A federal court in New York has ruled that a racketeering and fraud case against a trio of related companies can go ahead based on a truck driver’s claims after he failed a drug test after using one of the firms’ CBD products. While the court threw out some claims, it said the case, filed…
The 2019 legislative session comes to a close in one week and one medical cannabis bill is still alive and moving! On Friday, a senate committee quickly voted to approve HB 3703, a proposal to make low-THC cannabis available to those with all seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, terminal cancer, incurable neurodegenerative disease, autism, ALS and spasticity.…
We started with a record-setting 60 cannabis related bills. With a little more than a week left in the legislative session, industrial hemp has been legalized and, after a great hearing, a House-approved medical cannabis bill just passed with unanimous support out of the Senate Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee. Here’s a comprehensive report:…
MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — Michigan State Police executed a raid at the home of Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith in Macomb Township, sources confirm to 7 Action News. 7 Investigator Jim Kiertnzer was on the scene and said agents removed surveillance cameras from Smith’s home. The raid is in connection to state police’s investigation…
On May 6, 2019, the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act was filed in the Illinois state Senate as an amendment to Senate Bill 7. The Act is 523 pages long and proposes to legalize adult-use cannabis in Illinois by January 1, 2020 with licensure of adult-use cannabis businesses starting May 2020. The Act proposes…
Last week, the Texas House passed two limited medical cannabis bills (HB 1365 and HB 3703). Both bills are very limited in scope and have arrived in the Senate, but only HB 3703 has been referred to committee. The Health and Human Service (HHS) Committee promptly scheduled a hearing for the bill, which will happen this Friday, May…
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is taking measures to move the marijuana industry in the state forward by trying to troubleshoot legal issues and supporting federal legislation that would make it easier for weed businesses to bank their money. This week she announced she’s started a legal work group on medical and recreational marijuana issues…
According to MLive the Appeals Court concluded that it is illegal for medical marijuana patients to smoke marijuana in their car when parked in public places. This ruling comes for a case in August of 2013. When a medical marijuana patient, Robert Michael Carlton smoked a joint in his car parked at the Soaring Eagle Casino.…
There are only two weeks left in the legislative session and our state’s “leadership” has gone to extraordinary lengths to obstruct our tremendous progress. Let’s keep pushing!! Texas Marijuana Policy Update  Penalty Reduction Update: After passing overwhelmingly in the House with bipartisan support, HB 63 sits on Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s desk awaiting referral to a committee…
On December 20, 2018, the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 was signed into law, which removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and ensured that hemp is no longer an illegal substance under federal law. You can find more information on the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 here. FDA’s Potential Regulatory Pathways for Hemp-Based CBD…