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Burns & Levinson LLP

Riding the Legalization Wave: The After-Effects of the Midterm Elections

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It’s no surprise that marijuana reform resulting from the recent midterm elections made headlines last week, as three states voted in favor of legalization. As discussed in last week’s blog post, voters in Missouri and Utah...more

Locke Lord LLP

The 2018 Midterms Continue A Positive Trend For The Marijuana Industry

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Legalization of marijuana was a consistent and bipartisan winner in the past several elections and that trend continued in the 2018 midterms. Three more states—Utah, Michigan and Missouri—passed landmark legalization...more

Michigan Auto Law

Rules for marijuana and driving after MI passes new pot law

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Marijuana and driving rules prohibit driving under the influence, as with alcohol, consuming and driving, smoking in passenger compartment; still unknown is if exception to ‘any amount’ law...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Safe Streets Alliance v. Hickenlooper Provides Good News, Bad News, and Instructions to the Cannabis Industry and the Financial...

For years, the “legal” cannabis industry – operating in states that have legalized cannabis under state law despite its long-standing prohibition under federal law – and the financial institutions that serve the industry have...more

Lane Powell PC

Cannabis Steady Roll Toward End of Prohibition

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The cannabis industry is celebrating a lot of good news this week — support for legalization continues to grow while opposition dwindles steadily. Voters in three more states passed marijuana measures to increase the legal...more

WilmerHale

Blurred Vision – Cannabis and Reporting

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On 17 October, Canada legalised the recreational use of marijuana, following the passing of The Cannabis Act 2018 this summer. This marks a further step in the drug's deregulation in Canada, where its medical use has been...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Voters In Three States Approve Marijuana Laws On Election Day

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Three states approved new marijuana laws on Election Day 2018. Voters approved medical marijuana laws in Missouri and Utah, while Michigan voters approved a recreational marijuana law....more

Littler

Voters in Michigan, Missouri, and Utah Expand Access to Marijuana

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As has become common in recent years (and despite marijuana’s continued illegality under federal law), citizens in several states voted on marijuana-related measures this election cycle. ...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

An inside look into the latest state to legalize recreational cannabis: Michigan

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On Tuesday, Michigan became the nation’s 10th state, along with the District of Columbia, to legalize recreational cannabis with the passage of Proposal 18-1, also known as the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana...more

Burns & Levinson LLP

In the News: 3 States Adopt New Cannabis Laws; AG Sessions Resigns

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Following Tuesday’s midterm elections, three states—Michigan, Missouri, and Utah—adopted new cannabis laws: Michigan voters approved a measure that legalizes marijuana for recreational use, Missouri approved the creation of a...more

Bennett Jones LLP

B.C. Privacy Commissioner Issues Guidance Regarding Cannabis Transactions

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Following the recent legalization of cannabis, private retailers are open for business from coast to coast. While cannabis remains illegal in other jurisdictions, cannabis users' personal information is highly sensitive. In...more

Holland & Knight LLP

New Illinois Governor May Act Quickly to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

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• Illinois Governor-Elect J.B. Pritzker is expected to act quickly on one of his campaign promises – the legalization of recreational marijuana use. • Illinois has been gradually moving toward full legalization since...more

Fisher Phillips

Medical Marijuana In Missouri: New Law Brings New Questions For Employers

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Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 on Election Day 2018, one of the three medical marijuana measures appearing on the state’s ballot. Amendment 2 adds an article to the Missouri Constitution legalizing medical use of...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Wall Street apparently views a divided Congress as a good thing (think less chance of tighter regulation), and it celebrated by pushing the Dow up 500 points and jumping back into tech stocks....more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

A Fact Sheet on Michigan’s Newly-Passed Marihuana Ballot Initiative

On the night of November 6, 2018, Michigan voters passed the ballot initiative known as the “Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act” (MRTMA) to allow the limited use and possession of marihuana. As a result, the...more

Goodwin

The March Toward Full Legalization Continues: Marijuana Election Results in the 2018 Midterms

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During this week’s midterm elections, binding marijuana-related referenda appeared on the ballot in four states. Three of the referenda passed, and one was defeated. Specifically, Tuesday’s election added Michigan to the list...more

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

New Jersey Marijuana Social Lounges

by Norris McLaughlin, P.A. on

So, you’re considering applying for a marijuana retail license after the recreational adult use law is passed in New Jersey. The current version of Senate Bill No. 2703 (August 30, 2018) has several conditions that an...more

SmithAmundsen LLC

Missouri Says "Yes" To Medical Marijuana - What To Know Now

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While the official tally is not yet in, it became clear late Tuesday night that Missouri voters have chosen to legalize medical marijuana in their state. Missouri citizens voted to adopt Amendment 2, or the New Approach...more

Miller Canfield

Approval of Michigan Marijuana Proposal Brings Changes for Employers

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Michigan voters have approved Proposal 18-1 ("the Act"), which will legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana, marijuana products and industrial hemp by persons 21 years of age and older. The Act also authorizes...more

Varnum LLP

Weed in the Workplace: What Michigan Employers Can Do Now that Marijuana Use is Legal

by Varnum LLP on

Yesterday, November 6, 2018, Michigan voters approved recreational use of marijuana. The new law, called the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) allows adults 21 years of age or older to use and possess...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Illinois Recreational Marijuana

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J.B. Pritzker (Democrat) won the election for Governor of Illinois and will be sworn into office in January 2019. Based on Governor-elect Pritzker’s statements on the campaign trail and the current acquisition market in...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Cannabis Ballot Initiatives Pass In Three Out Of Four States

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Voters in four states (Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, and Utah) cast their ballots on initiatives to legalize cannabis for either medical or recreational purposes. The ballot measures passed in Michigan, Missouri, and...more

SmithAmundsen LLC

Pritzker’s Win Is A Big Win For Legal Cannabis In Illinois

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Last night, J.B. Pritzker, the Democratic candidate for Illinois Governor defeated incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner at the polls. Pritzker will be sworn in as governor on January 9, 2019. One of many issues on which the two...more

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

How Canada's Legalization Of Cannabis At The U.S. Border May Impact Certain Canadians Entering The United States

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With the legalization of cannabis in Canada comes a new wave of uncertainty at U.S. ports of entry. In response to Canada's legalization of cannabis, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency released a statement...more

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

Medical Cannabis: Have You Checked the NJPMP?

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There is no question that our current administration is aggressively pushing to expand the Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) in New Jersey, separate and apart from pursuing legalization of adult use. The number of patients...more

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