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Classifying California Cannabis Workers

California is one of the trickiest states in the U.S. for employers, and especially for cannabis employers. The numerous, byzantine requirements here simply don’t exist in many other states. Classifying California cannabis workers is one of the biggest challenges for local industry. Cannabis companies often think they can get around employment law requirements by calling …

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Why the DEA Hemp Rule Challenge Really Matters

The  Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued an interim final rule on hemp (“DEA hemp rule” or “rule”) on August 20, 2020. As per its executive summary, the rule “merely conforms DEA’s regulations to the statutory amendments to the [Controlled Substances Act (CSA)] that have already taken effect, and it does not add additional requirements to …

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Sometimes, the Parody Defense to Copyright Infringement Works!

As a cannabis intellectual property litigator, part of my job is to help clients make cost-benefit and risk analyses. My colleagues and I have written several posts about the defense of “parody” in cannabis intellectual property litigation, and why it’s a very specific defense that people tend to overstretch in most cases. While that remains …

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FREE Webinar June 14: Protecting, Monetizing and Enforcing Cannabis Intellectual Property

Register HERE! Protecting and monetizing intellectual property (IP) assets in the cannabis industry is a critical step for many businesses. Enforcement of valuable IP rights against infringers may also be vital to a cannabis business’s success. The cannabis industry is highly dynamic and competitive. In addition to state and local rules, the Schedule I status …

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Cannabis Partnerships

Many cannabis handshake deals result in the parties forming an inadvertent cannabis partnership. The words “partnership” and “joint venture” are often thrown around casually. Many early stage cannabis entrepreneurs know they want to do some type of business venture, often with a business partner, but they often do not know why or how to avoid …

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! And especially moms working in the cannabis industry. Don’t forget to call your mom today 🙂 We’ll be back tomorrow with our regular programming. The post Happy Mother’s Day! appeared first on Harris Bricken Sliwoski LLP. Read More

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