Chef Cody’s 3rd annual Veterans Dinner Oct. 30 in Victoria

Chef Cody Lindsay, aka The Wellness Soldier, is back with his 3rd annual Veterans Dinner, a 3-course meal taking place on Oct. 30th at the Artisan Bistro in Victoria, BC. Even better, it’s free for Canadian Veterans! It’s just under a week away and seats are filling up fast- there’s a limited 50 seats available […]

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L.A. Marijuana Attorneys: AB 1793 Allows Cannabis Conviction Expunging

When California voters approved legalized marijuana for recreational purposes, one of the most important impacts of that was the fact that criminal prosecutions for many cannabis crimes would no longer be an issue. But that didn’t necessarily help the hundreds of thousands with the stain of a criminal offense on their record. Orange County marijuana lawyers understand Assembly Bill 1793 should help address this. However, the impact won’t necessarily be immediate, and those with criminal records due to marijuana may still want to seek the advice of attorney for purposes of expediency and fairness.Orange County marijuana lawyer

Approved by the majority in the California legislature and the governor on Sept. 30, the law (which creates creates Section 11361.9 to the California Health and Safety Code) is in direct response to the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, and requires the Department of Justice by July 2019 to review state records and identify those prior convictions that may possibly be eligible for recall, dismissal of sentence, dismissal, sealing or redesignation under the new law. The state Justice Department will then be required to notify prosecutors of all cases in their jurisdiction that meet this requirement. Then prosecutors must, by July 2020, review all those cases to ascertain whether they wish to challenge the DOJ’s recommendation. If there is no challenge, the bill requires the department to modify the criminal history information in its database in accordance with the bill within 30 days (by July 31, 2020), and to update the post on its website. The …

Report: Federal Marijuana Arrest Data Overstates Problem by 70 Percent

Since marijuana became lawful in California for medicinal purposes, small-scale possession has been largely decriminalized in most local communities. This is especially true now that marijuana has legalized recreational use of the drug as of this year with Prop. 64. However, cannabis possession remains unlawful as far as federal law is concerned and California’s new law doesn’t legalize every cannabis crime. As Orange County marijuana criminal defense attorneys know, reported arrests are still falling fast. The Orange County Register indicated that from 2016 to 2017, those in California facing jail or prison, serious fines and permanent criminal records dropped by nearly 8,000, according to information from the California Attorney General’s Office. However, a recent report printed by the Philadelphia Inquirer (republished by PoliceOne.com), marijuana arrests may be inflated in Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics. Orange County marijuana criminal defense attorneys

Let’s note firstly that Pennsylvania legalized medicinal marijuana in April 2016, and the drug is only available for those suffering from certain medical conditions. Unlike California, and numerous other states, it is not available for recreational sale, possession or use. Even with medicinal use being legal, the Philadelphia area has reported that marijuana arrests in the area have markedly increased in recent years. And yet, the spike being reported by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. The analysis reveals marijuana arrests as reflected in federal data may be inflated by as much as 70 percent.

Why the disparity? As our Orange County marijuana criminal defense attorneys understand it, it’s a result of local police agencies reporting every single situation …

Andrew Scheer says Conservatives won’t reverse legalization if elected

After Conservative leader Andrew Scheer made headlines last week for seeming to be open to reversing cannabis legalization if his party won the election in 2019, he finally cleared the air this morning on a Quebec radio show, saying: “We recognize the reality now, so I do not intend to go back and make marijuana […]

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Careers Cannabis: An innovative platform helping Canadians find cannabis jobs

TORONTO, ON – An innovative new platform connecting job seekers with employment opportunities in the cannabis industry launched in Canada on Oct. 17. Careers Cannabis is an online job search engine, making it faster for employers and job hunters to find the right match, simplifying and improving the job search process within the cannabis sector. […]

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Dana Larsen on why he wants to end the drug war, use kratom to fight the opioid crisis, & open dispensaries for psychedelics

This is the final part of our series with Dana Larsen. In this interview, Dana tells CLN about the amazing pain-killing effects of a plant known as kratom and how it could help turn the tide against the opioid crisis, his ongoing fight to end the War on Drugs, why he wants to expand the […]

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Mexico’s Relationship to Cannabis Leaves Citizens Uncertain About Legalization

The world has watched the success of Canada’s Bill C-45 and the spread of cannabis regulation across 30 US states. From an outside perspective, it seems Mexico would be soon to follow. But for those living there, general access to dispensaries and regulated cannabis is murky. The country’s population continues to witness the highly publicized arrests of small-time marijuana producers and activists. TV audiences are pounded by hysteric anti-drug moralizing on the news. Despite the progress of recent years, true legalization of mexa-marijuana often seems like a pipe dream.

Mexico’s legalization movement may have begun in 1985 with sociologist Juan Pablo García Vallejo’s Manifesto Pacheco (or, the Stoner’s Manifesto). The text linked the plant to Mexican counterculture and anti-capitalist forces. By the ‘90s, cultural luminaries like novelist Octavio Paz were among those calling for its acceptance. Many cited legalization as a way to reduce the power of drug cartels, whose bloody battle for US market share began to cost even more Mexican lives with the advent of President Felipe Calderon’s War on Drugs. It’s estimated that 120,000 Mexicans were killed in the government-cartel crossfire that took place between 2006 and 2013.

Still, activists were largely unable to sway—or interest—the country’s executive and legislative branches toward legalization. In 2015, however, their tactics switched to focus on the judicial branch. By the end of that year, eight-year-old Graciela Elizalde had won the right to use cannabis to treat her severe form of epilepsy. The Supreme Court then approved four people from the Mexican Society for

Pardon Me: Why cannabis convictions must be expunged, not pardoned, for true amnesty

Now that cannabis is legal, where does it leave Canadians with criminal records for past pot convictions? Early on the morning of legalization, October 17, 2018, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale held a press conference to answer that very question. In his address, Goodale confirmed that the Liberal government will introduce legislation to allow Canadians […]

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Dank DNA: Your Personal Roadmap to Cannabis Consumption

Cannabis consumers today have more choices than ever before. Choices like what strain of cannabis to try, different titrates (estimated dosages) to pick from, and the multiple methods to choose from. The big question many people are left asking is, how do you know what works the best? For the old school stoner this was […]

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Vancouver Tour Company Providing Free Walking Tours for the Cannabis Curious

VANCOUVER, Oct. 19, 2018 /CNW/ – Canada may have officially become the first G-7 nation to federally legalize recreational cannabis, but many people still don’t fully understand the new system’s rules. Two new Vancouver businesses are aiming to change that. The Movement Cannabis Tours and Informed High are partnering to provide free informational walking tours to help the public get up to speed on legal cannabis.

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Why Vancouver has 100’s of dispensaries yet BC only has 1 legal cannabis store

Looks like the lone legal cannabis store in BC (in Kamloops, of all places!) will soon be getting some company, as BC Attorney General David Eby told CBC: “There’s no question that over the next period of weeks and months, they’re going to see more and more stores coming online, both public and private.” But, […]

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Cannabis Side Effects

Cannabis has side effects despite what cannabis advocates would like you to believe. Some of the most severe include a higher quality of life, an open mind, and love for humanity. If you ask me, those are some pretty severe side effects! I truly believe that consumers should know that if they start to consume […]

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Chronic Cooking 3: How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

In this episode of Chronic Cooking, Craig Ex aka The Expert of Expert Joints reveals the recipe for his favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies, one of the “all-time classics when it comes to cooking with cannabis”. But whether or not you use any cannabis, these chocolate chip cookies are amazing either way and almost as easy […]

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Chronic Cooking 3: How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

In this episode of Chronic Cooking, Craig Ex aka The Expert of Expert Joints reveals the recipe for his favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies, one of the “all-time classics when it comes to cooking with cannabis”. But whether or not you use any cannabis, these chocolate chip cookies are amazing either way and almost as easy […]

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Oct 17: Cannabis Legalization Day at the BC Legislature

Yesterday, Oct 17, 2018, officially became Canada’s cannabis legalization day. Craig Ex aka The Expert of Expert Joints went to Victoria, the capital of BC, with Kyle from High Times to celebrate the big day on the grounds of the provincial legislature. Waking up, there was a certain buzz in the air as legalization marked […]

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Expert Joints LIVE on CLN – So Now What

This week Craig welcomes back Criminal Defence Lawyer Sarah Leamon, and samples products from Weeds Glass & Gifts. He also has music from Burnalotta Endo during Dab Time with Tha Big Puffa, gets Grow Tips from Dawgo The Hutt… and brings you a new Chronic Cooking video too. Join Craig Ex aka ‘The Expert of […]

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BREAKING: RIP to the ACMPR, Repealed Oct 17

I guess this is it. RIP to the ACMPR: August 5, 2016- October 17, 2018. It was a good run, but it’s over, as Health Canada has alerted all “registered persons” of the ACMPR of the ACMPR’s official demise. To quote Health Canada: When the Cannabis Act and its regulations come into force on October 17, […]

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3 things to do in BC on Oct 17

Legalization is only a day away on Oct 17, and regardless of how you feel about the details of it (because if you look at the Cannabis Act, there’s still so, so much more work to be done), this day represents the culmination of decades of hard work. What we have on Oct 17 is […]

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3 more cannabis legalization fails in Canada (so far)

With Canada legalizing cannabis tomorrow, there is a lot to celebrate as it marks an end to Canada’s cannabis prohibition regime that began almost 100 years ago, but it’s not all fun and games- in many ways Oct. 17 marks the beginning of Prohibition 2.0. There have been many, many fails during this whole legalization process, […]

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3 more cannabis legalization fails in Canada (so far)

With Canada legalizing cannabis tomorrow, there is a lot to celebrate as it marks an end to Canada’s cannabis prohibition regime that began almost 100 years ago, but it’s not all fun and games- in many ways Oct. 17 marks the beginning of Prohibition 2.0. There have been many, many fails during this whole legalization process, […]

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What October 17th Represents: Canada’s Cannabis Legalization

Canada may be legalizing cannabis tomorrow, October 17th, but we’re a long way off from ending prohibition. And listening to cops, politicians and public health busybodies, you’d think Canada just legalized crystal meth. Where is the discussion about bringing BC Bud out of the shadows and into an above-board, regulated regime? In places like Alberta, […]

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California Marijuana Banking Attorneys: Navigating the Risks

California marijuana lawyers have long known that one of the greatest risks when it comes to managing marijuana money is the potential to be accused of laundering it, given that it’s still illegal under federal law. Even as an increasing number of states have made the drug lawful to varying degrees, many financial institutions remain frigid about such partnerships. Los Angeles marijuana banking lawyer

There are ways to smartly navigate your finances, and the experienced legal team at the Cannabis Law Group in Los Angeles can help you establish the right plan.

Recently in Oklahoma, a top banking regulator informed lawmakers there that banking with marijuana now is more riskier than it’s ever been, despite the fact that marijuana is now legal to some degree in 30 states and available for recreational use in nine of them. The problem remains the federal government’s classification of marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance – placing it in a category that stipulates extreme danger of addiction and no medicinal purpose.

Oklahoma media reported the banker told state lawmakers establishing marijuana policy that until Congress acts to initiate clear laws that either outright legalize it or empower the states to take on regulation themselves, financial institutions are going to be extremely wary of extending partnerships to those within the new medical marijuana industry there. 

Banking institutions recognize that the U.S. government’s current classifications imposes a wide range of restrictions on the drug, which include limitations on ways businesses regulated by the state can transfer money and avoid penalty under federal drug-trafficking statutes.…

The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary

For the 10th anniversary of The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary (TMCD) opening its doors, we issued a call-out to patients, supporters, and staff alike to tell us, in front of the camera, about the impact TMCD has had on their lives- and the response was amazing. It felt like the entire community came out to thank […]

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Tilray-owned High Park unveils 3 new cannabis brands exclusive to Canadian market

TORONTO – High Park Holdings Ltd. (“High Park”), a subsidiary of Tilray, Inc., today unveiled a broad-based portfolio of cannabis brands including three new, original brands exclusive to the Canadian adult-use market: Canaca, Dubon and Yukon Rove. High Park’s comprehensive brand portfolio reflects the breadth of consumer preferences and includes a diverse range of quality and innovative products. “The launch of the […]

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How to talk to kids about cannabis

We are all aware of the fact that there is no manual on perfect parenting but when it comes to cannabis, things can get especially awkward. Legalization is fast approaching and kids are not stupid. Sooner or later, that child you care about is going to come in contact with cannabis or someone using it; […]

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AP: California Cannabis Safety Testing Rate Poor

Almost 1 in 5 California marijuana products have failed tests for purity and potency by the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control since the agency began mandating checks at the beginning of July. The Associated Press reported that some cannabis farmers and distributors are blaming the failure rate not on product quality but rather on standards that are unrealistic and aren’t aimed to protect the public. Technical glitches haven’t helped.marijuana lawyer

Cannabis-infused cookies, tinctures and candies have been especially hit hard, with approximately one-third of its product removed from store shelves.

Other problems revealed (albeit on a smaller scale) by state-licensed testing firms are finding too-high levels of solvents, pesticides and bacteria, including salmonella and E. coli.

Within just eight weeks of testing, some 2,000 samples failed out of more than 11,000 Our L.A. marijuana product attorneys understand that in some of those instances, the product had to be destroyed, but a lot of the problems arose from issues with labeling, which are able to be fixed. Just for example, if a label on a container indicates a product has a potency level different than what’s on the label, the product can simply be relabeled and then move to market.

The state has argued that the stringent testing is accomplishing its intended purpose – identifying marijuana products like munchies, concentrates and buds that will be in some way not safe for smoking or eating.

These mandated state testing is new, and a spokesman for the bureau said some bumps along the way were anticipated and it …

In Your Wildest Cannabis Dreams

Dreams, dreams, dreams. For many, we have a love/hate relationship with dreams. This seems to be especially true amongst the cannabis community. It seems that anyone who consumes cannabis either dreams all the time, or hardly ever at all. But how do cannabis and dreams coincide? To fully understand how cannabis may or may not […]

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4 Must-Try Cannabis-Infused BBQ Sauces for Game Day

One of the most highly anticipated BBQ days of the year is Game Day – the day when two of the best conversational topics possible combine into one ultimate get-together where you can talk about sports and barbecue. If you are planning a Game Day grilling celebration, up the ante by making your BBQ the […]

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Cannabis Oil for Cancer Spurs Air Force’s Firing of Vietnam Vet

The Navy Times is reporting a 77-year-old Vietnam War veteran who has spent the last 22 years in the U.S. Air Force was terminated from his position as the dean of academics within the Air Force Special Operations School after superiors learned he was using cannabis oil to treat prostate cancer.marijuana employment attorney

Mind you: This was non-psychoactive CBD oil, an extract that does not make you high.

As long-time Orange County marijuana lawyers, we have run into more than our fair share of employment-related issues. In fact, our clients trust us specifically because California cannabis employment law is a primary area of our legal focus. That means if you feel you have been wrongly terminated for a cannabis-related issue, we can advise you during a free initial consultation whether we feel you have a valid claim that deserves to be pursued. 

Cases against the U.S. government, of course, are going to be quite tricky because the federal government considers marijuana to be a Schedule I Controlled Substance, unlawful under any circumstances – even for someone with a lifetime service, suffering from cancer and three years shy of being an octogenarian.

He’d been dismissed from Hurlburt Field in Florida, where he had been serving as a dean for nearly the last decade. The reason cited for his termination was use of CBD as a Schedule I narcotic. He appealed that decision, but it was ultimately upheld by the Special Operations Training Group commander, who indicated the termination would be a permanent mark on his retired …

Tweed, Uber, MADD tell Canadians “Don’t drive high”

TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2018 /CNW/ – With the legalization of recreational cannabis coming to Canada in just over one week, Tweed, Uber, and MADD Canada are launching a national awareness campaign focused on informing Canadians on the risks of driving high.

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Facebook Lifts Marijuana Business Pages Ban

Facebook is ending its block on searches for marijuana and related products, according to MarketWatch. The change comes just ahead of Canada’s legalization of the drug. Searches related to the drug had been disallowed by the company for many months, according to the social media platform, because people had been using it to sell marijuana illegally online, which was a violation of its policies. cannabis attorney L.A.

This could be an important change as promotion of marijuana on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest can be a main means by which to reach key demographics.

One of the main focuses of our L.A. marijuana business lawyers is ensuring our clients are abiding state regulation on marijuana advertising. Running afoul of state marijuana ad rules can result in huge fines. These rules are spelled out in Business and Professions Code (BPC), Division 10, Chapter 15 (26150-26156), which are fairly stringent. 

Facebook Restrictions on Marijuana Page Searches

For many years, Facebook ads advertising marijuana and related products wasn’t allowed, even after legalization began sweeping the country and cannabis became a billion-dollar industry. Now, Facebook members globally will be able to find marijuana-related pages under the firm’s gray and blue verification symbols using search terms like “cannabis.”

A spokeswoman for Facebook told MarketWach that internal systems had tailored results so that any efforts to perpetuate illicit sales of the drug would be reduced, while marijuana company pages whose authenticity had been verified would be included in the search results.

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U.S. ban on Canadian cannabis workers goes up in smoke

Canadians in the legal cannabis industry can breathe a sigh of relief- those who work in or adjacent to Canada’s cannabis industry no longer have to worry about being banned from the U.S. for life. But there are some caveats, of course. As recently as two weeks ago, on Sept. 21, the U.S. Customs and […]

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Marijuana Reclassification: Feds Seek Public Comment for WHO Report

Should the World Health Organization recommend governments reclassify marijuana from its current designation as a dangerous, addictive Schedule I controlled substance, incapable of providing any medicinal relief to anyone? In the US., seeing as 30 states plus Washington D.C. now have some legalized form of it, it certainly seems about time. t’s about time to have the public weigh in.marijuana policy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a release soliciting public comment regarding the potential or actual abuse, medicinal uses, trafficking dangers and impact of scheduling changes on its availability for medical use of marijuana (as well as a number of other substances that are currently being reviewed internationally) for information to put in its won review to the WHO.

Why Rescheduling Marijuana Matters

L.A. marijuana attorneys recognize most of the legal challenges that the cannabis industry confronts – from banking to investment to insurance to property disputes – so much of it comes down to the fact that pot is illegal under U.S. federal law – plus international law, per global drug policy agreements. It is in the most restrictive category of scheduling, meaning even research is supposed to be severely restricted. Technically, countries signed on to the global drug treaties aren’t supposed to turn around and legalize the drugs on that list, but that didn’t stop Canada or Uruguay.

Comments gleaned from the public will be weighed by U.S. policy officials with the FDA in preparing comment to submit to the WHO, which intends to use this recommendation to decide whether …

Marijuana Reclassification: Feds Seek Public Comment for WHO Report

Should the World Health Organization recommend governments reclassify marijuana from its current designation as a dangerous, addictive Schedule I controlled substance, incapable of providing any medicinal relief to anyone? In the US., seeing as 30 states plus Washington D.C. now have some legalized form of it, it certainly seems about time. t’s about time to have the public weigh in.marijuana policy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a release soliciting public comment regarding the potential or actual abuse, medicinal uses, trafficking dangers and impact of scheduling changes on its availability for medical use of marijuana (as well as a number of other substances that are currently being reviewed internationally) for information to put in its won review to the WHO.

Why Rescheduling Marijuana Matters

L.A. marijuana attorneys recognize most of the legal challenges that the cannabis industry confronts – from banking to investment to insurance to property disputes – so much of it comes down to the fact that pot is illegal under U.S. federal law – plus international law, per global drug policy agreements. It is in the most restrictive category of scheduling, meaning even research is supposed to be severely restricted. Technically, countries signed on to the global drug treaties aren’t supposed to turn around and legalize the drugs on that list, but that didn’t stop Canada or Uruguay.

Comments gleaned from the public will be weighed by U.S. policy officials with the FDA in preparing comment to submit to the WHO, which intends to use this recommendation to decide whether …

California Cannabis Growers Grapple with Regulation

Times have been tough for California cannabis growers, particularly in the northern region of the state. A recent report from The Cannabis Business Times reveals that since the regulated recreational marijuana market opened at the start of 2018, the amount of lawful, quality sinsemilla (flowers absent the seeds) has plummeted. In some regions, it’s almost completely dry.marijuana grower attorney

It begs the question: How is it possible that the No. 1 marijuana producer in the world suddenly be out of cannabis flowers?

As our Orange County marijuana business lawyers can explain, there are a number of natural and policy forces at play – namely the way the cannabis is grown, the damage caused by rampant wildfires and the introduction of stringent rules and regulations – including quality and purity testing protocols.

It is imperative for cannabis cultivators – long-standing and newly-minted – to invest in assistance from an experienced marijuana lawyer. The Cannabis Law Group, Medical and Adult Use Marijuana Lawyers, recognize that the maze of bureaucratic requirements can seem onerous and impossible. A knowledgeable legal team on your side can help break it all down – your duties step-by-step – and ensure your operations doesn’t get dinged with hefty fines or paralyzing crop losses due to failure to meet state guidelines.

Cannabis Growers, New and Old, Face Regulatory Jungle

Following a six-month grace period, all marijuana flowers harvested for public consumption must meet the new rules and regulations, including stringent testing of plants, beginning July 1st. During the grace period, the state allowed dispensaries to …

Danger of ‘De Facto” Cannabis Legalization for California Neighbors

There is a huge push to legalize cannabis across the country, where 30 states plus Washington, D.C. have some form of lawful marijuana, nine allowing for recreational use. However, some politicians and advocacy groups still staunchly opposed fear they will suffer “de facto” legalization of marijuana in their states if all or most surrounding states have passed laws allowing it.marijuana lawyer blog

Of course, with the majority of states now allowing marijuana (California being the first with medical marijuana legalization in 1996), this is not an invalid concern – nor a new one. It’s true there is conflict when bordering states have different marijuana laws. Issues arise when people travel – for work or school or leisure – and what is perfectly legal in one state is criminalized in the next.

The biggest problem is that marijuana is forbidden under federal law, still considered a Schedule I narcotic, highly addictive and with no legitimate medicinal purpose. Of course, that’s laughable in reality, but U.S. drug policy hasn’t historically been closely aligned with medicine or science or smart public policy. And yet, it has lower schedule classifications for opioids and amphetamines, which are unequivocally more addictive and dangerous. 

Meanwhile, states that outlaw the drug completely or have extremely strict medicinal marijuana laws worry they’ll soon have no other choice but to follow suit. For marijuana advocates though, the question is, “Why wouldn’t you want laws that make the most sense for the people you serve?”

The legal marijuana market thrives in places like California, Colorado and Nevada, …

Are Students Who Use Cannabis Putting College Funding at Risk?

Looking into a college dorm room may dig up some papers covered in red ink, discarded (and unread) textbooks, boxes of uneaten ramen, and mostly-eaten pizza. Likely, it will also turn up some form of paraphernalia. Maybe a pipe, a bong, some papers, or even an edible. In fact, marijuana-use is now at a 30-year high in college-aged youth. Still, many college students wonder, in states with recreational or medical weed, is it okay to use marijuana on university campuses?

In Massachusetts, recreational weed has been legalized and will soon be put into effect. But many college campuses in the state approach this heated dilemma differently. The question of whether or not colleges can ban weed on campuses in states with legal weed goes back to one major conflict. In the US, weed is still illegal federally. Because of this and because universities receive federal funding, many colleges maintain tight rules surrounding weed use. In Massachusetts where recreational legalization will soon go into effect, many schools want to govern the student weed-use on campus and off. Not initiating these rules regarding pot could potentially risk these schools’ federal funding, no matter the state laws.

The Climate in Massachusetts is Budding

Massachusetts’ recent legalization has opened up new opportunities for those in the cannabis industry. Cannabis companies can now bank at credit unions in the state. Also, the state has invested in census studies to better understand the industry—seeking to learn about things like gender and race disparities within the industry itself. But …

Expert Joints LIVE on CLN – It’s A Match

This week it’s a match as Craig samples products with Glenn from Cannamatch, does Dab Time with Tha Big Puffa, and checks out the highlights from The Cannabis Growers of Canada Fore 20 Cup & Market during Out & About. Read more about Fore20 here. Check out the winners from the days various activities and […]

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Cannabis in Your Car – California Vehicle Code

When recreational marijuana was legalized in California in January after the passage of Proposition 64, The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, a mountain of regulations was rolled out right along with it. This included provisions to state criminal and traffic code that L.A. marijuana criminal defense attorneys recognize anyone who uses the drug and drives.marijuana lawyer

If you’re going to purchase, use or possess legal marijuana in Los Angeles, it’s a good idea to get educated on the provisions of state law that specifically pertain to marijuana DUI and possession of marijuana in a vehicle. And if you run afoul of the law for any reason, your first phone call should be to a long-time Southern California criminal defense attorney committed to bolstering the rights of marijuana users, retailers and growers. 

California Vehicle Code 23222(b) VC Driving in Possession of Marijuana

California law now allows individuals to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana or 8 grams of concentrated cannabis (also known as hashish) so long as they are over the age of 21. However, as our Los Angeles marijuana DUI defense attorneys can explain, there are some stringent rules for both possession of marijuana in a vehicle and driving under the influence of marijuana.

is the provision of state law that makes it illegal drive OR ride with marijuana that is either not in a container or in a container wherein the seal is broken. Violation of this provision can be penalized by a maximum fine of up to …

California Growers Seek Champagne of Cannabis Title

Would cannabis by any other name be quite as sweet? Well… yeah, if the folks at Mendocino Appellations Project  (MAP) are correct. California marijuana grower attorneys recognize that such branding could help otherwise struggling marijuana cultivation operations in the state seize their stake. California marijuana grower attorney

Think about champagne. Yes, it is an alcoholic drink. It’s also a grape-growing region in France. If you want to call a liquid beverage “champagne,” law requires that you must grow it in certain parts of France and only in accordance with very specific guidelines that cover everything from planting to pressing to packaging. That’s what allows sellers to charge top dollar for it.

So what does that mean for marijuana growers in California? Many were among the first in the U.S. to practice and perfect careful cultivation techniques when the drug first became legal for medicinal purposes. And unfortunately, while legalizing bud has been boom for consumers, it’s been a bust for growers. It has meant a near-crushing amount of oversight and safety testing. A virtual mountain of regulation, cannabis cultivators are finding that the laws meant to protect the consumer and the environment are being largely placed on their shoulders.

Our California marijuana cultivation attorneys know some of these firms have paid more than $120,000 in consults and fees. Although some can scrape by with money saved and the help of investors, it’s estimated some 10,000 marijuana growers in California may be poised to go up in smoke. By some educated guesses, fewer than 5 percent are going to …

Canopy Rivers gets 525,000 sq. ft. space for cannabis production at Vert Mirabel

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2018 — Canopy Rivers (TSXV: RIV) is pleased to announce that its investment portfolio company, Les Serres Vert Cannabis Inc. (“Vert Mirabel”), a joint venture with Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) and Les Serres Stéphane Bertrand (“Bertrand”) based in Mirabel, Quebec, has received a licence amendment from Health Canada that significantly increases Vert […]

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Canopy Rivers gets 525,000 sq. ft. space for cannabis production at Vert Mirabel

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2018 — Canopy Rivers (TSXV: RIV) is pleased to announce that its investment portfolio company, Les Serres Vert Cannabis Inc. (“Vert Mirabel”), a joint venture with Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) and Les Serres Stéphane Bertrand (“Bertrand”) based in Mirabel, Quebec, has received a licence amendment from Health Canada that significantly increases Vert […]

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Canopy Rivers gets 525,000 sq. ft. space for cannabis production at Vert Mirabel

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2018 — Canopy Rivers (TSXV: RIV) is pleased to announce that its investment portfolio company, Les Serres Vert Cannabis Inc. (“Vert Mirabel”), a joint venture with Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) and Les Serres Stéphane Bertrand (“Bertrand”) based in Mirabel, Quebec, has received a licence amendment from Health Canada that significantly increases Vert […]

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What the heck is going on in Quebec?

What the heck is going on in Quebec? Just a couple weeks ago, Quebec was tied with Alberta for the lowest legal age to buy cannabis in Canada at 18 years old, compared to all the other provinces and territories that went with 19. But Quebec has now pulled a 180, going in the complete […]

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The Emerald Cup Announces Musical Acts for 2018 Cannabis Celebration

Ngaio Bealum to Co-Host; STS9, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rising Appalachia, Lyrics Born, Funky Meters and the Elevaters to Join Performers Among Others SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Emerald Cup, one of the cannabis industry’s premier culture and awards events, announced today its next set of headlining acts and the co-host […]

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Cannabis Growers of Canada Third Annual Fore20 Golf Cup & Market

The 3rd annual Fore20 Cup and Market on Aug. 19, 2018, was a smashing success. The golf tournament portion sold out and with returning favorites like the cannabis cup, the dab carts, a delicious dinner, and a day full of networking, love, and community, everyone got a taste of why Fore20 is one of the […]

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Ask a Lawyer: 5 Burning Questions answered for cannabis users in BC

With October 17, 2018, just around the corner, many Canadians in BC and beyond are counting down the days to legalization. It won’t be long before we will be able to purchase legal, recreational cannabis for the first time. But many of us are still asking some important, practical questions about how exactly that will […]

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Dana Larsen on new CAMCD name, why his dispensary will not close, and putting patients first

This is the first of a multi-part interview with Dana Larsen, one of Canada’s most prominent and outspoken cannabis activists. Dana recently wrote about the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD) voting on changing its name, and why, as a founding member of the organization, he was strongly opposed to the direction that CAMCD […]

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ePlay and Wuhan Announce Partnership to Create Medical Cannabis App

Dr. Anna, a new augmented reality app, helps retail, educate, and inform cannabis customers CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ePlay Digital Inc. is delighted to announce a new exclusive strategic partnership agreement signed today with Wuhan General Group (China), Inc. to utilize Mobvovivo’s Augmented Reality (AR) platform in education, mobile product information, and […]

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3rd annual Fore20 Cup Recap

The recap for the 3rd annual Fore20 Cup is finally here! It was a day full of much love, community, cannabis and all around good times. Join host Craig Ex aka The Expert of Expert Joints at the gorgeous Squamish Valley Golf Club where the grass is always greener, except maybe when it comes to […]

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“Teen Mental Health” fights cannabis misinformation and reveals its own biases

To prepare for Canada’s Oct. 17 cannabis legalization, educational campaigns are kicking off across the country to educate students, parents, teachers and school-based student care providers about teen cannabis use. One such campaign is being spearheaded by Teen Mental Health.  Dr. Stan Kutcher, the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, said: “There’s a […]

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Mary Jane on a Plane? Flying with cannabis in Canada

As Canada becomes the second country in the world to legalize cannabis behind Uruguay, Canadians will soon be allowed to pack up to 30 grams of cannabis in their luggage when flying. The only catch is that it’s for domestic flights only. According to Global News, Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau said: “As long as […]

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Anti-cannabis propaganda brought to you by taxpayers and the gov’t of Manitoba

The Manitoba government has released two anti-cannabis propaganda videos warning of what will happen to you if you use cannabis and/or buy your cannabis off the street and they are almost laughable in their see-through scare tactics. The two clips are a hilarious watch and while both are under 17 seconds long, the Manitoba government […]

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Expert Joints LIVE on CLN – Cannarep-lay

This week Craig finally has Aldolfo and Julie of Cannarep on the show. He also has Grow Tips from Subcool, and products from the Motacan Compassion Society too. Join Craig Ex aka ‘The Expert of EXPERT JOINTS‘ Thursday at 4:20pm PT from #Studio710, for another episode of his weekly weed webcast “Expert Joints LIVE!” Want to […]

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