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What Do California Wine Grapes and California Marijuana Have in Common?

by Weintraub Tobin on

When a winery wants to tell consumers the geographic source of its wine, it includes on the label the wine’s “appellation of origin.” An appellation of origin tells the consumer where the wine grapes were grown. ...more

The Cannabis Act: An overview

by Dentons on

On April 13, 2017, Canada’s Liberal government introduced Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act (the “Act”). The tabled legislation provides federal guidelines for legal access to cannabis for non-medical purposes and establishes...more

National Survey on Marijuana Laws and Regulations

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Legalized cannabis – for medical or recreational purposes – is a rapidly expanding industry in the United States, with various states, including California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New...more

Regulatory Attorneys – Ready Yourself for California’s “Track and Trace” Product Supply Chain Regulatory Regime: First product up,...

by Alston & Bird on

As close and jaded observers of the colliding worlds of environmental regulation, consumer product and global supply chain regulation sitting and toiling daily in the center of the world’s most talented, creative and...more

National Survey on Marijuana Laws and Regulations

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

This survey has been provided by the Fox Rothschild Cannabis Practice as a quick reference to relevant laws and statutes governing marijuana usage in the United States. Legalized cannabis – for medical or...more

Land Use and Marijuana: How We Got Here

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

In the wake of Proposition 64’s passage, California local governments may find themselves questioning how to apply land use laws to marijuana legalization. The Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA),...more

Be Prepared for California’s Environmental Rules: Regulated Cannabis Brings Forth New Water Use Guidelines

Some estimates indicate that up to 70% of marijuana used in the United States comes from California. With the recent passage of Proposition 64, California cannabis production is likely to increase, and the state’s...more

Pennsylvania Accepts Applications for Medical Marijuana Growers, Processors and Dispensaries

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The Pennsylvania Department of Health will accept permit applications for medical marijuana grower/processors and dispensaries from February 20, 2017 until March 20, 2017, pursuant to its authority under the Medical Marijuana...more

After Proposition 64 Does Medical Marijuana Matter?

California’s recent recreational pot legalization brings into question the relevance of medical cannabis in a state that led the legal marijuana movement with a 1996 voter initiative giving patients the right to possess and...more

Local Cannabis Regulation: Two Ballot Measures Up for Vote on March 7, 2017

by Wilson Elser on

This article examines the two competing ballot measures regarding cannabis regulation in the City of Los Angeles up for vote on March 7, 2017. Following is a brief summary of the current regulatory framework for cannabis in...more

Task Force Report: Production of Cannabis

by Bennett Jones LLP on

In this edition of our series on the Task Force’s final report "A Framework for the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada" (the "Report") we explore the Task Force recommendations for regulating the production of...more

Pennsylvania Issues Grower/Processor and Dispensary Permit Applications for Medical Marijuana Program

by Cozen O'Connor on

On January 17, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (“DOH”) released grower/processor and dispensary permit applications (“Applications”), which can be found on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program website. DOH...more

Competition for Medical Marijuana Permits Gets Tighter

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

At a news briefing yesterday held by Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Karen Murphy, the state announced that it will be issuing up to 27 dispensary permits and 12 growers/processor permits as part of the initial phase of the...more

Just Three Bay Area Cities Allow Both Cultivation and Manufacturing

The California Legislature’s approval of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act opened the door for cannabis operators to obtain state medical cannabis business licenses for everything from testing to distributing...more

FPPC Weighs in on Recreational Marijuana Ethics Issues

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Local officials handling recreational marijuana issues will find guidance in two advice letters issued by the Fair Political Practices Commission in the wake of last month’s passage of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of...more

State Ballot Wins Only Amplify Questions About Pot Banking

The 2016 election will be remembered not only for the memorable presidential race but also for what was effectively a national referendum on cannabis. Eight states passed laws allowing its use. Medical marijuana is now...more

Ohio Supreme Court Amends Attorney Rules Of Professional Conduct To Specifically Allow Attorneys To Provide Legal Services To...

by Reminger Co., LPA on

As previously reported in a Reminger Report back in September of this year, in June of 2016 the Ohio legislature passed a law to allow medical marijuana in Ohio. The law, which was passed was significantly more stringent...more

Oregon Cannabis Producers Need to ‘Grow Up’ and Respect Boundaries

The regulated cannabis industry is growing exponentially. Regulators, with the help of industry leaders and advisors, are demanding that the industry “grow up” and embrace the realities of functioning in a highly-regulated...more

Half Baked: The Brave New World of Branding Weed

by Lewitt Hackman on

In last week’s election, California voters passed Prop 64, which means recreational marijuana can be sold and used by persons over 21 within the state. But don’t get excited about the gold rush just yet. Recreational...more

Medical Marijuana Comes To Arkansas

by Fisher Phillips on

After a narrow defeat of a medical marijuana proposition four years ago in socially conservative Arkansas, this year’s election result means that Arkansas will soon join many other states and become the first in the so-called...more

Marijuana Legalization Efforts Enjoy Success, Demonstrating Major Shift in Approach to Drug Regulation and Use

by Littler on

Election Day 2016 proved to be a historic occasion for initiatives favoring expanded access to marijuana. On November 8, California and Nevada joined West Coast early adopters Alaska, Oregon, and Washington in choosing to...more

The Ohio Department of Commerce Proposes “Factsheet” in Advance of Publishing Draft Cultivator Rules

by Benesch on

On November 1, 2016, the Ohio Department of Commerce released its “Cultivator Rules” factsheet, which outlines the key elements of its initial draft rules for cultivation licenses under the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control...more

Calaveras County Leads The Way Into Greener Territory

by Archer Norris PLC on

Calaveras County is a beautiful gem tucked away amongst the Giant Sequoia trees in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It sits between the vibrant Mokelumne and Stanislaus rivers, and as a historic part of...more

Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts – DPH Proposes Amendments to Regulations

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has released for public comment proposed amendments to DPH’s Medical Marijuana Regulations (105 CMR 725) (the “regulations”). DPH believes that believes the proposed...more

The Marijuana Industry’s Big Win: The DEA’s Refusal to Reschedule

by Wilson Elser on

Earlier this year, when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) indicated it would have an announcement regarding a now five-year-old petition to reschedule cannabis, numerous industries on the “outside looking in” were...more

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