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:
#californiacannabis – “The Board of Supervisors today tentatively approved a series of proposed changes to Riverside County’s commercial cannabis ordinance, establishing avenues for the revocation of licenses due to non-operation, loosening regulations on signage and permitting marijuana manufacturing in previously restricted zones.
The proposed changes to Ordinance No. 348, the “Commercial Cannabis Activities” regulatory apparatus, were prompted by requests from different supervisors, as well as changes in state policies. The 5-0 vote Tuesday followed a first reading of the amendments. Another vote is scheduled before the end of the month to formally approve the revised ordinance.”
#psychedelics – “These results suggest that Br-LSD has the potential to be an effective treatment for major depressive disorders and anxiety, possibly through its effects on neuroplasticity. Compounds modifying synaptic plasticity are considered promising therapies for these disorders. Indeed, a central hypothesis for the mechanism of action for the therapeutic antidepressant effects of psychedelics involves rapid induction of structural and functional neural plasticity and reversal of neuronal atrophy. The lack of Br-LSD tolerance may permit frequent dosing for mood disorders and other indications.”
#cannabislaw – “A California couple who allege the county of Mendocino unfairly denied them a medical cannabis growing permit are asking the Ninth Circuit for a full-court rehearing of their claims, saying the panel failed to take into account the modern landscape of cannabis’ legality when applying a nearly 20-year-old U.S. Supreme Court precedent.
In a petition for en banc rehearing filed Tuesday, Ann Marie Borges and Chris Gurr said one of the basic premises that led to the high court’s Gonzales v. Raich decision in 2005 was that the lack of intrastate regulation of cannabis was a “gaping hole” in the Controlled Substances Act.
However, now that 38 states, including California, have legalized cannabis to one extent or another, there is no longer such a lack of regulation, so the presumption that cannabis cultivation must impact interstate commerce should now be open to rebuttal, according to the motion.”
#cannabislaw – “A California federal judge on Tuesday trimmed fraud and misrepresentation claims from a Golden State cannabis company’s lawsuit accusing Baltimore-based Constellation NewEnergy of backing out of a multimillion-dollar financing deal.
Gold Flora and its subsidiary Black Lion Farms alleged they had applied to Constellation and been approved for $15.7 million in business expansion financing, but that the company balked when the time came to deliver the money.
U.S. District Judge James V. Selna preserved the companies’ claims of breach of contract and breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, but he dismissed their fraud, intentional misrepresentation and negligent misrepresentation claims.”
#cannabislaw – “A California maker of cannabis-infused water and its top officials were accused Wednesday of raking in more than $10 million in illicit profits by manipulating unsuspecting investors.
American Premium Water Corp. and its leaders, including CEO and Chairman Alfred Culberth, fleeced more than 200 northern Ohio residents out of some $219,000 in a “pump and dump” scheme, according to an indictment unsealed in federal court in Cleveland.”