The Scuttlebutt Featuring Articles About Federal Marijuana Scheduling, NCAA Recommends Dropping Marijuana From Banned List 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:


#californiapsychedelics – “Part of the complication, Wiener explained, is that the measure has been referred to a second Assembly policy committee before it potentially moves to Appropriations and then the floor. It may clear the Public Safety Committee when it goes before that panel on June 27, but its fate is less certain in the Health Committee after that, he said.

Wiener said in response to a question from Marijuana Moment that the secondary referral was made for “no rational reason” and “should not have happened,” as the measure would simply remove criminal penalties related to possession and use of psychedelics like psilocybin, ayahuasca, ibogaine and mescaline that isn’t derived from peyote.

“That is a very hard committee for us. And so I cannot guarantee that we’re going to be able to get a majority of the votes in that committee,” he said, referring to the health panel. “We barely got it out by the skin of our teeth last year, and the committee is probably a little less favorable this year.””


#californiacannabis – “According to the opinion, Lucas was initially “excited” about the proposed overlay district when he believed it would include his property, as it would bring more security to the area and his store would no longer be a “soft target” for crime, but then he saw that his property was excluded.
The city went ahead with the project, which excluded his property, despite Lucas’ objections; the opinion notes his qualms up to this point did not mention any environmental concerns.
Lucas then filed a petition for a writ of mandate to void the project, arguing the city had violated CEQA by not preparing a new environmental impact report. The previous one had been prepared in 2014, before cannabis businesses were legally allowed in the city, and thus could not have accounted for the environmental impact of the business in the area, he said. Lower courts denied the petition, leading to the present appeal.”

Pomona Storefront Owner Can’t Undo City’s Cannabis Plan:

#cannabisindustry – “The head of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is aiming to present President Joe Biden with a federal cannabis scheduling decision “this year.” Agencies are working “as quickly as we can” to complete an review, Secretary Xavier Becerra told Marijuana Moment during a June 15 press briefing in Sacramento, California.

While Becerra and other federal officials have previously emphasized that they are working “expeditiously” to carry out the cannabis review, which the president directed late last year, there’s been a lack of clarity about the specific timeline. Now the secretary has disclosed when he hopes to deliver on the president’s directive.”

#cannabis – “An NCAA panel is calling for the removal of marijuana from the organization’s list of banned drugs, suggesting that testing should be limited to performance-enhancing substances.

The proposal released Friday from the Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports would mark a big change for the NCAA, which has been conducting drug tests at championship events since 1986. Committee members recommended halting cannabis tests at such events until a final decision is made, likely this fall.”

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