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SCOTUS Clarifies That Protection Is Available For “Immoral Or Scandalous” Trademarks

In alignment with its 2017 decision in the Matal v. Tam case which ruled that the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act violated the First Amendment’s free speech clause, the Supreme Court ruled last week that free speech protections also extend to “immoral or scandalous” trademarks. In Iancu v. Brunetti, SCOTUS ruled that the United States Patent and Trademark Office violated a trademark applicant’s free speech rights when it denied his application to protect the mark FUCT for apparel.

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Your guide to CBD Oil in Georgia

As anyone who works in the CBD or marijuana industry will tell you, the laws around cannabidiol can be quite confusing. That’s why it is perfectly understandable to have questions about CBD oil in Georgia. This article starts by explaining what CBD oil is. It also details what Georgian law says about it and where you can buy high-quality CBD Oil in Georgia. Keep reading to get started.

 

CBD Oil Defined

CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the more than a hundred compounds in hemp and marijuana plants. CBD is more plentiful in hemp, while tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is found in higher quantities in marijuana plants. THC is the compound that gets recreational users high.

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Canada: Legalization making access harder for medical cannabis users

Since the legalization of cannabis in Canada, medical users have found it more difficult to find access, according to a new survey.

Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana, the Arthritis Society and the Canadian Pharmacists Association commissioned the survey, which says that one-in-four medical cannabis users are finding it harder to find.

Medical cannabis users have also found increasing cost an problem. As a result of these issues, 64 per cent of medical cannabis users find themselves under-dosing or stretching out their supplies.

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Into the light: New Zealand's cannabis growers gear up for referendum

Dave has been growing cannabis since he was 14 years old, when he began using it to treat his ADHD. Known in his part of New Zealand as a “green fairy”– someone who grows and supplies cannabis to patients suffering from pain and disability – he estimates he has supplied more than 1,000 people over the last decade.

With a few hundred plants on the go, the 33-year-old says what was once a hobby has morphed into a full-time occupation, mostly avoiding the attention of police.

“I have been doing it a long time and I have learned how to do it as carefully as possible,” he says.

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After marijuana legalization in Illinois, hundreds of thousands eligible to expunge previous marijuana criminal charges

 

"This is the greatest contradiction that we've seen: the war on drugs," said Richard Wallace, founder of the non-profit Equity and Transformation, or EAT. "Poor person sells cannabis to put food on the table; they're a criminal. A wealthy person sells cannabis to make more wealth; they're toted as innovators."
As part of House Bill 1438 to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois, hundreds of thousands of marijuana related arrests and convictions are now eligible for expungements.

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04
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MA State Officials release rules for cannabis cafe’s & delivery

State officials overseeing the medical and recreational marijuana industries have released rewritten rules regarding marijuana vaping lounges and home delivery.

The State News House Service says after unanimously agreeing to them last week, cannabis regulators on Tuesday released rewritten rules that would govern both sides of the legal marijuana world, proposing regulations to eliminate an annual fee for medical patients, set the stage for home delivery, of and marijuana vaping lounges.

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04
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Congressional Subcommittee schedules hearing for Federal Marijuana Law reform

A congressional subcommittee has scheduled a hearing for next week to explore reforming federal marijuana laws. The hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will be held at the Rayburn House Office Building at the nation’s Capitol on Wednesday, July 10.

The hearing, dubbed “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform,” will discuss potential pathways to a major overhaul of federal cannabis law. Justin Strekal, political director for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said that the hearing is a milestone in American cannabis policy.

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04
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Your guide to CBD oil in Alabama

CBD products have been popping up all over Alabama, so it isn’t surprising if you have a few unanswered questions. This article will help answer some of those questions, and possibly those you didn’t realize you had, while also explaining the buzz.  We’ll talk about the science behind CBD as well as a little bit on the current laws. If you’ve got questions about CBD oil in Alabama, buckle up and read this article for the answers.

What is CBD?

First, we need to understand what CBD is.

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Is Canada about to decriminalize all drugs?

A report released last month from a House of Commons committee in Canada called for the country to decriminalize all drugs. It was part of an effort to treat addiction as a public health issue, following rising rates of methamphetamine addiction. The Standing Committee on Health advised the government to “undertake an evaluation of Portugal’s approach to the decriminalization of simple possession of illicit substances and examine how it could be positively applied to Canada.”

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Police ignore experts on pot & driving (again)

Now that recreational cannabis is legal in Illinois, the America’s sixth-most populous state, a collection of lawmakers, law-enforcement officials and public-safety advocates are now doing what’s been done almost everywhere else marijuana’s been legalized: ignoring advice from experts and pursuing yet another demonstrably failed punitive policy.

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