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 – “New York marijuana regulators voted Tuesday to settle a federal lawsuit that has blocked them from granting dispensary licenses in the Finger Lakes region.
The settlement reviewed at a meeting of the Cannabis Control Board would remove a legal impediment that has slowed the growth of New York’s fledgling marijuana market. The state was sued last year by a company owned by a Michigan resident, who said New York’s retail license selection process unconstitutionally favors New Yorkers over out-of-state residents.”
#psychedelics – “The general population is waking up to the therapeutic possibilities of psychedelics as policy and social norms continue to inch away from prohibition. In the last week, states have moved toward legalization, while others seek funding to continue their efforts.
Harm-reduction bills are also on the table in Minnesota, where they’re also on the cusp of cannabis legalization. Across the pond, European nations are also making moves in favor of psychedelic medical treatments.
In addition to decriminalizing entheogens like psilocybin mushrooms, governing bodies are opting to regulate the facilitation of psychedelic experiences. As city, county, and state governments navigate uncharted policy territory, they face unique circumstances.”
#cannabisindustry – “H.F. 100, signed by Democratic Gov. Tim Walz, will impose a 10% gross receipts tax on the sale of cannabis products to be paid by the retailer. The bill will also impose the 10% tax on someone who “receives cannabis products for use or storage” in Minnesota. The bill was passed by the Legislature on May 21.
Walz said in a news release Tuesday that the legalization will be a way to stimulate Minnesota’s economy.
“By legalizing adult-use cannabis, we’re expanding our economy, creating jobs and regulating the industry to keep Minnesotans safe,” he said.
Under the law, local taxing authorities will be prohibited from imposing a local tax on cannabis sales.”
Minnesota To Allow, Tax Recreational Cannabis Sales: https://www.law360.com/articles/1682598?utm_source=android&utm_medium=android&utm_campaign=android-shared
#cannabisandguns – “The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives on Tuesday released clarification for gun owners and potential gun owners with Minnesota’s recreational cannabis bill officially signed into law.
According to the ATF’s St. Paul Field Division, the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 prohibits anyone who is an unlawful user of any controlled substance – as defined by the later Controlled Substances Act of 1970 – from “shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing firearms or ammunition.”
Despite the recreational cannabis bill being signed into law in Minnesota, a current user of cannabis is still, under federal law, defined as an unlawful user of a controlled substance.”