Category: Cannabis


Report Details Lessons Learned from Cannabis Legalization

The Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), a nonprofit organization based in Virginia, and dedicated to a health-first approach to marijuana policy, released a study this week entitled “Lessons Learned from Marijuana Legalization in Four U.S. States and D.C.”  The study found that legalized states are leading the nation in past-year use of cannabis in every…

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Cannabis Oversight Hearing Held This Week

Earlier this week a joint convening of the Assembly Business and Professions Committee, the Assembly Agriculture Committee, and the Assembly Health Committee was held for an update on the implementation of cannabis regulation in California.  Encompassing three panels, members of these three policy committees heard from the state agencies responsible for implementing California’s new cannabis…

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NACCHO Publishes Cannabis Policy Statement

Late last year, NACCHO’s Board of Directors adopted a policy statement on medical and recreational cannabis and cannabinoids.  In brief, NACCHO recommends that the federal government remove administrative and regulatory barriers to allow for increased scientific and epidemiological research on both the positive and negative impacts of cannabis/cannabinoid consumption.  Furthermore, they also encourage state and…

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Sessions Rescinds Cole Memo, Authorizes Expanded Federal Cannabis Enforcement

On Thursday afternoon, as expected, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a one-page memo to all United States Attorneys rescinding the “Cole Memo” issued during the Obama Administration. The memo recognized that cannabis was still illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act, but allowed federal prosecutors to focus their resources elsewhere, so long as states…

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CDPH Manufactured Cannabis Licensing Informational Sessions Being Held This Month

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) continues to host manufactured cannabis licensing informational sessions throughout the state.  These events are designed to assist licensees in better understanding the regulatory requirements, license application process, and commonly asked questions.  Two sessions will be convened for each location with one held from 9-11am and one held from 1-3pm. …

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CHEAC Summaries on Emergency Cannabis Regulations Now Available

Late last week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), and the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) released their proposed emergency regulations for medicinal and adult use cannabis. Each licensing authority developed new regulations to reflect the law defined in California’s Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and…

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State Licensing Authorities Issue Emergency Cannabis Regulations

Yesterday, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), Department of Public Health (CDPH), and Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) released their proposed emergency regulations for medicinal and adult use cannabis. Each licensing authority developed the new regulations to reflect the law defined in California’s Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA)…

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Additional Cannabis & Health Webinars Announced

Dialogue 4 Health have announced the remaining webinars in their Cannabis and Health webinar series, which will explore available scientific cannabis information, equitable policymaking, and the roles public health should play.  The first, as indicated in our October 27 Update, will occur on Tuesday, November 14, from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm entitled “Marijuana and…

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Cannabis and Health Webinar Scheduled for November

Dialogue 4 Health is conducting a webinar on Tuesday, November 14, from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm, PST, entitled “Marijuana and Our Health: What We Do and Don’t Know.”  This is the first of series of forums to explore the impacts of cannabis on human health, communities, and public health.  Information on how to register…

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