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New Jersey: Appellate Division Permits Medical Marijuana User to Proceed with Disability Discrimination Claims Under LAD

New Jersey: Appellate Division Permits Medical Marijuana User to Proceed with Disability Discrimination Claims Under LAD

Law Firm Epstein Becker Green write, “In a decision that could have sweeping effects on New Jersey employers with drug-free workplace and drug-testing policies, the New Jersey Appellate Division in Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings ruled that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) may require employers to reasonably accommodate employees who use medical cannabis permitted by the state’s Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, N.J.S.A. 24:6I-1 et seq.(“CUMMA”).”

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CAN YOU OWN A HEMP STRAIN? THE STICKY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NAMES AND TRADEMARKS.

CAN YOU OWN A HEMP STRAIN? THE STICKY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NAMES AND TRADEMARKS.

This post concerns the first problem with respect to hemp strains (or, more formally, varietals and cultivars). Now that hemp plants are not prohibited under the Controlled Substances Act, there is no general barrier to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recognizing the rights asserted in a trademark application. Even so, hemp companies that believe they “own” a particular hemp strain and rush to file for a trademark registration may come away disappointed.

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How Cannabis Became Illegal: The Racist Ideology of Cannabis Control

How Cannabis Became Illegal: The Racist Ideology of Cannabis Control

Today, more politicians and thought leaders are taking a stand supporting cannabis and related research than at any other time in living memory. While this is clearly a good thing, it bears asking why cannabis, a plant that is so demonstrably benign with properties so obviously beneficial, came to be so highly-controlled in the United States.

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Legal Cannabis Predictions: What the Future of Legal Weed Looks Like

Legal Cannabis Predictions: What the Future of Legal Weed Looks Like

The global legal marijuana market should be worth almost $150 billion by 2025.  It is hard to state which other agricultural product could come near that figure. The forecast is very optimistic, predicting a continuous growth, and market analysts do not seem to worry about the market eventually becoming saturated, which is quite unusual

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The Netherlands’ Cannabis Experiment

The Netherlands’ Cannabis Experiment

Despite popular belief cannabis is not legal in the Netherlands – it is decriminalised for personal use and can be consumed “in a tolerated way” in coffee shops. Although selling cannabis remains illegal, it is for these establishments “illegal, but not punishable” and this pragmatic approach selling system is subject to a number of rules.

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Article: Wendel Rosen: Key Due Diligence Issues for Cannabis Investors

Article: Wendel Rosen: Key Due Diligence Issues for Cannabis Investors

Karen Balderama writes, “More than a year after legalization of recreational cannabis in California, the maturing California cannabis industry has seen an exponential increase in capital raising and M&A activity. Sophisticated investors and established companies are jumping in and making deals happen, infusing operators with capital and betting on even more growth if and when federal legalization occurs. Investors from Canada, where recreational marijuana is legal, are particularly interested in the California market. California cannabis companies are a popular target because they represent a foothold in the largest legal cannabis market in the world.”

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Article : Maine – Opportunities for Marijuana Establishments to Access Financial Services: Recent Advancements at the State and Federal Level

Article : Maine – Opportunities for Marijuana Establishments to Access Financial Services: Recent Advancements at the State and Federal Level

Hannah King of Drummond Woodsum writes. “Currently, marijuana businesses and their employees are not able to deposit funds from their businesses into federally insured financial institutions or obtain loans from financial institutions because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. The result is that these businesses are cash-only businesses whose only access to capital is through private-equity. This has had a significant impact on marijuana businesses operating in compliance with Maine law across the state.”

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Are Recent Medicinal Cannabis Flower Exports out of Jamaica Legal?

Are Recent Medicinal Cannabis Flower Exports out of Jamaica Legal?

It was further reported by New Cannabis Ventures on February 28th, 2019 that Jacana has completed the first-ever international export of Jamaican medicinal cannabis flower, securing multiple international licenses and permits to date.The export was reported to be linked to the company raising an initial $20 million to cultivate, develop and distribute certified medical cannabis solutions that provide natural alternatives to the artificially manufactured products in the market.There remains one issue with this export; there does not seem to be in existence a law in Jamaica supporting the export of cannabis flowers.

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Article: Thai Govt To Monetize Medical Cannabis

Article: Thai Govt To Monetize Medical Cannabis

Wirot Poonsuwan Senior Counsel and Head of Special Projects at Blumenthal Richter & Sumet in Bangkok writes…”The Tobacco Authority of Thailand, or TOAT, is one of two governmental entities that has looked to capitalize on the sale of cannabinoids as soon as it received approval from the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA.”

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Chad West Law Firm Reports On The More Promising Bills From The Texas 2019 Session

Chad West Law Firm Reports On The More Promising Bills From The Texas 2019 Session

The firm writes in its blog, “Texas could make meaningful progress on marijuana-related bills by the end of the 2019 legislative session. Texas is nowhere close to doing what 10 other states have done – legalizing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use.  However, the Lone Star State could make significant progress toward expanding the Compassionate Use Program and putting medical treatment choices for certain medical conditions into the hands of medical providers and patients rather than politicians.”

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Green Light Law Group – Oregon: OLCC Has A Lot of Rules But What Do They Mean

Green Light Law Group – Oregon: OLCC Has A Lot of Rules But What Do They Mean

Kevin Jacoby of Green Light Law Group writes, “knowing the rules is only the first step. The next, and perhaps the most important, is understanding how the rules play out in practice. This is the step where even the most diligent compliance officer can encounter some difficulty, as in many cases the rules are worded in an ambiguous manner, intentionally or unintentionally, such that there could be an interpretation which is costly and time consuming to comply, or an interpretation where the rule does not apply at all. In those situations, it is important for businesses to seek competent legal advice from a lawyer that not only understands how to read and understand administrative rules, but also understands how they can be applied in your industry.”

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Marijuana, Hemp, CBD Oil: Which of These Is Legal and Where?

Marijuana, Hemp, CBD Oil: Which of These Is Legal and Where?

Despite all the breakthrough in medicine and numerous scientific evidence that cannabis has vast potential in curing various disease, the US laws are still baffling and do not allow all cannabis-related products to be produced or consumed freely. Bearing in mind the recent discussions, approvals and prohibitions, it is no wonder one can get rather confused about what is legal and what can get you in jail. For this reason, let’s demystify the rules about marijuana, hemp, and CBD oil.

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Guest Post: Is CBD Legal? Federal & State Laws [2019]

Guest Post: Is CBD Legal? Federal & State Laws [2019]

With so much random information being thrown around the internet, it can be very difficult to differentiate what is true and what is false. New laws and bills are constantly being passed that create a great deal of confusion in the cannabis world.Is CBD legal in all 50 states? Is it legal in the federal government? Do I need a prescription in order to consume CBD?In this article I’m going to update you on the legal status of CBD, and only CBD, in the United States.

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Chris Nani Exclusive Interview: Sano Ti Amo Hopes to Become One of the First FDA Approved Topicals in the U.S.

Chris Nani Exclusive Interview: Sano Ti Amo Hopes to Become One of the First FDA Approved Topicals in the U.S.

Sano Ti Amo is a topical product based company in Ohio. Their new signature cream is currently being manufactured in an FDA approved facility and is undergoing the final steps for FDA registration. The cream, R &R Pain Relief cream was created by Co-Owner Paul Amoroso, a licensed Massotherapist, who has treated patients for over twenty years. Paul met Co-Owner Karen DeLuca while he was refining the cream. Karen has over fifteen years of sales experience, helping start-up companies, and product development.

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Seyfarth Shaw Article: Arizona Federal Judge Enters Judgment for Terminated Employee: High Levels In Positive Drug Test Insufficient to Show Impairment From Marijuana

Seyfarth Shaw Article: Arizona Federal Judge Enters Judgment for Terminated Employee: High Levels In Positive Drug Test Insufficient to Show Impairment From Marijuana

An Arizona federal district court judge entered judgment against Walmart Inc. for terminating the employment of a woman who had been prescribed medical marijuana because it had not established through expert evidence that the employee was impaired by marijuana at work despite high levels of marijuana in the results of her drug test.  Therefore, the court held plaintiff’s termination was contrary to the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, A.R.S. § 36-2813(B) (“AMMA”).

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Drummond Woodsum Publish Article 280E & The Management Company

Drummond Woodsum Publish Article 280E & The Management Company

They write, “When it comes to tax planning for cannabis businesses, a superficial understanding of tax law is dangerous. Tax planning for cannabis business requires a deep understanding of federal tax law principles. Recent Tax Court decisions only confirm this fact. In this Advisory, we discuss one of those decisions and the erroneous assumptions on tax law that lead to it. “

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Boutique accounting firm that specializes in helping clients in the legal cannabis industry. We represent clients all over the United States, both plant-touching and ancillary....

 Accounting and Tax /  United States

Cannabis law and commentary on legislative updates. Tom Howard has actively researched and served the cannabis industry legal needs since 2010. He has frequently published...

 Legal /  Illinois

Green Entrepreneur

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How-to guides, ideas and expert insights for entrepreneurs looking to start and grow a cannabis business. Read The Latest News [feedzy-rss feeds="https://www.greenentrepreneur.com/latest.rss" max="10" feed_title="no" refresh="12_hours"...

 Publications /  United States

Dama Financial

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Dama Financial, through its partner banks, provides cannabis-related business with access to a secure, transparent banking solution that allows cannabusinesses to secure their cash, make...

 Banking & Finance /  California

CaliExtractions

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Since 2014 Caliextractions has been Northern California’s premier producer of essential oil extractors, located in Sacramento. We specialize in Aircraft Aluminum and Stainless Steel Extractors....

 Products /  California

The Law Office is a multi-attorney firm with offices in the DC area, Denver, and West Virginia. We represent clients in employment and occupational safety...

 Legal /  United States

Wake and Bake Daily

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Get toasted on a daily basis with Wake and Bake Daily. Take a look a the Cannabis industry from a different viewpoint. Recent Posts [feedzy-rss...

 Media/News /  United States

Cannabis Consulting Nationwide is a leading resource and consultant for new retail cannabis stores and owners. Using our first-hand experience building a successful and legally...

 Consultant /  Washington

Find in-depth information for growers at moldresistantstrains.com Mold Resistant Strains is owned by Jared Cox, a medical cannabis grower and seed strain collector in Hawaii....

 Products /  United States

Cultiva Law

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Cannabis Attorney in Oregon & Washington. We understand your unique cannabis business, legal, and compliance needs. We are thought-leaders and consistently receive amazing reviews from our former...

 Legal /  United States

aBIZinaBOX Inc

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The Cannabis Practice Group ["CPG"] of aBIZinaBOX Inc. CPA's serves commercial cannabis industry businesses in California. The CPG have experienced > 250% growth over prior...

 Accounting and Tax /  California

Hanson Bridgett

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Hanson Bridgett is a law firm with more than 150 attorneys in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay, the East Bay and Los...

 Legal /  California

Langlois

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Our specialized cannabis team is composed of lawyers with expertise in business law, labour and employment law and information technology law. They have the experience...

 Legal /  Canada

Brownson • Norby, PLLC is a Minnesota law firm with a national practice. We provide legal services in a wide range of areas including insurance...

 Legal /  Minnesota

MG Miller

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MG Miller is a modern intellectual property boutique located in Manhattan’s Financial District. Working primarily with startups and entrepreneurs, we create intellectual property portfolios that...

 Legal /  New York

We are an income tax and advisory cannabis focused niche firm. We are located in Portland, Oregon, however we can serve clients anywhere. As more...

 Accounting and Tax /  Oregon

Colorado-based American Cannabis Company, Inc. is a full service speed to market cannabis consulting firm. Based in Denver, Colorado American Cannabis Company Inc. was founded...

 Consultant /  Colorado

Burns Levinson

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At Burns & Levinson, we practice law differently. While our attorneys agree that results drive our business, building relationships with our clients and providing value...

 Legal /  Massachusetts

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