September 2021

Dentons: Medical Cannabis From German Cultivation

Dentons: Medical Cannabis From German Cultivation

On 7th July 2021, the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte – BfArM) ...
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Jim Plamondon: Precision Fermented Cannabinoids: Disrupting Cannabis Extracts - Cannabinoids made by precision fermentation pose an existential threat to much of the cannabis farming & processing industry.

Jim Plamondon: Precision Fermented Cannabinoids: Disrupting Cannabis Extracts – Cannabinoids made by precision fermentation pose an existential threat to much of the cannabis farming & processing industry.

Genetically modified microbes are being fermented in breweries, today, to produce cannabinoids. The combination of genetic engineering and fermentation is ...
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Global Cannabinoid Solutions (Company): The New Delta Variant - Delta-8-THC

Global Cannabinoid Solutions (Company): The New Delta Variant – Delta-8-THC

The delta-8 -tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC) trend has emerged as a solution to this oversupply of CBD biomass. An interesting chemical property ...
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Global Cannabinoid Solutions (Company): From CBD to Cytochrome.

Global Cannabinoid Solutions (Company): From CBD to Cytochrome.

Much of the cannabis industry we see today is based around just two of the 1000+ phytochemicals that reside in ...
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Baker & McKenzie: The Cannabis Industry pushes forward despite the pandemic

Baker & McKenzie: The Cannabis Industry pushes forward despite the pandemic

As we enter the critical stage in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its lingering effects on the world's ...
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Michael Sassano: GMP Series Part 6 – Quality Assurance Implementation

Michael Sassano: GMP Series Part 6 – Quality Assurance Implementation

The difference between Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) is not always clear. Quality Control refers to the process ...
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Leafreport (Company): Slow and Steady: The Road to CBD Regulation Inches Forward

Leafreport (Company): Slow and Steady: The Road to CBD Regulation Inches Forward

11 million pounds of unsold hemp are sitting idle in Kentucky. For hemp farmers in Kentucky and the wider US, ...
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Regrow (Company): Can Technology Keep Pace with the Rapidly Evolving Cannabis Market?

Regrow (Company): Can Technology Keep Pace with the Rapidly Evolving Cannabis Market?

As the cannabis industry begins to see its first large-scale, multi-state operators, many businesses are finding that their current operations ...
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Goodwin: New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission Approves Specially Adopted Personal Use Cannabis Rules

Goodwin: New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission Approves Specially Adopted Personal Use Cannabis Rules

On August 19, 2021, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) approved the Specially Adopted Personal Use Cannabis Rules (the ...
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Seyfarth: Connecticut Becomes the 20th Jurisdiction to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Seyfarth: Connecticut Becomes the 20th Jurisdiction to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the first six months of 2021, several states legalized marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes, including New ...
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Meritas: Podcast – Meritas World Tour: Cannabis Legalization in Costa Rica

Meritas: Podcast – Meritas World Tour: Cannabis Legalization in Costa Rica

Podcast series where Mario Torres, lawyer at Meritas member firm BrazeauSeller and Co-Chair of Meritas’ Latin America & Caribbean Cannabis ...
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Freeman Law: Section 280E and The Taxation of Cannabis Businesses

Freeman Law: Section 280E and The Taxation of Cannabis Businesses

Section 280E of the Internal Revenue Code prohibits taxpayers who are engaged in the business of trafficking certain controlled substances ...
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Green Light Law Group: Jackson County Code Enforcement Against Greenhouses Runs Afoul of State Law

Green Light Law Group: Jackson County Code Enforcement Against Greenhouses Runs Afoul of State Law

Jackson County is running afoul of appellate decisions that the county itself is a party to, such that code enforcement ...
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Bass Berry Sims: Tennessee Expands (Minimally) Medical Marijuana Law and Establishes Cannabis Commission

Bass Berry Sims: Tennessee Expands (Minimally) Medical Marijuana Law and Establishes Cannabis Commission

Tennessee recently enacted a minimal expansion of its medical marijuana law.  The law took effect May 27, 2021, and it ...
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Littler: Puerto Rico - Got The Green Light, New Puerto Rico Law Expands Employment Protections For Registered And Licensed Medical Cannabis Patients

Littler: Puerto Rico – Got The Green Light, New Puerto Rico Law Expands Employment Protections For Registered And Licensed Medical Cannabis Patients

On July 29, 2021, Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi signed into law Act No. 15-2021 (Act 15). Act 15 amends ...
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Green Light Law Group: Exploring THC-O’s Legality

Green Light Law Group: Exploring THC-O’s Legality

For years, the only cannabinoid that anyone seemed to care about was delta-9 THC. Cannabinoids are compounds found in or ...
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Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman: Tribal Regulation Of Marijuana Is A Public Health Imperative

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman: Tribal Regulation Of Marijuana Is A Public Health Imperative

With the legalization of recreational marijuana sweeping across the states one-by-one—and the possibility of federal legalization—Tribes are in a unique ...
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Nolan IP Law: Industry Snapshot: Cannabis Plant Patents

Nolan IP Law: Industry Snapshot: Cannabis Plant Patents

A plant patent is granted to an inventor who has invented or discovered and asexually reproduced a distinct and new variety of ...
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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