In this week’s edition: Connecticut, Mississippi and Wisconsin consider proposals for legalization Michigan-registered patients on probation no longer barred from using medical cannabis New Jersey lawmakers seek changes to possession enforcement and penalties Congressional Research Services publishes Controlled Substances Act legal overview And more… Federal
The Controlled Substances Act (CSA): A Legal Overview for the 117th Congress – The Congressional Research Service published a new report, “The Controlled Substances Act (CSA): A Legal Overview for the 117th Congress.” Among other things, the report discussed the status of continuing areas of federal concern including the so-called “marijuana policy gap–the increasing divergence between federal and state law in the area of marijuana Regulation”, as well as clinical research relating to the potential medical benefits of Schedule I substances such as cannabis.
California Man Can’t Recover Confiscated Pot, Despite Court Order – A California resident who was arrested while driving with 10 pounds of medical cannabis in his car is unable to recover the seized cannabis, even after a court ordered the state to return it. In Ronald Evans’ suit against Trinity County, CA, and a deputy district attorney, Evans argued that California law protects his possession of cannabis. But US District Judge Troy L. Nunley held that Evans failed to show how his state-defined right rose to the level of a constitutionally protected interest.
Former Top DEA Agent Concedes, Cannabis Is Real Medicine – In an interview, former high-level DEA agent Bob Stuntman voiced his support for the rescheduling of cannabis and acknowledged that there are reasons to legalize cannabis, including to address “medicinal specific problems.” The entire hour-plus-long interview can be heard on the Marijuana Today podcast.
CT – Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont’s proposed state budget includes legalizing recreational cannabis. In support of the proposal, Adam Wood, co-director of the