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Day: May 14, 2020

Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor of El Salvadoran Hemp-CBD Company in Arbitration Clause Dispute

  We regularly write about arbitration as an alternative to litigation on this blog and on our sister blog, the China Law Blog. Topics have included the pros and cons of arbitration in the cannabis industry, international arbitration issues, and U.S. Supreme Court cases: Cannabis Litigation 101: Arbitration Cannabis Arbitration: The Good, The Bad, and …

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ICYMI: DEA and Cannabis Research Still Lousy Bedfellows

  One of the main reasons why “marijuana” remains a federally illegal, Schedule I controlled substance is that, according to the Feds, it has no currently accepted medical use. At the same time, because of the federal illegality of cannabis, the federal government has routinely denied third party requests for further research in regards to …

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FREE Webinar: California Cannabis Q&A

You have questions. We have answers. Register HERE today for our upcoming Q&A! Harris Bricken’s California attorneys regularly advise cannabis and hemp businesses and entrepreneurs on nearly all aspects of California’s licensed and highly regulated cannabis, hemp, and CBD industries. We understand how complicated these industries can be and to that end, our California cannabis …

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California Cannabis: Non-Compete Clauses are Almost Never Enforceable

In this post, I want to explore something very significant that a lot of people gloss over when reviewing contracts: non-compete clauses. Non-compete clauses are exactly what they sound like: they prohibit one party from competing with another. A common example of a non-compete is in an executive employment agreement, where an executive of a …

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International Cannabis: Guidance for Companies Entering the U.S. Market, Part 1

As I mentioned in a prior post (see here), we have been fielding regular inquiries from international cannabis companies that want to engage with the U.S. market by selling raw hemp or cannabis, distillates (including cannabinoids), and products, including products that have been proven in their home markets. This post is addressed to companies considering …

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The Weedmaps Subpoena: Has the Feds’ Interest in the Cannabis Industry Really Shifted?

Last October, Weedmaps, the well-known platform providing cannabis consumers with information related to cannabis products, online ordering, retail store and product listings, and consumer education, received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of California seeking records related to a number of cannabis operators listed on the platform, as well as …

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