With a record number of marijuana-related bills introduced for consideration, lawmakers had plenty of opportunity to change the state’s harsh and unreasonable laws. Our opponents worked to prevent any kind of reform from advancing, using fear tactics and shady procedural tricks. But this issue is too important for us to be intimidated! Tens of thousands…
The Texas Senate has approved HB 3703, an extremely limited medical cannabis bill. It’s a bitter sweet moment for those of us who have worked so hard to truly fix and expand the Texas Compassionate Use Program. As passed by the House, HB 3703 only listed three additional qualifying conditions: epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and spasticity. Thanks…
Receiving a letter from the IRS, any letter, can be a fear inducing experience. But receiving a letter informing that you are under audit and requesting – nicely at first – that you produce all books and records for the year(s) under review can be particularly devastating. It’s possible that you contemplated an audit for…
The 2018 Farm Bill includes new guidelines for growing hemp. It moves hemp under the Title 1 commodity program. Early this year, USDA issued a Notice to Trade, stating they are in the process of gathering information to initiate rule making necessary to implement this program. The USDA’s goal is to issue regulations in fall…
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) (5/20/2019) – Cannabidiol oil is becoming very popular around the world and some have raised concern on whether it’s hindering people from passing drug tests. THC is the compound in marijuana that gets people high. Cannabidiol oil (CBD) is another product that can come from hemp or marijuana. Many states have laws for…
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…