Battle Royale? Phase 3 Cannabis Licensing in City of Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles has long endured questions surrounding its elusive Phase 3 licensing process for cannabis businesses. The City completed Phase 1 and 2 licensing without too much crazy change, but Phase 3 is very likely going to be a different story, and will affect a lot of stakeholders for better or worse. … Read moreBattle Royale? Phase 3 Cannabis Licensing in City of Los Angeles

VR Game Apex Construct Gets Sales Boost From People Mistaking It For Apex Legends

In a bizarre yet bountiful case of mistaken identity, developer Fast Travel games revealed that its VR title Apex Construct has received a big boost in sales…because people keep mistaking it for the popular battle royale Apex Legends. Yikes. Fast Travel’s communications manager Andreas Juliusson took to the Construct’s subreddit to talk about the situation. Juliussion implies the studio is amused … Read moreVR Game Apex Construct Gets Sales Boost From People Mistaking It For Apex Legends

The Feds Aren’t Done With Cannabis

As more and more states legalize cannabis in some form or another, and as more and more Senators and Representatives introduce legislation that would relax the federal pot laws, it’s important not to lose sight of reality: cannabis is still a Schedule I drug and is unlawful under federal law. That said, in the years … Read moreThe Feds Aren’t Done With Cannabis

Reader Discussion – When Is A Silent Protagonist A Good Idea?

The debate has gone on for years, and yet it never seems like the industry can decide on whether your player character should have an active role in the story they’re a part of, or keep to themselves like the good player avatar they are. As more games trend toward having their main characters speak … Read moreReader Discussion – When Is A Silent Protagonist A Good Idea?

UPS Sues Multiple Cannabis Delivery Companies for Trademark Infringement

As ardent followers of this blog are well aware, one of my favorite pastimes is keeping tabs on who is suing whom in the cannabis industry for trademark infringement. These lawsuits serve as great examples for my clients of what NOT to do when choosing a brand for their company. The last couple of years … Read moreUPS Sues Multiple Cannabis Delivery Companies for Trademark Infringement

Replay – Shadow Hearts: Covenant

Click here to watch embedded media In last week’s episode, we played through the opening moments of Shadow Hearts: Covenant, a PlayStation 2 RPG by Nautilus that moves to the beat of its own drum. We were so impressed by the opening that we wanted to see what came next. We dedicated the entire episode … Read moreReplay – Shadow Hearts: Covenant

Oregon Marijuana Audit: Everything is All Messed Up and Also Just Fine

Time to kick back and consider Oregon cannabis. On January 31, the Oregon Secretary of State released an audit of Oregon marijuana regulation. The audit is a hefty 37 pages, but its core findings are listed right there on the cover sheet: “Oregon’s framework for regulating marijuana should be strengthened to better mitigate diversion risk … Read moreOregon Marijuana Audit: Everything is All Messed Up and Also Just Fine

Bayonetta 2 Director Yusuke Hashimoto Leaves PlatinumGames

Earlier today, it was noted on the ResetEra forums that Yosuke Hashimoto, director of Bayonetta 2 and presumed director of Bayonetta 3, had scrubbed all mentions of PlatinumGames from his Twitter profile. Later on in the day, Hashimoto confirmed that he left the studio after being there since its founding in 2007.  An announcement from … Read moreBayonetta 2 Director Yusuke Hashimoto Leaves PlatinumGames

Updates: Twitch, New Computer, & Mic

Hi Budz! This is just a casual sesh where I wanted to update you guys on some things I have been working on for a bit. I ordered a new gaming pc that will be here this week and a new mic. I will be streaming on twitch starting next week. Hope to see you … Read moreUpdates: Twitch, New Computer, & Mic

Exporting CBD Food Just Got Harder: The European Union Makes a Move

We’ve been writing a lot on this blog about the regulation and sale of cannabidiol (“CBD”) products at the state and federal levels. The United States is not the only international actor, however, that is concerned with regulating the sale of CBD products, including CBD-infused foods. The European Food Safety Authority (“EFSA”), the European equivalent of … Read moreExporting CBD Food Just Got Harder: The European Union Makes a Move