Hoban Law Group Files Ninth Circuit Petition To Challenge Recent DEA Classification of “Marihuana Extracts”

This is an action beyond the DEA's authority. This Final Rule serves to threaten hundreds, if not thousands, of growing businesses, with massive economic and industry expansion opportunities, all of which conduct lawful business compliant with existing policy as it is understood and in reliance upon the Federal Government." -Hoban Law Group Managing Partner Bob Hoban.

COLORADO: In an overreach of authority and without consulting Congress, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued its Final Rule, the “Establishment of New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract,” on Dec 14, 2016. In response to the change, which serves to potentially devastate developing businesses and consumer, textile and manufacturing industries related to industrial hemp and other Read the full article…

Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board Notice of Rule Making – Pre-proposal – #17-01

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) has entered into the initial stage of rule making (CR 101) for marijuana packaging, labeling, and related rule changes in Chapter 314-55. The WSLCB is embarking on a project to clarify, streamline, and make necessary changes to packaging and labeling rules, rules related to warnings, and Read the full article…

Marijuana And DUI – Laws, Tests, And Penalties

Marijuana in the DUI cases

By Robert Russel The acronym DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence and it represents the crime of driving a vehicle while affected by alcohol or other drugs to a level when the driver can’t operate the vehicle safely. Depending on the state that you are living in, penalties for alcohol and the drugs may Read the full article…

NORML Comments On Maine Marijuana Legalization Certification

NORML comments on legal Maine

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Adults in Maine will be able to legally possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis without penalty beginning January 30, 2017. “Sometimes our opponents have to be drug there kicking and screaming, but it is good to see the ‘No on 1′ campaign and Governor LePage honor the will of state Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice: Refiling Emergency Rules For Pesticide Action Levels 16-44

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has filed Emergency Rules with the Code Reviser’s Office for Chapter 314-55 WAC. The board approved refiling emergency rules for WAC 314-55-108, Pesticide action levels, to continue requirements until permanent rules become effective. The rules become effective today, December 28, 2016, and expire April 27, 2017.  Permanent Read the full article…

Pennsylvania Department Of Health Provides Update On Medical Marijuana Program Implementation

"We cannot underestimate the role of physicians in making sure that patients can access medical marijuana," Secretary Murphy said.

PENNSYLVANIA:  At her regular briefing of the status of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced applications for medical marijuana grower/processors and dispensaries will be available beginning January 17, 2017. Permit applications will be accepted from February 20, 2017 until March 20, 2017. “I am excited to announce that we’ve reached an important milestone in the program with Read the full article…

Canada: Federal Task Force Advocates Legalizing Retail Marijuana Sales

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CANADA: Marijuana should be legal for those Canadians age 18 and older, according to the recommendations of a federally commissioned task force. The expert panel was tasked by the Trudeau administration to create a legal framework for cannabis that is consistent with the government’s commitment to “legalize, regulate, and restrict access.” The report proposes that lawmakers amend federal law to allow Read the full article…

Federal Marijuana Protections Extended Through April

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Members of Congress have re-authorized a federal provision prohibiting the Justice Department from interfering in state-authorized medical cannabis programs. The provision, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, was included in short-term spending legislation, House Resolution 2028, and will expire on April 28, 2017. Initially enacted by Congress in 2014, the amendment maintains that federal funds Read the full article…

DEA Hurts Growing Industry; Enacts Final Rule Seeking To Make Any Extract Of Cannabis Plant Schedule 1 Drug

The DEA goes after CBD

By Bob Hoban, Managing Partner – Hoban Law Group On December 13, 2016, the DEA issued its Final Rule, “Establishment of New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract,” which serves to potentially devastate developing businesses and consumer, textile and manufacturing industries related to cannabinoids. Robert Hoban, a cannabis, cannabinoid and hemp lawyer and expert as well as Read the full article…

Deadline Approaches for “Not For Kids” Cannabis Labelling in WA

The “Not for Kids” warning symbol will be required to be placed on all packages of marijuana products meant to be eaten or swallowed effective February 14, 2017. The Board recognizes that changing packaging requires time which is why the effective date has been pushed out to mid-February, enforcement of the new requirement will commence at the same time.

WASHINGTON:  The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) has issued a reminder that the “Not for Kids” warning symbol will be required to be placed on all packages of marijuana products meant to be eaten or swallowed effective February 14, 2017. The Board recognizes that changing packaging requires time which is why the effective date Read the full article…