A big topic of discussion in the cannabis industry is the deschedulization (or reschedulization) of cannabis from a Schedule I illegal substance.
On December 14, 2016, the Federal Register contained an item (21 CFR Part 1308) that rocked the cannabis industry. It was a DEA memo that established a new code for “marijuana extract.”
Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, commonly known as the ADA, people cannot be fired from their jobs or discriminated against in any way, because of their disability. This is now a Constitutionally protected right, just like people can’t be discriminated against due to age or race.
The Washington Post recently published an article about the increasing number of pets that are being taken to the vet after accidentally eating their owner’s stash of cannabis.
In a 2015 Denver Post interview, a Colorado lawmaker predicted that Cannabis Clubs, similar to bars, would soon be coming to Colorado.
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Homelessness in the US has been a problem in this country for many years; the lack of government funding for assistance programs has been a major contributor.
Recently it came to the attention of ONRETAINER.CO and THARPE LAW that the Pueblo County, Colorado, Sheriff’s Office conducted undercover operations recently at several retail marijuana stores in Pueblo, after receiving “multiple complaints” that underage individuals were being sold cannabis.
CBD Hemp Demand on the Rise
As cannabis laws continue to be passed in an increasing number of states, the demand for CBD hemp and sales of products containing cannabidiol oil, a non-psychoactive compound of hemp and marijuana plants, continues to increase.
Pursuant to Colorado state law on cannabis, local municipalities have the right to vote in restrictions within their local jurisdictions. Some of the restrictions that we’ve seen include:
- Limiting the number of licenses granted in that city (imposing caps)
- Allowing dispensaries for medical patients only (no recreational sales)
- Not permitting any sales after 7:00 p.m.
Recently the possession and use of cannabis recreationally was legalized in Colorado, and the state experienced a tremendous spike in tourism.
Many medical marijuana users have difficulty finding a place to smoke, because many hotels in Colorado have banned smoking altogether and specifically prohibit the consumption of cannabis on their property.