Oregon setting the standard for how psilocybin will be regulated at the local level….
#psilocybin – Oregon – “Deschutes County Code (DCC) 18.04.030: Adds new definitions for terms relating to psilocybin.
DCC 18.65, 18.66, 18.67, 18.74, 18.108: Adds psilocybin service centers as a conditional use with site plan review to Rural Commercial, Rural Service Center, Sunriver Commercial District, Sunriver Town Center, Terrebonne Commercial District, and Tumalo Commercial District zones.
DCC 18.116.380: Adds a new chapter creating criteria for psilocybin manufacture as farm use; psilocybin manufacture as a processing use; psilocybin service centers.”
#cannabispolitics – “Fetterman Communications Director Joe Calvello said in a statement that, during their talks, Fetterman “continued to advocate for the President to use his executive authority to begin the process of rescheduling marijuana, so that people convicted of nonviolent offenses can go on with their lives.”
A different spokesperson told Marijuana Moment that the discussion went further and touched on complete “descheduling” of cannabis, which would represent a broader policy change more aligned with the lieutenant governor’s stance than that of the president, who has only expressed support for rescheduling so far…..
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked about the Fetterman campaign’s initial statement during a briefing last week. She said that the administration didn’t have “anything to announce” at that point and instead talked generally about the president’s focus on addressing the “addiction and overdose epidemic,” his commitment to “having evidence-based policies in place” and his ongoing belief that people shouldn’t be incarcerated over non-violent drug offenses.”
#cannabisindustry – “A California marijuana farmer on Thursday urged the Ninth Circuit to revive her $200 million civil racketeering suit alleging ex-business partners conspired to steal her farmland, arguing federal courts can provide relief even though the underlying business was illegal under federal law…..
“The [district] court said Ms. Shulman, without citing authority, had no cognizable injury because any remedy it could award is in violation of federal law and result in an illegal mandate,” Cope began.
But Shulman has Article III standing on redressability, Cope said, citing multiple cases that held a federal court could grant relief to a party that only seeks monetary damages for a past economic harm. She pointed to a Tenth Circuit decision in Kenny v. Helix TCS Inc. , where a security guard working for a cannabis operation who helped run the business sued his employer for money he was owed under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
The Tenth Circuit ruled that the FLSA is a remedial statute and does not conflict with the federal Controlled Substances Act, and accordingly found that the district court could award monetary damages earned from a cannabis-related business, Cope said, adding that the Racketeer Influenced and Corruption Organizations Act provides remedy as well.”
#intelectualproperty – “Cannabis company Coastal Harvest LLC told a California federal judge Wednesday that a patent infringement suit brought against it should be tossed because of marijuana’s federal illegality.
Coastal Harvest filed a motion to dismiss, pushing back against a suit filed by Gene Pool Technologies Inc. in August 2021 that claimed five of its extraction patents had been violated by Coastal Harvest.
Gene Pool also filed an identical suit against ANM Inc. last August. Both ANM and Coastal Harvest are subsidiaries of Canadian cannabis company Halo Collective Inc.
In its Wednesday dismissal motion, Coastal Harvest said that regardless of whether cannabis or marijuana is legal in certain states, it is still illegal under the Federal Controlled Substances Act. Therefore, federal courts lack subject matter jurisdiction and do not have the authority to provide any remedy to Gene Pool.”
#cannabisresearch – “Recently released research in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology found that there’s no difference in apathy or reward-based behavior between people who use cannabis on at least a weekly basis and non-users. In fact, frequent marijuana users actually find more pleasure in life’s tasks than those who don’t partake.
The research, published September 1, looked at clinical data on 274 adults and adolescents who reported using cannabis 1-7 times per week over a three-month period.”