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Looks like marijuana banking is stuck, again. The banking associations from all 50 states and…

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Everyone’s Asking: Why Isn’t the Marijuana Banking Act Moving in the Senate?

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Most states’ regulated cannabis regimes require licensed cannabis companies to use seed-to-sale track-and-trace software. In…

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Cannabis Track and Trace Is A Disaster Waiting to Happen—and Not for the Reasons You Might Think

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Resolve cannabis business disputes better outside of court — IF you have the right clause…

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Cost-Effective Cannabis Litigation in Washington (and Elsewhere)

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While Oregon legalized hemp production in 2015, the Beaver State has seen a huge influx…

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Oregon Hemp: The Permanent Rules Are Now In Effect

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Washington lawmakers were busy this last legislative session. Democrats controlled both houses of Congress and…

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Washington’s New Cannabis Laws: The Definitive List

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Earlier this month, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued Examination Guide 1-19:…

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USPTO Issues Clarification on Hemp-Related Trademarks

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Back on March 1, I ran through a legislative forecast and report for Oregon cannabis…

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Oregon Cannabis: 2019 Legislative Session Update

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In 2016, California voters approved Prop 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, by nearly…

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Evidence-Based Research Suggests Allowing Cannabis Storefront Retail Benefits Neighboring Property Values, Public Health and Safety

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Kern County has a long and sordid history when it comes to regulating cannabis. There…

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California Cannabis Litigation: Alta Sierra v. Kern County and Protecting the Will of the Voters

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Marijuana and hemp companies should not ignore the US-China trade war. Numerous products and components…

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Cannabis and International Trade: Don’t Ignore the U.S.-China Trade War

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Big Bush Farms (??) is after $267 million (!!!) We recently wrote about hemp production…

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Oregon Hemp Litigation: Multi-Million Dollar Crop Delivery Lawsuit Filed

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In case you missed it, at the end of last month, the City of L.A….

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ICYMI: Phase 3 Marijuana Retail Licensing in L.A. Shoots to Commence in September

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Banking, intellectual property, food and beverage (and cosmetics), international trade, domestic trade, state laws, ag…

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Take Your Hemp or CBD Company Public on the TSX

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Last week, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco and Trade Bureau (“TTB”), which regulates the alcohol…

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The TTB Clarifies Its Position on Adding CBD to Alcoholic Beverages

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As we previously explained, under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”), any substance that…

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Hemp Seed Ingredients: A Safe Path through the CBD Market?

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We’ve referenced the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB) in numerous posts related to protecting…

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Cannabis Trademarks: Understanding the Opposition Process

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On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Denver, Colorado announced a pass result for Initiated Ordinance 301,…

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Denver Decriminalizes Psilocybin

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We all know that feeling of eating too many weed edibles and something important comes…

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When The Weed Edibles Kick In | Loaded Up

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It’s becoming more and more common for companies in all industries to use social media…

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When it Comes to Cannabis Advertising, Be Careful With Social Media Influencers

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As promised, here’s an update on the first ever cannabis patent infringement case, which we’ve…

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Cannabis Patent Litigation Update: The 911 Patent Passes the (Alice) Test!