Cannabis Law Journal: Issue 5 – 1 June 2017
Welcome to issue 5 of the: Cannabis Law Journal.
Articles penned by the best legal minds on cannabis regulated markets touch on a range of subjects in issue 5 of Cannabis Law Journal.
USA: It’s Either Pure Stubbornness, Ignorance, Corruption Or Washington Really Wants To Re-Create The Blackmarket
We the People are not We the Stupid.
Canada’s Proposed Cannabis Act: Highlights From Bill C- 45
On April 13, 2017, Canada’s federal government introduced Bill C-45, which will ultimately be known as the Cannabis Act (the “Act”) and which will set out the rules under which recreational cannabis will become legalized in Canada.
Oregon: Taking Control: Oregon SB 1057
The Oregon Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 1057, which currently sits on the Governor’s desk awaiting her signature. The bill primarily addresses the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s (OLCC) control over the state’s medical cannabis program and includes seed-to-sale tracking requirements for cannabis businesses. Two notable provisions would affect adult-use cannabis businesses operating in Oregon
Philadelphia: A Patient’s Access to Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania
Justifiably, plenty of attention has been paid to the supply side of the Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana industry. At the time of publication, the Department of Health is currently reviewing applications for 12 permits to grow/process medical marijuana and 27 permits to dispense medical marijuana. Articles, editorials, and lectures on the legal and practical nuances surrounding those permits are continuing to be of interest.
Nicaragua: Cannabis Policy in Nicaragua: De Facto Decriminalization (Part 1)
Part one of a series of posts published by EPSD Nicaragua chapter leader Elvin Rodríguez Fabilena that describes Nicaraguan policies on cannabis in terms of how they are written and how they are enforced.
Pennsylvania: The Year in Review of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act
They said it would never happen. They said the General Assembly was too conservative. They said Pennsylvania, a state where until recently the sale of booze on Sundays was frowned upon, would never permit and regulate medical marijuana. Well, one year after Governor Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (“Act”) into law, it has become abundantly clear – they were wrong.
Canada: Task Force Report: Branding and Packaging of Cannabis
In this edition of our series on the Task Force’s final report “A Framework for the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada” (the “Report”) we explore the Task Force’s recommendations in relation to advertising, packaging and labelling of cannabis.
Jamaica: Ministry of Justice Says No To Unregulated Cannabis Edibles At Public or Religious Events
Recently, Jamaica’s Ministry of Justice (“MOJ”) declared a ban on the sale or sampling of all ganja edibles at entertainment events. Now, upon first blush this may seem like an unreasonable position for the MOJ to take.
Washington: Washington’s Cannabis Organically Grown, But Not by a Farmer
How is something organic but not grown by a farmer?
USA: The Medical Marijuana Conundrum for Schools – State Medical Marijuana Laws, Section 504, and the Controlled Substances Act
Schools in jurisdictions that have legalized medical marijuana find themselves in a perfect storm of legislative conflict that put them in an almost impossible position.
USA: Protecting Unnecessary Federal Drug War Budgets & Pharmaceutical Hegemony: Sessions Resurrects The Ghost Of Anslinger
Our politicians can’t have it both ways and I don’t know about you, but I am tired of listening to the BS spewed by our elected officials. Its late 2017 and not just 70+% of America, but the world recognizes the health, psychological, medicinal and recreational benefits of cannabis.