October 2021

Michael Sassano: GMP Series #7: Personnel Recruitment

Michael Sassano: GMP Series #7: Personnel Recruitment

No matter what you build or which equipment you purchase, your business cannot be successful without hiring key staff positions ...
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Jim Plamondon: Precision Fermentation: An existential threat to the cannabis industry - Isolates

Jim Plamondon: Precision Fermentation: An existential threat to the cannabis industry – Isolates

Genetically modified microbes are being fermented in breweries, today, to produce cannabinoids. The combination of genetic engineering and fermentation is ...
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Peter McCusker: Germany’s Ban On CBD Flowers To Be Challenged In Ground-Breaking Court Case

Peter McCusker: Germany’s Ban On CBD Flowers To Be Challenged In Ground-Breaking Court Case

AFTER failing to persuade the Government to permit the sale of CBD flowers German company Hanf Farm is turning to the courts ...
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Shook Hardy Bacon: Trapped in a Regulatory Web: FDA Says Again that Hemp Extracts Containing CBD Cannot be Marketed as a Dietary Supplement

Shook Hardy Bacon: Trapped in a Regulatory Web: FDA Says Again that Hemp Extracts Containing CBD Cannot be Marketed as a Dietary Supplement

The CBD industry is still trapped in a regulatory tangle with no clear pathway out following the Food and Drug ...
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June McLaughlin Adjunct Professor College of Law University of La Verne: Arbitration difficulties in Humboldt County

June McLaughlin Adjunct Professor College of Law University of La Verne: Arbitration difficulties in Humboldt County

Contracts involving the business of cannabis contain arbitration clauses and rightly so. Contemplating their drafting to the benefit the parties ...
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Heather Burke: Considering Selling Your Cannabis Farm? Read This First

Heather Burke: Considering Selling Your Cannabis Farm? Read This First

With the price of cannabis in California’s regulated system dropping to lows we haven’t seen since 2017, farmers are regularly ...
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Baker & McKenzie: Kratom on the way to become a new and promising cash crop in Thailand

Baker & McKenzie: Kratom on the way to become a new and promising cash crop in Thailand

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa (Korth.) Havil.) is a tropical tree which is a part of the Rubiaceae (coffee) family native to the ...
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Baker & McKenzie: Take the Right Steps in Selling Cannabis or Hemp Based Products Online

Baker & McKenzie: Take the Right Steps in Selling Cannabis or Hemp Based Products Online

As the global battle against the Covid-19 pandemic wears on amidst the increasing production of vaccines and research into the ...
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Green Light Law Group: Operation Table Rock: Presumptive Testing & OLCC’s Efforts to Expand Law Enforcement Role in Cannabis Regulation

Green Light Law Group: Operation Table Rock: Presumptive Testing & OLCC’s Efforts to Expand Law Enforcement Role in Cannabis Regulation

Within ten days of Governor Kate Brown signing HB 3000 into law the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) and Oregon Department ...
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Perkins Coie: Five Takeaways From California’s New State Industrial Hemp Bill

Perkins Coie: Five Takeaways From California’s New State Industrial Hemp Bill

Earlier this month, California legislators passed a law, AB 45, aimed at providing guardrails for an expanded consumer marketplace for products ...
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Brownstein: AB 45 – Industrial Hemp Extracts in California: CBD and More!

Brownstein: AB 45 – Industrial Hemp Extracts in California: CBD and More!

The Gist: Assembly Bill 45, which is headed to the governor’s desk, expressly allows the sale of hemp-derived extracts, like CBD, ...
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Frost Brown Todd: Take Heed: FDA & CDC Release Health Alerts About Delta-8 THC

Frost Brown Todd: Take Heed: FDA & CDC Release Health Alerts About Delta-8 THC

The FDA and CDC each issued warning notices to the public regarding delta-8 THC products on September 14, 2021, many ...
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Green Light Law Group: New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Tax Act: Equity Plan and Social & Economic Equity Applicants

Green Light Law Group: New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Tax Act: Equity Plan and Social & Economic Equity Applicants

This post focuses on New York’s Cannabis Equity Plan and provisions in New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) designed to ...
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Vincente Sederberg: The Battle To Allow Smokable Hemp In Texas

Vincente Sederberg: The Battle To Allow Smokable Hemp In Texas

Texas has allowed hemp cultivation and state-based manufacturing, distribution, and retail sale of hemp and consumable hemp products since 2019—but ...
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Epstein Becker Green: Marijuana Legalization Rundown: Recent Judicial Decisions

Epstein Becker Green: Marijuana Legalization Rundown: Recent Judicial Decisions

As we wrote in our last Marijuana Legalization Rundown, state legislatures across the country have been busy enacting cannabis legalization laws ...
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Ogletree Deakins: New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s Rules and Regulations for CREAMMA Are Here: What Employers Need to Know

Ogletree Deakins: New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s Rules and Regulations for CREAMMA Are Here: What Employers Need to Know

CREAMMA provides that while its employment-related provisions became “effective” immediately upon the enactment of the law, they are not “operative” ...
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Pillsbury: Operating an Adult-Use Cannabis Business in New York: Licensing and Considerations for Landlords and Tenants

Pillsbury: Operating an Adult-Use Cannabis Business in New York: Licensing and Considerations for Landlords and Tenants

New York’s Marijuana Revenue and Taxation Act, legislation legalizing recreational-use cannabis, was enacted in March 2021 and creates a new ...
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Thompson Coburn: Updated cannabis state-by-state rankings guide – August 2021

Thompson Coburn: Updated cannabis state-by-state rankings guide – August 2021

The Tracking Cannabis blog is proud to present our fourth state-by-state ranking of cannabis regulations, based on how favorable they ...
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Green Light Law Group : Federal Court Dismisses Case to Reschedule Marijuana but Provides a Glimmer of Hope

Green Light Law Group : Federal Court Dismisses Case to Reschedule Marijuana but Provides a Glimmer of Hope

The case before the Ninth Circuit, Sidley v. DEA, turned on a one-page rescheduling petition filed by Stephen Zyskiewicz, who was ...
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Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers

Cannabis Law Journal – Editorial Board Members

Editor – Sean Hocking

Author Bios

Canada
Matt Maurer – Minden Gross
Jeff Hergot – Wildboer Dellelce LLP

Costa Rica
Tim Morales – The Cannabis Industry Association Costa Rica

Nicaragua
Elvin Rodríguez Fabilena

USA

General
Julie Godard
Carl L Rowley -Thompson Coburn LLP

Arizona
Jerry Chesler – Chesler Consulting

California
Ian Stewart – Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Otis Felder – Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Lance Rogers – Greenspoon Marder – San Diego
Jessica McElfresh -McElfresh Law – San Diego
Tracy Gallegos – Partner – Fox Rothschild

Colorado
Adam Detsky – Knight Nicastro
Dave Rodman – Dave Rodman Law Group
Peter Fendel – CMR Real Estate Network
Nate Reed – CMR Real Estate Network

Florida
Matthew Ginder – Greenspoon Marder
David C. Kotler – Cohen Kotler

Illinois
William Bogot – Fox Rothschild

Massachusetts
Valerio Romano, Attorney – VGR Law Firm, PC

Nevada
Neal Gidvani – Snr Assoc: Greenspoon Marder
Phillip Silvestri – Snr Assoc: Greenspoon Marder

Tracy Gallegos – Associate Fox Rothschild

New Jersey

Matthew G. Miller – MG Miller Intellectual Property Law LLC
Daniel T. McKillop – Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC

New York
Gregory J. Ryan, Esq. Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP
Tim Nolen Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Oregon
Paul Loney & Kristie Cromwell – Loney Law Group
William Stewart – Half Baked Labs

Pennsylvania
Andrew B. Sacks – Managing Partner Sacks Weston Diamond
William Roark – Principal Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin
Joshua Horn – Partner Fox Rothschild

Washington DC
Teddy Eynon – Partner Fox Rothschild