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Article: What Cannabis Cultivators and Retailers Need to Know About Product Liability Lawsuits

Article: What Cannabis Cultivators and Retailers Need to Know About Product Liability Lawsuits

With booming sales comes the prospect of booming litigation.  As the number of cannabis users increases, so too will the number of actual or suspected side effects from such use.  Just as with other products ingested by consumers—ranging from ordinary food and beverages to more heavily regulated items like pharmaceuticals, alcohol and cigarettes—at least some of these alleged side effects will inevitably result in lawsuits.  While consumers (and lawyers) would never have sued a street-corner dealer after a bad reaction, they will sue a legal cultivator or seller, particularly as such companies become larger, more sophisticated and better funded.

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The High Lights of California Cannabis Regulation July 2018

The Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA” ), which became effective January 1, 2018, is the governing law for both medical and adult use of cannabis in California. The rules are complex. Cannabis businesses seeking to do business in California should consult with an attorney prior to engaging in any project to ensure full understanding of the most up-to-date rules.

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Conversations In Cannabis: Ardin, writer, comedian & content producer

Conversations In Cannabis: Ardin, writer, comedian & content producer

Ardin, as he’s known, made his way from San Francisco to Hollywood to develop his own content ideas to work with brands and innovators to sidestep the advertising challenges that cannabis faces today. In 2016, he walked away from a  10-year career in marketing and today, he is a professional comedian, actor, and writer. He’s created his own monthly podcast, Coffee and Cannabis that focuses on the industry and is developing scripts and content for long-form shows. He’s written a series of 52 radio plays for a segment called, “High Time Story Time” (on Amazon) and has a popular late night show, The Night Space, on Mutiny Radio

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Federal Hemp & CBD Update – What’s Legal & What’s Not

Federal Hemp & CBD Update – What’s Legal & What’s Not

CBD products are everywhere – including tinctures, creams, gummies, pills, and drinks. But is it legal to buy, sell, and produce them?  The answer may depend on where you are. In the December 2018 Farm Bill, the federal government removed CBD (and industrial hemp and all cannabis derivatives with less than 0.3% THC) from the Controlled Substances Act altogether.  But that is not the end of the story, as the FDA continues to regulate CBD products through enforcement of the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act, and state governments also have restrictions. Federal and state laws are changing quickly in this area, so anyone involved with these products is encouraged to consult with a lawyer and stay informed on recent developments.

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Venture Capital Investment in Cannabis More Than Doubles in 2018

Venture Capital Investment in Cannabis More Than Doubles in 2018

Pitchbook recently released its2018 results for cannabis related investments, and the data is impressive: 139 deals scooped up a whopping $881 million. Those numbers are up over the prior year by 26 percent (number of transactions) and 120 percent (total amount invested), reflecting larger average deal sizes.  Leading the way,Privateer Holdings closed a $100 million Series C financing.

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California: Cannabis Regulatory Agency Representation – Qualifications of A Representative.

California: Cannabis Regulatory Agency Representation – Qualifications of A Representative.

We are again writing on the topic of representation because the failure the above referenced agencies to take into account the importance of qualified representation is one of the reasons California’s roll-out of the regulation of the cannabis industry has been described as maladroit. We are not qualified to make recommendations regarding the qualifications BCC, CDPH and CDFA should establish for representatives, although we note that duly licensed attorneys have the authority as a matter of law to represent clients before administrative agencies.

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Cannabis Consulting Nationwide What We Do & Why We Do It…

Cannabis Consulting Nationwide What We Do & Why We Do It…

Good morning. My name is Rob Hendrix and I am the founder of Cannabis Consulting Nationwide. I came to this place by taking the leap of faith in Washington State's Initiative 502 which as you probably are aware created the legal, adult-use Cannabis market in Washington State. I opened my retail Cannabis shop, Cannabis Central of Ellensburg, on August 25, 2014. The vetting process to make myself eligible for the Lottery system in order to obtain a retail Cannabis was in a word, grueling. Opening the shop was a shock; to my community, my friends, my family.

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2018 Year in Review: Steady Progress Toward Legalization in NJ, NY & PA, Massachusetts Opens Recreational Dispensaries

2018 Year in Review: Steady Progress Toward Legalization in NJ, NY & PA, Massachusetts Opens Recreational Dispensaries

Given the drama of 2018, making predictions about the timetable of future political developments has proven to be a fool’s errand. It seems clear that both New Jersey and New York are on the path to fully legalize the adult use of cannabis, potentially in 2019. The optimistic forecasts of impending action in New Jersey have been thwarted again and again by the realities and in-fighting of local politics. In Pennsylvania, it is too early to tell whether Governor Wolf’s recent comments represent mere rhetoric or a more substantive change in direction.

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Singapore’s Minister for Law & Home Affairs Says Medicinal Cannabis Companies Are Just In It For The Money

Singapore’s Minister for Law & Home Affairs Says Medicinal Cannabis Companies Are Just In It For The Money

You wouldn't expect anything less from Singapore's Law & Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam and if we are all honest with ourselves there's a element of truth in what he says. He believes pharmaceutical companies are hiding their intentions behind a smokescreen when it comes to cannabis. He describes the trend of accepting cannabis medical use is driven by the “power of money and propaganda”.

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Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana: Open Fields of Pennsylvania Hemp

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana: Open Fields of Pennsylvania Hemp

The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill has opened the gates to industrial hemp farming. Hemp, a crop that has been banned in the United States since 1937, now may be legally grown. While the most popular product of hemp − oils containing cannabidiol (CBD) and other naturally occurring non-psychoactive cannabinoids − are still subject to conflicting federal and state regulations, the plant itself may be grown across the United States.

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The New Congress Talks Cannabis

The new House of Representatives has announced its first cannabis-related hearing, “Challenges and Solutions: Access to Banking Services for Cannabis-Related Businesses,” which will take place on February 13 before a sub-committee of the House Financial Services Committee.

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