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 – “As the old proverb goes, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is today. The same is true for consumer products companies preparing for coming requirements under California’s Senate Bill 54, which will overhaul the way many products are packaged and, therefore, how they appear on the shelves at supermarkets, drugstores, and convenience stores nationwide. Not only will the law require consumer product manufacturers to team up to fund the handling of waste from the packaging of their products—it will also require all packaging for consumer products sold in the state to be recyclable or compostable by 2032.”–safety/1289648/californias-extended-producer-responsibility-law-today-is-the-second-best-time-to-prepare

#psychedelics – “According to the study authors, based at University of California Davis (UC Davis), serotonin may not be the natural ligand for 5-HT2ARs, helping to explain why serotonin does not stimulate cortical neuron growth. This discovery clarifies the target of several classes of psychoplastogens for investigators, which ultimately can support the development of medicines that may provide the efficacy of psychedelics with fewer safety risks or undesirable adverse effects.”

#californiacannabis – “The new monthly event takes place at one of two downtown San Francisco dispensaries: Moe Greens on Market Street and Barbary Coast on Mission Street. The showcases allow customers to learn about dozens of different cannabis strains directly from the farmers who grow them…..

The farmers market is the brainchild of Susan Tibbon, who teamed up with the owners of Barbary Coast and Moe Greens to create the “meet the farmers” series. Tibbon owns a cannabis topical brand called Lovingly & Legally with her partner Paul Hasbury. Their business and their farming partners were thriving in California’s medical market, Tibbon told me, but since California legalized recreational cannabis in 2016, they’ve noticed how the ensuing regulations make it almost impossible to support small-scale pot farming.”

#cannabispolitics – “Oklahoma voters decisively rejected a referendum to legalize recreational marijuana and tax and regulate its sale during a special election on Tuesday.

Voters rebuffed the legalization measure, designated State Question 820, with 62% of the electorate voting against it.

In rejecting recreational legalization, Oklahoma follows the lead of Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota, each of which rejected proposals to bring the states from medical-only marijuana use to full legalization on Election Day last November.”

#californiacannabis – “In an order following a hearing Friday, Judge Mark A. Young granted the expedited motion in Aspire’s suit against Cookies Retail Products LLC, saying Aspire has shown that the funds it seeks may not remain in CRP’s possession if the court takes the time to go through a standard noticed motion.

Aspire had sought the attachment order in a motion filed Thursday, in which it argued that it satisfied its own contract obligations while CRP failed to pay for the products it bought, and CRP is insolvent and not paying its debts, so a quick order for the attachment is necessary to preserve assets that could be used to satisfy a judgment in Aspire’s favor, rather than waiting for the soonest available hearing date in June.”


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