Category: July 2021

Tilleke & Gibbins: Cannabis & Hemp Business Guide (Thailand)

Cannabis (also known as marijuana) and hemp have been classified as a category 5 narcotic under the Narcotics Act since 1979. All activities related to the plants and their derivatives had been very much restricted until the recent rise of the cannabis legalization movement—its first milestone being Amendment (No. 7) to the Narcotics Act, effective February 19, 2019. The Thai government has since been working to reclassify the products and lay out the regulatory pathways to accommodate these new “economic plants.”

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Sam Boyd: Cannabis Stocks Aren’t Exactly On Fire

Market analysts have been predicting that the legal cannabis industry has been ‘about to blow up’ for what seems like years now, so why hasn’t it? Individual companies have performed well, but year to year there hasn’t been the shocking growth that many speculated would occur after national legalization. Is there something in the way, or did the analysts get something wrong?

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Baker & McKenzie: Recent Developments in Cannabis and Hemp Deregulation in Thailand: Exciting Prospects for Cosmetics and Food Industry

Since the amendment of the Thai Narcotics Act allowing the use of cannabis for medical purposes for the first time in 2019, Thailand continues to take strides to deregulate certain parts and extracts of the cannabis and hemp plants, expanding the scope of their application to cosmetics and food. Recent legislative changes that are impacting the cannabis and hemp industry are summarized in further detail below, with a particular focus on cosmetics and food.

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Collateral Base: Connecticut Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis

On June 22nd, 2021, after a hard-fought battle, Connecticut’s governor finally decided to sign Senate Bill 1201, which legalized adult-use recreational cannabis as well as to expunge thousands of past convictions for marijuana possession. With his signature, Connecticut became the 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana, and the fifth to do so this year following New Mexico, New York, Virginia, and New Jersey.

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Cannabis Law Journal – Editorial Board Members

Editor – Sean Hocking

Author Bios

Matt Maurer – Minden Gross
Jeff Hergot – Wildboer Dellelce LLP

Costa Rica
Tim Morales – The Cannabis Industry Association Costa Rica

Elvin Rodríguez Fabilena


Julie Godard
Carl L Rowley -Thompson Coburn LLP

Jerry Chesler – Chesler Consulting

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

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

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

William Bogot – Fox Rothschild

Valerio Romano, Attorney – VGR Law Firm, PC

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

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

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