safe harbor from being held liable for the content their users post.

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Federal policy kills buzz for advertising pot

Cannabis Chronicles

America’s cannabis companies are racing to build national brands and market their wares to mainstream consumers. There’s just one problem: It’s hard to advertise your product when the federal government considers you a drug dealer.

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Anatomy of a Cannabis Insurance Policy, Part 1: The Basics

Canna Law Blog

Insurance in the cannabis industry is big business, and business owners need to know what policies are available and what those policies cover. Because in insurance policies, like all other business contracts (e.g.

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Article & Program Report: Perfecting Cannabis Policy

Cannabis Law Report

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy continued to place a spotlight on issues of equality, inequality, equity, and inequity with its most recent program, “Pot and Parity.”. Martin began with a brief history of cannabis policy in Massachusetts.

US Navy Policy Documents Cannabis & Hemp

Cannabis Law Report

NEW Policy on Hemp Products. Find further information on the new policy clarifying Navy’s stance on hemp-derived products here. POLICY DOCUMENT. WHAT’S NEW IN OPNAV N170D?

Not-very-NICE: UK Cannabis Policy and Harm to Patients

CannaTech

The pleas of parents fighting to treat their sick children are impossible to ignore, as evidenced by the impact of Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley’s parents in shifting the regulatory framework for UK cannabis policy. UK cannabis policy is not serving the interests of patients.

The STATES Act Reintroduced: Bipartisan Measure Limits Federal Government’s Ability To Interfere With State-Sanctioned Marijuana Business, Policies

NORML

It is time for the federal government to cease standing in the way of these voter-backed regulatory policies being implemented throughout the country,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. The STATES Act is the next logical step in a comprehensive blueprint for more rational federal cannabis policy. The enactment of these policies have not negatively impacted workplace safety , crime rates , traffic safety , or youth use patterns. INDUSTRY LEGISLATION Policy

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ACLU Sues Pennsylvania County Over Medical Cannabis Policy

Cannabis Law Report

The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit against Lebanon County, alleging that the county’s policy of barring people on probation from using medical cannabis violates state law.

You Who Choose to Lead Must Follow Musings on Global Cannabis Policy

Cannabis Law Report

Should there be a uniform cannabis policy that trickles down to governments around the world? If there was, which organization would craft that policy and … Read More. Hoban Law Group

Canada Votes 2019: The Federal Parties and their Cannabis Policies

Cannabis Life Network

The post Canada Votes 2019: The Federal Parties and their Cannabis Policies appeared first on Cannabis News | Lifestyle Tips | Expert Opinions | Stocks. The 2019 Canadian federal election is looming, and with each passing day it seems that the polls are looking tighter and more volatile.

Former UN drug policy chief joins Thai cannabis company as president

Cannabis Law Report

Former UN drug policy chief joins Thai cannabis company as president. MJ Biz reports.

CCIA Policy Conference What’s Missing?

Cannabis Law Report

CCIA Policy Conference What’s Missing? – On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the California Cannabis Industry Association (“CCIA”) will host its 4th Annual Policy Conference in Sacramento, California. 2019 Policy Development & Legislation , moderated by Amy Jenkins, CCIA.

MPP (Marijuana Policy Project) Publishes Vapes Policy Paper: “Regulating Cannabis Oil Vaporizers”

Cannabis Law Report

In the recent wake of vaping-related illnesses and fatalities, the Marijuana Policy Project has released a report, titled Regulating Cannabis Oil Vaporizers, that examines the issue and provides recommendations for policymakers who wish to respond. MPP Policy Paper - Vaporizers.

Virginia Announces New Policy Allowing the Production of Hemp Extracts

Cannabis Law Report

Under a new policy announced by the Northam Administration, the Commonwealth of Virginia will soon officially authorize hemp processors to produce hemp extracts for human consumption. If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation. Authored By: Samuel B.

Oregon – OLLCC: Social Distancing Policies for Marijuana and Liquor Businesses

Cannabis Law Report

Social Distancing Policies for Marijuana and Liquor Businesses. Per Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-12 on March 23, 2020, all cannabis and liquor businesses must designate an employee or officer to establish, implement, and enforce social distancing policies, consistent with guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Please designate an employee or officer and develop a plan to implement and enforce social distancing policies. March 23, 2020.

Media: Politico Pro Is Launching a Cannabis Policy Vertical

Cannabis Law Report

The Washingtonian reports… Politico Pro is launching a vertical dedicated to cannabis policy and regulation. Politico is the first national policy publication to assign a team to the swiftly growing industry. Politico Pro Is Launching a Cannabis Policy Vertical.

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Recent Legal Actions Causing U.S. Employers to Revisit Marijuana Policies

WeedAdvisor

At the same time, their policies on drugs can change at their own discretion, regardless of legal status on a state level. Bloomberg explains: “Until the last few years, courts had largely backed companies that enforce zero-tolerance drug-free workplace policies. Employer Re-Considering Marijuana Policies. . There are two major reasons why employers are re-evaluating their policies on marijuana. Do their policies make sense?

329 Groups Call on UN to Adopt Harm-Reduction Drug Policy

Leafly

In an open letter ahead of an international policy summit, the 329 organizations also question the UN drug office’s ability to change its own outdated perspective. The post 329 Groups Call on UN to Adopt Harm-Reduction Drug Policy appeared first on Leafly. Politics drug-policy United Nations

All Gave Some, Some Gave All: A Policy Discussion on the Veterans Cannabis Conundrum

Cannabis Law Report

THE PRICE – THE DATE – Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10 am MT THE RATING – THE BLURB – The Fireside Chat series of NCIA’s … Read More. Webinars

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hires Former Director of Federal Policy Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)

Cannabis Law Report

The former director of federal policy for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) has joined the staff of newly sworn-in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as a senior counsel and policy advisor. She’s already upset quite a few people for just being herself.

Cannabis Use in the NFL – Will Policies Change?

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

The National Football League (NFL) preseason is upon us, and though the players may have changed, the league’s strict cannabis policies have not. We will continue to monitor the NFL’s and other professional sports’ policies on cannabis use.

Germany Considers Marijuana Legalization in a “Historic Policy Turn”

WeedAdvisor

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing party, the Christian Democratic Union, opened up to the idea of legalization in what German broadcaster Deutsche Welle calls “…a historic policy turn for the conservative party.”. The post Germany Considers Marijuana Legalization in a “Historic Policy Turn” appeared first on WeedAdvisor. Germany is considering joining the list of industrialized nations who plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the near – albeit unspecified – future.

Cannabis & CBD Policy News New Zealand’s Medical Cannabis Scheme now launched

Cannabis Law Report

Health Europa reports… on the launch of NZ’s medical cannabis scheme. The question is, can patients actually get out of the house to access medical cannabis … Read More. Medical Cannabis News

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Suggests Cannabis “Model Policies” At 46th Annual Meeting

Cannabis Law Report

America’s state legislators come together at ALEC to grapple with public policy issues that didn’t exist five or ten years ago. Legislators and attendees at this solutions-first meeting will consider 25 model policies on free enterprise and individual liberty in the states.

Bloomberg Article Looks At Harborside, 280E and “drug war policy”

Cannabis Law Report

The court sided with the government and is expected to charge Harborside between $11 million and $13 million in back taxes under a drug war-era tax policy that’s become the bane of pot company CPAs’ existence: Section 280E.

NCIA (National Cannabis Indiustry Assoc) USA Publishes Vaping Illness & Policy Report

Cannabis Law Report

National Cannabis Industry Association Releases Extensive Report on Vaping Illness and Related Policy. NCIA’s Policy Council urges consumers to only purchase regulated and tested cannabis products from the state-legal market.