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:

#psilocybin – “A store that had been openly and illegally selling psychedelic mushrooms in Portland, Oregon, was raided by police on Thursday, authorities said….

Police served a search warrant at the retailer, called the Shroom House, in the Northwest District neighborhood, the Portland Police Bureau said in a news release. Investigators seized about 22 pounds of suspected mushrooms and over $13,000 in cash, police said….

In recent weeks, Shroom House allegedly sold the magic mushrooms, announcing its grand opening via Twitter in late October, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. The store’s logo — a mushroom straight out of a fairy tale complete with a red-and-white cap and a door and windows — was shown on a Portland billboard and on a sign outside.”

#psilocybin – “The Denver District Attorney’s Office on Thursday dismissed a felony drug case against a rabbi charged with manufacturing psilocybin, citing the voter-approved Proposition 122, which legalized psychedelics, including psilocybin, for medicinal use.

At an arraignment hearing, a representative of the Denver District Attorney’s Office said the case was being dismissed against Ben Gorelick “in the interest of justice.” Carolyn Tyler, a spokesperson for the DA’s office, said the dismissal came about “in light of the voters’ decision” on Proposition 122…

The case against a chemist who was arrested during the January raid also was dismissed Thursday, Tyler said.”

#californiacannabis – “San Jose officials have indicated their desire to double the number of authorized cannabis retail sites, and last month the City Council relaxed regulations with a 10-1 vote to make it easier for retailers to expand geographically, with the lone dissent from incoming mayor Matt Mahen.

The new policy aims to lower three hurdles to make it easier for dispensaries to set up shop. First, the rules change the way the city measures distance between dispensaries and sensitive spots such as schools and homes; second, they eliminate the distance requirement between dispensaries; and third, they remove the crime restriction which prevents new shops from opening in areas with high crime rates.”

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#cannabisindustry – “Kansas lawmakers on Friday held the latest in a series of meetings of a committee charged with preparing a medical cannabis legalization bill that the full legislature can consider in the 2023 session.

Sen. Robert Olson (R), who chairs the Special Committee on Medical Marijuana, also announced that members are set to tour a cultivation facility in neighboring Missouri to see how a legal cannabis program works up close.

Olson said that the panel’s meetings so far “have given me a lot of information to work on my bill.””

#cannabisindustry – Arizona – “A three-member panel of the National Labor Relations Board has ordered Absolute Healthcare to reinstate a worker fired in August 2020, affirming an earlier finding by an NLRB judge that the company had unlawfully fired her for engaging in unionizing activity.

In the opinion, the panel majority ordered the company, which does business as Curaleaf Arizona, to reinstate Anissa Keane and give her backpay and to have human resources director Stephanie Cade, who fired Keane, to read a notice before employees at the Gilbert, Arizona, store saying the company violated the National Labor Relations Act. The panel also ordered the company to grant the union access to workers at the location.”


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