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The Scuttlebutt Featuring Articles About New Jersey Approves Proposed Rules To Allow Cannabis Consumption Areas, VA Passes Bill To Regulated Delta-8 THC Products and More

Posted by Armada Admin | Mar 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

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 - "On Tuesday, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved the formation of an ad hoc committee that would further examine and present alternatives to a cannabis reform initiative that would severely restrict cannabis growing operations in the county.....

The HCRI comes after years of frustration among a group of Kneeland residents who feel that large-scale commercial cannabis operations have disturbed their community.

"All it takes is one neighbor who's very dissatisfied, and then the whole thing is kind of thrown into a boil," Supervisor Mike Wilson said."

#psychedelics - "Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital recently launched its first psychedelic clinical trial using LSD to treat anxiety disorders, the most common psychiatric disorders in the U.S."

#cannabis - "The findings reflect growing public consensus that cannabis is safer than tobacco, which the CDC considers the leading cause of preventable death. Studies have found marijuana less addictive than cigarettes and marijuana smoke less harmful to the lungs, although doctors caution that cannabis still poses many potential health hazards."

#cannabisindustry - "Argentina is looking to build its domestic medical cannabis market and generate foreign currency through exports. It allows cannabis-derived products in pharmacies and has ordered insurers to cover prescriptions for marijuana-based medications, but recreational use is still forbidden."

#cannabispolitics - "The Virginia General Assembly recently passed — in both chambers — a bill to regulate delta-8 THC products in the commonwealth. The bill now awaits the governor's signature. Governor Youngkin and the Republican-controlled House of Delegates have prioritized the control of these novel hemp-derived products over legislation to legalize the retail sale of adult-use marijuana, which will no longer begin in 2024."

#cannabisindustry - "In a recent meeting, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission approved proposed rules that will allow for the operation of cannabis consumption areas in New Jersey, more commonly referred to as cannabis lounges.

As part of the approved rules, cannabis retailers seeking to operate a consumption lounge will require both NJ-CRC approval and municipal approval. Lounges may be indoors or outdoors but must be enclosed.

Lounges must also require guests to be 21+ years of age and cannot over-sell to its consumers. While no food sales will be allowed at lounges, consumers may bring food or have it delivered to the consumption area. Alcohol and tobacco consumption is prohibited."

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