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 – “A Rhode Island cannabis retailer filed a lawsuit against the state, arguing that its adult-use legalization law unfairly forces stores to enter “oppressive” labor peace agreements
with its employees.
Portsmouth’s Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center, which has been operating in the medical marijuana market since 2013, named state regulators and Cannabis Control Commission members in the suit, according to The Boston Globe.”
#cannabislaw – “In May 2023, a federal judge for the US District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled that the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (“CREAMMA”) does not provide for a private right of action. Specifically, US District Judge Christine P. O’Hearn determined
in Zanetich v. Wal-Mart Stores East, Inc., et al
that employees cannot sue their employers for alleged violations of CREAMMA.
In short, the court decided that only the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (the “CRC”) has the authority to enforce CREAMMA, leaving employees without the ability to bring individual suits under the law.
This ruling could have significant implications for employer liability under CREAMMA.”
#cannabisresearch – “The results revealed that a whopping 79% of respondents experienced THC-O-acetate as “not at all” or just “a little” of a psychedelic experience.
The experiences reported were mostly moderate relaxation, euphoria, and pain relief, falling significantly below the threshold for a complete mystical experience.”
#cannabisenforcement – “New York Police Department officers and state tax agents raided one Manhattan dispensary and were thwarted from raiding another on Tuesday in an exercise of their newly expanded powers to crack down on unlicensed cannabis shops.
The enforcement teams descended late Tuesday morning on the Chelsea and Lower East Side locations of the Empire Cannabis Club — one of the city’s biggest operators of unlicensed dispensaries — to conduct what an official at the Chelsea site described as a routine inspection. After a standoff that lasted several hours, tax agents were seen taking seized products out of the dispensary on Eighth Avenue in Chelsea and loading them into a red van.”
#cannabisindustry – “Mendocino County, CA: California cannabis brand Terphogz has released the following statement regarding its settlement with Mars Wrigley. “After using the ‘Zkittlez’ mark for over 10 years with no complaints from the candy maker, we welcomed the opportunity to resolve any trademark concerns with Wrigley. We want to let consumers know they can still enjoy our unique and highly sought-after cultivar under the name ‘The Original Z.’”