The legal landscape in the Cannabidiol (CBD) sector is changing quickly, especially for CBD-infused food products. Companies looking for business opportunities involving CBD-infused food products are well advised to keep an eye out to new developments. In the European Union one can notice a change in perspective regarding CBD, its danger and use. This can […]
Happy MLK Day! If Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, he would almost certainly advocate to end the War on Drugs. Dr. King never spoke publicly about drugs or cannabis in particular: he was assassinated in 1968, two years before President Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). But it is well established that […]
From startups to multi-state operators, most cannabis businesses will engage legal counsel at some point. All of these companies – but especially smaller ones or less experienced ones – need to grapple with the question of what the role of a lawyer in cannabis deals will be. This can be a difficult question to answer. […]
Spotify AB (“Spotify”) has prevailed in two opposition proceedings it brought against the registrations of two POTIFY marks, which were applied for by U.S. Software Inc. (“U.S. Software”), in connection to its Potify platform. According to U.S. Software, Potify is “a backend software platform designed for legal marijuana dispensaries to market and sell their products.” […]
New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that New York will establish a $200 million fund to support social and economic equity applicants seeking adult-use cannabis licenses. Governor Hochul made the announcement during her State of the State address last week, on January 5, 2022. It is really easy to talk about prioritizing cannabis social equity […]
Senate hopeful Gary Chambers Jr. of Louisiana addresses the outdated cannabis laws that target people of color, all while smoking a blunt, in a new campaign video. The post Louisiana Senate Candidate Gary Chambers Smokes Blunt in Campaign Video appeared first on High Times.
Ohio came up with 30K additional signatures to show community support for a proposal to legalize cannabis. The post Ohio Advocates Submit Additional Signatures for Cannabis Proposal appeared first on High Times.
Virginia has definitely decriminalized cannabis, but with Republican governor in control, it's not clear if cannabis convictions will be re-sentenced. The post Lawmakers in Virginia Disagree on Cannabis Conviction Re-Sentencing appeared first on High Times.
The record-breaking revenue in Colorado is collected from the state sales tax, cannabis retail sales tax and retail cannabis excise tax. The post Colorado Hits New Record with $423 Million in Annual Revenue From 2021 appeared first on High Times.
Why get a one-gram delta-8 vape when you can get two-gram vapes for only a little higher cost? Pro tip: Get the bigger gram size. The post This is Why Two-Gram Vapes Are Becoming the New Industry Standard appeared first on High Times.
A new vaccine being developed could be used to help those prone to Opioid Use Disorder and opiate addiction. The post Researchers Developing Vaccine to Fight Opioid Use Disorder appeared first on High Times.
The hefty, daily fine is intended to deter illegal cannabis endeavors from operating. The post LA County Introduces Ordinance to Charge Illegal Cannabis Operations $30,000 Per Day appeared first on High Times.
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These two men are trying to open Canada's first cannabis retail store in an airport. Is this the beginning of a new kind of "mile high" club? The post Canada might be home to the world’s first airport dispensary appeared first on Leafly.
Senators passed joints and bags of hemp around the capitol building while debating daily patient limits. The post Mississippi legislators ready to legalize medical marijuana over governor’s veto appeared first on Leafly.
For those who don't always want THC heavy-hitters, we see you! Check out these balanced cannabis products with equal(ish) ratios of CBD to THC. The post Balanced THC:CBD weed to help find your Zen appeared first on Leafly.
Cannabis is legal in Canada for people, not pets. We asked veterinarians what they think about wellness weed for animals. The post What veterinarians really think about pot and pets appeared first on Leafly.
Use this song and strain playlist to set intentions and motivate yourself in 2022! Smoke the strains and tune in for the jams. The post 15 strains and songs for reaching your 2022 goals appeared first on Leafly.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have doubled the number of marijuana plants that licensed growers can cultivate as the state prepares for recreational sales to start this spring, officials announced Tuesday. Increasing the plant count makes sense “to ensure that everyone can maximize the benefits of a thriving cannabis industry,” said state… […]
Thailand plans to decriminalize marijuana, moving a step closer to clearing its use for recreation, after becoming the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize medical cannabis and its use in food and cosmetics. The nation’s Food and Drug Administration is set to propose the removal of marijuana from a list of controlled drugs to… […]
For a moment, newly available medical marijuana flower was a hot commodity in Louisiana, drawing thousands of new patients and huge lines to the state’s nine authorized pharmacies. Then it was gone. Pharmacies across the state reported supply disruptions less than two weeks after flower became available at the start of 2022. And patients have… […]
THE French hemp and CBD industry is waiting for a court decision this week which it hopes will overturn the Government’s ban on the sale of CBD flowers – following hearings on two successive Fridays. On Friday gone, in the Palais-Royal in the centre of Paris, France’s highest court the Council of State listened to… […]
by Mia Getlin – Partner, Gleam Law We previously reported that, in early November 2021, the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) announced that the agency had lifted its pause on issuing new non-producer recreational marijuana licenses and would immediately begin processing new applications for retail, processor, and wholesaler licenses. Additionally, the agency began contacting people… […]
Date Effective: January 8, 2022Effective Until: Permanent changes to ruleApplies to: On Premises Liquor Licensees serving food in conjunction with alcohol sales. Permanent rules regarding food service have been revised to provide greater flexibility for licensees. These changes are found in WAC 314-02-010. Complete Meals
Effective Date: January 8, 2022Effective Until: July 1, 2023Applies to: On-Premises Liquor Licensees To add or extend outside liquor service, on-premises liquor licensees must submit an alteration request and get approval from the Licensing Division before service can begin. Alteration requests are found below:
The launch of OMMA’s new licensing portal is delayed until Jan. 24 after discovering a data migration issue earlier today. Director Berry has more details in this video (https://www.facebook.com/OMMAOK/videos/713191533419228/), but a short recap is below. We're unable to accept new license and renewal applications until the new portal launches Monday, Jan. 24. Patient and business […]
The launch of OMMA’s new licensing portal is delayed until Jan. 24 after discovering a data migration issue earlier today. Director Berry has more details in this video, but a short recap is below. We're unable to accept new license and renewal applications until the new portal launches Monday, Jan. 24. Patient and business licenses […]
Here are the updated licensing and tax reports. Note: There are about 1,600 fewer licensed businesses compared to December. This is largely attributable to statutory and regulatory changes that took effect in November which removed a grace period for expired business licenses without a renewal in process. We implemented those changes before this report. The […]
Join Executive Director Adria Berry on the latest High Points episode and learn the latest about the transition to our new licensing system, a recent scam email and an update on our permanent rules. (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
SACRAMENTO, CA – The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has awarded nearly $100 million in grant funding through the Local Jurisdiction Assistance Grant Program. The program, proposed by Governor Newsom in the 2021-2022 budget and passed by the Legislature, provides funding for local jurisdictions to aid in more swiftly transitioning high numbers of provisional cannabis […]
Cannabis equity businesses can now request a license fee waiver from the Department of Cannabis Control. Fee Waiver Eligibility The cannabis business must meet the following criteria: Equity ownership: Individuals who meet the equity criteria own 50% or more of the business. Gross revenues: The business has gross revenue of $1.5 million or less per […]
Emergency regulations for the equity license fee waiver program were approved today CALIFORNIA – Cannabis entrepreneurs affected by the War on Drugs can have their license or renewal fee waived, following the approval of emergency regulations issued by the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC). These regulations implement Senate Bill (SB) 166, signed into law on […]
Committee members will advise Department of Cannabis Control on cannabis regulations and public policy CALIFORNIA – California’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) today announced it will open applications for all seats on the Cannabis Advisory Committee (CAC). DCC is seeking applicants that reflect the diversity of California and the communities impacted by commercial cannabis activity. Applicants must […]
The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has filed proposed emergency regulations to provide licensing fee waivers to qualified equity businesses statewide with the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL). This marks the start of the five-calendar day public comment period and the 10-day OAL review period. How to submit a public comment If you wish […]
Proposed regulations would provide financial assistance for cannabis entrepreneurs affected by the War on Drugs CALIFORNIA – California’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) today released proposed emergency regulations to provide licensing fee waivers to qualified equity businesses statewide. The waivers are designed to assist individuals harmed by the War on Drugs with starting and operating […]
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) issued this press release. Contact CDFW if you have any questions: Janice Mackey, firstname.lastname@example.org, CDFW Communications. CDFW today announced the selection of four projects to receive funding for watershed remediation and enhancement projects. The awards, totaling $966,649, were made under CDFW’s Cannabis Restoration Grant Program (CRGP) through […]
The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) issued the following industry advisory to provide guidance about which activities are allowed on or in premises licensed by ABC. Contact ABC if you have any questions about this advisory: email@example.com, (916) 419-2500 With the legalization of commercial recreational use of cannabis products commencing in 2018, along with […]
CALIFORNIA – Today, California’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) marks its first 100 days as a new state department. In this short time, DCC has already taken significant steps to deliver on the Newsom Administration’s commitments to support California cannabis businesses and improve the cannabis regulatory framework. “We’ve made meaningful early progress as a new […]
Medical Cannabis Day Event June 14th Keynote: Dr. Bonni Goldstein
Dozens of presenters and panelists honoring patients. Patient organizations on each island have organized an epic event. Our County Mayors and Governor Ige have all proclaimed June 14th, Medical Cannabis Day in Hawaii.
The Hawaii Patients Union meets on the next first Friday of each month. Join the virtual gathering for fun, insights and virtual seed exchange. Our Annual Board of Director’s meeting is scheduled for Jan. 8th. Agenda