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 – “Chelsea Smith filed a two-page notice Monday of a voluntary dismissal with prejudice, just four months after she launched the litigation.
Previously, Smith told the court she has received spam messages despite never giving MedMen permission to contact her, and sought compensation for each violation of the Florida Telephone Solicitation Act to be awarded to her proposed class.
The Monday notice did not detail the reason behind the dismissal, and an attorney for Smith was unable to be reached for immediate comment Tuesday. And as no class has been certified, the dismissal applies only to Smith’s individual claim, the filing said.”
Florida Woman Drops Spam Text Suit Against Calif. Pot Co.: https://www.law360.com/articles/1687906?utm_source=android&utm_medium=android&utm_campaign=android-shared
#psychedelics – “Psychedelic drugs are promising treatments for many mental-health conditions
, but researchers don’t fully understand why they have such powerful therapeutic effects. Now, a study in mice suggests that psychedelics all work in the same way: they reset the brain to a youthful state in which it can easily absorb new information and form crucial connections between neurons1
The findings raise the prospect that psychedelic drugs could allow long-term changes in many types of behavioural, learning and sensory system that are disrupted in mental-health conditions. But scientists caution that more research needs to be done to establish how the drugs remodel brain connections.”
#psychedelics – “Researchers discovered a unique property of psychedelic drugs: their ability to reopen “critical periods” in the brain, times when the brain is highly susceptible to environmental learning signals. These periods, usually associated with skills development like language learning, are reopened by psychedelics for different lengths of time.
This breakthrough in understanding psychedelic drug function may have therapeutic implications for conditions like stroke and deafness. Further, it uncovers novel molecular mechanisms influenced by psychedelics.”
#cannabislaw – “Business owner and Michigan resident Kenneth Gay — who claims he fulfills all requirements of Sacramento’s Cannabis Opportunity Reinvestment and Equity program except that he lives outside California — has asked the appellate court to undo the district judge’s October decision regarding the suit in which Gay alleged he was summarily denied admittance in the CORE program for his business, Peridot Tree Inc., because he could not show that he had ever lived in Sacramento.
In a reply brief filed June 9, Gay warned that if the circuit did not reverse the lower judge’s abstention order, it would be at odds with other circuit and district courts that have examined the dormant commerce clause’s intersection with state-regulated cannabis markets.
Specifically, Gay pointed to a landmark First Circuit decision from last August in which a split panel affirmed that the U.S. Constitution’s dormant commerce clause applied to the federally illegal medical cannabis industry.”
9th Circ. Warned Of Circuit Split In Pot Residency Fight: https://www.law360.com/articles/1688685?utm_source=android&utm_medium=android&utm_campaign=android-shared
#cannabisindustry – “In a motion filed Friday, receiver Ryan C. Baker of Douglas Wilson Cos. asked the court for the go-ahead to sell Aeon Botanika Los Angeles Inc.’s cannabis licenses to Off The Charts West Hollywood, or OTC WEHO LLC, for $1.8 million, with $1.3 million going to Cutter Mill Credit LA LLC after administrative fees and other costs.
According to the motion, in March the court authorized Baker to sell Aeon’s licenses on an “as is, where is” basis, free and clear of any other liens or interests on the licenses.
Baker and his team have navigated several obstacles to close the sale to OTC, according to the motion, including getting approval from the city and its Business License Commission for variances allowing Baker to transfer 53.6% of the city licenses to OTC, with the rest being held in escrow pending the satisfaction of a note and security agreement by OTC.”
Pot Company Receiver Seeks OK For Sale Of LA Licenses: https://www.law360.com/articles/1688441?utm_source=android&utm_medium=android&utm_campaign=android-shared