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  • Reminder: Free Webinar Tomorrow! New York Cannabis Q&A January 31, 2023
    On Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 2pm EST, Simon Malinowski will host a free, hour-long webinar to answer any questions about New York’s adult-use cannabis rules and regulations. Simon is our lead New York cannabis attorney, based in Manhattan. He will cover a variety of topics including the application process, anticipated timelines and license types. […]
  • Hong Kong Cannabis: Bad News for CBD January 30, 2023
    Hong Kong and the negative developments taking place there have been the subject of many posts in our sister China Law Blog. But now it is our turn to report on the Fragrant Harbor. Unfortunately the news is also bad on the cannabis front, just like on the political and economic ones. From February 1 […]
  • New York Cannabis: Social and Economic Equity Applicants January 27, 2023
    As we previously broadly summarized on December 27, 2022 (here), in late December 2022, the Office of Cannabis Management (“OCM”) released its first proposed adult-use cannabis rules and regulation for New York (the “Proposed Regulations”). The official document is 282 pages, so we won’t cover every detail. But we will highlight the big-ticket items, significant issues […]
  • Breaking: FDA Says “No” to CBD Foods and Dietary Supplements January 26, 2023
    Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the hemp CBD industry has been eagerly awaiting FDA CBD regulations. In that time, FDA convened a working group to study how the agency would regulate CBD foods and dietary supplements. As of January 26, 2023, the FDA concluded that it will NOT regulate CBD foods or […]
  • FREE Webinar, February 1: New York Cannabis Q&A January 26, 2023
    On Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 2pm EST, Simon Malinowski will host a free, hour-long webinar to answer any questions about New York’s adult-use cannabis rules and regulations. Simon is our lead New York cannabis attorney, based in Manhattan. He will cover a variety of topics including the application process, anticipated timelines and license types. […]
  • New York Cannabis: State of the State 2023 January 25, 2023
    A lot has happened in New York since the Canna Law Blog’s first New York State of the State. Last year was action-packed for the cannabis industry in New York. With licenses issued and sales starting in 2022, New York got the ball rolling on an actual and legal cannabis industry. We expect 2023 will […]
  • Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of RICO Claims Relating to Cannabis January 24, 2023
    Well, it looks like cannabis RICO lawsuits are not going to happen any time soon. As an update to this post I wrote in 2020, the Ninth Circuit has just affirmed the dismissal of two RICO claims brought by a cannabis business owner. Background of Shulman v. Kaplan As a quick recap, Plaintiff Francine Shulman […]
  • Will AI Replace Your Cannabis Lawyer? (I Asked ChatGPT) January 23, 2023
    ChatGPT is all the rage. The GPT stands for “Generative Pre-trained Transformer”.  Translation: this is a next level, nearly omnipotent chatbot that’s incredibly articulate and conversant. Per Wikipedia: “while the core function of a chatbot is to mimic a human conversationalist, ChatGPT is versatile, including the ability to write and debug computer programs; to compose […]
  • Washington Social Equity In Cannabis Licensing Window Opens March 1 January 20, 2023
    The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) announced this Wednesday, January 18, that the 30 day window to apply for a Washington Social Equity In Cannabis Retail License will open March 1, 2023. The WSLCB will reissue 44 retail licenses to qualified applicants that rank the highest on a points scale to “prioritize” applicants. […]
  • Top Five Cannabis Loan Issues January 19, 2023
    As we inch closer to a cannabis recession, businesses are desperately looking for new ways to stay afloat. A few years ago, our cannabis attorneys saw equity investments left and right. It seemed like everyone wanted to own a piece of a cannabis business. But as things grow more precarious for the industry as a […]

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  • Anticipating the Ebbs and Flows of Seasonal Retail Cannabis Sales January 31, 2023
    In places with off-seasons, having ups and downs is to be expected, but just like any industry, knowing what to expect and what to do can make these challenges seem like less of a hassle. The post Anticipating the Ebbs and Flows of Seasonal Retail Cannabis Sales appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
  • 3 Benefits of Conducting Genetic Tests on Your Plants January 30, 2023
    Many growers may wonder why it's important to get their plants genetically tested, but the truth is that genetic testing can make growing a lot easier. Genetic analysis in plants can give a wide range of results that can help scientists solve everyday problems in plant cultivation, such as detecting diseases and identifying important traits […]
  • AOAC International Names New CSO January 25, 2023
    The standards organization AOAC International has named Dr. Katerina (Kate) Mastovska as their new deputy executive director and chief science officer. The post AOAC International Names New CSO appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
  • Attracting Investment: How Cannabis Companies Can Best Position Themselves January 24, 2023
    The cannabis industry is unique, but the basics of running a business well enough for success still apply. Investors want to see companies with solid management, good community outreach and serious plans for growth. The post Attracting Investment: How Cannabis Companies Can Best Position Themselves appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
  • A Guide to Dispensary Insurance January 23, 2023
    As a business owner, insurance is always a must. If you are interested in entering into the cannabis industry or you already have, it’s important to know what to expect when it comes to insuring your cannabis-related business. The post A Guide to Dispensary Insurance appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
  • Compliance as a Revenue Center: Banking & Cannabis, More Similar Than You Think January 18, 2023
    Traditionally, compliance is viewed as a cost center, but in reality, it’s a revenue protection center. As the old saying goes; “an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.” Compliance is that prevention. The post Compliance as a Revenue Center: Banking & Cannabis, More Similar Than You Think appeared first on Cannabis […]
  • Data: The Key to Success in Today’s Cannabis Market January 18, 2023
    As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, recent market challenges have created an environment that is more difficult for industry leaders to navigate. To find success in today’s marketplace, company leaders need to adopt a robust, data-driven approach to combat the influx of rising brands, emerging markets and pricing challenges, among other obstacles. The post […]
  • Connecticut Launches Adult Use Sales January 10, 2023
    On January 10, 2023, seven dispensaries in Connecticut opened their doors to people over the age of 21, opening up the state’s new adult use cannabis market. The state legalized adult use cannabis back in June of 2021. The post Connecticut Launches Adult Use Sales appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
  • Cannabis in 2023: Here to Stay, but Major Challenges Remain January 10, 2023
    In this piece, we share some thoughts on progress made in 2022 and what’s in store for the year ahead. This includes a breakdown of legislation on the federal and state levels, a discussion of scheduling, Biden’s efforts and more. The post Cannabis in 2023: Here to Stay, but Major Challenges Remain appeared first on Cannabis […]
  • The 3-Legged Stool of Successful Grow Operations: Climate, Cultivation & Genetics – Part 6 January 10, 2023
    In this six-part series of articles, the folks from AEssenseGrows introduce the 3-legged stool of successful cannabis cultivation: climate, cultivation & genetics. Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 covered environmental controls, water quality, critical housing requirements, integrated pest management and genetics, respectively. In Part 6, the final chapter, we cover consistency and repeatability through […]

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