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Dozens of medical marijuana businesses and nonprofits are popping up around Mississippi even though the state’s regulatory system won’t be ready for months, and despite the fact that the Mississippi Supreme Court might strike down the voter-approved program. Companies can’t legally grow, process or dispense medical pot until they obtain state licenses, which likely won’t […]
Advocates for a voter-passed measure to legalize marijuana in South Dakota are crying foul about a taxpayer-funded lawsuit from Gov. Kristi Noem opposing the measure as the battle over the issue enters its final round at the state Supreme Court. At one point during the legal proceedings, taxpayers were paying for lawyers on opposing sides of […]
By Paul Armentano A recently featured article in CBE, entitled “Implications of the MORE Act and Possible Federal Legalization of Cannabis,” opines that removing the cannabis plant from the federal Controlled Substances Act – as initially proposed by the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019 – will reclassify it as a prescription-only substance. […]
Lafayette-based food delivery company Waitr said it is teaming up with Flow Payments to create a specialized platform for the sale and delivery of legal marijuana. The company said the partnership will use Waitr’s proprietary delivery technology along with Flow’s payment processing capabilities to create a platform that abides by federal and state laws. According to Leafly, a […]
The second year of recreational marijuana sales in Illinois is off to a fast start. Through February, the state generated nearly $170 million in recreational sales, more than double the total from the first two months of 2020, according to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, which licenses marijuana dispensaries. That total includes a […]
In Florida and other states, "THC cap" bills are gaining traction—and could force patients into the unsafe illegal market. The post Prohibitionists want THC-limit laws. Here’s why patients and consumers are fighting back appeared first on Leafly.
Evanston, IL becomes the first US city to use legal market marijuana taxes for reparations towards the Black community. The post Illinois city uses weed sales tax for reparations appeared first on Leafly.
March on, star gazers! Find out what the skies have in store for you in March 2021 and the strains that will help you through it. The post Star signs and cannabis strains: March 2021 horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.
The story of Harry Anslinger's racist harassment of Billie Holiday, one of America's greatest artists, will break your heart. The post Why weed’s greatest villain hounded Billie Holiday to death appeared first on Leafly.
Corvain Cooper was a non-violent cannabis prisoner until he received a presidential pardon. Learn more about his story on Leafly. The post How Corvain Cooper went from life in prison to presidential pardon appeared first on Leafly.
The film star and cannabis enthusiast promises strains "hand-smoked by me" and some pretty damn cool accessories. The post Seth Rogen just announced his own weed brand and people are losing their minds appeared first on Leafly.
The state Supreme Court just tossed Washington's felony drug possession law. What exactly does that mean? The post Are all drugs really legal in Washington State? For now, the answer is yes appeared first on Leafly.
Learn about the unique benefits of rare cannabinoid CBG and find out how you can add it to your wellness routine The post Is CBG better than CBD and THC for pain, inflammation, and aging? appeared first on Leafly.
Under California’s Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA)–the state’s general cannabis law–cities and counties are given wide latitude as to whether to allow commercial cannabis activities within their borders. Many local jurisdictions have chosen to prohibit cannabis activities altogether, or to severely restrict what types of activities will be allowed and/or how […]
A bill (369/2021) to allow veterinarians to prescribe cannabis products has been introduced in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies. Under the terms of the bill, products must be authorized by the Brazilian regulatory authorities or, in the case of imported products, their counterparts in the country of origin. If the government does not issue specific regulations […]
REGISTER TODAY! With Democrats now in control of the White House and Congress, the chances of federal legalization and regulation have never been better. Prior industry lobbying efforts have mostly focused on rescheduling cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act, but the inability to bank cannabis proceeds or deduct business expenses (due to federal illegality) has […]
Curaleaf received some good news in mid-February when a federal court dismissed a class action lawsuit alleging it violated federal securities laws. We wrote about this lawsuit when it was first filed in August 2019 and have tracked various issues involving Curaleaf in other posts (see links below). The decision by Judge Cogan of the […]
Register HERE! On January 28th, in partnership with Mexico-based law firm Lawgic, Harris Bricken hosted the webinar “Cannabis in Mexico” (replay here). That webinar covered the basics of what stakeholders can and can’t do right now in the Mexican medical cannabis industry, what lies on the horizon for adult use, and how Mexico treats industrial hemp and […]
Critics have been pointing out that although Black men have historically been disproportionately targeted in the War on Drugs, there are no Black men on New Jersey's new Cannabis Regulatory Commission.
Rulemaking Process Phases The rulemaking process is governed by the Administrative Procedure Act (chapter 34.05 RCW), and typically involves three formal phases: inquiry, proposal, and adoption. The rule development process may take several months to a couple of years to complete, depending on the Board’s resources, complexity of the issue, availability of data or information […]
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions & Glossary of Terms FAQs What is Rulemaking? Rulemaking is the process we use to propose and adopt rules to protect the public health of Washington. State agencies must follow a law known as the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), when adopting rules. A state agency may only adopt rules when […]
OLYMPIA – The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) today is announcing that Chandra Brady is beginning her tenure as its new Director of Enforcement and Education. The division is responsible for enforcing state liquor, tobacco, vapor product and cannabis laws and regulations to promote public safety. Officers also provide education to licensees, communities, and local […]
California Officially Joins National Cannabis Regulators Association Author: Bureau of Cannabis ControlPublished: Feb 18, 2021Sacramento, CaliforniaSACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today that California has officially become the newest member of the Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA), a non-partisan organization created to facilitate information sharing amongst state regulators, develop more uniformity across state […]
Cannabis Advisory Committee To Hold Virtual Meeting Author: Bureau of Cannabis ControlPublished: Feb 16, 2021Sacramento, CaliforniaSACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today that the Cannabis Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The agenda for the meeting can be found on to the Bureau’s website at the […]
Notice Regarding Billboard Advertisements on Interstate and State Highways Author: Bureau of Cannabis ControlPublished: Jan 22, 2021Sacramento, CaliforniaSACRAMENTO – On January 11, 2021, in the case of Farmer v. Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) & Lori Ajax, the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court entered a formal judgement ruling that Section 5040(b)(3) of the Bureau’s […]
Cannabis Licensing Authorities Notice Proposed Regulations To Provide Greater Access To Financial Services For Licensees Author: Bureau of Cannabis ControlPublished: Jan 15, 2021Sacramento, CaliforniaSACRAMENTO – Today, the California state cannabis licensing authorities – the Bureau of Cannabis Control, California Department of Food and Agriculture and California Department of Public Health – provided notice to the […]
Cannabis Licensing Authorities Consolidation Part Of Governor’s Proposed State Budget Author: Bureau of Cannabis ControlPublished: Jan 08, 2021Sacramento, California SACRAMENTO – Governor Newsom’s fiscal year 2021-2022 budget proposal released today includes a proposal to consolidate the three state licensing authorities into a single Department of Cannabis Control. This proposal was first announced in January 2020 […]
Bureau Of Cannabis Control Announces Grant Solicitation For Cannabis Equity Grants Program Author: Bureau of Cannabis ControlPublished: Dec 16, 2020Sacramento, CaliforniaSacramento, CA – The Bureau of Cannabis Control, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), is pleased to announce that the fiscal year 2020-2021 Grant Solicitation for the Cannabis Equity […]
Notice Regarding State Stay-At-Home Order Issued December 3, 2020 Author: Bureau of Cannabis ControlPublished: Dec 04, 2020Sacramento, CaliforniaOn Thursday, December 3, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a new Stay-at-Home Order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to continue facilitating a consistent approach across the state to slow the spread of COVID-19. […]
Cannabis Advisory Committee To Hold Virtual Meeting Author: Bureau of Cannabis ControlPublished: Dec 01, 2020Sacramento, CaliforniaSACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today that the Cannabis Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. The agenda for the meeting can be found on to the Bureau’s website at the […]
Bureau Of Cannabis Control Announces New API For License Search Data Author: Bureau of Cannabis ControlPublished: Nov 17, 2020Sacramento, CaliforniaSACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today the launch of a new Application Programming Interface (API). The API allows stakeholders to obtain license data that can be integrated into their own software. Users […]
Bureau Of Cannabis Control Announces Public University Research Grant Funding Recipients Author: Bureau of Cannabis ControlPublished: Nov 13, 2020Sacramento, CaliforniaSACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today that it has awarded $29,950,494 in public university research grant funding to universities across California. “The research conducted through these public university grants will provide critical […]
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