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:
#cannabispolitics – Connecticut – “Unable to defeat the 2021 law on the retail sales of adult-use cannabis, minority Republicans on Tuesday proposed a wide variety of changes, including the outright banning of edibles, and a new requirement that all forms of the drug are packaged in child-proof containers.
They also want to make it easier for police to stop and search vehicles when drivers are observed smoking or vaping; and require labels to include warnings that cannabis use may become addictive, and lead to psychosis and birth defects.”
#cannabis – “Authorities in the United Kingdom are warning Americans that they can expect to face heightened security after a string of arrests led to over 800 pounds of pot seized and 11 Americans arrested in eight days on suspicion of drug smuggling.
The U.K.’s National Crime Agency announced the “warning to potential drug smugglers” last week, saying that border authorities would specifically target passengers who travel from Los Angeles to London with added cannabis security measures.”
#californiacannabis – “Two California developer entities accused an attorney and investor Tuesday of pocketing $880,000 the developers gave them as an escrow payment to secure a $22 million loan for a cannabis cultivation business.
The Summers Group Inc. and Bro Biz LLC said in a complaint filed in California federal court that attorney Jeffrey Rinde, investor David Ault and their partners evaded questions for months about where the escrow funds had gone and failed to follow through on a commitment to find funding for the business.”
#hemp – “The Tenth Circuit said the 2018 Farm Bill does not create a private cause of action for hemp farmers, according to an order dismissing a hemp grower’s suit against the Denver Police Department over the seizure of his plants at Denver International Airport.
In a published opinion Tuesday, the three-judge panel affirmed the dismissal of Francisco Serna’s suit against the DPD and Officer Anselmo Jaramillo, rejecting Serna’s argument that when Congress legalized certain forms of hemp, it created a private cause of action allowing hemp farmers to sue if a state or municipality blocked the transport of hemp.”
#californiacannabis – “Former Irvine Councilwoman Melissa Fox broke her silence on the FBI probe on attempted bribery at city hall, and said that the issue wasn’t attempted bribery, but fraud….
Fox identified herself as Elected Official 2 in an email to Voice of OC, but said she never once discussed accepting a bribe.”