CA Governor To Decide On 17 Cannabis And Psychedelics Bills and More

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:

#californiacannabis – “On August 8, 2022, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) approved tailored Prop 65 safe harbor warnings for THC and marijuana smoke. While the regulations became effective on October 1, 2022, there was a one-year phase-in period and unlimited sell-through provision for products manufactured and labeled with compliant warnings before October 1, 2023. Therefore, in a few short weeks on October 1, 2023, that grace period ends, and these products will need to be labeled with a compliant warning thereafter.

The new tailored Prop 65 warning requirements provide “non-mandatory, specific safe harbor exposure warning methods of transmission and content for retail products that can expose consumers to cannabis (marijuana) smoke or delta-9-THC via inhalation, ingestion, or dermal application, and for environmental exposures….”

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#californiacannabis – “A former councilman for the city of Compton has been arrested on a federal grand jury indictment accusing him and a consulting client of paying $70,000 in bribes to another politician in exchange for for marijuana permits, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Isaac Jacob Galvan, 36, was arrested Monday at his Compton home on a 10-count indictment filed earlier this month.

Also arrested as part of the bribery scheme was Yichang Bai, 50, of Arcadia, the owner and operator of W&F International Corp., a Diamond Bar-based import-export business….”

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#cannabis policy – “California lawmakers delivered a slew of marijuana and psychedelics bills to the governor as the session came to a close last week, and now the question is: will he sign, veto or allow them to take effect without his signature?

More than a dozen drug policy reform measures have been sent to the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in recent weeks. The governor has long championed marijuana legalization and taken steps to support the industry, but his position on each of the individual measures is currently unclear….”

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#cannabislawsuit – “The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has sued a Dallas company making CBD inhalers and its attorney CEO, alleging that they raised over $2 million on the strength of “numerous” falsehoods about the company and its operations and citing testimony in which the CEO said one of the alleged lies was due to a “brain fart.”

In a complaint filed Monday in Dallas federal court, the SEC claimed that Rapid Therapeutic Science Laboratories Inc. and its CEO Donal R. Schmidt Jr., who is both an attorney and a certified public accountant, made misrepresentations across press releases, investor communications, SEC filings and posts on the company’s website between April 2020 and May 2023.

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#cannabispolitics – “Massachusetts cannabis policymakers aired more than a dozen bills Tuesday for public comment, including proposals to combat youth engagement with marijuana promotion by barring billboard pot ads and another eyeing “labor peace” within the Bay State’s booming industry.

The labor proposal, outlined in separate bills put before the Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee On Cannabis Policy, would require existing and prospective cannabis cultivators, distributors and dispensaries to sign agreements with a union group not to interfere with its efforts to organize workers at the location.

In exchange, the labor group would be barred from picketing outside the establishments, engaging in work stoppages or boycotting the businesses, according to the proposals.

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