MMJ Patients Speak To Canadian Task Force on Marijuana Legalization And Regulation

Canadian mmj patients get a chance to testify

CANADA: Patients who use cannabis for medical purposes had the opportunity today to directly address the federal government’s Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation about their issues and concerns as the Task Force develops recommendations for the government’s planned major changes to Canadian laws about cannabis. The full afternoon session in Toronto, hosted by Read the full article…

Marijuana Product Packaging And Consumer Protection: New Regulations Nationwide


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…

US Bank Splits With WSLCB; Will No Longer Accept Washington Marijuana Excise Tax Payments


WASHINGTON:  As of October 1, 2016 the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) will be switching financial institutions for marijuana excise tax payments which will have an impact on those licensees using EPay. After the switch the current vendor will no longer be supporting the site, those licensees who have a login with the Read the full article…

Ninth Circuit Rules Marijuana Card Holders May Not Own Firearms


NEVADA: Last Wednesday a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision that holding a marijuana card precludes its owner from keeping and bearing arms. In the process, the panel threw out the First, Second, and Fifth Amendment rights. Rowan Wilson, a Nevada resident who held a state-issued marijuana card but Read the full article…

San Bernardino Initiative Projects $15-20 Million in Revenue

Considering the amount of money the city has spent chasing down dispensaries, it certainly makes sense to consider bringing the market above ground and generating some revenues from it

CALIFORNIA: The San Bernardino Regulate Marijuana Act of 2016 (SBRMA) announced that the citizen-backed initiative submitted more than enough valid signatures to qualify for the upcoming November ballot. SBRMA projects that passage of this model legislation will result in an economic windfall for San Bernardino government and residents with $15-20 million in new revenue and Read the full article…

New Hampshire DHHS Issues Registration Certificate To Prime ATC Therapeutic Cannabis Dispensary In Merrimack

New Hampshire Cannabis Dispensary Approved

NEW HAMPSHIRE: The NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announces that Prime Alternative Treatment Center  has received a registration certificate for its therapeutic cannabis dispensary in Merrimack. Prime’s dispensary will begin operations on Thursday, August 11, at which point qualifying patients and designated caregivers registered with Prime ATC will be able to obtain therapeutic Read the full article…

“Smart Money” Bootcamp For Cannabis Biz Is August 16th In Seattle

Smart Investing Bootcamp
NWMJ Law, PLLC – Maynard Building in Pioneer Square

119 1st Avenue S, Suite 420, Seattle, WA 98104

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

6:00 to 8:30 PM

WASHINGTON: Responsible financial management is of critical importance to cash-constrained cannabis entrepreneurs.  Leading cannabis attorneys Aaron Pelley and Anne van Leynseele of NWMJ Law will host “Smart Money” the latest MJBA Seattle Business Bootcamp on Tuesday, August 16th at their new offices at the historic Maynard Building in Pioneer Square, 119 1st Avenue S, Suite 420, Seattle, WA 98104. Read the full article…

Mother’s Parental Rights Terminated For Smoking Marijuana


Family Defense Center asks Illinois Supreme Court to reverse decision, citing lack of evidence of harm, the shifting status of marijuana and gross racial disparities in child removal rates in Peoria ILLINOIS: In a case that challenges racial disparities in the child welfare system, the Family Defense Center filed a petition asking the Illinois Supreme Read the full article…

Department of Health Names John J. Collins as Director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Medical Marijuana

PA appoints new medical marijuana director

PENNSYLVANIA: Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced that John J. Collins has been named director of the Office of Medical Marijuana. Collins, who currently works in the Department of Health’s HIV Care Section, will assume his new role on Aug. 8, 2016. “I am pleased to announce the department has identified a highly qualified Read the full article…

Washington Poison Center Unveils Warning Symbol For Products “Not For Kids”

No More Mr. Yuk.

WASHINGTON: The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) today unveiled its chosen warning symbol for identifying products that are not for children at a Liquor and Cannabis Board meeting. The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) developed the warning symbol as a deterrent for children who may access adult-only products, such as edible marijuana products, purchased by adults in their home. Read the full article…