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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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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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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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?

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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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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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Cannabis Law and Policy: What I’ve Learned From Teaching

Canna Law Blog

For the past three years, I have taught a class called “Cannabis Law & Policy” at Lewis & Clark Law School here in Portland, Oregon. Cannabis law is vexing; policy is harder. But as a sheer intellectual exercise, policy stuff is harder.

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.

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.

Law.com – Article: In-House Cannabis Lawyers Should Help Shape Company Advertising Policies

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabis advertising alone is a regulatory concern, and in-house counsel should play a role in their company’s advertising policies to avoid hefty fines and other consequences, according to in-house and law firm lawyers who practice in the growing cannabis industry. “It’s

Google Play – Developer Policy Centre Says No To Cannabis Apps

Cannabis Law Report

These apps simply need to move the shopping cart flow outside of the app itself to be compliant with this new policy,” the spokesperson said. “We’ve Another new section of the policies stipulates that apps “that facilitate the sale of tobacco (including e-cigarettes)” are prohibited. It’s the “regardless of legality” that indicates nothing will be changing until there is across the board federal legislation. Here’s the link. link]. Marijuana Moment reports.

Boris Johnson New Policy Advisor At No.10 Previously At Centre For Medicinal Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Blair Gibbs, the prime minister’s new policy adviser, is joining Downing Street from the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis. The prime minister is hiring Blair Gibbs, a long-term advocate of reforming cannabis laws, as one of his policy advisers in Downing Street.

Minnesota Department of Corrections Changes Medical Cannabis Policy

Cannabis Law Report

However, the about-face came the day before a motion challenging the former policy was scheduled in Carver County District Court. He believes that as information about the new policy spreads, enforcement of it will not be an issue.

Nevada’s Harassment Policy: A Chance for Cannabis to Lead by Example

Leafly

The Nevada Dispensary Association says that although the new harassment policy caught the industry off guard, it offers the chance to “become a leader.”. The post Nevada’s Harassment Policy: A Chance for Cannabis to Lead by Example appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics Nevada

Ontario Cannabis Policy Continues to Hurt the Legal Market

WeedAdvisor

From opt-outs to gross limitations on the number of initial cannabis stores, “competent” is hardly a word we could use to describe Ontario’s marijuana policy. The post Ontario Cannabis Policy Continues to Hurt the Legal Market appeared first on WeedAdvisor.

Former High-Profile Bahamian Politician Blasts Government Over Marijuana Policy

WeedAdvisor

His message is simple, explaining that the current cannabis policies are poorly thought-out and poorly executed. When individuals are not armed with enough information, the fallout can be isolated to the person or, in this case, cause a ripple effect that harms the progress of policy. The post Former High-Profile Bahamian Politician Blasts Government Over Marijuana Policy appeared first on WeedAdvisor.

Hoban Law To Take The Lead On Hemp Policy & Regulation In Africa?

Cannabis Law Report

The Nine Foundational Pillars represented within the ICA include: Policy , Hoban Law Group (U.S.).

City of Sacramento The Office of Cannabis Policy and Enforcement Might Need A Proofreader !

Cannabis Law Report

The Office of Cannabis Policy and Enforcement will host its next monthly stakeholder meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. Office of Cannabis Policy & Enforcement. Here’s info about their upcoming stakeholder meeting. Mary 14, 2019. Dear Stakeholder, .

U.S. Marijuana Immigration Policy Draws Criticism from Attorneys

WeedAdvisor

Perhaps the most ridiculous aspect of this immigration policy is the wording of the law. Lawyers in Anchorage, Alaska were quick to criticize this policy, which was enacted on April 19 th. Whether or not immigration officials intend to discriminate against aspiring immigrants, this policy is still discriminatory. But, like in 1937, the recent policy change discriminates against individuals from other countries – albeit in a less overt fashion.

City of Sacramento Office of Cannabis Policy and Enforcement monthly stakeholder meeting on Thursday, April 25

Cannabis Law Report

The Office of Cannabis Policy and Enforcement will host its next monthly stakeholder meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the City Council Chamber, New City Hall, 915 I Street, 1st floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. Office of Cannabis Policy & Enforcement. Dear Stakeholder, .

Op-ed Canadian Financial Post: Diane Francis – CannTrust is the fruit of a reckless, rushed Liberal cannabis policy

Cannabis Law Report

This is Cheech and Chong policy: Eliminating the black market will be impossible because while unlicensed cannabis cultivation is illegal in Canada, possession and consumption is entirely legal. Diane Francis: CannTrust is the fruit of a reckless, rushed Liberal cannabis policy.

Are Multi-State Employers “Rolled Too Tight” on their Drug Testing Policies?

The Blunt Truth

In a time where marijuana legalization is rapidly expanding, all employers should be reassessing their workplace drug testing policies to be sure they are in compliance with existing and soon to be effective state and local laws. For example, a policy that simply prohibits the use of illegal drugs can create uncertainty because of marijuana’s legal status in various jurisdictions.

NHL Marijuana Policy Approach As A Role Model For Other Professional Sports

Cannabis Law Report

Each sport approaches marijuana policy through their respective collective bargaining agreements as negotiated between the team owners (usually the league or association) and the players (as represented by a player’s association.)

New MMCC ID Card Policies in Effect for 2019

Peninsula Alternative Health

Here Are Some FAQ on the New ID Card Policy: What does this mean for existing patients who have an ID card? Beginning January 1, 2019: All NEW patients must purchase a MMCC ID card during the registration process. Cards purchased after 01/01/19 will be valid for three years.

“Historic” Illinois Marijuana Legalization Presents an Opportunity to Restore Equality in Drug Policy

WeedAdvisor

The post “Historic” Illinois Marijuana Legalization Presents an Opportunity to Restore Equality in Drug Policy appeared first on WeedAdvisor. Although some time has passed since Illinois became the 11 th state to fully legalize marijuana, the state’s decision continues to make headlines – and for good reason. Aside from simply legalizing the drug, lawmakers beefed up the bill to provide a slew of other benefits. It is no secret that poverty and crime are correlated.

US Dept of Defense says there’s no policy stopping troops & Defense Department civilians from investing in cannabis companies

Cannabis Law Report

A Pentagon spokeswoman confirmed to Task & Purpose that the DoD Consolidated Adjudications Facility had not made any policy change about owning stock in companies that legally sell marijuana or related products. “Any changes will be addressed through normal policy update procedures.”

The Tom Marino Roller Coaster: Three Days of Drug Policy Changes

Americans for Safe Access

This report, in large part, scrutinized Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) and his potential appointment as the head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) also known as the Drug Czar because of his ties with and sponsorship of legislation favoring the pharmaceutical industry

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American Bar Association Urges Congress To Let States Set Their Own Marijuana Policies

SMPL

The American Bar Association (ABA) adopted a resolution on Monday that calls on Congress to allow states to set their own marijuana policies and recommends rescheduling or descheduling cannabis under federal law. Though ABA specified that it was not taking a position on marijuana legalization generally, it recognized that conflicting federal and state cannabis policies are untenable and have created complications for cannabis businesses operating in compliance with state law.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Claims Legalization Was About Policy, Not Money

WeedAdvisor

A “Failure of Public Policy”. Trudeau responded by explaining how a failure in public policy through prohibition actually made it easier for youth to access marijuana – a true statement that seems to elude some. It’s not about a new source of revenue for the government…it’s a reflection of a failure of public policy. The post Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Claims Legalization Was About Policy, Not Money appeared first on WeedAdvisor.

The Workplace Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Ontario has issued a policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes.

MedicalMarijuana.ca

To decide if we can include medical cannabis in your benefit coverage, we will look at: whether you have one of the five designated work-related medical conditions in the policy. When you have a work-related injury or illness we’re here to help you recover and get back to work. This may include providing you with health-care benefits and in some cases that may include medical cannabis.