Promising Pot before an election – A look at the new BC Government Cannabis Programs

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A look at the new BC Government Cannabis Programs before BC elections

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ATSM International Partners With Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH) and the Policy Center for Public Health & Safety to establish pilot program

Cannabis Law Report

The post ATSM International Partners With Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH) and the Policy Center for Public Health & Safety to establish pilot program first appeared on Cannabis Law Report. ASTM International announced this week that it has partnered with the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH) and the Policy Center for Public … Read More.

Consumers Want Quality and Safety.

Cannabis Law Report

The North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology (NACPT) is conducting a pilot series of professionals in medical cannabis workshops, and we spent a day learning and discussing food safety, regulatory tech, processes and systems. The five quality control aspects of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) include: strength and purity, consistency, safety, integrity and quality. Is the temperature and humidity control right for product safety?

New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs

NORML

The most essential component in creating a stable business environment to meet consumer demand is certainty, and that is what states and businesses would have with Congressman Correa’s legislation to protect state-lawful programs from potential rouge US Attorneys under a Department of Justice likely to be led by known drug warrior William Barr. To date, these statewide regulatory programs are operating largely as voters and politicians intended.

Cannabis Oil and Hemp Oil Are Not The Same; The Shocking Differences In Safety

Leafwell

THC can only be found in states with a legal medical cannabis program and functioning dispensaries. Cannabis & Hemp Products cannabinoids CBD CBD Oil hemp Marijuana SafetyHemp oil that contains CBD is often sold as a dietary supplement, and is most commonly packaged in small bottles and and applied with a dropper. These supplements can contain no more than 0.2% THC, or otherwise they are considered “cannabis”. Oils that contain more than 0.2%

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This new drug education program could actually keep teens safer

Leafly

the new "Safety First" program is being tested in NYC and San Francisco. The post This new drug education program could actually keep teens safer appeared first on Leafly. Moving beyond D.A.R.E., Health drug education Education harm reduction prevention

Endofungal Bacteria and the implications for Cannabis Safety Testing

Medicinal Genomics

In April of 2018, DigiPath Labs and Medicinal Genomics began a research program to better understand testing discordance with 3M TAC and TYM Petri-Films and PathoSEEK qPCR. The post Endofungal Bacteria and the implications for Cannabis Safety Testing appeared first on Medicinal Genomics Discordant samples were collected. Individual Colonies were isolated, subjected to qPCR and then DNA Sequenced to obtain 18S and 16S ITS sequence information.

Will California Get a Hemp Social Equity Program?

Canna Law Blog

As states across the country develop regulated cannabis programs, more and more are incorporating social equity programs. Illinois’ new adult-use cannabis law, for example, made waves for its broad social equity program. California hasn’t really made any progress on adopting hemp social equity programs, probably because of the murky legality of hemp to start. The CIHFA is not really geared towards the easy creation of a social equity program for hemp farmers.

Canada: Can A Cannabis User Qualify For Rapid Safety Sensitive Worksite Access?

Cannabis Law Report

Employers who operate safety sensitive worksites will find the recent decision of the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal in Everitt v Homewood Health Inc., 2019 AHRC 36 of interest. administered a rapid site access program (“RSAP”) which is a voluntary program that provides pre-qualification to workers for access to safety sensitive worksites. October 18 2019. Article by Deborah Cushing. Lawson Lundell LLP.

Michigan’s Social Equity Program, Details Published

Cannabis Law Report

The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) have announced the details of the state’s Social Equity Program. “The program is designed to encourage participation in the marijuana industry by those in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by marijuana prohibition and enforcement. Those who qualify for the Social Equity program benefit from significant reductions off the application fee, the initial license fee and future renewal fees.

FDA Press Release: FDA warns 15 companies for illegally selling various products containing cannabidiol as agency details safety concerns

Cannabis Law Report

The FDA also published a revised Consumer Update detailing safety concerns about CBD products more broadly. Based on the lack of scientific information supporting the safety of CBD in food, the FDA is also indicating today that it cannot conclude that CBD is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) among qualified experts for its use in human or animal food. The agency remains concerned about the safety of human food products (e.g. Today, the U.S.

Mendocino County approves cannabis program recommendations

Cannabis Law Report

The Ukiah Daily Journal reports…… Supervisors Ted Williams and Dan Gjerde of the Cannabis Economic Development Ad Hoc Committee updated the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors cannabis ordinance recommendations for the county, the first step in the committee’s goal to help local cannabis businesses and the county cannabis program.

Cannabis Legal Group: Michigan Social Equity Program Details Announced

Cannabis Law Report

Just today, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced the details of its Michigan Social Equity Program. The program is designed to encourage participation in the marijuana industry by those in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by marijuana prohibition and enforcement. . Those who qualify for the Social Equity program benefit from significant reductions off the application fee, the initial license fee and future renewal fees.

NM cannabis producer challenges new DOH rules

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

In the petition, lawyers for cannabis producer Ultra Health argued that many of the recently adopted rules regarding plant and product testing, product labels and facility safety standards are “arbitrary and capricious.”. Last year, the state’s Medical Cannabis Program, which is part of the DOH, started the rule change process with a series of public meetings, which carried over to early this year.

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority announces legislative changes to program

Cannabis Law Report

Certificate of Compliance – SB 1030 requires all business applicants to provide a certificate of compliance from relevant local government(s) that certifies the applicant is compliant with zoning classifications, municipal ordinances, and all applicable safety, electrical, fire, plumbing, waste, construction, and building specification codes. Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority announces legislative changes to program.

Guidance Procedures 2.0 for the U.S. Hemp Authority™ Certification Program Released

Cannabis Law Report

Since the program was established in early 2019, more than 60 companies have been awarded the Certification Seal under Guidance Procedures 1.0, launched in the spring of 2019, was aimed at applying the lessons of the initial launch of the program and taking even greater input from stakeholders across the hemp industry on how to improve the program and its standards. HEMP AUTHORITY TM RELEASES GUIDANCE PROCEDURES 2.0.

21 State Attorneys General Urge Congress Protect State Marijuana Programs From Federal Interference

Cannabis Law Report

21 State Attorneys General Urge Congress Protect State Marijuana Programs From Federal Interference. The STATES Act Would Increase Public Safety by Allowing Cannabis-Related Businesses to Access the Banking System without Fear of Prosecution. Current federal law prevents banks from providing services to these state-regulated businesses, which forces them to operate almost entirely in cash and poses serious safety threats. The Full Letter. STATES-Act-Letter.

Massachusetts Compliance & Training Program For Cannabis Companies (Nation’s First) Deemed A Success

Cannabis Law Report

1 deadline to train managers and employees under a new compliance and safety program that is the first of its kind in the nation. The state’s Responsible Vendor Training Program is designed to support licensee compliance and enhance the safety of customers and employees. Most cannabis businesses report they see the program as an investment in employees that also allows them to avoid large noncompliance fines. MJ Biz reports.

Article: A Comprehensive Cannabis Program for New York State: The Second Act

Cannabis Law Report

This year’s proposed legislation also reflects that New York’s time remaining on the sidelines of adult-use cannabis was well-used to learn from the challenges and shortcomings of other adult-use programs in the country. The Program. The Executive Director would be charged with setting the standards for, and otherwise administering the program, and the board would be tasked with approving certain actions and promulgating the rules and regulations to effectuate the program.

Commercial Cannabis Production Program at Niagara College Overview

The Joint Blog

We continue to explore and report on new cannabis related university and certification programs that are popping up around the world to help meet the demand of employment for the sector. ” The Commercial Cannabis Production program “provides training in the biological and cultural practices of cannabis production including plant nutrition, environment, lighting, climate control, pest control and cultivar selection.”

A Comprehensive Cannabis Program for New York State: The Second Act

Cannabis Law Report

This year’s proposed legislation also reflects that New York’s time remaining on the sidelines of adult-use cannabis was well-used to learn from the challenges and shortcomings of other adult-use programs in the country. The Program. The Executive Director would be charged with setting the standards for, and otherwise administering the program, and the board would be tasked with approving certain actions and promulgating the rules and regulations to effectuate the program.

Lori Ajax & BCC Add Their Comments To Gov Newsom’s Cannabis Tax Simplification Program

Cannabis Law Report

Once these priorities have been met, the remaining funds are allocated to youth education, prevention, early intervention, and treatment; environmental protection; and public safety-related activities. Public safety-related activities—20 percent ($66.6 To All Interested Parties, We are proud to share Governor Newsom’s budget proposal for cannabis industry regulation and taxation, announced by the Governor today. Regulatory Simplification.

Press Release: LegitScript Announces New CBD e-Commerce Certification Program to Ensure Accountability, Regulatory Compliance

Cannabis Law Report

LegitScript, the global leader in merchant and product certification and monitoring in the e-commerce and payment sectors, has launched a new certification program for legally compliant CBD products and websites. LegitScript is best known for providing monitoring and certification services for the world’s leading search engines, e-commerce platforms, and payment networks, as well as various drug safety regulators. Pacific to address important details about the program.

NM governor intervenes in court case over medical cannabis cards

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

Public safety considerations such as the interstate transportation of marijuana, which is a violation of federal and state law, and diversion concerns are critical state policy matters,” the court filing read. Kenny Vigil, the director of the state’s Medical Cannabis Program, was originally named in court documents but Lujan Grisham’s office argued that Vigil cannot adequately represent the state. News Quick Reads Medical Cannabis Program Michelle Lujan Grisham

Arizona: Adult-Use Legalization Initiative Qualifies for 2020 Ballot

NORML

The Act permits those age 21 or older to possess up to one ounce of cannabis and directs revenue from retail cannabis sales to fund various public education and safety programs.

Louisiana’s medical marijuana program the core issue in Agriculture Commissioner race

SMPL

In his announcement, Greer criticizes Strain for his regulation of Louisiana’s medical marijuana program. Strain has defended his approach, saying the regulations ensure public safety. BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s agriculture and forestry commissioner has drawn his first announced challenger for the fall election, an opponent slamming his management of medical marijuana.

Dept. of Health proposes rules for medical cannabis consumption areas, patient reciprocity

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

The New Mexico Department of Health has proposed a list of rule changes for the state’s Medical Cannabis Program, which would add guidelines for designated “consumption areas” and reciprocity for medical cannabis patients enrolled in medical cannabis programs in other states. News Quick Reads cannabis consumption areas Medical Cannabis Program New Mexico Department of Health rules and regulations

Alaska Credit Union Launches Program to Serve the Legal Marijuana Industry

The Joint Blog

Credit Union 1 – a 66-year-old, Anchorage-based business – announced Thursday it is kicking off a pilot program to provide financial services to the state’s approved marijuana-related businesses – otherwise dubbed MRBs. Since 2014, when marijuana was legalized in Alaska, the lack of financial services for MRBs has flooded local streets with cash, resulting in a community safety issue,” the credit union explained in a news release. By Lisa Bernard-Kuhn, Marijuana Business Daily.

Arizona: Marijuana Legalization Proponents Turn In Nearly Twice The Signatures Required to Qualify for 2020 Ballot

NORML

The Act permits those 21 or older to possess up to one ounce of cannabis and directs revenue from retail cannabis sales to fund various public education and safety programs. The post Arizona: Marijuana Legalization Proponents Turn In Nearly Twice The Signatures Required to Qualify for 2020 Ballot appeared first on NORML. Ballot Initiative Legalization 2020 Arizona ballot initiatives election legalization

Nevada: New Law Bars Employers from Discriminating Against Cannabis Consumers

NORML

” The law is not applicable to prospective employees seeking certain safety sensitive positions, such as those seeking employment as firefighters, emergency medical technicians, or federally licensed drivers. Earlier this year, New York City lawmakers enacted municipal legislation barring non-safety sensitive employers from administering marijuana drug tests to prospective employees. Democratic Gov.

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Clinical Trial: Cannabinoid Administration Via a Metered-Dose Inhaler Is Safe and Effective for Chronic Pain Patients

NORML

A team of Israeli researchers conducted a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a novel, metered-dose cannabis inhaler in 27 patients with chronic pain. Chronic pain is the most commonly reported qualifying condition among medical cannabis patients enrolled in state-specific access programs.

Florida Medical Marijuana: Labor Day Sales [2020]

CannaMD

While Columbia Care is closed on Labor Day (Monday), they just relaunched their amazing patient discount programs! To review Columbia Care’s COVID-19 delivery/pick-up and safety policies, please see: Florida Dispensaries: Coronavirus Policies.

Unions Blowing Smoke with "Green Lung" Myth

MJ Business Attorneys

There is no data showing that there are pervasive health or safety issues in the cannabis industry. The cannabis industry is heavily regulated and the testing programs are unlike the public safety regulations for any commodity in the world. Jim Burack, Director of the Marijuana Enforcement Division, testified in support of the bill based on the fact that the bill will lead to more transparency and public safety in the industry What is ‘green lung’?

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Virginia: Governor Approves Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana and Legalize Medical Cannabis

NORML

This bill will not eliminate the racial disparities surrounding marijuana, but it will prevent low-level offenders from receiving jail time for simple possession while we move toward legalization in coming years with a framework that addresses both public safety and equity in an emerging market.” The program is expected to be operational and dispensing cannabis products to authorized patients by mid-year.

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

NORML

To date, these statewide regulatory programs are operating largely as voters and politicians intended. The enactment of these policies have not negatively impacted workplace safety , crime rates , traffic safety , or youth use patterns. House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez along with Representatives Jared Golden and Dwight Evans introduced a package of legislation, ( H.R. 3540 , H.R. 3543 , and H.R.

Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect July 1

NORML

This bill will not eliminate the racial disparities surrounding marijuana, but it will prevent low-level offenders from receiving jail time for simple possession while we move toward legalization in coming years with a framework that addresses both public safety and equity in an emerging market.” The program is expected to be operational and dispensing cannabis products to authorized patients by mid-year. 2020 Virginia General Assembly.