Category: May 2021

Rod Kight: Kentucky Gets It Wrong On Delta-8 THC

As a large hemp producing state, Kentucky is important to the hemp industry. It is often perceived to be “ground zero” for hemp law since it is home to two outspoken and hemp-friendly Senators; it sued the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) when the DEA seized imported hemp seeds coming into the state; and it submitted the first proposed plan to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill), though the plan has effectively been withdrawn.

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Mackrell Solicitors & Maple Tree: UK Medical Cannabis & CBD Market Discussion Paper – Ten Recommendations For Government

The recognition that cannabis has medicinal properties, and a role in the mix of medical treatments, has spread across the globe in recent years. As a result, an increasing number of jurisdictions have legalised access to it to varying degrees. Currently, this comprises over 50 countries, including Canada, Australia, Germany and over half of the US states. This increased recognition and legalised access has resulted in a global medicinal cannabis industry currently estimated to be worth £16.5 billion now and reaching to over £55 billion by 2027.1

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Hoban Law: Why File a Protective Claim for Refund for Cannabis?

Some things in life are simply no-brainers, not only because the justification for doing them is so immediately obvious, but further, because the justification for not doing them is so obviously absent. The filing of “protective” claims for refund as a hedge against the draconian provisions that govern the federal taxation of cannabis, and particularly for marijuana, is one of those things properly placed at the top of the no-brainer list. Why? Read on.

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Mintz: New York Amends its Off-Duty Conduct Law to Account for Marijuana Use

New York’s off duty conduct law will now explicitly apply to an employee’s off-duty use of cannabis. The change in law came as a result of the recent passage of “The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act,” which generally legalized the sale and use of cannabis for individuals 21 and over, and presents real compliance challenges for employers, which we discuss further below.

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Baker Hostetler: Screening Employees for Marijuana in New York Goes Up in Smoke

Last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), which legalized adult (21 years of age and up) use and possession of up to three ounces of marijuana (or 24 grams of concentrated marijuana). This legalization spurs questions for employers: Are they allowed to prohibit the use of marijuana? Can they discipline for the use of marijuana? Can they drug test for marijuana? We’ve got the answers.

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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