Is WSLCB Enforcement About to be Overhauled?

By: Sam Mendez, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) may be facing some significant changes if two bills currently making their way through the state legislature become law. In the State House, HB 1237 has passed out of the House Committee on Commerce & Gaming and has been referred…

WA Legislatures Simply call Out Liquor Management Board (LCB)

Kudos to these members of the Washington State Legislature. From the letter: “The LCB has cultivated a culture of enforcement that centers around violations and license removals as if it was a full jurisdiction law enforcement agency closing down drug cartels.” And: “It should be unacceptable to anyone who cares about the safe establishment of…

Big improvements for Maine health care marijuana caregivers, patients, and many...

The long-awaited effective date of a sweeping medical marijuana reform bill arrives Thursday, December 13, and will bring about numerous changes to the legal rights and responsibilities of Maine medical marijuana patients, caregivers, and others. The reform bill, LD 1539, passed on July 9, 2018 when the legislature overrode Governor Paul LePage’s veto; however, as…

New Maine Professional medical Cannabis Method Policies consider Effect, impose New...

On Thursday May 10, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued a notice on its website that the new Rules governing the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program, originally intended to take effect February 1, 2018, are now effective as of May 10. Governor Paul LePage previously instructed DHHS to delay the…

Adult-use cannabis implementation invoice passes, while two expenditures that would have...

The legislature overrode the governor’s veto of the adult-use marijuana implementation bill on Wednesday, May 2, paving the way for an eventual roll-out of the adult-use cannabis program, with applications likely available in spring 2019 at the earliest. Meanwhile, two medical marijuana bills, LD 1539 and LD 238, that would have significantly expanded patient and…

Key health care marijuana reform expenditures move Maine legislature, will dramatically...

Yesterday the legislature passed LD 1539 and 238, two bills that will make numerous and largely positive changes to the Maine medical marijuana program. However, early this morning the Senate voted told hold the bills over until the next special session, which may be scheduled sometime in the next two weeks. At that time the…