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Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 02/27/2019: 8 Meetings Today in California, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan and Oregon

Free Cannabis Legislative Tracker For 20 States: Access 425 THC, Hemp And CBD Bills

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Oregon Issues Warning About Criminal Charges for Shipping Hemp Across State Lines

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (DOA) has issued a warning related to the transport of hemp and hemp commodities across state lines. The DOA has indicated that states bordering Oregon are stopping trucks that are carrying hemp products, and charging the drivers with criminal violations. Oregon is reminding state businesses that other states may still consider hemp to be a Schedule 1 drug, which would be considered illegal possession of cannabis. Businesses involved in the cultivation, processing, transport or sale of hemp or hemp products should review state laws to determine where industrial hemp has been exempted from the state’s definition of cannabis or marijuana. Failure to do so could result in criminal or civil charges.

Oregon Revokes Grower's License Due to Compliance Violations

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) revoked Panda Farms license for serious compliance violations discovered during three (3) separate inspections. The OLCC discovered during the inspections that Panda Farms, among other violations, made changes to the premises without obtaining prior approval; failed to retain or produce video recordings or implement enough surveillance cameras to ensure all coverage areas are captured; failed to tag and track certain inventory; and failed to prevent access to restricted areas or implement safeguards to prevent theft. Panda Farms will have until May 21, 2019 to surrender its license or transfer ownership.

Free Cannabis Legislative Tracker for 14 States: Access THC, Hemp and CBD Bills and Analysis

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Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 02/21/2019: 17 Meetings Today in Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, and Washington

There are seventeen (17) meetings today in Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, and Washington. A big meeting day for cannabis regulators in Alaska, Massachusetts, Michigan Oregon and Washington. Links to the meeting details and agendas are provided below.

Alaska Marijuana Control Board
California: Fairfax Planning Commission: Cannabis Regulations
California: Humboldt County Zoning Administrator: Application For Two Cultivation Areas
California: Nevada City: Cannabis Business Permits
California: West Sacramento Planning Commission: Wholesale Cannabis Distribution
Colorado: City Of Parachute: Application For Retail Marijuana Products Manufacturing Facility
Florida Legislature: Appropriations Committee: CS/CS/SB 182: Safe Medical Use Of Marijuana
Massachusetts: City Of Blackstone: Amend Medical Marijuana Ordinance for Recreational Marijuana
Massachusetts: City Of Chicopee: Community Outreach Meeting: Marijuana Establishment
Massachusetts: City Of Framingham: Minor Site Plan Review: Marijuana Retail Establishment
Massachusetts: City Of North Attleborough: Amend Application Process For Marijuana Establishments
Massachusetts: City Of Taunton: Community Outreach Meeting: Adult Use Marijuana Establishment
Massachusetts: Cannabis Control Commission
Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board
Oregon Liquor Control Commission
Washington Legislature: Ways & Means: Funding Of The Medical Marijuana Authorization Database.
Washington Legislature: Commerce & Gaming: Establishing The Washington Cannabis Commission. 

Oregon Bill Authorizes Export of Excess Cannabis to Bordering States

The Oregon Senate introduced a bill, SB582, that would allow the Governor to enter into an agreement with a bordering state to engage in inter-state cannabis commerce, and implement a multi-state regulatory oversight system. By establishing an inter-state trading arrangement ahead of federal legalization, Oregon would obtain a competitive lead in the national branding and market share race. The legislation would also help Oregon reduce the glut cannabis inventory that the OLCC highlighted in the 2019 Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Legislative Report. The legislatively mandated report indicates that the recreational marijuana inventory as of January 1, 2019 will last the state for 6.5 years with the current level of demand.

Under SB582, the Governor of Oregon may enter into a trade and oversight agreement with a bordering state. The agreement would permit cannabis businesses to engage in activities in either state including transporting marijuana between the states. Businesses that are transporting marijuana may not use the airspace or other transportation methods that are solely under federal oversight. The bill requires that states that are parties to the marijuana trade agreement establish similar or the same regulatory requirements for the commercial cannabis activities, which will mitigate the risk of regulatory arbitrage between the states. The bill requires that all market participants use track and trace inventory system to ensure public safely and health standards.

We believe that SB582 will help Oregon build a resilient cannabis economy by establishing a sales network for its excess inventory. We believe that the bill could be further enhanced by providing the ability for cannabis businesses to export items to foreign countries. The Oregon Legislature should be congratulated for proactively helping this nascent industry.

Oregon Introduces Legislation to Limit the Number of Cannabis Grow Licenses

The Oregon Legislature introduced a bill, SB218, to authorize the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to limit the number of cannabis grow licenses in the state. The bill provides the OLCC with broad discretion in establishing the number of licenses in the state based on market demand and other factors. The OLCC may also adopt regulations to implement this process, and notify the public when the state is not issuing grow licenses.

The legislation addresses the glut of cannabis inventory in Oregon that the OLCC highlighted in the 2019 Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Legislative Report. The legislatively mandated report indicates that the recreational marijuana inventory as of January 1, 2019 will last the state for 6.5 years with the current level of demand. Oregon’s recreational marijuana growers produced 300,000 pounds in January 2017 and 900,000 pounds in January 2019 while wholesale prices for recreational marijuana has decreased significantly. Despite the bleak forecast for the cannabis industry, regulators are not concerned about marijuana being diverted to black market in surrounding states. The OLCC believes that most cannabis growers will continue to abide by the law in hopes of bigger gains when marijuana is legalized at the federal level and interstate sales of marijuana can occur. Marijuana market participants can access capital to help them through these tough times. However, the OLCC does not believe this will always be the case. The report states that the state faces policy considerations in order to create equilibrium in the recreational marijuana market such as limiting the amount of marijuana produced or placing a moratorium on the number of recreational licenses.

Free Cannabis Legislative Trackers for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington

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Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 02/07/2019: 18 Meetings Today in California, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon and Washington

There are eighteen (18) meetings today in California, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon and Washington.

  • Hawaii Legislature will hold a public meeting relating on legalizing marijuana.

  • Oregon Legislature will hold a public meeting on bill that authorizes the state to enter into an agreement with another state for the purpose of cross-jurisdictional monitoring of cannabis businesses.

California: Humboldt County Zoning Administrator: Special Permit: Cannabis Distribution Facility

California: City of Woodland: Conditional Use Permit: Commercial Cannabis Manufacturing Facility

Florida: Village of Palmetto Bay: Regulation of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Treatment Facilities

Hawaii Legislature: Judiciary Committee: SB 686 Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Massachusetts: City of Amesbury: Community Outreach Meeting: Retail Marijuana Establishment

Florida: Village of Palmetto Bay: Regulation of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Treatment Facilities

Massachusetts: City of Blackstone: Community Outreach Meeting: Proposed Marijuana Establishment

Massachusetts: Town of Buckland: Zoning Bylaws to Permit Recreational Marijuana Establishments

Massachusetts: City of Cambridge: Community Outreach Meeting: Adult Use Cannabis Establishment

Massachusetts: City of Framingham: Community Outreach Meeting: Marijuana Retail Establishment

Massachusetts: City of Milford: Community Outreach Meeting: Marijuana Establishment License

Massachusetts: West Stockbridge: Community Outreach Meeting: Marijuana Cultivation Establishment

New Jersey: Mannington: Ordinance to Prohibit all Marijuana-Related Land Use and Development

New Jersey: Byram Township: Marijuana Recreational Use / Retail Saleshio: Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee
Oregon Legislature: Judiciary Committee: SB 582: Authorizes Governor to enter into agreement with another state for purpose of cross-jurisdictional marijuana-related businesses

Washington Legislature: Commerce & Gaming: HB 1794 Concerning Agreements Between Licensed Marijuana Businesses and Other People and Businesses