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NYS Senator Gillibrand To Co-Sponsor Marijuana Justice Act

As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts, marijuana, whether used for medicinal or recreational purposes, is classified as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). ...more

New York May Consider Recreational Marijuana Legalization

New York is currently taking steps to investigate the possible legalization of recreational marijuana in New York. In July 2017 we talked about the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“MRTA”), S.3040B/A.3506B, in...more

Federal v. State Trademark Registration for Marijuana-Related Goods and Services

Despite numerous states having legalized medical marijuana, and a handful of others having legalized marijuana for recreational use, it still remains impossible to obtain a U.S. federal trademark registration for marijuana...more

Bill Requires Public Disclosure of Medical Marijuana Practitioners

As we previously discussed in Medical Marijuana 103: Patient and Practitioner Regulations in New York State, practitioners in New York must be registered with the New York State Department of Health (“DOH”) in order to...more

FDA Issues Warning Letters To Cannabidiol Product Manufacturers Over Health Claims

On November 1, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a release concerning its issuance of warning letters to four companies concerning the marketing of products containing cannabidiol (CBD)....more

Medical Marijuana Update – “Caregiver” Definition Expanded to Include Facilities

In our previous post, Medical Marijuana 103: Patient and Practitioner Regulations in New York State, we discussed that patients certified for medical marijuana use can designate up to two caregivers. Caregivers can assist...more

Medical Marijuana 106: Recent Developments in New York

This blog post is the last in a series of articles discussing the current state of the law in New York regarding medical marijuana. Despite its potential, New York’s Medical Marijuana Program is off to a slow start. The...more

Medical Marijuana 105: Marijuana in the Workplace

As you may recall from our first post in this series, medical marijuana in New York was legalized through the passage of the New York Compassionate Care Act (“CCA”) in 2014. The CCA also created new anti-discrimination...more

Medical Marijuana 104: Responsibilities of Health Insurers

It will come as no surprise that patients who are thinking about getting certified for medical marijuana use have a number of questions relating to the cost of obtaining medical marijuana products....more

Medical Marijuana 103: Patient and Practitioner Regulations in New York State

This blog post is the third in a series of articles discussing the current state of the law in New York regarding medical marijuana. Read the latest post in the series, Medical Marijuana 102: NYS Registered Organizations and...more

Medical Marijuana 102: NYS Registered Organizations and Dispensaries

This blog post is the second in a series of articles discussing the current state of the law in New York regarding medical marijuana. To read the first post in the series, Medical Marijuana 101: The State of the Law in...more

Medical Marijuana 101: The State of the Law in NY

This blog post will be the first in a series of articles discussing the current state of the law in New York regarding medical marijuana. There’s no denying that one of the hottest topics in health care law these days is...more

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