Welcome to issue 4 of the: Cannabis Law Journal It has certainly been a busy time for lawyers in the US in the cannabis sector since we last published. It's almost impossible to know where to start. Should we talk about Trump's election and recent comments on...
The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act was passed by a fifty-four percent (54%) vote last November….
On April 13, 2017, the Canadian federal government released the much anticipated proposed Cannabis Act (Bill C-45 – An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts) to introduce the framework for recreational cannabis in Canada.
They said it would never happen. They said the General Assembly was too conservative. They said Pennsylvania, a state where until recently the sale of alcohol on Sundays was frowned upon, would never permit and regulate medical marijuana.
California: The Last Delivery First, Jerry Brown’s Unification of Recreational & Medical Cannabis Legislation
California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, seeks to unify the state’s recreational and medical cannabis laws with the legislative bill entitled, “Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act.”
Protection of marijuana marks requires an understanding of the current and changing legal and regulatory landscape, a detailed perspective of where the industry is and where it’s going, as well as a skilled assessment of current federal and state trademark statutes and rules, to develop a creative and strategic approach to marijuana branding and brand protection.
You might not know this, but you may have jumped into a tar pit disguised as a beautiful blue hole.
Hemp, A Huge Opportunity For The US Agricultural Sector If Special Interest Lobbyists Can Be Kept At Bay In State Legislatures As Bills Are Being Written & Debated
Craig Brand, Esq., principal of Ganja Law a firm with offices in Florida, Colorado and California recently spoke about the current state and future hopes of a legal US hemp market
States that consider legalizing marijuana solely as a governmental revenue stream may want to lower expectations and budget accordingly.
The latest policy change affecting medicinal cannabis in New Zealand has removed the necessity for ministerial approval for the prescription of non-pharmaceutical grade cannabis-based products.
Marijuana education is becoming a prerequisite for working in the industry……
Mr. Spicer’s words were directed at arguably the fastest growing sector of the U.S. economy: recreational marijuana. He was clear that his statements applied to the recreational sector only…….
“Gram shop” liability refers to a similar liability regime for on-site cannabis use, should states adopt and apply similar rules to marijuana sales, typically made by the gram, that result in an impaired consumer causing injury or death.
The Australian government, in each state and nationally, promised “legalised medical cannabis” in 2014 with words that could have been cut and pasted from Canadian law reform but for the lack of sincerity in the words
“One’s personal affiliations, beliefs, or types of business practices – as long as they are legal — have no relevance to one’s success in Rotary.”
But this budding industry is running into a very interesting trademark situation.
Canada: Nova Scotia Human Rights Board Orders Employee Insurance Plan To Cover Medical Marijuana Expenses
On three separate occasions in May and June of 2014, Wayne requested consideration for coverage from the Trustees for his medical cannabis expenses. The Trustees denied his request for coverage each time.
Currently, there is a sense of great frustration, on and off the Island, regarding the pace of moving Jamaica forward in the global Ganja Industry.