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Countdown to Cannabis Legislation: Calgary's Cannabis Consumption Bylaws: What You Need to Know

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In anticipation of the legalization of recreational cannabis in just a few months, Calgary’s City Council has taken steps to limit cannabis use in public. On April 5, 2018, City Councillors approved the Cannabis Consumption...more

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

The STATES Act and What it Could Mean for Cannabis Businesses

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Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Gardner introduced the “Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act” (“STATES”) Act – on June 7, 2018. A companion bill was introduced by Representatives Earl Blumenauer...more

Cozen O'Connor

STATES Act Would Exempt Legal Cannabis from Controlled Substances Act

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On June 7, Senators Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo., introduced a bill that would permit states to pass their own marijuana laws without interference from the federal government. ...more

Dentons

Federal Government proposes to reject 13 of 46 Senate amendments to the Cannabis Act

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On June 7, 2018, after more than six months of review, the Senate sent Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act (Bill), back to the House of Commons (House) with 46 amendments (Amendments). Many of the Amendments were technical in nature...more

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed,...

Tax Court Decision Another Blow to Medical Marijuana Industry

The recent Tax Court decision, Alterman v. Commissioner, struck yet another tax blow against the growing medical marijuana industry. ...more

Morris James LLP

Marijuana Legalization – Probably Still Not Yet

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With the primary senate sponsor of House Bill 110, Sen. Margaret Rose Henry, retiring this year, it remains to be seen if there will be any last-minute legalization of the adult use of cannabis in Delaware. While in the...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Treasury Department Data Shows Continuing Increase In Availability Of Marijuana Banking

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The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has released updated quarterly statistics showing a continuing increase in the number of depository institutions that actively bank U.S. marijuana...more

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

New Vermont Legislation for Employers

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

In its 2017 and 2018 sessions, the Vermont legislature actively passed a number of bills that will impact the way Vermont employers do business. ...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

The High Tax Compliance Burden For Cannabis Businesses

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Yesterday, the Tax Court issued its opinion in Alterman v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2018-83. This case involved the operation of a medical marijuana dispensary which was reported on Schedule C. The opinion includes a long...more

Perkins Coie

Ninth Circuit Reinforces Need for Due Diligence When Doing Business With the Cannabis Industry

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In recent guidance, we wrote about what companies should do to minimize the risk of federal criminal penalties when doing business with or investing in cannabis industry companies. One principle we stressed is the need to...more

Akerman LLP

President Trump Signals Support Of Bi-Partisan Senate Marijuana Legislation

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On an interview Friday, June 8, 2018, President Donald J. Trump stated that he “really” supports new marijuana legislation filed by Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). The bi-partisan measure...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Promising Federal Legislation Could Give Protection To Cannabis Businesses

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Few things are as bi-partisan as constructing a snazzy acronym for federal legislation, and Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Garnder (R-CO) did not disappoint with the “Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Senate Approves Canada’s Cannabis Act with Dozens of Amendments

On June 7, 2018, the Senate passed Bill C-45, Canada’s cannabis legalization bill, the Cannabis Act (Bill), but not before making a number of amendments. The Bill will now return to the House of Commons, where members of...more

Clark Hill PLC

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 23

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Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - August Recess. Senate Majority Leader McConnell announced last week that the Senate would be cancelling all but the first week of August recess. ...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

STATES Act Bill Addresses Incongruity in Federal Law and State Marijuana Regulation

Yesterday, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the bipartisan Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) in an attempt to address the incongruity between...more

Wilson Elser

Moving Toward a Standard of Care for Medical Marijuana

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The Medical Board of California has recently issued updated guidelines for physicians to avoid disciplinary action related to the recommendation of cannabis to their patients for medical purposes. The board explicitly states...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Let The People Decide: President Trump Expresses Support for Bill To Protect State Regulation of Marijuana

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Earlier this week, U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representatives David Joyce (R-Ohio) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced the bicameral, bipartisan Strengthening the Tenth...more

Locke Lord LLP

California Insurance Commissioner Approves First Cannabis Business Owners Policy

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On June 4, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced that he approved the first Cannabis Business Owners Policy (“CannaBOP”) in California. In announcing the approval, Commissioner Jones stated, “This...more

Lane Powell PC

STATES’ Rights: Bipartisan Bill Offers States Buffer From Federal Marijuana Crackdown

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Last month, we wrote about draft legislation out of the U.S. Senate that aimed to end the tension between the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and state laws legalizing cannabis. Today, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and...more

Dentons

The cannabis tracking system: the known, the inferable and the to-be-announced

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One objective of the efforts to legalize cannabis is to displace the illicit market. Much attention in this respect has been focused on the proposed rules regarding licences, taxes and security clearances. Less discussed is a...more

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Buds and Booze: Lessons from Prohibition Could Inform Marijuana Industry

Reading the leaves regarding the potential decriminalization of marijuana is confusing and contradictory; however, one certainty is that the intoxicating combination of a cash-rich industry and a multitude of sometimes...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Trademark, Copyright &...

Can We Give State Cannabis Trademarks Some Teeth While Waiting for a Federal Solution?

Cannabis trademarks. By now, most IP lawyers know two things about them. First, even though cannabis is legal in an increasing number of states (9 allow recreational use; 29 allow medical use), the United States Patent and...more

Fisher Phillips

Cannabis Use Across Industries And Occupations: What Can-A-Business Do?

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Legalized cannabis is quickly making an entrance into all corners of the United States. Currently, nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use. An additional 20 states allow medical...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Canadian Cannabis Companies Begin to Trade on National Stock Exchanges in the United States

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With the listing on May 24th of Canopy Growth Corporation (Canopy) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), both NASDAQ and the NYSE have permitted Canadian cannabis companies to trade on their respective exchanges. Canopy, the...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Medical (Or Not) Marijuana’s Impact On Custody Cases

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Pennsylvania uses the standard “the best interests of the child” when determining custody issues. What happens if the best interest of the child breaks the law? Such is the case in Georgia where parents of a 15 year old boy...more

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