The Scuttlebutt Featuring Articles About Recommendation From Department of Health 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:

#cannabispolitics – “The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has delivered a recommendation to the Drug Enforcement Administration on marijuana policy, and Senate leaders hailed it Wednesday as a first step toward easing federal restrictions on the drug.

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said Wednesday on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, that the agency has responded to President Joe Biden’s request “to provide a scheduling recommendation for marijuana to the DEA.””


#californiacannabis – “This latest revelation suggests the fake-union problem in California cannabis is wider and more prevalent than previously known and raises questions about both regulators’ effectiveness as well as large marijuana businesses’ intentions around employee welfare.

Under California law, marijuana businesses are required to sign a so-called labor peace agreement with a “bona fide” labor organization before they can be licensed.

However, some of the most recognizable brands in the state have signed these documents with “labor organizations” that appear to be business-friendly cutouts with no history of organizing workers or negotiating contracts, either in cannabis or in any other industry in California, according to state and federal records.”

#californiacannabis – “Earlier this week, California’s Attorney General Rob Bonta announced yet another cannabis enforcement program: the Cannabis Administrative Prosecutor Program (CAPP). CAPP is the newest of California’s ever-growing list of acronym enforcement programs, alongside EPIC (previously CAMP), UCETF, alongside countless other county and local agencies. Will the new enforcement program make a dent in the illegal market? If history tells us anything, the answer is no. And it’ll probably cost a whole lot to boot.”

#californiacannabis – “A California marijuana company that brazenly accuses competitors of allowing legal product to be sold on the illicit market might yet succeed in prying loose track-and-trace data from the state that could prove it.

That’s based on an Aug. 2 ruling by California’s 4th Appellate District Court that the state Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) did “not conclusively show” that it “created an electronic database that flags irregularities for further investigation.”…

Central to the lawsuit are the DCC’s oversight and whether it is “flagging” and subsequently investigating any irregularities found in its track-and-track database that might indicate illicit-market diversion….

The case will now return to an Orange County trial court, where HNHPC plans to depose state regulators and attempt to obtain key information including track-and-trace data, Jeff Augustini, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told MJBizDaily.”

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