Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Bernie Sanders Calls For Legalization Of Marijuana And Safe Injection Sites

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released a criminal justice reform plan on Sunday that includes proposals to legalize marijuana, expunge past cannabis convictions and provide for safe injection sites to combat the opioid overdose crisis. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate emphasized racially disparate arrest rates for marijuana and said that such disparities “pervade every aspect of…

FBI seeks tips on cannabis industry corruption (Newsletter: August 18, 2019)

Conservative org ALEC’s banking/CBD measures; Warren’s Native American plan includes legal marijuana; SD legalization initiative moves forward Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human: Your support…

Conservative Group ALEC Floats Marijuana Banking And CBD Bills For States To Consider

An influential conservative organization is floating two cannabis-related resolutions that could be used as models for future state legislation. Tasks forces of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a nonprofit that brings together conservative lawmakers and private sector stakeholders to draft and distribute model policies for consideration by state legislatures, discussed banking issues in the…

An Update on California’s Proposed Hemp and CBD Laws

California’s legislature introduced a potentially game-changing hemp-derived cannabidiol (“Hemp CBD”) bill in January 2019: Assembly Bill 228 (“AB-228”). For those of you who aren’t familiar with AB-228, see my posts here, here, here, and here. AB-228 would change California’s anti-Hemp CBD policies, and the highlights of some of the more significant changes from the recent version are: Licensed cannabis companies…

Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Georgia

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) regulatory authority over hemp…

Marijuana Legalization Measure Advances One Step In South Dakota

South Dakota’s attorney general filed an official explanation of a proposed ballot measure to legalize marijuana on Friday. While separate organizations are working to get a medical cannabis-focused initiative on the state’s 2020 ballot, activists behind this measure are hoping to incorporate recreational legalization, medical marijuana reform and hemp into one package. Adult-use legalization would…

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