Recently, three British MPs went to Canada on a fact-finding cross-party trip to consider the effects of a more relaxed regulatory environment in respect of cannabis. After the trip, the MPs predicted that the UK would follow Canada’s lead and legalise cannabis for adult use within a decade.Read More
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Adam Gutman & Anna Wermuth write for Cozen O’Connor, “This new law makes it legal to purchase and consume cannabis in the state of Illinois and includes protections for employees who choose to use cannabis while away from the job. In light of these protections, Illinois employers should take affirmative steps to ensure compliance and to avoid missteps.”Read More
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In the third episode of The Joint Status Report, Chicago partners Doug Sargent and David Standa discuss former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s recent op-ed calling on the FDA to take action on CBD & lots moreRead More
Jason Paltrowitz, OTC Markets Group writes, “As with any new, developing industry, there are barriers to entry and significant growth challenges to navigate. That said, we’re seeing a perfect storm in this sector, companies being built, market structure and compliance guidelines in place, and investors recognizing the sector is ripe for investment.”Read More
Article – Ford Harrison: Recent Progression in the Legalization of Marijuana has left Employers Dazed and Confused
Chandler Armistead & Keya Denner of Ford Harrison write, “In total, 15 states currently have medical cannabis laws that provide some form of explicit employment protection for medical cannabis users. Needless to say, the rapid progression in marijuana legalization has left employers “Dazed and Confused.”Read More
Authored by: Akshita Singh, Mark Mansour, Ryan Holz | Aug 9, 2019 | CBD, Enforcement | Federal...Read More
Carlton Fields law firm say, “The cannabis industry is rapidly expanding in the United States, with multiple jurisdictions and corporations seeking to accommodate the evolving cannabis market. Carlton Fields attorneys Kevin McCoy and Jennifer Tschetter discuss the emergence of cannabis as a billion-dollar, mainstream industry; explore its impact on corporate clients; and analyze the ever-evolving legal landscape in this space.”Read More
Ryan Holz writes, “In 2015, Louisiana lawmakers legalized medical marijuana. It took four years, but sales are finally set to begin this week after the Department of Agriculture cleared the first product for release.”
Louisiana’s medical program is limited. Louisiana has licensed only two cultivators—the Louisiana State University and Southern University agricultural centers. The Southern University grower, Ilera Holistic Healthcare, only planted its crop two weeks ago, and thus will not have any product available until the fall. So it is only LSU’s grower, GB Sciences, that is providing product to the nine pharmacies licensed to dispense. Louisiana has also licensed only 88 doctors to prescribe/recommend medical marijuana.
The fact that medical marijuana is available in Louisiana at all shows how far marijuana legalization advocates have come, but the serious restrictions on the program show there is a long way to go. In other states, including Illinois, a robust medical marijuana program both increased public acceptance of marijuana and provided a critical base of infrastructure for the opening of a recreational market. In Louisiana, even if the medical program is successful and support grows for recreational legalization, the infrastructure simply will not be there for a quick transition. In other words, it will likely still be a while before recreational marijuana is added to the offerings up and down Bourbon Street.
Stay connected to our blog for more updates on Louisiana and other cannabis-related activity through the country.Read More
In the second episode of The Joint Status Report, Chicago partners Doug Sargent and David Standa discuss recent key events that impacted the cannabis industry, including the industry’s response to the FDA’s warning letter to Curaleaf (:46), Cresco’s announcement of its Sunnyside dispensaries (3:42), and the concerning trend of municipalities across the country opting out of permitting recreational marijuana sales (9:05)Read More
Locke Lorde Blog Post See Canntrust Investigation: Risks Abound For Cannabis Companies In Highly Regulated Industry
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has opened an investigation into CannTrust Holdings, Inc., deepening the problems for the large Canadian cannabis company. CannTrust also announced that it will miss the deadline to file its interim financial reports for second quarter 2019.Read More
“In Italy the cultivation and the industrial use of hemp has a long tradition and recent changes in law have led to a revival. While a law enacted in 2016 promotes the cultivation of hemp as a mean to preserve biodiversity, and to reduce the environmental impact in the agriculture, hemp-derived products for human consumption are still subject to restrictions. A recent judgment of the Italian Supreme Court, delivered in joint session, has the last word on the supposedly legal cannabis.”Read More
Article – Thompson Coburn LLP: What’s new for medical cannabis facilities after the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act
On June 25, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“CRTA”), making recreational cannabis use legal for adults 21 and older. Additionally, the CRTA addresses the following topics relevant to facilities currently operating under Illinois’ 2013 Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (the “MCPPA”):Read More
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) reiterated once again that you cannot register marijuana marks at the federal level. The TTAB announced its decision on July 16, 2019, rejecting Canopy Growth Corporation’s, a Canadian corporation, trademark filings for marijuana vaporizers “Juju Rx” and “Juju Hybrid.” In re Canopy Growth Corporation by assignment from JJ206, LLC, Serial Nos. 86475885 & 86475899 (TTAB, July 16, 2019). Write Kris Kappel & Liam ReillyRead More
The hearing was split into two witness panels. The first panel was a bipartisan pair of Senators representing two of the states with the most mature adult use cannabis industries: Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR). As state laws and attitudes around cannabis have evolved, the support that has come from historically left-of-center legislators has expanded across the aisle. Sen. Gardner is the leading Republican voice for federal reform in the Senate and he used the hearing to advocate for federal action.Read More
One of the benefits of hemp and CBD businesses is the increased access to traditional business services, like banking, insurance, payroll, etc. Our clients are investing a significant amount of time and resources into their hemp and CBD operations. It is important to protect those investments by obtaining the proper crop insurance.Read More
In this rapidly changing landscape, many employers are left wondering how marijuana legalization will impact their workplaces, including (1) whether employers can deny employment to applicants or discipline employees who test positive for marijuana, even in a state where marijuana use is legal; (2) whether employers need to modify their workplace policies to address marijuana use; or (3) whether employers have a duty to accommodate medical marijuana use, either at work or outside the workplace. This article summarizes the current, confusing framework of federal statutes, state statutes, and judicial decisions addressing employers’ rights and obligations relating to marijuana use, and provides practical advice for employers in states where medical or recreational marijuana use has been legalized.Read More
Cannabis Legal Group write …The Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a flexible business structure that offers limited liability protection to its owners. For many business owners, it is a preferred type of business entity because it is generally cheaper and easier to set up a LLC, you can structure it to be member-managed or manager-managed, and it avoids the “double taxation” that C Corporations are subjected to.Read More
In the initial episode of the Joint Status Report Chicago partners Doug Sargent and David Standa discuss key events that impacted the cannabis industry between July 22 and July 26 2019.Read More
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No. D-101-CV-2016-01971 (N.M. Dist. 2018)The purpose of the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act is to assure medical cannabis patients in New Mexico […]
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