State Cannabis Control Board Approves Lawsuit Settlements Opening Door For New Cannabis Businesses 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:

The Evolutionary Origins of Psychedelics

#psychedelics – “Humans rely on a bevy of strange natural chemicals to liven up our food and drink, to endure pain, and to change our perspective. We use caffeine from coffee, tea, and yerba mate to stimulate our bodies and minds, capsaicin from red pepper flakes or isothiocyanates in horseradish or wasabi to enliven our food with spice, and codeine or morphine to endure the pain of injuries and surgeries.

Lately, though, some have also turned to psychedelics like psilocybin to change their perspectives. In fact, researchers are beginning to test if they could serve as new treatments for mental health disorders…”

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State Cannabis Control Board Approves Lawsuit Settlements Opening Door For New Cannabis Businesses

#cannabislawsuit – “The State Cannabis Control Board has approved settlement agreements in two lawsuits that could soon allow hundreds of cannabis businesses that have been blocked from opening amid litigation to finally begin operations.

At an emergency meeting of the board on Monday, members accepted the terms of settlement for two lawsuits, though they declined to disclose details. The agreements must still be formally accepted by the state Supreme Court before the injunction is lifted…..”

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Advocates call for potency limits, packaging restrictions if New Hampshire lawmakers legalize cannabis

#cannabispolitics – “On Monday, a commission tasked with coming up with legislation to legalize marijuana made no recommendations.

A framework was created, but then Gov. Chris Sununu made some last-minute requests during the meeting, according to a state senator.

The failure to approve recommendations could keep recreational marijuana illegal.

New Futures and several other organizations laid out their priorities for any legalization bills filed next year.

Their priorities included protections for kids, like cannabis potency limits and restrictions on packaging…..”

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One-Two Punch: California’s Two New Laws Aiming to Further Ban Post-Employment Noncompete Agreements

#californiacannabis – “On September 1, 2023, and October 13, 2023, respectively, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 699 and Assembly Bill (AB) 1076 into law further reinforcing the state’s hostility toward non-compete agreements. The laws respectively now: (1) make it illegal for employers to require employees to sign non-compete agreements, and (2) require employers to notify current and former employees that any non-compete restrictions they agreed to are void…..”

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