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Cannabis Considerations: Protecting your Cannabis Innovation

by Knobbe Martens on

Introduction – Is Patenting Cannabis Legal? Early protection of intellectual property is a critical component in any business’s efforts to secure a competitive advantage in the marketplace. In the cannabis space, efforts...more

Conversation on Cannabis Shifting from “If” to “When”

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

Last week’s presidential support of states’ rights to regulate cannabis was a welcome development for many in the legalized marijuana space. It shouldn’t have necessarily come as a surprise, though—after all, on the campaign...more

Cannabis Industry Update – April 2018

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

With so much happening in the cannabis industry we thought we’d take this time to highlight some of the industry’s most recent happenings. ...more

Is Marijuana “Legal” Now? The Cannabis Industry and Your Risk

by Williams Mullen on

As more states join the majority, regulating some form of medical or recreational marijuana, the federal government’s position remains unchanged. Under federal law, it remains illegal to cultivate, process, distribute or...more

Seeing Through the Haze: Marijuana and the Workplace - THC "Breathalyzers"

by Varnum LLP on

Marijuana use by Michigan employees is on the rise. Many employees mistakenly believe that a Michigan Medical Marijuana card gives them the absolute right to use marijuana....more

It’s High Time to Update Your Marijuana Policies

The legalization of recreational use of marijuana in several states, including California, has left many employment policies vague and confused. This article offers insights to questions every employer should be asking in...more

Countdown to Cannabis Legislation: Cannabis Regulation in Canada's Territories

by Field Law on

Canada's plans for cannabis legalization are slowly rolling into focus. While many of the details of the regulatory framework are still under review, it is clear that the approach to regulation taken by the Provinces and...more

The Legality of Cannabidiol and Concerns Regarding False Advertising

by Cozen O'Connor on

The legality of marijuana (also known as cannabis) has been a popular topic in recent years with thirty states and the District of Columbia having laws that legalize marijuana in some form. However, under federal law,...more

Signs Of Federal Retreat On Legal Cannabis

by Cole Schotz on

After months of uncertainty surrounding the enforceability of state marijuana legislation in light of federal prohibitions, President Trump may have offered the legal cannabis industry some solace. Late last week,...more

The Hemp Farming Act Of 2018….Legalize it!

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The bill, known as the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, would legalize hemp, removing it from the federal list of controlled substances and allowing it to be sold as an agricultural commodity. “By legalizing hemp and empowering...more

Organizations Making a Difference in Safety and Management: BevCap - Part I

by Fisher Phillips on

I wish that time permitted us to write more often about the good work done by various groups to improve workplace safety and management. Notable examples include AGC –National and numerous state AGC-Chapters, the National...more

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Candidates for Governor Square Off in Primary Debates - Lively broadcast debates for the Republican and Democratic candidates for Governor took place over the past two weeks. On April 4, the four Republican candidates...more

President Trump Indicates Softer Stance on Cannabis

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

After threatening to block any Department of Justice nominations following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ revocation of the Cole Memorandum, Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado said in a statement that President Trump has given...more

Client Spotlight: A Q&A with New England Cannabis Trailblazer, TaShonda Vincent-Lee

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

The CannaBusiness Advisory is pleased to spotlight some of the Burns & Levinson clients that are pushing the cannabis industry forward, in Massachusetts and beyond. First up is TaShonda Vincent-Lee, co-founder and director of...more

Advertising Marijuana Businesses: The Federal Criminal Law You Need to Know

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

As the gravitational pull toward marijuana legalization continues, new sources of revenue continue to emerge. Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner (and former opponent of legalization) recently announced that he...more

New Jersey Expands Medical Cannabis Program

by Wilson Elser on

On March 27, 2018, New Jersey approved a significant expansion of its medical marijuana program. Reforms include eligibility for patients with anxiety, chronic pain, migraines and Tourette’s syndrome. The move is expected to...more

San Francisco Law Would Expand the Bar on Background Checks

On January 1, 2018, recreational marijuana officially became legal in California. Three months later, on April 3, 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance that would bar employers from inquiring about...more

Federal Spending Bill Fails to Expand Legal Protection to Recreational Cannabis Industry

Congress recently failed to protect the recreational cannabis industry from federal law enforcement, choosing instead to maintain a defense only for cannabis operators in states that have legalized marijuana for medical...more

Budding Development: States Requiring Employers To Tolerate Medical Cannabis Use

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Can employers deny employment to people who use cannabis under a medical prescription authorized by state law? In more and more states, the answer is now “No.”...more

“Times They Are a-Changin’”: Recent Developments Regarding Marijuana Use by Employees in Nevada

by Snell & Wilmer on

To quote Bob Dylan, “the times they are a-changin’.”1 As employers know, marijuana laws and opinions regarding marijuana use for both medical and recreational purposes are rapidly changing. ...more

Massachusetts Recreational Pot Regulations Offer Little Guidance To Employers

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

On March 9, 2018, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (“CCC”) filed its much anticipated recreational marijuana Regulations with the Massachusetts Secretary of State. ...more

PTO’s Rejection of Marks Related to Marijuana Should Be Found Unlawful

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The United States Patent and Trademark Office rejects trademark applications when it determines that the use of the mark is unlawful under the Controlled Substances Act. See In re Brown, 119 USPQ.2d 1350 (TTAB 2016) In the...more

Cook County voters’ support of recreational cannabis in non-binding referendum promising for future of Illinois cannabis

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Even as the future of recreational cannabis at the federal level is dim, Illinois may be moving toward a brighter horizon for recreational cannabis. On March 20, 2018, during a state primary voting cycle, Cook County (which...more

Cannabis in the Workplace: A Few Things Employers Might Get a Taste of

by Field Law on

At this point, employers in Alberta are acutely aware that cannabis or marijuana is about to become a legal substance. However, they might not yet have a full understanding of how this legalization will impact them, their...more

Legalized Marijuana Resulting in Real Estate High: Is the Golden State a Green Mine?

California rang in 2018 as the largest legal marketplace in the country for recreational marijuana when it implemented the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulatory Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”). As we discussed in Part 1 and Part...more

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