Portland, OR -- At its monthly meeting on August 15, 2019 the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved temporary rules setting timelines for processing marijuana producer applications, and also approved nine marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreements.
Marijuana Times reports, "Dr. Sisley and her research team recently conducted a study on whether cannabis can help those who are suffering from PTSD. Sisley says that the cannabis that came from the farm at Ole Miss contained many stems and seeds and that some of it was moldy. She says that the cannabis wasn’t tested the right way before her and her team received it."
Teri Buhl writes for Cannabis Law Report, " Three South Florida men have been arrested as part of a ring of cannabis stock manipulators by the Northern Ohio Department of Justice. Charles Vaccaro, Eli Taieb, and Dror Svorai were all charged with securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy after two FBI agents went undercover posing as bad actors willing to funnel the trio’s illegal stock gains back into their U.S. bank accounts."
Unsurprisingly one of their key findings is..."Regulation is failing to keep pace with legalisation, and international resolutions and trade agreements are needed to give clarity to businesses and patients. "
"A Colorado man who says he was delivering legal hemp to Minnesota is facing up to 36 years in prison after being arrested last month in Jackson County by South Dakota troopers who accused him of possessing and selling marijuana."
This story is making the front pages everywhere at the moment.
MJ Biz report, "Attorney Pamela Epstein, predicts the ruling won’t be hugely disruptive to the industry. Epstein is an expert on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which is the state law at the center of the case."
Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez scheduled a 15th day of testimony on Monday in Las Vegas, and told attorneys representing dozens of plaintiffs, the state and several companies that got new licenses to plan for their closing arguments.
The Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, and the health commissioners in a growing number of states are collectively investigating more than a hundred cases of mysterious life-threatening lung ailments among teenagers and young adults who were found to be vaping what appears to be black market cannabis oil. Reports Marijuana Times
August 14, The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the nation’s oldest membership organization of state legislators opened the doors to its 46th Annual Meeting. Organized around a theme of embracing creative disruption, Annual Meeting attendees including state legislators, policy experts and business leaders will "have the opportunity to share ideas and experiences and create research-based model policies that focus on limited government, free markets and federalism.".....and yes cannabis is part of the plan
It appears the owner of this business may not have heard of the concept of trademarks !. "Starbuds cannabis coffee shop opens its doors in the UK"
In a unanimous ruling earlier this week, the state's Court of Appeals determined two police officers violated a man's Fourth Amendment rights by conducting an unreasonable warrantless search of his person, after police found him in a car that smelled like pot. Write NPR.
Christina Dixon faces two counts each of first-degree custodial interference and first-degree criminal mistreatment. Reports People.com.
Ian Christensen was disbarred on January 18 after charging people nearly $800 for a "patient identification card" and other services, which he said would prevent his clients from being arrested for growing or having the drug on them, even before the state had legalized medical marijuana.
The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has fined Curaleaf $250,000 for failing to disclose a change of ownership and ask permission from state regulators before completing the transaction.
Any article that references the MP for Tottenham, David Lammy, is fine by us. The article states, "Despite Priti Patel’s call for a zero tolerance approach to cannabis use in order to scare “criminals” into submission, evidence from the Home Office she is now Secretary of shows that there is no apparent correlation between the ‘toughness’ of a country’s approach and the prevalence of adult drug use"