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:
#cannabisindustry – “A former worker for Florida’s largest medical cannabis company, Trulieve Inc., is suing the company, alleging she was wrongly denied a promotion because she has three children with autism.
In a complaint filed Friday, Kimberly Garrasi says she had been employed as a patient consultant by Trulieve and applied for an open coordinator position in September 2021.
According to the complaint, Garrasi had never been the subject of any discipline, performed her normal duties and responsibilities in a satisfactory way, and had even been told after applying that the coordinator position was hers except for some “concerns” from the store manager and assistant store manager.”
#californiacannabis – “California officials are seeking a formal opinion from the state attorney general’s office on whether allowing interstate marijuana commerce would put the state at “significant risk” of federal enforcement action.
The request for guidance from the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is a key step that could eventually trigger a law that Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed last year, empowering him to enter into agreements with other legal states to import and export marijuana products.
Part of that legislation stipulates that no such agreements can be made until either federal law changes, federal guidance is put into place allowing the commerce or the state attorney general affirms that there wouldn’t be a sizable risk in doing so.
DCC General Counsel Matthew Lee and DCC Director Nicole Elliott sent the letter to California Attorney General Rob Bonta’s (D) office on Friday, as Politico first reported. It contains an eight-page analysis in which the department lays out reasons it believes the state would likely avoid federal legal issues by clearing the way for cannabis commerce across state borders.”
#californiacannabis – “Beginning July 1, 2024, the package and label of a cannabis cartridge and an “integrated cannabis vaporizer” as defined in Business and Professions Code Section 26122, cannot state that the cannabis cartridge or integrated cannabis vaporizer is disposable nor imply that it may be thrown in the trash or recycling streams. (Assembly Bill 1894). AB 1894 also imposes required recycling statements in advertising and marketing of integrated vaporizers and cannabis cartridges beginning July 1, 2024.”