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  • Delta-8 Is Legal, But … May 24, 2022
    Just last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s holding that the 2018 Farm Bill legalized delta-8 THC products derived from hemp. In the Ninth Circuit’s view, “the plain and unambiguous text of the Farm [Bill] compels the conclusion that the delta-8 THC products before us are lawful.” […]
    Fred Rocafort
  • California Cannabis Workers: Independent Contractor Exceptions May 23, 2022
    California deems nearly all kinds of workers employees. There are, however, some important circumstances where workers may be classified as contractors. In my first post of this series, “Classifying California Cannabis Workers,” I explained the basics of employee versus independent contractor classification. Today, I look at some of the key independent contractor exceptions for California […]
    Griffen Thorne
  • Federal Cannabis Legislation Roundup: Part 2 May 22, 2022
    There are tons of new proposals for federal cannabis legislation in Congress. We wanted to make things easy and clarify what they would do. This post covers the SAFE Banking Act, the Medical Marijuana Research Act, the Cannabidiol and Marihuana Research Expansion Act, and the Hemp Advancement Act. Part one in this series covered the […]
    Andrew Smith
  • Choosing the Right Entity for a Cannabis Business: Corporations May 21, 2022
    One of the most important decisions a new cannabis business can make is the form of entity it will use. In fact, one of the first questions businesses ask is whether the right entity for a cannabis business is a limited liability company (LLC), corporation, or something else. Like basically every other legal analysis, the […]
    Griffen Thorne
  • Fire Season is Coming, Again May 20, 2022
    Last summer, I wrote a post called “Fire Season is Coming.” Given the massive expected California droughts, it’s pretty safe to assume that fire season is coming, again. Today, I want to recap some of the issues that we’re likely to see in the coming months. As we learned in prior fire seasons, the cannabis […]
    Griffen Thorne
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  • 12 New Jersey stores sold $24M in weed in first month May 24, 2022
    State reports massive first month sales for 7 companies and awards dozens of new licenses. The post 12 New Jersey stores sold $24M in weed in first month appeared first on Leafly.
    Calvin Stovall
  • Discreetly Dank: My white neighbor needs to chill tf out May 24, 2022
    Nosey neighbors are the bane to any stoner's existence, but one writer's neighbor seems too comfortable sniffing around. The post Discreetly Dank: My white neighbor needs to chill tf out appeared first on Leafly.
    Discreetly Dank
  • Rhode Island legislature votes to legalize marijuana, sets Dec. 2022 launch May 24, 2022
    Stores could open as soon as Dec. 1 under the new law, which Gov. Dan McKee is expected to sign. The post Rhode Island legislature votes to legalize marijuana, sets Dec. 2022 launch appeared first on Leafly.
    Bruce Barcott and Calvin Stovall
  • How cannabis can help stress and anxiety May 24, 2022
    Plenty of people use cannabis to manage stress and anxiety, but does it actually help? Leafly looks at the science behind it The post How cannabis can help stress and anxiety appeared first on Leafly.
    Emma Stone
  • Grow smarter with the VIVOSUN Smart Grow System May 24, 2022
    The VIVOSUN Smart Grow System goes above and beyond most grow systems to give you a fully app-enabled control system for your grow. The post Grow smarter with the VIVOSUN Smart Grow System appeared first on Leafly.
    Leafly Staff
  • Delaware governor vetoes marijuana legalization May 24, 2022
    The legislature may have the votes to override Gov. Carney's rejection. Stay tuned. The post Delaware governor vetoes marijuana legalization appeared first on Leafly.
    Bruce Barcott
  • This loophole makes hemp-derived delta-9 THC legit May 24, 2022
    Adults can now buy edibles that contain hemp-derived, bona fide THC...How the heck is that possible? The post This loophole makes hemp-derived delta-9 THC legit appeared first on Leafly.
    Max Savage Levenson
  • “Cannabis helped with my abortion” and people deserve safe and legal access to both May 24, 2022
    Cannabis played an important role in these people's abortions. Their stories highlight why we deserve safe and legal access to both. The post “Cannabis helped with my abortion” and people deserve safe and legal access to both appeared first on Leafly.
    Ashley Keenan
  • Guide: Best recipes for weed tea May 23, 2022
    Cannabis tea is a great alternative to traditional edibles when you are looking for a simple way to add a little cannabis super boost to your day. Learn how to make weed teas. The post Guide: Best recipes for weed tea appeared first on Leafly.
    Leafly Staff
  • Election 2022: Marijuana legalization voting guide May 23, 2022
    These states have active campaigns to put cannabis legalization on the Nov. 2022 ballot. The post Election 2022: Marijuana legalization voting guide appeared first on Leafly.
    Max Savage Levenson and Bruce Barcott
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  • Lawmakers vote to legalize recreational marijuana in RI May 25, 2022
    After years of discussion, Rhode Island lawmakers on Tuesday voted to legalize the sale of marijuana for recreational use. If the governor signs the legislation, as expected Wednesday afternoon, Rhode Island would become the 19th state to legalize adult use of marijuana since Colorado became the first in 2012. Some three dozen states have medical marijuana… […]
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  • Delaware governor vetoes marijuana legalization bill, setting up historic showdown with legislature May 25, 2022
    Gov. John Carney announced on Tuesday that he will veto a bill that would legalize the possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana, setting up a historic showdown with the General Assembly. For years, Carney has not wavered in his position against marijuana legalization. He said in a statement that he does not “believe… […]
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  • Justice Cannabis Co. CEO Darin Carpenter is on a Mission to Do Good in a Big Way May 24, 2022
    It took several attempts to connect with Darin Carpenter, the CEO of Chicago, Illinois-based Justice Cannabis Co., but that is only because of his hectic and peripatetic schedule. Jumping around the country at a dizzying pace, the former Army medic was busy overseeing any number of new projects in one or another of the eight… […]
    Tom Hymes
  • Legalised cannabis in Canada and US hasn’t killed illegal market May 24, 2022
    Some cannabis users continue to buy the drug from illegal sources for years after it is possible to purchase it from regulated, legal shops, because the illegal sources can be cheaper or easier to access, a survey in Canada and the US has found. The findings suggest that policy-makers who want to wipe out the cannabis black… […]
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  • How Cannabis Legalization Has Changed Cities in the United States May 24, 2022
    The topic of cannabis can be rather taboo in some instances, as countries around the world have differing views on the legalization of marijuana products based on their cultural and religious beliefs. In the United States specifically, it’s been a long contended issue that each state has, for now, been left to decide on how… […]
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North American Cannabis Regulatory Authorities

RSS Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
  • Contract with Security Specialists to Provide Voluntary Retail Store Security Assessments May 16, 2022
    The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) today announces that it has contracted with security management firm Setracon, Inc. to provide voluntary, free of charge, on-site security assessments of individual cannabis retailers.
    Brad
  • 2021 Fact Sheets May 12, 2022
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    Brad
  • Enforcement Education May 2, 2022
    Cannabis Education Materials Education materials for cannabis licensees including Product Testing Requirements, Measuring Plant Canopy, Retailer Safety Handout, Quality Control Testing and Sell Off Guide.
    Brad
  • Cannabis Education Materials April 18, 2022
    Cannabis Product Testing Requirements: Past vs. Current This document describes the changes in testing requirements for cannabis plants.
    Brad
  • Board to Host Roundtable on Safety at Cannabis Retail Stores March 22, 2022
    OLYMPIA -- In the wake of a deadly spate of armed robberies at three cannabis retail stores which resulted in three deaths within four days, the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) will next week host an online roundtable to discuss safety at cannabis retailers. The LCB will meet with cannabis retailers, elected officials, national SAFE […]
    Brad
  • Delta 8 Product Examples March 17, 2022
    The following images show examples of Delta 8 products. D8 Products AP image provided by the Associated Press.
    Brad
  • 2021 Rules March 16, 2022
    Alcohol Distillery Reporting and Payment Rules (Effective July 10, 2021) Concise Explanatory Statement Memorandum
    Brad
  • Gov. Inslee Appoints Jim Vollendroff to the LCB Board March 14, 2022
    OLYMPIA – The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) today announces that Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Jim Vollendroff to the vacant seat on the LCB board.
    Brad
  • Board Adopts Pesticide Testing Rules March 2, 2022
    OLYMPIA 03/02/2022 – The Board of the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) today adopted final rules to require pesticide testing on all cannabis products. In addition, these updated rules also allow the LCB to test marijuana products for heavy metals on a random basis or as part of an investigation. The rules will be effective […]
    Brad
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RSS Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
  • DISPENSARIES: Anything not in your Metrc inventory on May 26 must be sold to a patient or legally disposed of by Aug. 24. If yo... May 23, 2022
    DISPENSARIES: Anything not in your Metrc inventory on May 26 must be sold to a patient or legally disposed of by Aug. 24. If you don’t want an Aug. 24 deadline for your inventory, use the Beginning Inventory process ON OR BEFORE MAY 26 to bring your inventory inside of Metrc. Here’s our Beginning Inventory […]
    Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
  • Photos from Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority's post May 23, 2022
    Executive Director Adria Berry and Compliance Director Michelle Reddish recently toured F5 Farms in Tulsa, part of the F5 Industries group. Directors Berry and Reddish appreciated that F5's friendly staff took the time to highlight how its operations are fully Metrc-compliant ahead of the May 26 deadline -- you can see Director Berry pointing towards […]
    Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
  • Photos from Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority's post May 19, 2022
    Here are our latest licensing and tax revenue reports as of this month. Find archived data and more here: https://oklahoma.gov/omma/administration/archived-reporting-data.html (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
    Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
  • OMMA High Points Episode 16 May 13, 2022
    Executive Director Adria Berry has the latest updates on Metrc in the new episode of High Points -- ALL licensees must be Metrc-compliant by May 26, and time is running out. Director Berry has details on monthly reporting (including zero inventory after May 26), physical tag requirements, untagged activity through Aug. 24, Metrc licensing fees […]
    Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
  • OMMA to Become Stand-Alone Agency Nov. 1 May 11, 2022
    Governor Kevin Stitt has signed SB 1543, making OMMA a stand-alone state agency on Nov. 1. The new state law doesn't change anything about your patient or commercial medical marijuana license. OMMA will begin a transition outside of the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Starting Nov. 1, OMMA will be on its own, with an […]
    Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority
RSS California Cannabis Portal
  • Department of Cannabis Control Provides Notice of Emergency Regulatory Action May 18, 2022
    Notice of proposed rulemaking to readopt emergency regulations for cannabis license fee waivers The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is providing notice to the public of its intent to readopt its emergency regulations implementing Senate Bill 166 which requires DCC to develop and implement a program to provide waivers for cannabis licensing fees, with at […]
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  • Department of Cannabis Control requests stakeholder input on equity fee waiver and deferral regulations April 25, 2022
    The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is requesting stakeholder input and feedback on the development of equity fee waiver and deferral regulations. During the equity fee waiver program development process, DCC received feedback from stakeholders, including equity businesses and the legislature, signaling strong interest in a more robust stakeholder engagement and input process. To implement […]
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  • CDFW’s Cannabis Grant Program Announces New Funding Opportunities For 2022 April 14, 2022
    $10 million funding opportunities through Cannabis Restoration Grant Program (CRGP) to remediate impacts of illegal cannabis and enhance watersheds.
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  • California State Senate confirms Nicole Elliott as Director of the Department of Cannabis Control April 8, 2022
    SACRAMENTO – Nicole Elliott was confirmed today as Director of the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) by the California State Senate. In a show of confidence, 34 senators voted in favor of Elliott’s confirmation, and no senators voted in opposition. Representatives of local government, cannabis businesses, law enforcement and labor unions voiced support for Elliott’s […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • DCC files readoption of emergency consolidated cannabis regulations March 17, 2022
    The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has filed an action with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) to readopt emergency regulations that consolidate the commercial cannabis regulations. This readoption would allow emergency regulations to remain in place while DCC completes the regular rulemaking process, which began on Friday, March 4. DCC’s filing marks the start […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • Department of Cannabis Control Launches CannaConnect, a New Resource to Support California’s Cannabis License Holders March 14, 2022
    CannaConnect serves as California’s cannabis compliance hub, helping licensees maintain compliance with the regulations that protect the legal market SACRAMENTO, CA—The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) today announced a new resource to connect California’s cannabis license holders to the people and tools they need to thrive in the state’s legal cannabis market. The resource – […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • Notice of proposed readoption of emergency regulations March 10, 2022
    The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is providing notice to the public of its intent to readopt its emergency regulations that consolidate the commercial cannabis regulations. This readoption would allow emergency regulations to remain in place while DCC completes the regular rulemaking process, which began on Friday, March 4. View the proposed finding of emergency and notice […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • California’s cannabis department proposes comprehensive regulatory changes March 4, 2022
    SACRAMENTO, CA – The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) today released a comprehensive regulatory proposal to make changes to streamline and simplify the cannabis regulations, enhance consumer protections and make permanent changes that are currently in effect as emergency regulations. The proposal is a continuation of efforts by the Administration and DCC to refine and […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • DCC to hold briefing about upcoming rulemaking March 3, 2022
    This Friday, March 4, the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) will release proposed regulation changes and begin a regular rulemaking process. The upcoming rulemaking process will include:   Changes that are in effect as emergency regulations from the fall   Additional changes to streamline and strengthen the regulatory framework  Ahead of this release, we would like to […]
    Christina Dempsey
  • CDFW Releases Cannabis Enforcement Numbers For 2021 February 3, 2022
    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) issued this press release. Contact CDFW if you have any questions: Janice Mackey, janice.mackey@nullwildlife.ca.gov, CDFW Communications. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) cannabis enforcement program has released year-end numbers for the 2021 calendar year. CDFW investigates illegal cannabis cultivation operations to uncover and curtail operations that result […]
    Christina Dempsey
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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. 

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Hawaii Patients Union

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.
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