Marijuana Index: January 2018 Summary Report
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A letter dated Jan. 17, 2018, from Jon Wainwright, a managing director at NERA Economic Consulting, to the Maryland Department of Transportation, on Wainwright’s findings regarding the 2017 Disparity Study as it applies to Maryland’s medical cannabis industry.
A letter from a group of mayors across America to Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticizing the Department of Justice’s misguided rollback of the Cole Memo.
Marijuana Index: December 2017 Summary Report
On Jan. 9, 2018, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a letter to President Donald Trump, urging Trump to protect state-legal medical marijuana patients and businesses from federal interference.
Oklahoma State Question 788, a medical cannabis ballot measure appearing on Oklahoma’s ballot on June 26, 2018.
On Jan. 4, 2018, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo on federal marijuana enforcement policy, rescinding the Ogden and Cole memos, as well as Wilkinson’s policy statement for Indian Country.
Marijuana Index: November 2017 Summary Report
Marijuana Index: October 2017 Summary Report
Marijuana Index: September 2017 Summary Report
A white paper by BDS Analytics on retail and consumer cannabis trends in California, released Sept. 11, 2017.
Marijuana Index: August 2017 Summary Report
Initiative Measure No. 502
Oregon’s permanent rules for marijuana labeling, concentration limits and testing, effective May 31, 2017, with the pesticide testing requirement in section 333-007-0320 now expired and updated by the OLCC.
On Aug. 6, 2017, Sue Sisley, M.D., sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin to request that he stop the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s obstruction of the first clinical trial to study the effects of medical cannabis in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans.
“Enforcement Efforts Related to Illegal Cannabis Cultivation” is a Sacramento City Council Report prepared by Joe Devlin, Chief of Office of Cannabis Policy and Enforcement and presented on Aug. 22, 2017.
On Aug. 16, 2017, Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to explain how OSP is collecting data to determine enforcement and societal trends that have resulted since Oregon legalized recreational cannabis in 2014.
On Aug. 22, 2017, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, explaining the Oregon policies that keep the state’s marijuana market safe and secure.
Marijuana Index: July 2017 Summary Report
On July 31, 2017, the American Gaming Association sent a letter to the U.S. Treasury asking the treasury to clarify the FinCEN marijuana banking guidance as it applies to casinos.
On Aug. 1, 2017, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking Sessions to release recommendations on marijuana, violent crime and immigration policies from the Department of Justice’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety.
On July 27, 2017, Citizens for Safer Neighborhoods, a group of local business people advocating for a recreational market in Colorado Springs, released “The Economic Impact of Allowing Retail Marijuana Establishments in Colorado Springs,” a study conducted by Professor Jack Strauss at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.
Information from Southern University’s pre-Proposal medical cannabis conference on May 19, 2017.
On July 17, 2017, in Cristina Barbuto vs. Advantage Sales and Marketing, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a Massachusetts medical marijuana patient could sue her employer for handicap discrimination after she was fired for being a registered medical marijuana patient.
Ruling of Judge Daniel Dailey in the People of Colorado v. Kevin Keith McKnight, with Dailey ruling that the scent of a controlled substance on a vehicle is not enough probable cause for police in Colorado to search a vehicle.
On June 30, 2017, a group of United States Senators sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ask for the Department of Justice’s assurance that it follow the Consolidated Appropriates Act 2017 and not use funds to punish financial institutions that handle accounts for industrial hemp companies permitted under the 2014 Farm Bill.
Marijuana Index: June 2017 Summary Report
Orlando International Airport’s marijuana prohibition policy was approved by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board on June 21, 2017.
Oklahoma medical marijuana initiative for 2018 ballot, certified by the Secretary of State on June 15, 2017.
Securities and Exchange Commission v. CannaVEST Corp. a/k/a CV Sciences, Inc. and Michael J. Mona, Jr., Civil Action No. 2:17-cv-01681 (D. Nev. filed June 15, 2017)
On June 15, 2017, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying that the federal government should not interfere with the state’s medical marijuana program.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the Marijuana Transporter License Act on June 10, 2016. The act went into effect on July 1, 2017.
FinCEN marijuana banking update. Depository Institutions (by type) providing banking services to marijuana related businesses (Data ending 31 March 2017).
When Gov. Phil Scott signed S.16 on June 8, 2017, it became Act No. 65, expanding Vermont’s medical marijuana program by adding conditions to the list of conditions that qualify a patient for the medical marijuana registry, allowing a fifth registered dispensary and permitting each dispensary to have two locations.
Draft commercial cannabis activity prohibition and limited immunity in Los Angeles, issued on June 8, 2017.
Proposed Requirements for Commercial Cannabis Activity in Los Angeles, issued on June 8, 2017.
On June 7, 2017, Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin sent a letter to the Los Angeles Mayor and City Council on the Controller’s Office creating a website to map marijuana dispensaries operating in the city of Los Angeles with current Business Tax Registration Certificates, those dispensaries that formerly held BTRCs and those dispensaries that have been subject to actions by the L.A. City Attorney’s Office.
Marijuana Index: May 2017 Summary Report
On May 25, 2017, the Nevada Attorney General sent a letter to Jim Hartman regarding his open meeting law complaint against the Nevada Tax Commission’s meeting on early-start marijuana regulations.
On April 12, 2017, the Oregon Health Authority released the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program Dispensary Sales Report 2016.
SEC Trading Suspension of HGRL, order dated May 19, 2017.
SEC Trading Suspension of ESSI, order dated May 19, 2017.
On May 17, 2017, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley issued his Attorney General Explanation for the initiated measure to legalize all quantities of marijuana.
NIOSH health hazard evaluation report: evaluation of potential hazards during harvesting and processing cannabis at an outdoor organic farm, published April 2017.
Oregon Economic and Revenue Forecast: May 2017. This quarterly report is the first time Oregon’s Office of Economic Analysis has included a recreational marijuana outlook in the state’s economic and revenue forecast.
Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program: Patient Experiences from the First Program Year Executive Summary
Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program Annual Report 2016
On May 11, 2017, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed House Bill 3559, legalizing the growth of industrial hemp in the state through the South Carolina Industrial Hemp Program.
An application released on May 11, 2017, by the Pennsylvania Department of Health for those interested in becoming an approved Pennsylvania medical marijuana laboratory.
On May 9, 2017, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 16, a medical cannabis expansion bill that adds six new conditions to the list of conditions that qualify for low-thc oil in the state and allows hospice patients, regardless of diagnosis, to possess up to 20 ounces of low-thc oil.