The Scuttlebutt Featuring Articles About CA Marijuana Enforcement Ramps Up 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 – “Enforcement efforts included:
  • Serving 92 search warrants, a 338% jump.
  • The seizure of more than $109 million in illegal marijuana, a 104% increase from the first quarter.
  • The eradication of 120,970 plants, up 130%.

“Our enforcement efforts are becoming increasingly diversified along the illegal cannabis supply chain as we served warrants on several unlicensed dispensaries in this quarter in addition to unlicensed cultivation operations,” Bill Jones, chief of the Department of Cannabis Control’s Law Enforcement Division, said in a new release.”


#californiacannabis – “Having a distribution license type out there is unnecessary. Many states do fine without them. There’s no reason why a cultivator couldn’t drive cannabis from point A to B. There’s no reason why a manufacturer couldn’t arrange for lab testing. Distribution licenses no longer deal with taxes and are no longer as relevant. So why do we still require them? We just shouldn’t.
At the same time, state law is hard to change. California’s cannabis laws were passed via voter initiative, which takes legislative changes off the table for many parts of the law. And convincing enough voters to do something about an issue this obscure would be, well, not likely to happen. The state should still do everything in its power to simplify the process and expand the scope of distribution activities to other licensees. Maybe it would even be possible to authorize all other licensees to conduct distribution themselves without legislative changes…”


#californiacannabis – “California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will soon be looking for volunteers to light up a joint and get behind the wheel.

It’s part of an upcoming study on the impacts that smoking cannabis has on driving abilities.

The participants will smoke either marijuana or a placebo and then drive around the California Highway Patrol Academy racetrack in a car equipped with sensors recording their actions – and tracking their movements to within just two centimeters.”


#cannabislawsuit – “Two cannabis businesses accused of backing out of a deal to sell Bob Marley-branded products are seeking to disqualify the general counsel of the company suing them in Washington federal court, saying the attorney was once “intimately involved” with the defendant entities when they were all under the same corporate umbrella.
Tilray Inc. and its subsidiary High Park Holdings Ltd. accused Patrick Moen on Thursday of violating ethics rules by aiding Docklight Brands Inc.’s breach-of-contract litigation against the pair of companies, alleging that he drafted the licensing agreement in dispute when all three companies belonged to Privateer Holdings.”

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