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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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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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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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.

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of an international policy summit, the 329 organizations also question the UN drug office’s ability to change its own outdated perspective.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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, .

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

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, .

“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.

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

Penninsula 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.

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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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.

Congress To Hear Testimony Tomorrow Challenging Marijuana Criminalization

NORML

On Wednesday, July 10th at 10am, members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hear expert testimony challenging the federal government’s failed policy of cannabis prohibition. The hearing, entitled “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform,” will discuss alternative policy options — including ending cannabis’ longstanding Schedule I criminal status under federal law.

Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America

NORML

Jerry Nadler (D-NY), whose support of marijuana policy reform dates back to the ’70s when he was a state lawmaker in New York. ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT Legalization Policy

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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.

Where Does Your Governor Stand on Cannabis Policy? The NORML Report Cards Are In

Cannabis Maven

PolicyOf 50 governors graded by NORML for supporting pot reform, over half got passing grades. Most are Dems but still not bad.

Department of Homeland Security Modifies Border Policy – Welcomes Canadians Working in Cannabis Industry

MedicalMarijuana.ca

Yesterday, with little to no fanfare, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security made a significant amendment to its existing statement relating to Canadians crossing the border by stating that… Read More

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana

NORML

“Today, Illinois residents and political leaders demonstrated the power of democracy in action, using the political process to achieve sensible policies that protect individual freedoms and that ensure community safety,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. Illinois Gov.

Chairwoman Velázquez Introduced Bill To End Marijuana Prohibition And Promote Small Businesses

NORML

“As this nascent industry begins to grow, federal policy should strive to reduce roadblocks for those qualified entrepreneurs who have historically been the targets under the criminalization of cannabis. Business GOVERNMENT INDUSTRY Legalization LEGISLATION Policy

Two Congressional Hearing Next Week On Marijuana

NORML

Next week, the two key committees will hold hearings on various aspects of federal marijuana policy. 2019 Advocacy Business Cannabis Caucus GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Policy VeteransThe first will be held on Wednesday, June 19th, in the Small Business Committee, entitled Unlocked Potential?

Comment on Sessions Rescinds Federal Policy That Protects State-Legal Marijuana by Philosophy Indeed

Medical Marijuana, Inc.

A man may seek water and only find fire. A man may seek peace and only find war. A man may seek truth and only find lies. A man may seek justice and only find ignorance. A man may seek to change the future,only to change his own. A man may seek to know the mind of God. A man may seek to wish no more. A man may speak and only be ignored. A man may ponder if man were no more. Why hast thou God maketh man,forth thou be no more

Virginia: New Medical Cannabis Laws Take Effect July 1

NORML

Virginia NORML has worked diligently alongside these legislators in their continued efforts to advance patient-focused medical cannabis policies. 2019 LEGISLATION Legislative Update Medical Marijuana Policy medical cannabis medical marijuana Virginia Virginia NORML

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Action Needed: Marijuana Vote This Week In Congress

NORML

2019 Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT Grassroots Legalization PolicyThis week, there will be a crucial vote on an amendment and it could be our biggest federal victory yet. We need your help to make sure we win.

CA: City of Fontana Up For $106,916 In Legal Fees After judge rules in favour of a resident who argued that the city’s restrictive policy for people who want to grow cannabis at home violated California law.

Cannabis Law Report

Fontana is on the hook for $106,916 in legal fees after a judge ruled in favor of a resident who argued that the city’s restrictive policy for people who want to grow cannabis at home violated California law. A revised policy is tentatively scheduled for a vote at the Feb.

Sen. Schumer And Rep. Jeffries To Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

NORML

Those without the means to defend themselves from the state bear the greatest burden and lifelong consequences of this ongoing failed federal policy. The enactment of these policies have not negatively impacted workplace safety , crime rates , traffic safety , or youth use patterns.

Bipartisan Legislation To End Marijuana Prohibition Filed

NORML

In the previous Congress, The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act became the first bill in American history to end the federal policy of criminalization that earned bipartisan support. Marijuana legalization is here to stay and it is time that federal policy reflect that.”

Illinois Legislature Passes the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act

NORML

” 2019 ACTIVISM Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists Community Organizing GOVERNMENT Grassroots Home Cultivavtion Legalization LEGISLATION NORML Chapters Policy

Federal Employment Protections Demanded In Appropriations Bill

NORML

The language states: The Committee encourages OPM to review its policies and guidelines regarding hiring and firing of individuals who use marijuana in states where that individual’s private use of marijuana is not prohibited under the law of the state.