Guam: Governor Signs Home Grow Legislation Into Law

Guam Governor signs homegrow law

GUAM: The Governor for the US territory of Guam has signed legislation permitting qualified medical cannabis patients and their caregivers the ability to grow personal use amounts of cannabis at home. Under the new law, applicants can apply to the Department of Health and Social Services to receive a home cultivation permit. Approved applicants may grow up to Read the full article…

CBP Statement On Canada’s Legalization Of Marijuana and Crossing The Border

Peace Arch Blaine, WA

UPDATED: 10/09/2018 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforces the laws of the United States and U.S. laws will not change following Canada’s legalization of marijuana. Requirements for international travelers wishing to enter the United States are governed by and conducted in accordance with U.S. Federal Law, which supersedes state laws. Although medical and recreational Read the full article…

US Territory Legalizes Adult Marijuana Use

CNMI legalization

CNMI: The governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands,  a US territory of approximately 54,000 people, has signed legislation into law legalizing the use and retail sale of cannabis. House and Senate lawmakers had previously approved the measure in August by a vote of 24 to 1. Under the new law, those over the age of 21 will be permitted to possess Read the full article…

OLCC Rules Advisory Committee Meeting For Hemp (HB 4089) Is Thursday 9/27

Date and Time:       9:30 a.m., Thursday, September 27, 2018

Location:                 Oregon Liquor Control Commission
                                 9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Portland, OR 97222

Presiding Officer:  Bryant Haley
                                 Phone: 503.872-5136
                                 Fax: 503.872.5110
Proposed Draft Rules

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is proposing to amend Division 25 in response to the changes made by House Bill 4089.
The purpose of the advisory committee will be to review the changes enacted by HB 4089, listen to industry partners and collaboratively craft sensible rule language.

OREGON: The OLCC Advisory Committee Meeting for Hemp Bill (HB 4089) is this Thursday, September 27, 2018.   Event Details Date and Time: 9:30 a.m., Thursday, September 27, 2018 Location: Oregon Liquor Control Commission 9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Portland, OR 97222 Presiding Officer: Bryant Haley Phone: 503.872-5136 Fax: 503.872.5110 Email: AGENDA Proposed Draft Rules Read the full article…

South Africa: Highest Court Upholds Right To Consume Marijuana In Private

South African politicians first outlawed marijuana in 1908. Annually, some 13 percent of all arrests in the nation are marijuana-related.

SOUTH AFRICA: The nation’s highest court has upheld a 2017 decision finding that the use of marijuana by adults in private is constitutionally protected behavior. Judges unanimously ruled that privacy protections encompass an adult’s right to possess and grow cannabis in a private space. It is not “a criminal offense for an adult to use or be in possession of cannabis in Read the full article…

OLCC Commission Upholds Administrative Law Decision On Marijuana License Suspension

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Approves Other Marijuana Licensees Stipulated Settlements Including Cancellation of Central Oregon Producer License  OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission today accepted the findings of an Oregon administrative law judge upholding the immediate temporary suspension of an OLCC licensed marijuana retailer in Benton County.  The OLCC temporarily suspended the license of the Corvallis Cannabis Club on June 15, 2018 Read the full article…

Congressional Committee Approves Legislation To Expand Pool Of Federally Licensed Marijuana Growers

House Judiciary Committee

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Members of the US House Judiciary Committee last week voted in favor of legislation, HR 5634: The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018, to facilitate FDA-approved clinical trials involving whole-plant cannabis. The Act mandates the federal government to license multiple providers of research-grade marijuana, among other changes. The vote marks the first time that Read the full article…

Delaware Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law

Delaware Gov signs expungement bill

DELAWARE: Democrat Gov. John Carney has signed legislation into law vacating past, low-level marijuana convictions. Senate Bill 197, which took immediate effect, “provides mandatory expungement eligibility to individuals who were convicted of the possession [of one ounce or less], use or consumption of marijuana prior to Delaware’s decriminalization of these offenses.” State lawmakers in 2015 enacted legislation reducing the possession Read the full article…

First Ever Veterans-Focused Medical Bill Introduced In Senate


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) on Wednesday introduced legislation, The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions. Under existing regulations, VA doctors are not permitted to fill out the mandatory paperwork necessary Read the full article…