Cannabis Law Report
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North Carolina: Senator Paul Lowe [D-Forsyth] , introduces bill to legalize the possession of cannabis for personal use and allow for the expungement of past marijuana convictions.
North Carolina lawmaker, Senator Paul Lowe [D-Forsyth] , has introduced a bill to legalize the possession of cannabis for personal use and allow for the expungement of past marijuana convictions.read more
That said they appear to be giving businesses a lot of leeway as infractions will only be fined starting 1 October 2019read more
Full hearings on video 4 hours 50 minutesread more
The latest, State by State and updates from the NCBA.read more
Senators voted 54-45 for Barr’s nominationread more
At the first hearing in the House Financial Services Committee on providing banking services to cannabis businesses (SAFE Banking Act), Congressman Heck shares why this issue is so important to him.read more
The European Parliament passed a resolution Wednesday 13 February calling on the European Commission and EU countries to provide a legal definition and draw a clear distinction between cannabis-based medicines approved by regulatory bodies, MMJ not supported by clinical trials and other applications of the plant.read more
Greenlight Law Group Provide Commentary On Current Cannabis Bills In Front Of Oregon Legislature – February 2019
Great precis of what’s been tabled in Oregon. As always with Greenlight well worth a readread more
ALASKA Alaska Crime Bill May Need Exemption to Keep Recreational Marijuana Industry Legal The adult-use cannabis industry could be put in legal jeopardy by one of the governor’s proposed crime bills unless clarifying language is added to the legislation....read more
Andrew Sacks of Sacks Weston Diamond Instrumental in Bringing eXPOTM, A Rapidly Growing National Financial Institution For The Cannabis Sector To Pennsylvania
Andrew Sacks, Managing Partner of Sacks Weston Diamond Law firm in Philadelphia and Chairman of the firm’s Medical Marijuana and Hemp Department was instrumental in bringing eXPOTM, a rapidly growing national financial Institution, to Pennsylvania. “When I saw how eXPOTM changes the chain of custody and ensures auditability, transparency, and an end–to–end network without the cash touching the plant, I knew we needed to have eXPOTM in our state,” Sacks commented. “It was important to me that all the t’s were crossed, and i’s were dotted, and now we are at the point of helping each of our Cannabis and hemp businesses transact business without disguising their identity.”read more
Medical Cannabis News
Pennsylvania’s Medical Cannabis Program Celebrates First Birthday , 116K Patients With 1000 Physicians Approved To Certify Patients
Quietly Pennsylvania’s medical program has been put into play and although the market isn’t a CA or CO if the numbers are extrapolated from the patient base it’s a new steady tax revenue for the state and even better so for the likes of Canopy, Aurora et al.
They write, “The country saw 568 medical cannabis approvals in November, a 42% increase on-month, bringing the total number of approvals for the first 11 months of 2018 to 2,072, according to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which regulates medical marijuana in Australia.”
The Cannabis Access Clinic in Subiaco aims to streamline the access to medicinal cannabis with health professionals proficient in the area.Reports WA Today.
Press Report: “The right blend”: $1 billion medicinal cannabis industry set to boom in South Australia
Leaders from the medicinal cannabis industry met in Adelaide this past week to discuss the future of the drug in Australia.
Patients in Jersey will be able to get medical cannabis from all doctors after politicians voted to change the law. says BBC report
“I cannot see a logic in restricting prescriptions to hospital consultants, which narrows the pool of expertise, particularly in Jersey.
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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has awarded $2.7 million in grant funding for two research studies to investigate the potential therapeutic uses of marijuana.
Both research studies are random controlled trials, the type of research considered to be the “gold standard” in the scientific community. One study will research marijuana as a treatment for chronic spine pain and will evaluate its use as a therapy to reduce prescription opioid use. The other will research the efficacy and safety of cannabidiol (CBD) to treat children with autism spectrum disorder.
Israeli business publication, Globes, writes, “With the aid of a survey by Cann10 of the Shizim group, in collaboration with Deloitte and crowdfunding platform OurCrowd carried out in advance of an international conference held two weeks ago, “Globes” presents here the areas of activity and the outstanding companies in the cannabis industry, and analyzes the forces at work in the market.”
Petition against “cruel” and “ridiculous” guidance on access to medicinal cannabis attracts 400 000 signatures
The BMJ reports….. The parents of severely epileptic children have launched a campaign to try to get the strict new guidelines for the provision of medicinal cannabis revised after some found that doctors were reluctant to prescribe the recently legalised medication.
All the state’s major physician groups—including the Kansas City Medical Society, of which Mammen is president—opposed every marijuana measure on the ballot. Reports Medical Xpress.com.