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.

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New Washington state law worries marijuana growers over cross-pollination from hemp farms

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A new Washington state law has marijuana cultivators concerned over the potential of cross-pollination from hemp growers, which could prove disastrous to their bottom line if it occurs – potentially costing them up to tens of thousands of dollars in damages.

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.

The Week in Weed: April 5, 2019

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Our weekly review starts in Georgia, where the governor is expected to sign a medical marijuana reform bill into law. The law will allow grow houses and production facilities in the state, which will be heavily regulated. Now the Governor is saying that he will expand the state’s medical marijuana program if adult-use marijuana is not legalized by May. The General Law Committee has passed a bill that would establish a marijuana industry in the state.

Weed and Worry — The Immigration Consequences of Engaging in the Cannabis Trade

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As several states and foreign countries have enacted laws decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, a fresh rush of reefer madness has overtaken the business world. Should you be worried about legal marijuana’s adverse consequences under federal immigration law? practicing law in the U.S. ” Black’s Law Dictionary, 1340 (5th ed. ” Black’s Law Dictionary , supra, at 673.

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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.

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

Congress To Vote On Cannabis Banking Bill Next Week

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Majority Leader Hoyer on Friday announced that members of the House are anticipated to hold a floor vote next week on The SAFE Banking Act (HR1595), which explicitly permits banks and other financial institutions to work directly with state-legal marijuana businesses.

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.

Majority of Virginians Favor Legalizing Marijuana

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“Voter attitudes are no longer reflected in state law, and candidates on the campaign trail would be wise to take note.” Under state law , first-time possession offenders face up to 30 days in jail and a criminal record. “While other states are moving to a more sensible approach to cannabis, Virginia is still moving in the wrong direction. Become a member Virginia NORML and join the fight to reform marijuana laws in the Commonwealth.

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.

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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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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Today’s Answer of the Day

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According to the Controlled Substances Act, is it legal to transport marijuana across state lines from one medical marijuana legal state to another medical marijuana legal state?

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.

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.

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.

Ohio: Three More Municipalities Vote to Depenalize Cannabis Possession

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Voters in the cities of Bremen (population 1,500) and Nelsonville (population 5,400) p assed similar ballot proposals amending “the penalty for misdemeanor marijuana offenses ( 200 grams ) to [the] lowest penalty allowed by the state law.” Voters in three Ohio municipalities have approved local ballot measures depenalizing minor marijuana possession offenses.

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.

Pennsylvania: Expedited Pardon Process Now Available for Those with Low-Level Cannabis Convictions

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Those with low-level marijuana convictions are being encouraged to seek pardons from state officials. Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro both publicly endorsed plans to legalize the adult use of cannabis in the state and to expunge criminal records.

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DEA Promises Progress on Federal Cultivation Applications, But Provides No Timetable for Action

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Scientists familiar with the product have consistently said that it is of inferior quality and fails to accurately reflect the types of marijuana varieties commercially available in legal states.

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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

American Bar Association Endorses Ending Marijuana Prohibition

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” HOD adopts Res 104: Urges Congress to end conflict between some state laws and federal law over marijuana regulation and update federal marijuana policy. The American Bar Association (ABA) has passed a resolution in support of ending federal marijuana prohibition and removing the substance from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

Today’s Answer of the Day

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Do US states have their own controlled substances laws? States have their own controlled substances laws, but those state laws can only be more restrictive rather than more liberal than the federal framework.

Abridged Guide to State Cannabis Laws

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We are happy to share this brief guide to State Cannabis Laws with you. Created with the talented designers of Centennial Media this guide serves as a bite-sized version of the full analysis of state laws available on our website under: "Legal Information By State & Federal Law

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New Jersey: Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law

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Phil Murphy signed legislation into law today significantly amending and expanding the state’s medical cannabis access program. The new law takes immediate effect. The law also permits specific health care facility employees to operate as patient caregivers.

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Neil Feinberg, et al., Petitioners v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue

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Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a case by a marijuana business arguing that state laws allowing pot sales should not be overridden by a federal law prohibiting business tax deductions for the sale of illegal substances. @ law 360 [link]. Cannabis Law News

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

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.

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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Medical Marijuana On College Campuses Is Already A Sticky Issue

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The discrepancy between federal and state laws has created a quagmire of problems for college students. Cannabis Featured Marijuana Legislation Medical Marijuana News college campus colleges Florida Oklahoma STATES Act

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.,