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Personal Cultivation Of Cannabis: Constitutional Concerns And The Cole Memo

Home Grow Options for WA are limited

By Bailey Hirschburg The following is one section of a report presented by Washington NORML to the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) regarding their study of regulatory options for home growing. WA NORML’s full report, “Personal Cultivation of Cannabis: A look at policy alternatives” can be found here: The study was mandated by recently Read the full article…

MMJ International Holdings Pursuing Legal FDA Cannabis Medicine Approval

MMJ International Holdings Pursuing Legal FDA Cannabis Medicine Approval

NEW YORK: MMJ International Holdings announced that its affiliate, MMJ Bioscience, has finalized a partnership agreement with Terra Life Science group, a private Canadian based pharmaceutical manufacturer, to produce cannabis medicines for the groups FDA approved studies. Last weeks announcement by Attorney General Sessions on the recision of the Cole Memorandum positions MMJ International Holdings as Read the full article…

Open Letter To Attorney General Jeff Sessions

The Marijuana Business Association will continue to deliver on our mission: to serve as the leading provider of reliable business intelligence, professional community, and credible opportunity for participants in legal cannabis.  We have enhanced the value of MJBA membership, while keeping our fees reasonable and our programs accessible. Business membership starts at just $250.

Editorial by David Rheins, Founder/Executive Director of the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) and publisher of the MJ News Network.   Dear Attorney General Sessions: Speaking on behalf of the tens of thousands of legal cannabis businesses, and the more than 150,000 workers employed in the legal cannabis industry, we ask you to rethink your decision to Read the full article…

NORML Responds To Steve Cook Addressing Marijuana Policy At The Department Of Justice

“Given that Sessions has recently reiterated that the Cole Memo is valid, Steve Cook would be wise to maintain the current interpretation and not interfere with the right of states to set and enforce their own marijuana policies," concluded Justin Strekal, Political Director of NORML.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: In response to the Department of Justice detailing Steve Cook to address marijuana policy, Justin Strekal, Political Director for NORML stated: “Steve Cook and Jeff Sessions are advocating for the failed policies of the “Just Say No” era — policies that resulted in the arrests of millions of otherwise law abiding citizens who possessed personal use Read the full article…

Cashing In On Cannabis: CannaCon’s Banking Panel

PCH invests in real estate fund for WA cannabis industry

By Sahar Ayinehsazian Since Washington state legalized recreational marijuana in 2014, recreational cannabis sales have totaled over $1 billion, translating to more than $250 million collected in new taxes. Such substantial sales, however, have also brought problems for licensees in the form of cash. Because of marijuana’s federal status as a Schedule I substance, financial institutions continue to Read the full article…

Menominee Indian Tribe To Hold Marijuana Referendum

Menominee Indian Tribe members will have a chance to weigh in on whether marijuana should be legal for recreational and medicinal use on the reservation in northeastern Wisconsin.

WISCONSIN:  Menominee Indian Tribe members will have a chance to weigh in on whether marijuana should be legal for recreational and medicinal use on the reservation in northeastern Wisconsin. The tribe plans a referendum next month to find out how its members feel about legalizing the drug. A two-question referendum on Aug. 19 and 20 Read the full article…

Tribal Marijuana Pitfalls: Shysters, Smugglers & States

Many tribes are carefully considering their approach to marijuana while other tribes are accepting advice from shysters who may be leading them down the garden path.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Since the Department of Justice’s unexpected policy announcement in December regarding marijuana in Indian Country, many tribes are carefully considering the unintended consequences of addressing their approach to marijuana. At the same time, tribes are entering into relationships or accepting advice from shysters who may be leading them down the garden path. Read the full article…

What Would “Greater Enforcement” Mean for Washington’s Cannabis Businesses?

STATUS QUO IN CO

Justice Department has options to crack down, but may galvanize the push for even wider legalization By Andy Aley WASHINGTON: In statements that were perhaps inevitable but nonetheless surprising to the cannabis industry, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on February 23, 2017, provided the first official comments on how the Trump administration may address Read the full article…

Marijuana Product Packaging And Consumer Protection: New Regulations Nationwide

child-resistant-packaging

By Chris Lynch | NWMJ Law PLLC OREGON: On October 1, 2016, Oregon issued its first licenses to recreational marijuana retailers. October 1st was also the date that all Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and all Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) licensees responsible for packaging marijuana products for sale to a consumer must adopt and utilize Read the full article…

Washington State To Begin Accepting Applications In November From Marijuana Retailers

The recommendations would tie medical marijuana, a largely unregulated market approved by voters in 1998, to the state’s licensed recreational marijuana system, approved last year. Rules adopted last week for licensing recreational marijuana growers and processors would apply to medical marijuana. Only licensed recreational marijuana stores with a state endorsement could accept medical marijuana authorizations and legally sell to those patients.

WASHINGTON: Washington state regulators today finalized rules to govern the state’s nascent marijuana retail market. Beginning on November 18, regulators will begin formally accepting applications from those seeking state licenses to commercially produce, process, and sell cannabis to those age 21 and over. A press release regarding the state’s forthcoming rules and the application process is Read the full article…