Monday October 12 2020
in todays report:
Michigan Governor Signs Marijuana Expungements Bill As Part Of Criminal Justice Package
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The Governor of Michigan signed legislation on Monday that would allow people with low-level marijuana convictions to have their records expunged. She also approved several additional bills to more generally expand the record clearing process for other types of convictions.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) held a signing ceremony for the criminal justice reform package, which she said would give more people a clean slate and prevent long-term consequences associated with having a criminal record.
“This is a historic day in Michigan,” the governor said in a press release. “This is also an opportunity to grow our workforce and expand access to job training and education for so many people.”
Anti-Marijuana Activist Pushes To Reveal Montana Legalization Campaign’s Funding Sources
North Fund, a nonprofit registered in Washington, D.C., has given nearly $5 million to New Approach Montana, the political committee that organized the upcoming vote to legalize recreational marijuana in the state on the 2020 ballot.
Anti-marijuana activist and Billings auto dealership owner Steve Zabawa filed a complaint Thursday with the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices demanding that a 501(c)(4) nonprofit group called North Fund be required to disclose its donors. North Fund, a nonprofit registered in Washington, D.C., has given nearly $5 million to New Approach Montana, the political committee that organized the upcoming vote to legalize recreational marijuana in the state on the 2020 ballot.
Steve Zabawa is the owner of Rimrock Auto Group in Billings MT. He tried to get into the marijuana business, tried to get hie son Zack a job working in a marijuana facility, tried to rent a building for producing medical marijuana, asked for 10% of the money. When he was not accepted he launched a personal campaign against marijuana. He illegally uses the state seal, lies about his initiative, pays law makers & then gets put on their "medical advisory committees". Google Stephen Zabawa & learn all about #MontanaAffluenza.
Anti-marijuana group files dark money complaint
Billings-based Wrong for Montana says the money behind marijuana ballot initiative should be disclosed.
United States opposes CBD exemption in international drug treaty
The United States says it does not support a World Health Organization proposal to remove CBD extracts with less than 0.2% THC from international drug control..
She added that the CBD footnote and other WHO-suggested changes to cannabis scheduling could unintentionally authorize THC extracts, which would “undoubtedly lead to further cannabis abuse.”
of the cannabis-scheduling recommendations would have little impact on international drug controls or tighten requirements. But two could affect products containing plant-derived cannabidiol:
Recommendation 5.4, which suggests deleting the “extracts and tinctures” category from Schedule 1 of the 1961 convention, as these are considered “preparations” and already covered by the treaty.
Recommendation 5.5, which suggests a footnote be added to the cannabis entry in the same treaty to clarify that preparations containing “predominantly” CBD and up to 0.2% THC are not under international control
“If adopted, at best, they would introduce legal ambiguities and contradictions that would undermine effective drug control, and at worst they could result in the exclusion of control of all THC derived from cannabis cultivated for industrial purposes and THC derived from leaves separated from the cannabis plant,” Prugh said. “This would undoubtedly lead to further cannabis abuse.”
The International Narcotics Control Board – an independent and quasi-judicial monitoring body – said that authorities in some countries may lack the lab technology orm
anpower to evaluate the cannabinoid profile of CBD preparations – making it difficult to ensure compliance with the exemption see