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:
Bill to ban roadside cannabis ads introduced
#newyorkcannabis – “Assemblyman Scott A. Gray, R-Watertown, has introduced a new bill aimed at eliminating marijuana advertisements along roadsides, an effort he says will help cut down on the number of young people using drugs.
On Wednesday, Gray introduced the “Roadside Cannabis Advertising Prohibition Act,” which would ban any cannabis advertisements on billboards or roadside signs in New York. The bill exempts signs for cannabis dispensaries on their premises, so they can still advertise their location, although they would not be permitted to install large signs that show specific products to passersby….”
Six New Consumption Lounge Licenses Approved in Nevada
#cannabisindustry – “Nevada officials are continuing to approve more consumption lounge applications, with six more conditional licenses approved by the Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) for various cannabis companies.
On Oct. 24, the CCB discussed approval for a variety of consumption lounge applications. The chosen businesses in this round include Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.; Green Thumb Industries, Inc.; Desert Evolution, LLC; Higher* Archy, LLC; NevadaPure, LLC; and TGIG, LLC….”
A late North Coast cannabis harvest is made up for in quality, growers say
#californiacannabis – ““This was one of the coolest years in 44 years. Usually, we have 15 days above 100 degrees,” he said of the harvest that traditionally happens in September through most of October. The growing season tends to start in June.
Cooler weather means plants that aren’t stressed or sunburned, resulting “high quality pot,” plants that could fetch $500 a pound, Benziger said.
That wholesale rate is almost twice the amount of a few years ago, when the market bottomed out after facing a potential collapse from too much product and too few places to sell it. On the high end, some growers say they may get $800 a pound now….”
Due Process Claims OK’d In Suit Over Idaho Pot User List
#cannabislawsuit – “An Idaho federal judge won’t throw out a woman’s suit challenging a state Department of Health and Welfare policy putting women who use cannabis while pregnant on a registry of alleged child abusers, saying her complaint sufficiently alleges her due process rights are being violated.
In an order filed Friday, U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill denied Director Dave Jeppesen’s bid to dismiss the suit filed by Keeva Rossow regarding her due process claims, yet he found her complaint lacking when it came to allegations that the policy is overbroad, vague and violates the equal protection clause.
The judge wrote that Rossow’s complaint sufficiently alleges that her right to liberty and privacy is at stake, and that placement on the list creates a negative impact in that she could show up on background checks as a child abuser.
And while there are two levels of review in the process, the judge wrote they create a considerable risk of error, as an individual cannot appeal until after their name is automatically added, at which point they have the burden of proof to have it removed — and the standard of proof is unclear.”