Alaska: Regulators Move Forward With On-Site Consumption Rules

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ALASKA: State regulators have voted in favor of plans to permit on-site marijuana consumption at designated retailers. Under the plan, licensed retailers could designate specific areas for on-site consumption by their customers. Customers would not be permitted to bring their own cannabis. Retailers who wish to permit on-site consumption would need to apply for a special license from Read the full article…

OLCC’s “Good Harvest” Produces Promising Results

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Compliance Action Focused on Legal Outdoor Cannabis Producers OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission today announced results of recent enforcement inspections of recreational marijuana producers indicating most of the inspected licensees are in compliance with Oregon laws and OLCC rules. “Operation Good Harvest” was a saturation compliance effort focusing on Oregon’s fall 2018 legal outdoor cannabis Read the full article…

Washington Liquor And Cannabis Board Issues First Marijuana Research License

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) has issued the state’s first license to produce, process and possess marijuana for research purposes. The license was issued to Verda Bio Research in Seattle, who are conducting research on cannabinoid-based therapeutics. “This is an important milestone for Washington’s marijuana industry,” said Director Rick Garza. “We’re Read the full article…

Updated List Of Pesticides Allowed For Use In Marijuana Production

WSDA updates approved pesticide list

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has recently updated the list of pesticides that are allowed for use in marijuana production in Washington State, based on criteria previously established by WSDA.  The WSDA has added 12 pesticides to the list of allowable products. Pesticides containing two new active ingredients (Cinnamaldehyde, Gliocladium catenulatum Strain J1446) Read the full article…

OLCC Commission Approves Rules on Revoking Marijuana Worker Permits and Harvest Notification

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OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission today approved a rule permitting the agency to revoke the Marijuana Worker Permit of any permittee determined to be deliberately selling marijuana to a minor. The action adds to a series of steps taken by the Commission to prevent the sale of marijuana items to minors. The Commission also approved Read the full article…

Vermont: Adult Use Marijuana Law Enacted

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VERMONT: Legislation permitting adults to legally possess and grow set quantities of cannabis for their own personal use took effect on Sunday, July 1. Vermont joins Alaska, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington in legalizing the adult possession and use of marijuana. It is the first state to enact legalization via an Read the full article…

California Licensing Authorities Propose Readoption Of Emergency Cannabis Regulations

Proposed Readoption of Emergency Cannabis Regulations

CALIFORNIA: The Bureau of Cannabis Control, California Department of Public Health and California Department of Food and Agriculture have proposed to readopt their emergency regulations that are currently in effect, extending the time those regulations are in effect for another 180-day period. The three licensing authorities are proposing some changes to the regulatory provisions to provide Read the full article…

Connecticut House Appropriations Committee Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill

HB 5394, which was introduced by the committee, would task the commissioners of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Consumer Protection and Revenue Services with developing regulations for possession and retail sales of marijuana for adults 21 and older.

CONNECTICUT: The Joint Committee on Appropriations approved a bill that would legalize and regulate marijuana for adults in Connecticut on Thursday, potentially setting it up for floor consideration before the end of this year’s legislative session. HB 5394, which was introduced by the committee, would task the commissioners of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Consumer Read the full article…

Vermont Governor Phil Scott Signs H. 511 Legalizing Marijuana For Adult Use

Vermont Gov Phil Scott signs bill legalizing adult-use of cannabis in Vermont

VERMONT:  On January 22nd, 2018 Governor Phil Scott signed H. 511, An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older, into law. Read his full message to the General Assembly below: “Today, with mixed emotions, I have signed H. 511. “As I said when I Read the full article…

Colorado Has Backed Off Plans For Marijuana Clubs

Colorado backs away from pot clubs

By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press COLORADO: Colorado lawmakers have backed off plans to regulate marijuana clubs, saying the state would invite a federal crackdown by approving Amsterdam-style pot clubs. The state House voted Thursday to amend a bill that would have set rules for how private pot clubs could work. It was a dramatic reversal. Bring-your-own Read the full article…