CannaBeat is a weekly digest of news, business, and culture in the cannabis industry curated by members of Emerge Law Group’s distinguished Cannabis Industry Group.
US House Judiciary Committee Passes Criminal Justice Reform Legislation
Lawmakers have approved a pair of bills, the Clean Slate Act and the Fresh Start Act, to help those convicted of cannabis-related crimes seal and expunge their records.
Medical Marijuana Patient Plans To Sue Feds For $3.5 Million Over ‘Discriminatory’ Cannabis Raid On Tribal Land
A New Mexico man whose medical marijuana garden was raided by federal agents on tribal territory last year is planning to file a lawsuit seeking $3.5 million is damages over what he and other advocates consider to be an example of racial discrimination in cannabis enforcement. In September 2021, the…
U.S. Bill Would Boost THC Threshold, But Fall Short of Global Trend to 1.0%
Stakeholders have pushed for a limit of a full 1.0% total for all forms of THC present in hemp.
Voters in Five States, Dozens of Cities to Decide on Marijuana Legalization Measures This November
If voters approve these measures, approximately half of all US residents will reside in a jurisdiction where the possession and use of cannabis are legal for adults.
Analysis: Many Congressional Candidates Electing to Stay Silent on Cannabis Policy
“Voters’ views on the subject of legalizing and regulating cannabis have evolved significantly over the past decades; however, the views of those seeking to represent them in Congress have not kept pace with this seismic shift in public opinion. Candidates’ failure to advocate for marijuana policy r…
California Enacts Legal Protections for Cannabis Insurance Providers
Several cannabis-related bills were signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom on September 18, 2022, including Assembly Bill 2568 (AB 2568), which clarifies that it is not a crime for individuals and
California Passes Legislation to Ensure Proper Disposal of Cannabis Vaping Devices
A.B. 1894 prohibits the marketing of cannabis vaping devices as ‘disposable’ or implying they can be thrown in the trash.
Medical Cannabis Could Replace Addictive Opioids For Pain Relief, Study Suggests
Nearly 86% of survey participants reported reduced pain after taking medical marijuana.
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CannaBeat is a weekly brief on news, business, and culture in the cannabis industry curated by members of Emerge Law Group's distinguished Cannabis Industry Group.