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Cannabis Legalization in New Jersey: Insuring the Garden State’s Plants

New Jersey’s greatest contribution to American rock ’n’ roll, Bruce Springsteen, was nearly relegated to obscurity by a marijuana bust involving his bandmates. Rock legend has it that one of The Boss’ early bands, the...more

Dickinson Wright

Tax Court Rules Against Cannabis Dispensary

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In Patients Mutual Assistance Collective Corporation (dba Harborside Health Center) v. Comm’r, 151 T.C. No. 11, the Tax Court held, among other things, that a California medical-marijuana dispensary that was also involved in...more

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9 Dos and Dopes of Buying or Leasing Cannabis Real Estate

Throughout 2018, we have discussed the implications of the legalization of marijuana on the real estate industry. In this final year-end edition, we provide a few important considerations and recommendations for property...more

Dickinson Wright

Ontario’s Private Retail Cannabis System: Licensing Process, Restrictions on Licensed Producers and Implications for Retail...

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After months of uncertainty and discussions, on November 16, 2018, Ontario announced the proclamation of the Cannabis License Act, 2018 (the “Act”) and its associated regulations (the “Regulations”). The new private cannabis...more

Fisher Phillips

Top 50 Workplace Law Stories Of 2018

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It’s hard to keep up with the news these days. It sometimes feels like you can’t step away from your phone, computer, or TV for more than an hour or so without a barrage of new information hitting the headlines—and you’re...more

Burns & Levinson LLP

Cannabis Control Commission to Oversee Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program

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On December 23, 2018, the Department of Public Health will transfer oversight of the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program to the Cannabis Control Commission, the agencies recently announced, giving the CCC oversight of...more

Wilson Elser

New York’s Medical Marijuana Program Sees Huge Two-Year Gains

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The New York State Department of Health’s (DOH’s) two-year report on the progress of its medical marijuana program revealed a 1,124% increase in certified patients registered under the program. Released in mid-November, the...more

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Canadian Cannabis Legalization: Considerations at the U.S. Border for Canadian Nationals and U.S. Employers

In October 2018, the recreational possession and use of cannabis became legal throughout Canada pursuant to The Cannabis Act. While the people and state legislatures of 10 U.S. states have similarly moved to legalize the...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: December 2018, #1

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AgWeek reported on the status of the farm bill. USA Today discussed a large ground beef recall. Fortune discussed the expected farm bill impact on hemp....more

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty P.C.

Key Takeaways from Joint Senate & Assembly Hearing on California’s Wine Industry

The California Senate Select Committee on California’s Wine Industry and Committee on Governmental Organization and the California Assembly’s Select Committee on Wine and Committee on Governmental Organization held a joint...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

California’s Cannabis Regulations Could Stifle IP Licensing

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As the U.S. cannabis market continues to grow at an extraordinary pace, a number of celebrities and companies have extended their names or brands to cannabis products via partnerships with licensed growers and dispensaries. ...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Cannabis Ads Get Standards From Industry Group

Aiming to establish “a trustworthy, professional and ethical business space,” the cannabis industry’s self-regulatory organization finalized its first Advertising Standards....more

Burns & Levinson LLP

Utah Medical Marijuana Compromise Passes and Is Signed into Law

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On Monday, the day after Utah’s medical cannabis initiative became law, state legislators supplanted it with a more tightly controlled plan for providing marijuana-based treatment. That plan is called the Utah Medical...more

Blank Rome LLP

Please Don’t Be My Neighbor: Civil RICO Claims against Marijuana Enterprises in Safe Sts. Alliance v. Alternative Holistic...

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A rise in lawsuits alleging violations of federal RICO and narcotics laws against marijuana growers and related businesses in states that have legalized marijuana has caused a shudder in the industry. Marijuana businesses...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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We’re glad the steak dinner went well, but we’re also still anxiously awaiting actual details about what exactly is covered by the pause in the US/China trade war....more

Wilson Elser

Will Hemp-Derived CBD Be Fully Legal with Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill? Not Quite…

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Public interest in the potential health benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) is responsible for a whole new market segment of health and wellness foods and supplements that features CBD as an ingredient. CBD is one of more than 100...more

Lane Powell PC

Tax Court Issues Long-Awaited Harborside Opinion

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Earlier this week the U.S. Tax Court issued its long-awaited opinion for the Harborside case, which addresses several issues that impact cannabis tax planning strategies. Those issues include...more

Lane Powell PC

Headspace v. Podworks: Good News (With Warnings) for Marijuana Trademark Licensors

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In January 2017, Headspace International, LLC, a California-based cannabis company, sued Podworks Corp., a Washington-state-based cannabis company, for trademark infringement. Headspace sells a product called “The Clear” and...more

Stinson Leonard Street

A Guide to Missouri's Medical Cannabis Law

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On November 6, 2018, Missouri voters passed Amendment 2. Amendment 2 amends the Missouri Constitution to allow state-licensed physicians to recommend medical marijuana to patients who could benefit from the drug. The...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Section 280E Litigation Update: Harsh Results For Resellers

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In the latest Tax Court opinion addressing the application of Section 280E to cannabis businesses there is no good news. However, there is some new guidance. In Patients Mutual Assistance Collective Corp. v. Comm’r, 151...more

Field Law

Edible Cannabis: What You Need To Know.

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With the Cannabis Act legalized most forms of recreational cannabis, many consumers and businesses alike may require further clarity on the limited scope of legalization and in particular the current prohibition on edible...more

Lane Powell PC

South Korea First

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South Korea is currently garnering a lot of attention in the cannabis industry following its legalization of some cannabis derivatives for medical purposes. The legalization comes as a surprise for many in the international...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Dorsey Chairs Panel on Cannabis Marketing and Branding Issues

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While a number of Dorsey lawyers have just returned from MJBizCon, Dorsey also recently led a panel on U.S. and Canadian cannabis branding and marketing issues at the Annual Marketing Law conference of the Association of...more

Lane Powell PC

Three Is No Longer the Magic Number

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A public records request by the Salem, OR-based Statesman Journal bore interesting fruit recently in the form of a report by the Oregon Cannabis Commission (OCC) recommending that a single agency regulate cannabis in Oregon....more

Fox Rothschild LLP

One Toke Over The Line: Employer Of Marijuana Workers Seeking FLSA Overtime Defends By Asserting Its Business Is Illegal

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It is not often when an employer defends a FLSA lawsuit by asserting that it is in an illegal business and therefore immune to suit. Sound funny? Well, that is precisely what a Colorado employer that furnishes security...more

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