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Chaos Theory, the Butterfly Effect and One More Banking Hurdle?

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown recently signed into law Senate Bill 863. The bill attracted bi-partisan support as it moved through the legislature and is well intended. The bill protects consumer names, addresses and other...more

Licensed Medical Marijuana Caregiver’s Termination For Selling Drugs At Work Was Not Age Discrimination

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A federal court in Michigan dismissed the age discrimination claim of a licensed medical marijuana caregiver who was terminated in connection with an investigation into drug activity at work. Henry v. Outback Steakhouse of...more

PA DOH: Permit Application Review is On Schedule

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy just concluded a Press Conference, where she, along with John J. Collins, Director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Medical Marijuana, provided an update on the...more

Labour and Employment Alert: Taking the High Road: the Federal Framework and Preparing for the Legalization of Marijuana

by Field Law on

On April 13, 2017, the federal government tabled two new cannabis related bills before Parliament, Bill C-45: An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts...more

Calif. cities lift medical marijuana delivery ban: Is L.A. Next?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Under the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, enacted Jan. 1, 2016, California authorized the delivery of medical marijuana by licensed dispensaries to qualified patients but allowed municipalities to ban such...more

A Stark Reminder – Marijuana is Still Illegal in Pennsylvania

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana statute has received much attention from the press and the public since its passage just over one year ago. But the legislature and the Department of Health are still finalizing the Medical...more

Pennsylvania Department of Health Issues New Physician Regulations for Medical Marijuana

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As first posted on our sister blog, “In The Weeds” (Fox Rothschild’s Cannabis Law Blog), the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued its long-awaited proposed temporary regulations regarding physicians on April 11, 2017. ...more

Florida Fraudsters Take Advantage of the Delay in Florida’s Implementation of Amendment 2

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Amendment 2 passed back in November 2016, but the Florida Legislature is moving slowly to implement the necessary regulations for medical marijuana to get to the marketplace. ...more

Court Rejects Bias Claim of Licensed Medical Marijuana Caregiver Fired from Restaurant for Selling Drugs

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An Outback Steakhouse employee who was fired for distributing drugs to a co-worker despite her status as a licensed medical marijuana caregiver has lost her suit alleging the termination was the result of age...more

California Proposes Important Changes to Legal Cannabis Regulation, Including Removal of California Residency Requirements

by Akerman LLP on

Earlier this month, California's nascent Bureau of Cannabis Control proposed legislation designed to harmonize the state's earlier medicinal cannabis regulatory framework (Medical Cannabis Regulatory Safety Act) with the...more

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

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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

Proposition 65 & California Cannabis Businesses

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Cannabis business owners in California should take note if they are unaware that Proposition 65 applies to them. Among other requirements, Proposition 65 (aka the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986)...more

Regulatory changes allow patients greater access to medical marijuana in New York state

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The New York State Department of Health recently announced two regulatory enhancements to improve patient access to medical marijuana. On March 22, 2017, chronic pain was added as a new qualifying condition for patients...more

Drive-thru Marijuana Store Opens Today in Parachute, Colorado

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The first known legal drive-thru marijuana retail store in Colorado chose the date of 4/20 to open in Parachute, a town of approximately 1,100 located 40 miles west of Glenwood Springs along Interstate 70. While...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

Does This Give Rise To A Happy 420

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Over the years, federal spending for the prosecution of medical marijuana businesses has been curtailed by the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment to the spending bills. Now that Farr is retired, the question remained whether there...more

Rhode Island Employers Face Uncertainty with Marijuana Legislation

by Locke Lord LLP on

As the Rhode Island General Assembly actively considers proposed legislation that would legalize marijuana use statewide, employers around the state are bracing for the impact in the workplace while they are already adjusting...more

May Employers Weed Out Medical Marijuana Patients Through Drug Testing? Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Will Weigh In

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

The ever-changing landscape of medical marijuana laws in states across the nation has given rise to several lawsuits regarding an employer’s right to enforce anti-drug policies against employees who hold valid state-issued...more

Pennsylvania DOH Releases Draft Temporary Regulations for Physicians

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As we cross the one year anniversary of its passage, Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program continues to develop. On April 11, the Department of Health released Draft Temporary Regulations for Physicians....more

Delaware Legislature Considers Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Use

by Cozen O'Connor on

House Bill No. 110 (HB 110) was recently introduced in the Delaware legislature to allow for recreational marijuana use by individuals 21 years of age or older. HB 110 would create a regulatory system for recreational...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

Expansion of Medical Cannabis Bill to Impact Senior Housing Communities and Other Georgia Post-Acute Providers

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

During its most recent session, the Georgia legislature passed SB16, expanding Georgia’s Medical Cannabis Bill, “Haleigh’s Hope Act” (the “Act”), which legalized the possession of low THC oil for individuals with certain...more

PA DOH Releases Proposed Temporary Medical Marijuana Regulations for Doctors

by Cozen O'Connor on

On April 11, 2017, the Department of Health (DOH) released the much anticipated proposed temporary regulations for physicians that among other items, set forth requirements regarding: the physician registry, the completion by...more

Marijuana at Work: Testing of (and for) Mary Jane

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: California voters gave the green light to recreational use of marijuana with the passage of Prop 64. Marijuana users may have felt like they struck Acapulco Gold, but a review of the law on drug testing in...more

Maine Delays Implementation of Certain Provisions of Recreational Marijuana Law

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Last November, Maine was one of four states in which voters approved a new recreational marijuana law. Maine’s law took effect on January 30, 2017; however, emergency legislation passed on January 27, 2017 delayed the...more

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