Will A Federal Appellate Court In New York End Cannabis Prohibition?

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By David Wenger, Esq. NEW YORK: Should a 12-year-old girl in Colorado with intractable epilepsy be restricted to the boundaries of Colorado in order to have access to life-saving medical cannabis? Alexis Bortell suffered from multiple daily seizures and nearly died in her disabled veteran father’s arms several times until she began using medical cannabis—since Read the full article…

Missouri: Voter Initiated Medical Cannabis Law Takes Effect

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MISSOURI: Amendment 2, the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access law, took effect on Thursday, December 6th. Sixty-six percent of voters approved the measure in November, while rejecting a pair of competing initiatives. State regulators have 180 days from the law’s enactment date to make available application forms to patients seeking to register to grow and/or possess medical cannabis. Under the program, Read the full article…

WSLCB Releases Interim Policies Adopted For Marijuana Packaging, Labeling, and Product Approval Process and Guidelines

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WASHINGTON: Effective today, the below interim policies have been implemented for marijuana packaging, labeling the product approval process, and guidelines. BIP-10-2018, Packaging and Labeling Requirements  This interim policy clarifies the procedures and processes for packaging, labeling, and product decisions for marijuana infused edible products. Designates approved colors and shapes Designates approved colors and background colors for Read the full article…

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Activates MMJ Patient & Caregiver Registry

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OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today activated the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Patient & Caregiver Registry. The Registry is the online portal where physicians with a certificate to recommend medical marijuana will register patients and caregivers, and also issue recommendations. Patients and caregivers will also complete their registrations, and update their registration Read the full article…

New York: Cuomo Administration To Back Adult Use Marijuana Bill

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NEW YORK: A spokesperson for Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that creating a framework for legalizing adult marijuana use is among the administration’s 2019 legislative priorities. “The goal of this administration is to create a model program for regulated adult-use marijuana – and we determined the best way to do that was to ensure our final proposal Read the full article…

Incoming House Rules Chairman Pledges To Allow Floor Votes On Marijuana-Related Amendments

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Representative. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts) says that he will permit federal lawmakers to debate and vote on marijuana-related amendments when he assumes control of the House Rules Committee in 2019. “Unlike my predecessor, I’m not going to block amendments for marijuana,” he said. “Citizens are passing ballot initiatives, legislatures are passing laws, and we need Read the full article…

WSLCB Issues Emergency License Suspensions Issued For Port Angeles’ North Coast Concentrates

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) issued two emergency marijuana license suspensions on Friday, November 2, 2018 for North Coast Concentrates, with locations at 2933 E Highway 101 and 52433 Highway 112 in Port Angeles. The suspensions are effective for 180 days beginning November 2, 2018 until May 1, 2019. During that Read the full article…

Mexico: Supreme Court Strikes Down Marijuana Ban

Mexico: Supreme Court Strikes Down Marijuana Ban

MEXICO: Justices for Mexico’s Supreme Court have ruled that laws criminalizing the private use and cultivation of cannabis by adults are unconstitutional. Justices opined, “The effects caused by marijuana do not create an absolute prohibition on its consumption.” In accordance with the ruling, lawmakers may enact regulatory policies governing adults’ personal marijuana use, but they must repeal those laws Read the full article…

OLCC Commissioners Approve Stipulated Settlements for Recreational Marijuana Violations

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OREGON: At its monthly meeting October 26, 2018 the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved the following fines and/or marijuana license suspensions based on stipulated settlements: Cannabis & Co. in Portland*, will pay a fine of $4,950 or serve a 30-day recreational marijuana retailer license suspension for one violation.  Licensee is CO2 Company Auction House, LLC; Kevin Walsh, Member; Ryan Walsh, Member. Head Stash Read the full article…

NORML Delivers Over 10,000 Public Comments To FDA Regarding International Classification Of Cannabis

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: NORML staffers on Wednesday hand-delivered over 10,000 public comments to the US Food and Drug Administration calling on the agency to recommend amending the substance’s illicit status under international treaties. The agency had requested public comments so that they could be “considered in preparing a response from the United States to the World Health Organization regarding the Read the full article…