Colorado MED Bulletin re: Cannabis Samples for Managers

The Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) has published an Industry-Wide Bulletin clarifying specifics of Colorado House Bill 18-1259, effective August 8, 2018, which amended existing marijuana codes (Colorado Medical Marijuana Code, 12‐43.3‐101, et seq., C.R.S., and … Read more about Colorado MED Bulletin re: Cannabis Samples for Managers

CBD in Food? California Says No Way, (San) Jose.

In a blow to hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) product manufacturers who intend to use CBD as a food additive, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), in conjunction with the California Food and Drug Branch (FDB), has released a clarification document titled: "FAQ - Industrial Hemp and … Read more about CBD in Food? California Says No Way, (San) Jose.

STATES Act a Game Changer for Cannabis

On June 7, 2018, Senators Elizabeth Warren (Democrat - Massachusetts) and Cory Gardner (Republican - Colorado) introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow states to regulate cannabis without incurring any federal interference. The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States … Read more about STATES Act a Game Changer for Cannabis

Free Cannabis Samples for Managers in Colorado

Colorado bill 18-1259 allows both medical and recreational cultivation facilities and marijuana-infused products manufacturers to provide managers with samples of the product for free. Up to five managers per month per facility would be eligible to receive cannabis samples for the purposes of … Read more about Free Cannabis Samples for Managers in Colorado

CO Gov Vetoes Publicly Traded Contributions to Cannabis Companies

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has vetoed a bill that would have allowed publicly traded companies to invest in cannabis businesses. The bill, HB18-1011, or "Marijuana Business Allow Publicly Traded Owners," would have repealed a provision that prohibits publicly traded entities from holding a … Read more about CO Gov Vetoes Publicly Traded Contributions to Cannabis Companies

Colorado Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Patients with Autism to Use Medical Marijuana

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has vetoed a bill that would have allowed those with autism to use medical marijuana. The bill, HB 18-1263, titled "Medical Marijuana Use for Autism and Acute Pain," would have added autism spectrum disorders to the list of qualifications for use of medical … Read more about Colorado Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Patients with Autism to Use Medical Marijuana

State-Backed Cannabis Bank Bill Passes California Senate

Last week, California lawmakers moved to create a bank backed by the state that would help handle money from the state's newly created recreational marijuana market. The bill, SB930, which would allow charter banks and credit unions regulated by the California Department of Business Oversight to … Read more about State-Backed Cannabis Bank Bill Passes California Senate

Sessions’ Anti-Weed Agenda Benefiting Legal Cannabis Industry

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions began serving under current US President Donald Trump, the cannabis industry held its collective breath, anticipating the worst. Sessions' aversion to cannabis is well-known; he once declared, "Good people don’t smoke marijuana." His anti-cannabis agenda was a … Read more about Sessions’ Anti-Weed Agenda Benefiting Legal Cannabis Industry