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California Proposes a Cannabis Bank

California is working on a state cannabis banking law. California Senate Bill 930, now winding its way through the legislature, would create the Cannabis Limited Charter Banking and Credit Union Law, to be administered by the Commissioner of Business Oversight and the Department of Business Oversight.

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FINAL RELEASE OF CALIFORNIA CANNABIS REGULATIONS

After numerous iterations, the final regulations officially went into effect on June 6, 2018 and are set to expire on December 4, 2018. These amended emergency regulations were initially released to the public on May 18, and then filed with the Office of Administrative Law on May 25, 2018. The state’s regulatory agencies proposed changes to certain provisions in order to provide greater clarity to licensees and address issues that have arisen since the emergency regulations went into effect. The re-adoption of the emergency regulations have extended the effective period for an additional 180 days. After the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) posted the proposed emergency regulations on their website, there was a five-day public comment period on the finding of emergency.

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    WHO Issues Glowing Report of CBD But Gets the Law Wrong- A Legal Analysis

    The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a Critical Review Report (Report) on cannabidiol (CBD) on June 7, 2018. The Report is an update and extension of the Pre-Review Report on CBD that was prepared by Professor Jason White of Australia and released in November 2017 (Pre-Report) to the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD). The Report was one of several issued about cannabis during a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland by a group of international cannabis experts. It was prepared by Dr Sharon Walsh and Dr Susanna Babalonis of Kentucky and J. Rehm of Canada and presented to the ECDD. It is the first of many steps by the WHO to deliver a recommendation to the UN secretary-general on the “need for and level of international control” of cannabis, which could have a major impact on marijuana legislation internationally.

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    24 June 2018: CALIFORNIA: To Destroy All the Pre-Legalization Weed Dispensaries Don’t Sell by July. TEXAS: Democratic Party Affirms Support Of Legal Marijuana.

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    Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana: What Are the Odds?

    The application deadline for Phase II of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana licensing program passed on May 17, 2018. On June 18, 2018, Pennsylvania’s Department of Health (DOH) released the names, application identification numbers and locations of the applicants seeking the remaining 13 grower-processor licenses and 23 dispensary licenses allowed under the current provisions of the 2016 Medical Marijuana Act (MMA).

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