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Currently, seven of Canada’s top ten cannabis patent holders are major multi-national pharmaceutical companies, according…

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Why is Big Pharma Heading to Canada for its Cannabis Patents?

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The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop…

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Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: California

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Every Saturday, we have been running a series of blog posts that take a close…

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Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Kamala Harris

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Last month, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California indicted a San Diego…

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U.S. Indicts Cannabis Manufacturer for Illegal Hazardous Waste Dumping, But Not For Cannabis Activity

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In the past few weeks, many opinions on the sale, marketing and transportation of hemp…

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Where Do Federal Agencies Stand on CBD?

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The 2019 Oregon legislative session formally concluded on June 30 and it was a doozy….

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Oregon’s New Cannabis Laws: The Definitive List

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We have been closely monitoring the first ever cannabis patent infringement case, between plaintiff United Cannabis…

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Cannabis Patent Litigation Update: A Certificate of Correction Allows the 911 Patent to Survive Another Challenge

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California is on the brink of legalizing hemp-derived cannabidiol (“Hemp CBD”) in many products—well, sort…

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California is Poised to Pass a Landmark Hemp CBD Law

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The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop…

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Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Arkansas

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Every Saturday, at least for a while, we plan to run a series of blog…

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Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Bernie Sanders

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On July 1, Governor Newsom signed into law AB 97 and SB 97, which combined,…

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ICYMI: California Cannabis Provisional Licenses Are Given New Life

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People are distrustful. In May 2019, Gallup pollsters asked Americans about their trust in federal…

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The FDA’s Problem With Hemp-CBD

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In what appears to be a first, a veteran commercial cannabis cultivator in Santa Barbara…

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California Cannabis Cultivator Brings RICO Claims Against Fellow Cultivator, But Not For The Reason You Might Think

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In a prior post I discussed some general insurance issues for cannabis business owners to…

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Yes, Washington, You Really Need Cannabis Business Insurance

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In alignment with its 2017 decision in the Matal v. Tam case which ruled that…

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SCOTUS Clarifies That Protection is Available for “Immoral or Scandalous” Trademarks

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The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop…

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Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Arizona

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Every Saturday, at least for a while, we plan to run a series of blog…

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Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Joe Biden

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Obviously, work in the cannabis industry for attorneys is way more than just state license…

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The Top 5 Most Dangerous Cannabis Contracts in California

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Most of the hemp litigation we’ve written about has concerned a hemp purchaser suing a…

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Oregon Hemp-CBD Litigation: Another Tale on the Importance of Due Diligence Before Contracting

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Could a court refuse to enforce cannabis patents? Recently, William J. McNichol, Jr., Adjunct Professor…

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Cannabis Patents: Will the Illegality Doctrine Ruin Everything?