In the days of the Armada, a fleet of warships, the scuttlebutt was the rumor or gossip that would spread throughout the ship. Today, Armada Law Corp presents The Scuttlebutt, a daily summery of news articles that people within the cannabis, hemp and plant medicine industries are chatting about along with links to the full articles.
In today’s news:
California workers will get five sick days instead of three under law signed by Gov. Newsom
#californiacannabis – “Workers in California will soon receive a minimum of five days of paid sick leave annually, instead of three, under a new law Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Wednesday.
The law, which takes effect in January, also increases the amount of sick leave workers can carry over into the following year. Newsom said it demonstrates that prioritizing the health and well-being of workers “is of the utmost importance for California’s future.””
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11th Circ. Mulls 2nd Amendment Rights Of Pot Patients
#cannabislaw – “An Eleventh Circuit panel on Thursday pushed attorneys for the federal government and a group of Floridians to define precisely whether the federally unlawful, but state-sanctioned, use of cannabis justified stripping users of the right to bear arms.
The underlying lawsuit, which was dismissed in November last year, touches on the friction between the federal Controlled Substances Act and state-regulated medical cannabis programs — specifically Florida’s — and on whether U.S. policy barring admitted marijuana users from purchasing a firearm violates their Second Amendment rights.
Oral arguments held Thursday in Jacksonville, Florida, pivoted on the questions of whether the patients’ cannabis use excluded them from the community of “law-abiding” Americans whose individual right to bear arms is protected and whether there were any historical analogues for stripping marijuana users of those rights.”
Read more at: https://www.law360.com/cannabis/articles/1725555?nl_pk=bb2d2862-9f62-42b6-ab85-0c7a674438c1&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cannabis&utm_content=2023-10-06&read_main=1&nlsidx=0&nlaidx=0?copied=1
Legislation Opens Door for Cannabis Companies to Sponsor Retirement Plans
#cannabispolitics – “Legally operated cannabis companies could soon be allowed to sponsor retirement plans under legislation recently approved by the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.
By a vote of 14-9 on Sept. 27, the committee approved the Secure and Fair Enforcement Regulation Banking Act (the SAFER Banking Act, S. 2860) to provide protections for federally regulated financial institutions that serve state-sanctioned marijuana businesses. The legislation is now cleared for consideration by the full Senate.
The bill had 12 original cosponsors in the Senate, including Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Steve Daines (R-MT), and now has 27 cosponsors. Similar legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives.”
A Path Forward: Combating the Illicit Cannabis Market Through Federal Reform
#cannabispolitics – “The illicit cannabis market continues to thrive, posing risks to public safety and undermining the objectives of legal cannabis programs. As we stand on the cusp of federal cannabis reform, it is imperative to devise a comprehensive strategy to tackle this persistent issue….
To effectively combat the illicit cannabis market, we (as in federal lawmakers) must address its root causes. These causes are primarily twofold: economic factors and public policy, or rather, the lack thereof. Federal inaction on cannabis reform has created a disjointed and inconsistent landscape of cannabis laws across the nation, leaving gaps for illicit operators to exploit.”