Sammi Brown, (D) Jefferson, hopes to introduce a bill she has called the “Normalizing Cannabis Act” within the week.Read More
DEA Chief of Operations, Christopher Evans, Sworn In By AG Barr To Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice
The release says…The Executive Order instructs the Commission to conduct its study by focusing on the law enforcement officers who are tasked with reducing crime on a daily basis. It also directs the Commission to research “important current issues facing law enforcement and the criminal justice system,” and recommends a variety of subjects for study, such as, but not limited to” There is no direct mention of cannabis but a senior DEA appointment we would suggest is a message in itself.Read More
Washington: HB 2546 Bill proposes to outlaw vast majority of state-licensed vape cartridges, dabbable extracts, and other concentrated products
Leo Beletsky, a professor of law and public health at Northwestern University, said that a blanket ban on such a large swath of popular products would likely drive consumers into the illegal market.Read More
Missouri: Judge Orders State Regulators To Hold On Dispensary License Application In City Of Independence
Healing Center of Kansas City in November sued the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services and the city of Independence, saying city zoning regulations on medical marijuana dispensaries were overly restrictive. Lawyers sought a temporary restraining order ahead of the state’s expected decision on dispensary applications later this month. Reports Kansas City.comRead More
We’ve read over the years how California wishes to develop the cannabis appellation concept to mirror the wine industry but there’s been little analysis of the subject from a legal perspective. Heather Burke to the rescue. She is presenting at the Nevada County Law Library(CA) tmmrw on the subject and has kindly given us permission to re-publish her slides. This is the most exhaustive coverage / investigation into how processes might work and if you are in the CA cannabis industry this is more than a just read, we’d say an imperative read.Read More
CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp) Counts 9 US Law Firms Pursuing Class Actions Agaianst Canadian Listed Cannabis Companies
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports on the flood of upcoming lawsuits being filed against Canadian listed cannabis companies.”Although the allegations vary, each pot producer is accused of misleading investors or failing to disclose certain problems with their businesses. When those problems became publicly known, the lawsuits claim, share prices plunged and investors were stuck with losses.”Read More
Portland, OR — At its monthly meeting on January 16, 2020, the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved five marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreements. The Commission also adopted changes to the rules for the Recreational Marijuana Program that address technical fixes and changes made during the 2019 legislative session.Read More
The budget would establish a recreational marijuana program controlled by the state, with the first stores opening in March 2021.Read More
One day after the governor of New Mexico formally included marijuana legalization in her 2020 legislative agenda, lawmakers have filed a comprehensive reform bill that would accomplish that goal. When the NM session starts the house only has 30 days to complete all legislative goalsRead More
Class Action Filed Against Aurora Cannabis Inc.”According to the Complaint, the Company made false and misleading statements to the market.”
The Schall Law Group have been threatening this for a while with press releases going out for the last few months asking people to contact them. Now they’ve filedRead More
Throughout 2019, Fox’s Cannabis Law Group helped guide and structure deals worth more than $2 billion, facilitated industry-shaping mergers and acquisitions, and served as regulatory strategists to lawmakers in preparation for the wide-reaching changes that come with legalizing medical and recreational cannabis.Read More
Mj Biz reports, “In a ruling that could “fortify medical marijuana programs,” the appellate division of the Superior Court of New Jersey decided that workers compensation law requires an employer to reimburse MMJ costs to a worker suffering from chronic pain.”Read More
Two Colorado legislators are pushing for passage of a bill that would protect employees in the state from being fired for their use of cannabis when not at work.Read More
Rep. Drew MacEwen’s bill conflicts with federal regulations, as well as a current warning from the Washington State Department of Agriculture.Read More
Does the smell, “grant police the right to conduct warrantless vehicle searches.”Read More
The defendants were ordered to pay an unspecified settlement to Coffee by Design, which sells millions of dollars worth of coffee annually, according to court documents.Read More
Reminder: These are the draft cannabis bills the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Will Look At This Week
What with impeachment, the middle east and an election we don’t see much business happening with H.R. 3884, H.R. 2843, H.R. 171, H.R. 3797, H.R. 601 and H.R. 1151. But we’d love to be proved wrongRead More
They write, “In 2019 a group of passionate advocates came together determined to do something about the desperate need for criminal justice reform for cannabis offenders in the US and globally. Out of this, the Last Prisoner Project was born.. In just a few short months we developed our core programming designed to release all nonviolent cannabis offenders and help them to rebuild their lives. And we couldn’t have done it without the generosity of all our partners and supporters.”Read More
Morocco Govt To Examine Draft Regulated Cannabis Laws Submitted By The Party of Authenticity and Modernity
The draft bills aim to tackle the following, “reduce the prosecution of farmers” and “legalize the production of cannabis”. The Justice Minister Mohamed Ben Abdelkader and senior members from the party held talks this week regarding the two draft laws, PAM’s MP Larbi El Mharchi said on social media.Read More
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The Jazz Club 2 LLC v. Detroit Board of Zoning Appeals
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