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FREE Webinar – Cannabis Litigation: What You Need to Know

Register HERE! Cannabis disputes are unique. They are typically more complex than disputes involving other industries and they are often “bet the business” affairs. Over the years, we have developed and prosecuted successful litigation strategies for many of our clients across the country and around the world. Harris Bricken litigators regularly advise cannabis and hemp …

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Does Medical Licensing Make Sense in Recreational Jurisdictions?

Cannabis licensing has a pretty standard trajectory by this point in time. States tend to start out with medical programs and later adopt recreational programs. What usually happens is that the recreational cannabis market swallows up the medical market. The majority of medical operators will seek out and get authorization to sell recreational cannabis, and …

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Are More Successful Residency Challenges Coming for Cannabis?

Seen as a protectionist, cottage measure to some stakeholders, residency requirements for cannabis licensure have been a staple in the industry since Washington and Colorado legalized cannabis statewide back in 2012. When I lived in Seattle, the local industry was mostly stoked then that “big money” and out-of-state interests couldn’t easily crash the party that …

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Cannabis Insurance Litigation: Oregon Federal Court Rules for Hemp CBD Home Processor in Coverage Dispute

Insurance is a key part of any business (or home). That is no less true in cannabis and several insurers—at least on West Coast—provide insurance for marijuana businesses as well as hemp. The barriers to purchasing insurance related to hemp, of course, decreased substantially following the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill. But purchasing an …

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OCM Takes Over New York’s Hemp Cannabinoid Program. Now What?

Last week, New York’s Cannabis Control Board (“CCB”) held its first meeting since the enactment of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (the “MRTA”) and announced the transition of the State’s Cannabinoid Hemp Program (the “Program”) from the Department of Health (“DOH”) to the Office of Cannabis Management (“OCM”) – OCM is tasked with administering …

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Panama Set to Have Legal Medical Cannabis, But Hemp Bill Stalls

Back in October 2019, Deputy Kayra Harding introduced a bill (Proyecto de Ley No. 323) to promote the development of the hemp industry in Panama. The bill would establish a licensing regime for hemp cultivation and processing. Hemp is defined as cannabis whose THC content does not exceed 1.5% on a dry weight basis. However, …

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Hemp, Hemp, Hooray in California! AB 45 is Now Law

As we anticipated, AB-45, California’s comprehensive legislation that finally regulates (and legitimizes) industrial hemp products is now law and takes effect immediately. Governor Newsom signed the bill into law this week. Pretty huge step in the right direction for California’s booming hemp products marketplace. How far has California come on the hemp spectrum when it …

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