German Government Pushes Cannabis Legalization Vote to 2024 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:

German Government Pushes Cannabis Legalization Vote to 2024

#cannabisindustry – “In the latest setback for an adult-use cannabis legalization bill in Germany, the Bundestag will not take up the legislation for a vote until next year.

Government officials reportedly reached an agreement on the legislation late last month and a vote was expected sometime in December. Members of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) have since expressed opposition to the bill, again delaying the vote, according to German news outlet Der Spiegel.

The delay means that the three parties that make up the German government coalition—the SPD, the Free Democratic Party and the Greens—will have additional time to negotiate the details of the regulatory framework….”

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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission to award 5 business licenses from 36 applicants

#cannabisindustry – “The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission is scheduled to award licenses for integrated companies that will cultivate, process, transport, and dispense medical cannabis products.

There are 36 applicants for integrated licenses, but the AMCC, under the law passed by the Legislature in 2021, can award only five.

Tuesday’s license awards will be the third time the AMCC has awarded licenses to integrated companies. The AMCC rescinded license awards made in June and again in August because of lawsuits and problems with the AMCC’s procedures, which the AMCC revised in October as a result of the litigation….”

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New York Allows 6 Medical Cannabis Operators to Enter Adult-Use Market

#cannabisindustry – “The New York Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) announced Dec. 8 that six of the state’s 10 medical cannabis operators—called registered organizations (ROs)—have received approval to enter the state’s adult-use cannabis market.

There are now 31 adult-use cannabis retailers operating in the Empire State.

Columbia Care NY LLC, Curaleaf NY LLC, Etain LLC, NYCANNA LLC (owned by multistate operator Acreage Holdings), PharmaCann of New York LLC and Valley Agriceuticals LLC (owned by multistate operator Cresco Labs) met the necessary requirements to receive adult-use licenses, including submitting a Medical Patient Prioritization Plan, Community Impact Plan, and Energy and Environmental Plan in accordance with state regulations….”

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Weed Gummies Recall Sparks Warning Not to Eat Them

#cannabisindustry – “Officials in New York State are warning residents to not eat a certain brand of marijuana gummies due to a recall this week.

“PRODUCT RECALL NOTICE,” the New York State Office of Cannabis Management wrote in a post to X, formerly Twitter on Tuesday. “OCM is recalling “Jenny’s Zee Zee Gummies 2:1 THC/CBN,” batch number ZZ-23–07-13-0001. The affected products were sold between September 4 and November 1, 2023.”

“This recall is a precautionary measure because this lot was not properly tested,” the post added…..”

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In Toys R Us Row, Judge Says Get That ‘Zaza’ Outta Here

Cannabislawsuit – “A New York federal magistrate judge has recommended moving along efforts by the conglomerate operating the post-bankruptcy Toys R Us brand to use the powers of federal trademark law against a pair of unlicensed Brooklyn cannabis bodegas operating under the name “Zaza R Us.”

Facing no legal opposition from the no-show operators of the two Brooklyn storefronts — one in Williamsburg and the other in nearby Bushwick — lawyers for a holding company called TRU Kids Inc. persuaded U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom to recommend that a federal court sign off on the company’s request to use the power of an injunction to get the stores to stop using the name. The recommendation, issued Monday, has been sent to U.S. District Judge Orelia Merchant, who was assigned to the case shortly after getting confirmed by the Senate earlier this year, to decide whether to sign off on the unopposed motion.

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