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FDA wants marijuana rescheduling input; NE medical cannabis signature gathering starts; Jay Inslee on marijuana; Bill shields tribes that legalize

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In a Federal Register notice, the Food and Drug Administration is asking the public to submit comments on marijuana’s scheduling status. The input will be used to shape how the U.S. votes on the World Health Organization’s international reclassification recommendations, potentially as soon as this month.

Rep. Don Young (R-AK) filed a bill to shield Indian tribes that legalize marijuana from federal harassment.

Marijuana Moment’s latest presidential candidate overview looks at the cannabis record of Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

The CEO of Whole Foods said that “chances are good” the company will begin selling marijuana products in its stores as more states legalize.

Nebraska’s proposed 2020 medical marijuana ballot measure has been cleared for signature gathering.

The Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on a marijuana decriminalization bill on Monday.

/ FEDERAL

The Department of Defense views holding marijuana stocks as involvement in drug-related activities that can lead to the loss of security clearances.

Surgeon General Jerome Adams is being called out for tweeting false information about marijuana legalization’s impact on arrests and youth use. He followed up by tweeting, “Lots of passion on this issue, so let’s hit the reset button. As a parent, I hope we can all agree we should strive to limit non medical youth use of and fetal exposure to marijuana products. I think we should prioritize doing no harm to most vulnerable. That’s my top concern.”

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said that he supports medical cannabis, decriminalizing marijuana, banking access for businesses and letting states set their own laws, but he does not support legalization.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a presidential candidate, spoke during a campaign rally about ending the war on drugs and touted states’ moves to change marijuana laws.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a presidential candidate, said, “I say if we have marijuana laws that are producing billions of dollars in tax money, we should be investing that tax money back into communities that were disproportionately targeted, damaged and hurt.”

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a presidential candidate, tweeted, “It’s past time for us to address the harrowing issue of mass incarceration in our country. Legalizing marijuana can begin to set things on a better path by ending some of the misplaced priorities that have made our criminal justice system less just.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a presidential candidate, said in a campaign stop in Iowa that “it’s just time to legalize it nationally.”

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), a presidential candidate, pans to refile legislation to deschedule marijuana this week.

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) tweeted, “The failed #WarOnDrugs has devastated far too many communities of color. My Marijuana Justice Act will legalize marijuana at the federal level and include restorative justice for those most impacted by these discriminatory policies.” She also tweeted, “Too many families of color have been devastated by the failed War on Drugs. The #MarijuanaJusticeAct is about making communities whole, ensuring justice, and repairing the damage needlessly done.”

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) tweeted, “Veterans are already using marijuana–let’s make it safe.”

Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), who just teamed up with marijuana company Beantown Greentown, said that Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) “guaranteed” him that cannabis banking legislation would be enacted this year.

Former Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM), now the chairman of the New Mexico Republican Party, authored an oped arguing against marijuana legalization.

The House bill to require the Department of Veterans Affairs to study medical cannabis got four new cosponsors, for a total of 42.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said he believes that marijuana legalization will be “decided in this cycle” but later added that “if we don’t get it done by the budget, it’s in trouble.”

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) said hemp legalization “gravely concerns” her, though she added she’s working on an amendment that could win her support for a bill moving through the legislature.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) released the legislative details of his budget plan, which includes medical cannabis legalization and marijuana decriminalization. Meanwhile, former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R), also a former U.S. health and human services secretary, said he isn’t sure how he feels about the decriminalization proposal.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) signed an executive order eliminating a current medical cannabis licensing board and creating a new marijuana regulatory agency. The state attorney general applauded the move.

Illinois Gov J.B. Pritzker (D) said that as the state considers what form marijuana legalization should take, he’s “going to make sure all the voices are heard, in particular, black and brown communities who have been put upon by the war on drugs over so many years.”

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) tweeted, “✅ HB 581, the Hemp Manufacturing Act, has successfully passed the House floor with overwhelming bipartisan support! Expanding commercial & industrial uses of hemp in New Mexico will create jobs and bring millions of dollars into our economy.” She also praised the bill in a separate statement.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) is reviewing bills to increase medical cannabis access.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) tweeted, “We had another productive meeting of the advisory panel to form the Cannabis Compliance Board this AM, where members discussed critical issues like lack of banking access. Allowing marijuana businesses & banks to work together would make our cannabis industry safer for small biz.”

The Vermont Senate gave third reading passage to a bill to legalize marijuana sales, which now heads to the House of Representatives.

The Montana House of Representatives approved a bill to let people who are on probation or parole use medical cannabis.

The Georgia House Regulated Industries Committee approved a bill to allow the production and sale of low-THC medical cannabis products.

The West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee approved a marijuana banking bill.

A Hawaii marijuana legalization bill died after a committee didn’t consider it by a key deadline.

California regulators began accepting applications for a marijuana equity grant program.

North Dakota medical cannabis sales began.


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The Atlanta, Georgia police department is no longer asking candidates for employment about past marijuana use.

Denver, Colorado’s mayor tweeted, “Time is long overdue for marijuana businesses to have access to the same banking and financial services that other legitimate U.S. businesses have. Let’s make this happen.”

/ INTERNATIONAL

The Canadian government is moving legislation to expand pardons for marijuana possession convictions.

/ ADVOCACY

The Republican Party of New York tweeted, “Even some common-sense Democrats are sounding the alarm on the false promises @NYGovCuomo is making about recreational marijuana legalization.”

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study found that “cannabis use may mitigate several of the well-described complications of Crohn’s disease among hospital inpatients.”

A study in Washington State found that “the prevalence of daytime THC-positive drivers increased substantially a few months after retail sales of marijuana were legal.”

Here’s a look at controversial research aimed at developing an isotope that can be added to marijuana products in order to track them.

/ OPINION & ANALYSIS

A poll of Māori found that 75% plan to vote for a New Zealand marijuana legalization referendum.

/ BUSINESS

Canopy Growth Corp. is partnering with the NHL Alumni Association on a study of whether cannabinoids can help reduce opioid use by former hockey players.

A survey found that fewer Colorado businesses are testing employees for marijuana and more are lowering punishments for positive tests.

/ CULTURE

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones claimed in an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast that there’s a secret government program involving intelligence agents taking massive doses of psychedelic drugs so they can meet aliens and make intergalactic deals.

Jimmy Fallon had some jokes about 2020 Democratic presidential candidates endorsing marijuana legalization.

Actor Danny Glover tweeted, “Thank you @RepBarbaraLee for sponsoring the #MarijuanaJusticeAct ! The arrests, convictions, and incarceration for Marijuana have been devastating to the American ppl & disproportionately affect black, brown & low-income communities!  LEGALIZE it!!”

American Olympic skier Devin Logan is serving a suspension for using a CBD product that contained higher-than-allowed levels of THC.

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Cannabis banking vote will happen over orgs’ objections, key lawmaker says (Newsletter: September 19, 2019)

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O’Rourke proposes marijuana reparations grants; Senate report slams Schedule I cannabis research block; Colombian legalization bill gains support

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House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters (D-CA) told Marijuana Moment in an interview that the House will move ahead with a floor vote on cannabis banking legislation over objections from groups who want more far-reaching reforms first. A number of other lawmakers we spoke to said that while they agree with the need to push for broader reform, it would be a mistake to set aside the financial services legislation that can pass sooner.

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), a presidential candidate, released a plan that includes using federal cannabis tax revenue to fund a “Drug War Justice Grant” program to give direct monthly payments to people formerly incarcerated on marijuana charges.

  • It would also incentivize states to ensure equity in the cannabis industry by tying federal funds to requirements that licensing fees be waived for low-income people who have been convicted of cannabis offenses, small marijuana businesses be protected from predatory investors and a majority of licenses are awarded to companies owned by minorities and people disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs.

The Senate Appropriations Committee released a draft report slamming Schedule I’s marijuana research roadblocks and calling for more studies on CBD and lesser-known cannabis compound CBG.

Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) filed a bill to shield immigrants from being deported or denied entry as a result of marijuana.

A bill to legalize marijuana in Colombia is gaining support across multiple political parties.

/ FEDERAL

The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area released the latest in a series of critical reports about Colorado’s marijuana legalization law.

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang spoke about his support for decriminalizing opioids. He also released another batch of marijuana-themed campaign hats.

A State Department funding bill set to be considered by the Senate Appropriations Committee restricts use of anti-narcotics monies to aid the Philippines in enforcing its bloody “war on drugs.”

Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) said he is hopeful that hemp-specific provisions will be added to marijuana banking legislation before an expected floor vote next week.

Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) appeared on a marijuana podcast and tweeted, “When cannabis is legalized, we’ll have one chance to ensure that the communities disproportionately affected by the War on Drugs have a chance to participate in this industry. We have to get it right.”

Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA) tweeted, “Luxembourg just fully legalized cannabis joining Uruguay and Canada in ushering in this vibrant industry. Every day the United States waits to reform our laws, we fall further behind. We must act to ensure that American cannabis remains the best cannabis.”

The House bill to deschedule marijuana and fund programs to repair the damage of the drug war got two new cosponsors for a total of 41.

The House bill to exempt state-legal marijuana activity from the Controlled Substances Act got two new cosponsors for a total of 62.

The House bill to remove roadblocks to marijuana research got six new cosponsors for a total of 14.

The House bill to end the 280E tax penalty on marijuana businesses got one new cosponsor for a total of eight.

The House bill to set a federal tax on marijuana got one new cosponsor for a total of three.

The House bill to bridge the gap between state and federal marijuana laws got one new cosponsor for a total of one.

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Florida’s agriculture commissioner released draft hemp rules. Meanwhile, a former lieutenant governor is joining the Hemp Industries Association of Florida as president.

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to override Gov. Chris Sununu’s (R) veto of a bill letting patients and caregivers grow medical cannabis at home. The Senate is expected to vote on Thursday.

New Mexico’s marijuana legalization working group is raising money to pay for polling on cannabis issues.

Minnesota’s House Democratic–Farmer–Labor Caucus launched an online survey to collect public input about marijuana legalization.

Indiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Owens spoke in support of decriminalizing marijuana.


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/ LOCAL

The Chamblee, Georgia City Council unanimously approved a marijuana decriminalization ordinance.

The Cincinnati, Ohio City Council passed a proposal to seal past cannabis convictions.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study found “preclinical evidence supporting CBD treatment of seizures and alleviation of EEG abnormalities.”

A study found that “in the five years after legalization, fatal crash rates increased more in Colorado and Washington than would be expected had they continued to parallel crash rates in the control states, but not significantly so.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

A global survey of Goldman Sachs interns found that 85% support medical cannabis and 48% back marijuana legalization (59% in the U.S.).

Americans for Safe Access is urging federal agencies to take steps to protect people who use cannabis vapes.

The American Bar Association is hosting a marijuana conference in Chicago on Thursday and Friday.

D.C. Marijuana Justice, Drug Policy Alliance and NORML endorsed a push for Washington, D.C. statehood.

/ BUSINESS

JPMorgan Chase’s CEO said his bank will consider serving marijuana businesses once there is a federal safe harbor.

WeWork’s CEO was reportedly kicked off a private jet after the flight crew found a significant quantity of marijuana stuffed inside of a cereal box.

/ CULTURE

Film director and screenwriter Evan Goldberg is among the jury members for the first Clio Cannabis advertising awards.

Variety reviewed celebrity-endorsed marijuana brands.

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Pro-legalization groups ask Congress to delay cannabis banking vote (Newsletter: September 18, 2019)

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McConnell presses FDA on CBD access; Cuomo hints at possible NY marijuana smoking ban; Sanders seeks cannabis arrest stories

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A coalition of groups including ACLU, Center for American Progress, Drug Policy Alliance and Human Rights Watch is urging Congress to delay a planned vote on cannabis banking legislation next week, saying it could “undermine broader and more inclusive efforts to reform our country’s marijuana laws.”

  • Meanwhile, cannabis banking access efforts hit a key Senate milestone, with a third of the entire chamber now cosponsoring the bill. Plus, outside groups are stepping up pressure, with the Independent Community Bankers of America and 43 state banking associations sending a letter urging congressional leaders to advance the legislation.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) inserted language into a report attached to a spending bill that would direct the Food and Drug Administration to “issue a policy of enforcement discretion with regard to certain products containing CBD meeting the definition of hemp” within 120 days.

In a little-noticed TV interview, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) seemed to suggest he might support banning cannabis smoking under a legalization plan.

  • “You can legalize marijuana and sell THC in compounds that do not require you to smoke the marijuana.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a presidential candidate, asked for a show of hands at a South Carolina campaign rally from people who know someone who’s been arrested for marijuana, and then invited people to share their stories.

  • “Holy God, whoa. That’s a lot of people.”

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The White House Office of Management and Budget met with Canopy Growth Corp. to discuss hemp regulations last week.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched a new program aimed at utilizing Schedule I drugs in “treating neuropsychiatric conditions such as chronic alcohol dependence, post-traumatic stress, and treatment-resistant depression” while trying to de-couple the substances from “significant side effects, including hallucination.”

Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted, “For long time permissive state laws allowed THC and CBD to flourish — often with irresponsible medical claims. It was tolerated and sometimes celebrated. Now as risks manifest, there’s more desire for a federal solution to absolve woes sowed by the states.”

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), a presidential candidate, met with advocates for equity in the cannabis industry. He also tweeted, “Legalizing marijuana isn’t enough. We also need to make sure those most impacted by the War on Drugs have a chance to benefit from this growing industry. Thanks to everyone at Equity First Alliance and Cage-Free Cannabis in L.A. for sharing their stories with me today.”

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) tweeted, “The failed #WarOnDrugs has devastated far too many communities of color. My Marijuana Justice Act will legalize marijuana at the federal level and expunge criminal records for people incarcerated for cannabis.”

Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) tweeted, “We need to know more about the medical benefits of marijuana and rescheduling the substance from schedule I to schedule III is a step in the right direction.”

The Senate marijuana banking bill got one new cosponsor for a total of 32.

The House bill to require the Department of Veterans Affair to study medical cannabis got two new cosponsors for a total of 81.

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) “has not decided what he’s going to do” on whether to push for legalizing marijuana, the state’s lieutenant governor said. Separately, a senator who played a key role in passing medical cannabis legislation was arrested on child pornography charges.

The Washington, D.C. Council  approved emergency legislation allowing students to use medical cannabis at schools. Separately, an executive order from Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on workplace rights for medical cannabis patients does not cover all government employees.

New Mexico regulators are largely refusing to grant medical cannabis cards to out-of-state patients as they prepare to appeal a judge’s ruling directing them to do so.

California regulators published notices on marijuana advertising and promotion.

Colorado regulators released information on average market rates for marijuana products.


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Chicago, Illinois’s mayor proposed zoning rules that would ban marijuana dispensaries in much of the city’s downtown.

Two co-conspirators in an alleged plot by the Fall River, Massachusetts mayor to extort marijuana businesses pleaded guilty in federal court.

/ INTERNATIONAL

A Russian court freed an American woman who had been in prison for more than a month after getting caught with medical cannabis.

Ecuadorian lawmakers debated medical cannabis legislation.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A study concluded that “there was no significant association between marijuana use and experiencing [a major depressive episode], and no association between marijuana use and suicidal ideation.”

A study examining government agencies’ Twitter posts about marijuana found that “the organizations studied provided limited information regarding how to use cannabis in ways that will minimize health-related harms.”

/ ADVOCACY, OPINION & ANALYSIS

The pro-Trump super PAC America First posted a tweet about former Vice President Joe Biden’s (D) record of supporting the war on drugs.

/ BUSINESS

Canadian regulators suspended the license of CannTrust Holdings Inc. after it was discovered the company illegally grew marijuana in unlicensed rooms.

Shopify launched new features allowing CBD sales on its platform.

Casper launched a line of CBD gummies.

A U.S. Tax Court judge found that an owner of Doobtubes underpaid taxes with fraudulent intent.

The Pax Labs board ousted the company’s CEO.

Vaping company Kingpen is spending millions of dollars to redesign its packaging amidst the growth of counterfeit ripoff products.

TikTok banned Cornbread Hemp hemp for alleged content violations.

Kayak published a marijuana travel guide.

/ CULTURE

Musician John Legend is partnering with CBD company Plus Products Inc.

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Three federal agencies accept public comments on cannabis (Newsletter: September 17, 2019)

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Former drug czar gives Mexico marijuana advice: Congressman worries about “spiritual war” and cannabis; Study: President influences legalization views

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Three separate federal agencies—the Drug Enforcement Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration—are currently accepting public comments on cannabis-related issues such as global marijuana rescheduling, hemp pesticides and a proposed 2020 cultivation quota.

Former White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske, who once said that the word “legalization” isn’t even in his vocabulary, offered some very specific marijuana regulation advice to Mexican lawmakers as they move toward ending prohibition.

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) cited the fact that “marijuana dispensaries are on the same streets as thriving churches” as evidence of a “spiritual war our nation is entrenched in.”

A study looking at how the White House shapes public opinion about cannabis finds that “presidential drug rhetoric predicts attitudes toward legalization despite controls for other factors such as estimated levels of marijuana use and arrests.”

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The Military Health System tweeted, “Service members should avoid any product with Cannabidiol (CBD), as it could result in a positive drug test.”

Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted that THC vapes are “slipping through a regulatory crack where they’re not actively regulated by the feds (and fall mostly outside FDA’s legal purview) and they’re not carefully scrutinized by states that’ve passed permissive cannabis laws that fueled these products.”

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) apparently want the Trump administration to extend its proposed ban on flavored nicotine vaping devices to cannabis vapes.

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) is seeking cosponsors for legislation to remove marijuana as a deportable offense for immigrants.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) cited his work on hemp legislation as an example of his effectiveness as a legislator, tweeting, “Ask anyone who takes CBD now.”

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed an executive order increasing enforcement against counterfeit marijuana and nicotine vaping products and increasing warning signs for consumers.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) spoke about how severe lung illnesses associated with vaping seem to be caused by unregulated cannabis preparations.

Utah lawmakers unanimously voted to send legislation revising the state’s medical cannabis distribution system to the desk of Gov. Gary Herbert (R).

An Indiana judge issued a preliminary injunction on a state law that criminalizes smokable hemp.

New Hampshire lawmakers are expected to vote Wednesday and Thursday to override Gov. Chris Sununu’s (R) veto of a bill to allow medical cannabis home cultivation. They will also consider an override of a veto on legislation to let dispensaries become for-profit operations.

Nevada regulators are investigating marijuana testing laboratories for allegedly manipulating THC levels. Separately, regulators sent an advisory about moldy and yeasty marijuana.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating threats made against the state’s top medical cannabis regulator.

A Massachusetts representative filed a bill to amend the local approval process for marijuana businesses.

The chair of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands House Committee on Cannabis said lawmakers look forward to working with regulators to implement the territory’s marijuana legalization law.

Texas regulators are moving to license more low-THC medical cannabis providers.

Colorado regulators are considering how to apportion new marijuana business licenses reserved for low-income demographics.

Maine regulators unveiled the state’s marijuana track and trace program.

Ohio regulators released updated medical cannabis patient and caregivers counts.


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The Cincinnati, Ohio City Council is considering a proposal to expunge marijuana convictions.

Activists in Ann Arbor, Michigan are working to decriminalize psychedelics.

/ INTERNATIONAL

Myanmar is moving to allow hemp farming.

Saint Lucia’s Cannabis Commission held its first meeting.

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron spoke about his past marijuana use.

/ SCIENCE & HEALTH

A review concluded that cannabis terpenes and terpenoids “may be an important potential source for new medications for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders.”

A study of marijuana extraction and solvent evaporation methods found that “the use of heating and the presence of oxygen when evaporating the solvents greatly modified the final profiles due to evaporation or chemical reactions.”

/ BUSINESS

Former Canopy Growth Corp. CEO Bruce Linton is signing on as an advisor to a number of smaller marijuana companies.

Cresco Labs Inc. is acquiring assets from Tryke Companies, LLC in a $282.5 million deal.

Coors Distributing Company announced plans to begin distributing CBD beverages.

An Associated Press investigation found unregulated CBD vapes containing illegal synthetic cannabinoids in states across the country.

Two senior VICE employees were reportedly fired after purchasing a large quantity of marijuana for a video in which the rapper Lil Yachty would attempt to roll the world’s heaviest blunt.

A principal of Green Springs Medical in Arkansas is suing his partner for allegedly violating state regulations.

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