Cork Woman In Chronic Pain Must Stay In Spain To Access Medical Cannabis

Alicia Maher has been prescribed cannabis for her chronic conditions but can not get reimbursed on the medical card.

A Cork woman who has been prescribed medical cannabis for chronic pain by her consultant is having to live in Spain to access it because she can’t get it reimbursed on her medical card.

Alicia Maher, 37, from Mayfield in Cork City, wants to return from Spain, where she has been living since 2019, having travelled there to access cannabis legally and safely to treat the chronic pain she has been in for several years following surgery.

– Read the entire article at Irish Examiner.

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Canna Law Blog Cited by U.S. Senators in Letter to the Attorney General

Last week, we discovered that U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker cited our own Vince Sliwoski in a letter to Merrick Garland, the U.S. Attorney General, pressing for the end of cannabis prohibition. The Warren-Booker letter, dated October 6, 2021, advocates for DEA to remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act— which would decriminalize the plant at the federal level. The letter cites a 2018 blog post by Vince discussing international developments with cannabis at the United Nations level. Readers, we feel heard!

Warren has written a few of these high-profile letters on cannabis over the years, going back to 2016. Back then, her goal was re-scheduling “marijuana”, from Schedule I to Schedule II under the federal Controlled Substances Act. Vince critiqued Warren’s proposal at the time, explaining why rescheduling would have minimal effect and why descheduling is the far better course. Was Warren listening? We’d like to think so.

This more recent Warren/Booker letter does take the recommended course, and is a great example of how high-profile politicians have evolved on cannabis policy over the past half-decade. The best news of all is that Warren, Booker and others continue to press. Most recently, Warren signed onto yet

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Rapper, actor Ice-T opening recreational cannabis dispensary in New Jersey – CBS News

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Rapper and actor Ice-T is getting into the cannabis business.

The hip-hop star and New Jersey native will be opening a recreational cannabis dispensary in his home state with a business partner.

State officials gave them a green light for a license to open a dispensary in Jersey City.

They plan to open the 5,000 square foot shop this fall.

New Jersey launched legalized marijuana sales back in April. Over a dozen dispensaries have since opened.

Some big changes coming next week to Oklahoma’s medical marijuana landscape – KOCO Oklahoma City

Starting Monday, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority is hitting the brakes on new businesses.Twelve different medical marijuana bills were recently signed into law, cracking down on what some have called the wild west of weed.Starting next week, new dispensaries and grow operations must be at least 1,000 feet away from schools. But there won’t be any new businesses licensed for some time. “It was easy. You pay $2,500 and you can open your business pretty much anywhere,” said Corbin Wyatt, owner of Likewise Dispensary. Some dispensary owners think the moratorium will be indefinite.”Until the OMMA either feels that they are able to control everything and it’s an opportune time to issue new licenses, but most people are saying, that won’t ever come,” Wyatt said.That means if a marijuana business application comes in after August 1, tough luck.“The OMMA director can end that if they feel the time is right,” he said. The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics said it’s a chance for the agency to crack down on illegal operations in the industry.”Continuing to dig into the criminal activities of many of these growers and dispensaries that are hiding behind a medical license,” spokesman Mark Woodward said.He said there are

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Revere Woman Fights Climate Change In Work At Massachusetts Cannabis Dispensary

A Revere woman is protecting the planet, one step at a time. Sam Woodman wants to cut the carbon footprint of big business and is starting with the cannabis industry.

Just one year out of college, Woodman is the Corporate Sustainability Specialist at Garden Remedies. The cannabis company that “grows green” was looking for someone to help it “go green.”

“They saw something in my work that was able to transcend throughout the entire company which was really cool,” Woodman told WBZ-TV.

– Read the entire article at CBS News.

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CBD Could Help Cops Get Relief From Stress, Insomnia, and Chronic Pain. But Using It Puts Their Job in Jeopardy

There were moments in the past few years when Police Sgt. Brian Vaughan would have tried almost anything to break the cycle of sleeplessness that wore him down—to wash away the images, sounds, and smells of violence that stuck to his memory, and ease the constant pain that was shooting through his back. At one point, he found himself tempted to try CBD, a widely available cannabis derivative that can offer relief from many ailments.

“It would have been great to be able to take it and see if it helps,” says Vaughan, a 14-year law enforcement veteran and training coordinator for the police department in Dallas, Georgia, a small city northwest of Atlanta. But he didn’t. “It’s just not worth the risk.”

That risk is testing positive for trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the mind-altering compound in cannabis—a career-ender in most law enforcement agencies in the U.S. Vaughan’s dilemma is echoed by cops across the country. Other professions are affected as well, like firefighters, heavy machinery workers, and airline pilots.

– Read the entire article at Time.

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Cannabis In New Jersey: How Did The Market Change Since Recreational Cannabis Was Legalized?

On Thursday, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Pablo Zuanic offered an update on New Jersey’s recreational cannabis market. Zuanic analyzed the competitive landscape and the changes in the recreational cannabis market in The Garden State. Although the report is not a second-quarter preview, the analyst offered an estimation of the evolution of the state market.

Recreational cannabis sales reached $24.2Mn. There were 212,433 transactions, for an average basket size of $114 for the first month of legalization (starting 4/21), as per official state data. Zuanic compared market shares from cannabis operators in the state and estimated that NJ sales could have added ~16% to the sales base of Acreage Holdings
and two other companies in 2Q22, which saw low-teens sequential growth, with everything else remaining equal.

“As more stores and SKUs for rec were added, we believe monthly sales have grown, although no official data has been released. We estimate that NJ rec sales amounted to $60Mn for 2Q22,” Zuanic said in his recent industry report.

– Read the entire article at Benzinga.

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Cannabis Litigation: What is “Alter Ego” liability?

When going into business—whether cannabis or otherwise— the first step is to create a business entity. (This seems obvious but still eludes many in the cannabis industry.) One of the principal purposes of establishing a business entity to limit the personal liability exposure of the founders. Typically, the business entity itself and not the investors, owners, or managers of the entity, is liable for the debts of the business in nearly all circumstances. One exception is the alter ego theory of liability.

The alter ego theory of liability attempts to reach pockets beyond the putatively liable business entity. Doing so is known at piercing the corporate veil. The alter ego theory of liability is not limited just to piercing a company to reach into the pockets of the owners. It may also be used to reach into other entities. And veil piercing may be accomplished in few different ways.

Vertical piercing refers to piercing the veil between a subsidiary and its parent to hold the parent company liable. Horizontal piercing refers to using the alter ego theory of liability to hold sister company’s liable. Reverse piercing refers to using the alter ego theory of liability to hold a company

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Malaysia’s Health Ministry Welcomes Clinical Trials On Products Containing Cannabis Extract For Medical Use: Deputy Minister

The Health Ministry in Malaysia welcomes applications to conduct clinical trials on products containing cannabis extract for medical purposes as there are no such trials being carried out at the moment, Deputy Health Minister Dr Noor Azmi said on Thursday (Jul 28)

Malaysia’s Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, Poisons Act 1952 and the Sale of Drugs Act 1952 allow for cannabis extract to be supplied, imported, sold and used for medical purposes, research, or clinical trials, he said in response to a parliamentary question.

– Read the entire article at Channel News Asia.

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