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?

US AG William Bar Indicates A Preference To Enactment Of STATES Law Rather Than Current Situation

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Attorney General William Barr said on Wednesday that he would prefer that Congress enact legislation allowing states to legalize marijuana instead of continuing the current approach under which a growing number of states have ended cannabis prohibition in conflict with federal law.

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

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.

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.

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

Cincinnati: Council Members Vote to Eliminate Marijuana Possession Penalties

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The new local law takes effect on July 12. Under state law, the possession of up to 100 grams of cannabis is classified as a minor misdemeanor offense.

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.

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

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.” ” The new law takes effect on January 1, 2020.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/21/19

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House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. New York state lawmakers approved legislation on Friday to further expand cannabis decriminalization and expunge certain records.

Illinois: Cook County State’s Attorney To Expunge Thousands Of Low-Level Cannabis Convictions

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has pledged that her office will begin expunging thousands of low-level marijuana convictions in the coming months. Cook County, which includes Chicago, is the second-most populous county in the United States.

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HR 420: The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act

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Our federal marijuana laws are outdated, out of touch and have negatively impacted countless lives.”. The legislation would deschedule cannabis, thus permitting state governments to regulate these activities as they see fit.

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.

Legal Hemp Is Not Safe on American Highways

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Conflicting federal and state laws mean police are seizing products that can’t get anyone high. Politics cbd Hemp law enforcementThe post Legal Hemp Is Not Safe on American Highways appeared first on Leafly.

Georgia: Governor Signs Law Licensing Low-THC Oil Production

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Brian Kemp signed legislation into law today to facilitate regulations governing the licensed production and distribution of oils and other products containing limited amounts of plant-derived THC. Republican Gov.

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Federal Employment Protections Demanded In Appropriations Bill

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“Denying responsible adults access to federal employment opportunities for engaging in state legal conduct is counterproductive and it disproportionately impacts the veteran community. Crist stated: “Voters across the country are saying yes to legalization.

Washington Legislators Approve Bill Expunging 69,000 Cannabis Convictions

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Ganjapreneur report… The bill , which originated in the Senate , passed the House in a 69-29 vote on Tuesday and now returns to the Senate for the reconciliation of one amendment added by state representatives. Cannabis Law News

The Veterans Equal Access Act Reintroduced

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This simple bill would align veterans VA treatment with their very popular state laws, usually approved by the voters. In the House, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), a founder and co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, has reintroduced H.R.

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Bipartisan Bill To Protect Employment Rights

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The Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act ( HR 1687 ) is bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Don Young (R-AK) to explicitly bar federal agencies from discriminating against workers solely because of their status as a cannabis consumer, or due to testing positive for marijuana use on a workplace drug test. Medical marijuana is currently legal in 31 states, D.C.,

House would block Feds from interfering with state pot laws

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WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Although 11 states have legalized marijuana for personal use, possessing and selling the drug remains a federal offense.

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The Feds Aren’t Done With Cannabis

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As more and more states legalize cannabis in some form or another, and as more and more Senators and Representatives introduce legislation that would relax the federal pot laws, it’s important not to lose sight of reality: cannabis is still a Schedule I drug and is unlawful under federal law.

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Minnesota: Attorney For State’s Largest County To No Longer Criminally Prosecute Marijuana Possession Offenses

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Under state law , marijuana possession offenses involving over 42.5 Freeman said the policy change was necessary because he believes that the state law is overly punitive and produces racial disparities in incarceration rates. Courts Decriminalization LAW ENFORCEMENT Municipal decriminalization Minneapolis Minnesota

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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.

Colorado: Right now, it just kind of is a piggy bank that folks look to when they want something funded,” Says Democrat Joint Budget Committee Head.

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The result: Instead of the 14 preferred uses for marijuana money currently spelled out in state law, state budget writers have settled on just two priorities: education and the opioid crisis. Maybe that $1Billion figure shouldn’t have ben mentioned last week.

Federal Lawmakers Aim To Legalize Marijuana This Year

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Now that more than half of the states in the nation have legalized cannabis for either medicinal or recreational purposes, those state-legal businesses deserve to be able to operate as such. Legislation to end the federal prohibition of cannabis has been submitted in the U.S.

Cannabis Banking on the Horizon

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Currently unnamed, the resolution appropriates annual funding for the Department of Treasury, the Judiciary, the Executive Office of the President, and other independent agencies that provide financial services such as the IRS Section 633 of the resolution would allow financial institutions to provide services for marijuana businesses operating pursuant to state law, including Indian Tribes and the District of Columbia. By: Nabil Rodriguez, Esq. & & Victor Fox*.

Clark County Council eyes code changes for cannabis

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Last month, the council held a work session looking at the law enforcement and public health aspects of legal cannabis. A 2015 change to state law allowed cities or counties to make an exception to the buffer (except for elementary and secondary schools, as well as playgrounds).

H.R. 420: Proposed Federal Legislation to End Marijuana Prohibition

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The law wouldn’t allow complete legalization without regulation. It still makes clear that bringing cannabis into a jurisdiction would be unlawful where it would violate the laws of that jurisdiction. Stay tuned to the Canna Law Blog for more details and updates.

Delaware: Attorney General Calls For Expanding Use Of Civil Penalties For Marijuana Violations

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Delaware prosecutors will no longer be encouraged to pursue criminal charges against those who possess marijuana for personal use, according to guidelines issued by the state’s new Attorney General, Kathleen Jennings. Under state law , the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis is a civil violation. LAW ENFORCEMENT Policy decriminalization Delaware

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/3/19

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Governor Jay Inslee (D) of Washington signed legislation into law allowing medical cannabis to be accessed by patients on school grounds, and separate legislation allowing the production of industrial hemp in accordance with new federal hemp regulations.

The future of pot in Washington: State regulators talk marijuana ahead of 5-year anniversary of sales

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SPOKANE — Nearly five years on, regulators of Washington state’s legal marijuana industry say there’s more work to be done on keeping pot out of the hands of children and assisting growers facing falling revenues due to a glut of product. “We

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Fed Chair To Senate: “I think it would be great to have clarity,” On Cannabis

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As the tentacles of the federal policy of cannabis prohibition run deep into nearly every sector of American public policy, a new voice emerged to call for clarity regarding state-legal cannabis marketplaces: Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.

The Legal Status of Cannabis for Animals

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Although the federal legality of these products has been a matter of debate, the 2018 Farm Bill signed into law last year officially took hemp and CBD from hemp off of the federal controlled substances list. For the time being, the use of cannabis for animals is in a state of flux.

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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. Our outdated marijuana laws also target communities of color. Tulsi Gabbard is a Member of Congress representing Hawaii’s 2nd district.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/12/19

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At the state level, a bill to allow licensed social consumption spaces in Oregon was defeated for this year. A bill to allow patients to use medical cannabis while on probation or parole died in Montana’s state Senate.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/4/19

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Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Don Young (R-AK) re-introduced the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, which protects those engaged in state-lawful medical marijuana programs from federal prosecution.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/24/19

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Governor Jared Polis (D) of Colorado signed legislation into law that allows physicians to recommend medical cannabis for any condition for which an opiate would otherwise be prescribed. Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 420, to expand upon Oregon’s expungement law.

Hawaii MMJ Patients Instructed to "Voluntarily Surrender" Firearms to Honolulu Police Department

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Currently, Hawaii’s state statutes include any person who is “prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law” from firearms ownership under state law as well, and federal law flatly prohibits marijuana users from owning or possessing firearms, even in states where marijuana is legal. In addition, once an owner is disqualified, the state may legally seize firearms that are not surrendered within the allotted time.