Cannabis users cannot own or possess firearms under federal law. This is true even in states where cannabis is legal, and even for medical patients. These gun rights are very likely going to be held unconstitutional. But the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is clinging to them nevertheless. I’ve written pretty extensively […]
As a corporate attorney, one of the most common errors I see is failure to implement even basic corporate governance practices. This can lead to astoundingly bad places in certain circumstances. But even when it doesn’t, it is often costly to reconstruct past corporate actions. And that cost can be defrayed relatively easily. One way […]
We got a lot of good follow-up questions last week after our webinar covering cannabis litigation in the current down market. One of them related to the recovery of attorneys’ fees and how likely that is to happen. Potential recovery of attorneys’ fees is an important consideration at the outset of any case, but can […]
Black farmers in Florida stand to benefit from a medical cannabis bill passed in the waning days of the state legislature’s 2023 session. HB 837 would give a second chance to farmers passed over during an earlier application process to award what is known as the Pigford Black Farmer License. Pigford refers to a class-action […]
Cannabis companies move a million miles an hour. Many cannabis companies don’t spend nearly enough time focusing on the “basics,” such as corporate governance and getting things in writing (for more posts on why handshake deals are bad, see articles linked at the bottom of this post). Another area where many cannabis businesses need some […]
As we noted in our summary of the big Cannabis Control Board meeting on May 11, 2023, one significant revision to the New York adult-use rules and regulations was the creation of the “provisional license.” This mechanism allows applicants to be provisionally licensed without having secured real estate prior to submitting an application. Provisional licensing […]
New York’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) announced they plan to allow conditional cultivators and retailers to organize and sell weed at farmers’ markets this summer. Hopefully, these cannabis farmers’ markets could help unclog New York’s legal weed supply chain. During a meeting with the Cannabis Association of New York, OCM Director of Policy John Kagia told […]
The California cannabis market is truly struggling all the way around. Cannabis businesses and those who work with them closely face mounting financial pressure. Because of the credit crunch in California cannabis, the state and various impacted distributors and brands are taking steps to help shore up the issues created by cannabis companies that can’t […]
Today is Memorial Day in the United States. For our international readers, today is designated for remembering military personnel who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. Here’s to a peaceful day of reflection and appreciation. We will be back tomorrow with our regular programming. The post Memorial Day appeared first on Harris Bricken Sliwoski LLP.
New York’s release of the revised adult-use rules and regulations has been well-publicized. A key revision that was the source of significant speculation was whether the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) and Cannabis Control Board (CCB) would revise the True Party of Interest (TPI) definition with respect to ancillary service providers and the monetary limits […]
In this six-part series of articles, the AEssenseGrows plant science team introduces a framework for integrated pest management (IPM) as an integral part of your grow operations. Part One detailed an overview of the plan and pest identification. Part Two was about pest monitoring and record keeping. In Part Three, we cover preventive measures that […]
The Tohiyusdv Cavalry is a black-owned small business that grows, processes and sells premium CBD products, but the company is much more than that. Through a network of small farms and minorities in rural Virginia, James C. Arrington III and his community are bringing exciting new ideas to social equity, farming and the larger cannabis […]
The contentious bill, nicknamed “The Cannabis Credit Protection Act,” would require licensees to pay for goods sold no later than 15 days after the invoice is due. Supporters say it will help prevent a ballooning debt bubble in the industry and opponents say it is ripe for abuse. The post Desperate California Cannabis Vendors Seek […]
In this six-part series of articles, the AEssenseGrows plant science team introduces a framework for integrated pest management (IPM) as an integral part of your grow operations. Part One detailed an overview of the plan as well as pest identification. In Part Two, we dive into pest monitoring and record keeping. The post Building An […]
In this comprehensive scientific study, researchers use in vitro methods to evaluate the impact of products containing CBD and CBG on the most dominant vaginal lactobacilli species, L. crispatus, associated with good health. Given the rise of intimate care products marketed with CBD and the reported antimicrobial properties of cannabis, these scientists set out to […]
Retail shrinkage is an ongoing problem for dispensaries dealing with theft and inefficiency. Some top preventative measures include granulated system access, solid inventory auditing, physical security measures and more. The post Retail Shrinkage and Navigating Loss Prevention in the Cannabis Industry appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
Ahead of her upcoming webinar, we sat down with Jennifer Lott, AMAS Service Delivery Director for BSI, to learn about supply chain risks in the hemp and cannabis markets and how to mitigate them. The post Ask the Experts: Supply Chain Risks in Hemp & Cannabis appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
Learn how to tackle THC inflation and lab shopping and understand how cannabis lab testing software can improve the reliability of lab data & automate processes. The post Stemming the Tide: Strategies for Cannabis Testing Labs & Regulators to Address THC Inflation and Lab Shopping appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
In this six-part series of articles, the AEssenseGrows plant science team introduces a framework for integrated pest management (IPM) as an integral part of your grow operations. Part one details an overview of the plan as well as pest identification. The post Building An Integrated Pest Management Plan – Part 1 appeared first on Cannabis Industry […]
Should states taxes for cannabis be levied on the amount of THC in the product? New York’s cannabis tax law has many stakeholders in the market condemning this and arguing for a flat rate instead. The post The Hot Debate Embroiling New York’s Potency Tax appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
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