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  1. Ron Strider

    California To Begin Ban On 'Open Containers,' Use Of Cannabis On The Road

    Prohibitions on smoking or ingesting marijuana while driving, as well as carrying an "open container" of cannabis in a vehicle are among several highway safety standards incorporated into new California laws that will be enforced in 2018. Heading into a holiday weekend that will have the...
  2. Ron Strider

    Ahead For Marijuana: California Goes Legit And Canada May Be Next

    2017 was the year the other shoe didn't drop on the nation's marijuana industry. Under President Obama, the federal government grudgingly accepted the states' gradual liberalization of their marijuana policies. While marijuana remained illegal under federal law, an increasing number of states...
  3. Ron Strider

    CA: Regulating Cannabis? Just Think Of A Complicated Layer Cake

    If you listen to the federal government, marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug, illegal and on par with heroin, LSD, peyote and MDMA, better known as ecstasy. In California, however, voters legalized the weed in November 2016 with the passage of Proposition 64, setting up a collision of sorts...
  4. Ron Strider

    Trying To Fly With Weed In California Probably Won't Get You Arrested

    Starting New Year's Day, the sale of marijuana for recreational use will be permitted in California, the country's most populous state. What does that mean for air travelers who try to bring small amounts of marijuana with them? That is a conundrum for the state's airports, which are...
  5. Ron Strider

    FL: Judge Halts Black Farmer Marijuana License

    A Tallahassee judge Thursday ordered health officials to stop the process of granting a marijuana license to a black farmer, one of 10 coveted new pot licenses approved by the Legislature this year. The state Office of Medical Marijuana Use was supposed to grant all of the licenses by Oct. 3...
  6. Ron Strider

    As 2017 Ends, Mass. Works Toward Marijuana Retail Sales On July 1, 2018

    In just a little over six months, the first retail sales of recreational, or "adult use," marijuana will take place. Regulations governing the new legal cannabis industry are on track to be finalized by March, with businesses sending their license applications to the Cannabis Control Commission...
  7. Ron Strider

    MO: Stores Sell Cannabis Extract Despite State Regulations

    A new store in Columbia, part of a chain that also has locations in Kansas City, Springfield and Joplin, is raising the question of whether a hemp extract extolled for its benefits to epilepsy patients can be sold legally to anyone. CBD American Shaman on Range Line Street just south of...
  8. Ron Strider

    CA: Oakland Company Develops Breathalyzer To Test For Marijuana

    As the Golden State gears up for recreational marijuana use to become legal, law enforcement officials and employers will eventually be able to use a tool to check if people are driving or working under the influence of weed. That's because an Oakland company is developing a breathalyzer to...
  9. Ron Strider

    Canada: Here's Why The Courts May Strike Down Provinces' Bans On Growing Your Own Pot

    Provincial laws that bar people from growing their own marijuana will certainly be challenged in the courts, and the challenges have a "a decent chance" of success, legal experts say. The federal cannabis legalization bill, now in the Senate, allows individuals up to four cannabis plants, so...
  10. Ron Strider

    OH: Will Medical Marijuana Users Be Allowed Firearms? Federal Law Still Says No

    We've noticed some debate in Hawaii and elsewhere over whether medical marijuana users may be allowed to own firearms. In short, the answer is unclear – and Ohio, with its budding medical marijuana law, is no different. On the federal level, marijuana remains an illegal Schedule-I narcotic...
  11. Ron Strider

    No Guns: Ohio's Medical Marijuana Users Won't Be Able To Have Firearms

    People who register with the state of Ohio to legally use medical marijuana will be prohibited from possessing firearms under federal law, according to guidance released by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. In an open letter to federally licensed firearms dealers, the ATF...
  12. Ron Strider

    IN: Governor Gives 60-Day Warning Window To CBD Retailers

    Gov. Eric Holcomb said in a statement Tuesday that Indiana retailers who sell cannabidiol, or CBD, products would get a 60-day window to continue selling the substance without confiscation or legal trouble. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol, THC for short and the main psychoactive chemical in...
  13. Ron Strider

    Iowa's Sole Medical-Marijuana Production Company To Be Based In Des Moines

    A new Des Moines company is expected to become Iowa's first legal producer of medical marijuana products. The Iowa Department of Public Health announced Tuesday that it intends to issue a license to MedPharm Iowa, which would produce medications derived from cannabis plants. Department...
  14. Ron Strider

    IN: CBD Oil Is Illegal, Says Attorney General Curtis Hill After Months Of Confusion

    After months of confusion over the legal status of cannabidiol oil, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill deemed it illegal in almost every circumstance. In April, conflicting views among state agencies on CBD oil laws emerged after Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill creating a registry for...
  15. Ron Strider

    Bill To Make Medical Marijuana Available In Malta Proposed

    Malta's government has proposed allowing all doctors in the country to prescribe medical marijuana. The government published draft legislation on Monday that would loosen an existing regulation with so many restrictions that not a single Maltese had ever been treated legally with marijuana or...
  16. Ron Strider

    WY: Having Marijuana Candy May Land You In Jail In The Future

    On Thursday and Friday, November 16 and 17, a meeting is being held that could lead to more felony pot prosecutions. The Joint Judiciary Committee is meeting to discuss a number of bills. These include two that would add marijuana-laced foods and drinks to the criminal code. Right now...
  17. Ron Strider

    Five Things To Know About Marijuana In Massachusetts

    One year after Massachusetts voters passed a ballot question legalizing marijuana, legal pot sales remain several months away.One year after Massachusetts voters passed a ballot question legalizing marijuana, legal pot sales remain several months away. One year after Massachusetts voters...
  18. Ron Strider

    Cannabis Firm Hoban Law Sets Sights Abroad

    Hoban Law Group, a Denver-based firm focused on advising the emerging legal and medical cannabis industry, has announced plans to expand internationally, saying it would open four European and two Latin American offices by spring 2018. Pointing to a rapidly evolving marketplace for its...
  19. Ron Strider

    Pioneering Cannabis Law Firm To Open Offices In European Union And Latin America

    DENVER, Nov. 06, 2017 - Hoban Law Group (HLG) continues its pioneering trend in the cannabis industry with an international expansion of multiple offices. Four offices will open in the European Union by late fall and two offices in Latin America by spring of 2018. The need for this international...
  20. Ron Strider

    Maine Governor Vetoes Voter-Approved Bill To Legalize Sale Of Recreational Marijuana

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) on Friday vetoed a bill that would legalize the sale of recreational marijuana, nearly a year after residents voted to set up a system to sell and regulate the drug. In a letter, LePage said the law would set up a bifurcated system of recreational and medical sales...