A Minnesota appellate court refused to dismiss interstate cannabis smuggling charges against two former Vireo Health executives, allowing the case to proceed to trial. Reports Lohud
All the excitement of a fully regulated market after the demise of Christie looks like it won’t even bear the lightest fruit. NJ Politics Digest writes. ” The bill, however, isn’t guaranteed to pass. Senate President Steve Sweeney, who favors legalization of recreational marijuana use, has said he doesn’t favor the lesser step of decriminalization. NJ.com said Sweeney didn’t get back to them when asked for comment on the proposal.”
After the state’s vote on women’s rights and abortion last week here at CLR we really don’t see that something as dangerous as medical cannabis is actually going to make any progress in the state. Bama politics write, “Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill Could Die At The Hands of Rep. Paul Lee”
Ganjapreneur report. “Recently introduced legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis in Delaware contains much of the same language as the state’s failed attempt from last year — this time, however, the proposal lacks home-grow provisions, which may make it easier to accept for certain lawmakers.” We’d say there’s something fundamentally wrong if the only legislation that gets through forces you to buy into a system where the market is controlled by others.
By the same people who brought you the NCBA. We’ll be interested to see if this USA centric outfit will create something international. And, no, we suggest a few Canadian attorneys doth not an international organization make. We fear it’ll be like our favourite US international sports competition, “The World Series” which seems for the past century only to have featured US baseball teams.
Cannabis retailer Nectar is being sued for $4 million by a Aloha cannabis shop it agreed to purchase but allegedly neglected to pay for. Says the Portland Mercury
This seems to be the week that after all the excitement most are putting back any serious decisions to 2020.
Please see their Lab Testing and Product Integrity Adopted: April 22, 2019.
A push to create a legal market for marijuana has stalled in a House committee and with the legislative session slated to end this week, House leadership and other lawmakers have signaled that the bill — for this year, at least — is dead. Reports the VT Digger
Thanks to the Oregon Cannabis Retailers Association for bringing this to our attention. It’s a big step but the next big question is who will be buying it and will new rules or legislation be needed at the other end to do so. For example ; can Oregon export to Canada to plug the supply gap ? We presume that’s a big ask until the UN move on their scheduling. And there is this …”Before it would allow exports to occur, the bill requires an indication from the federal government that interstate commercial cannabis transactions won’t be prosecuted under federal law.”