It is difficult to talk about Washington cannabis grows without considering real estate issues for the many companies and individuals that lend or want to lend funds to cannabis businesses. As indoor cannabis growing facilities sprout throughout Washington state, a growing issue for both private and institutional lenders is which method of foreclosure to pursue […]
In April, we wrote about the Facebook v. Duguid ruling issued by the Supreme Court was likely going to gut a great number of TCPA cases pending across the United States, some of which involve cannabis companies. As a quick recap, the Supreme Court had narrowed the definition of the “automatic telephone dialing system” (“ATDS”) […]
On July 22, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“LCB”) issued a notice of adoption of an interpretive statement (the “Notice”) in which the agency clarified authorized practices for marijuana processor licensees. The Notice stipulates that licensed marijuana processors cannot legally convert cannabidiol (“CBD”) into delta-9 THC because their license privileges do not allow […]
In the continuing trend of normalizing the cannabis industry for practical reasons (a topic I will be discussing with New York City Council Member Keith Powers on August 17 at this free webinar), the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Committee on Professional Ethics issued Opinion 1225 (the Opinion). In short, the NYSBA now expressly […]
Getting to closing on a cannabis M&A transaction is always a hurdle (read about that process in detail here). There are always a lot more contingencies to closing for cannabis M&A transactions than for run-of-the-mill businesses that don’t operate in highly regulated fields (e.g., cannabis acquisitions will require approval from state and possibly local agencies). […]
Germany will hold parliamentary elections on September 26 of this year. While the ruling Union is expected to win the largest number of seats in the Bundestag, the majority of polls show the Greens (officially Alliance 90/The Greens) taking the second-highest number of seats. In fact, as recently as May, some polls had die Grünen […]
Earlier this month, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law HB 3000, an omnibus bill covering a wide range of hemp-related issues. Unlike other cannabis bills passed last session, HB 3000 was written to take effect on passage, so it is now law. One of the important HB 3000 terms is a restriction on the sale […]
On March 18, Governor Kate Brown appointed members to the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board, which held its first meeting on March 31. Since then, the Board has met monthly and created five subcommittees to study facets of the emerging psilocybin industry including research, equity, manufacturing, training, and licensing. I chair the Licensing Subcommittee, which focuses […]
On June 29, the House Appropriations Committee (the Committee) released the draft of the fiscal year 2022 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies funding bill (the FY22 Agriculture Appropriations Bill), along with its Committee Report, in which it offers some promising provisions and instructions that would greatly benefit the hemp industry. […]
The corporate practice of medicine doctrine (“CPOM”) and state anti-kickback prohibitions vary from state to state. While some states have statutory prohibitions, other states rely upon case law for CPOM. These issues are typically not heavily litigated. When there is case law covering these subjects, it is imperative to review and understand these decisions. They […]
Dale Katechis introduced the world to canned craft beer back in 2002. As the founder of Oskar Blues, he led the company and the country down a new path for independent craft brewers. In this piece, we sit down with Dale Katechis to learn about his new foray into cannabis and drink a few of […]
In this series, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of integrated cannabis companies and flower brands. In Part 8, Green sits down with Andreas “Dre” Neumann, Chief Creative Director at Jushi, to learn more about their approach to branding in cannabis. The post Flower-Side Chats Part 8: A Q&A with Andreas “Dre” Neumann, […]
On the road to nationwide legalization, cannabis and spirits share similar stories. But here’s the one step the cannabis industry should avoid copying, if it can. The post Can Cannabis Avoid Alcohol’s 3-Tier Distribution System? appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
In this series, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of laboratories and technology providers leading the cannabis testing space. In Part 1, Green sits down with Milan Patel, CEO and co-founder of PathogenDx, to learn more about their technology and business model. The post Leaders in Cannabis Testing – Part 1: A Q&A […]
In this article, Konczol explains the pesticide removal capability of CPC technology, exemplified by the isolation of CBD. He also highlights the importance of the issue of cannabis contaminants with a special focus on the risks and regulations associated with pesticide residues. The post Pesticide Remediation by CPC appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
It can be challenging to translate highly technical test results into consumer-friendly language but being able to do so will enable businesses to build a stronger relationship with customers. Rely on your trusted lab partners to help design and deliver easy to understand, consumer friendly certificates of analysis. The post The Importance of Understanding Cannabis […]
When things go wrong in our imperfect business and world, how do you address them? A CAPA program can help businesses identify problems, their causes and offer solutions for preventing future problems. The post Quality Systems 101: CAPA Programs Drive Improvement & Prevent Costly Mistakes appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
The proposed cannabis standard introduced by ASTM International will set up protocols for cybersecurity in dispensaries. The post ASTM Introduces Retail Cybersecurity Standard appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
New product developments, regional demand shifts and different drug delivery mechanisms will become more disruptive for the global medical cannabis market in the years to come. The post 5 Pivotal Trends Propelling Growth For the Medical Cannabis Market: 2021-2027 appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
On August 25, cannabis labs and those interested in learning more about cannabis lab testing should take advantage of this complimentary event. The post Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Webinar on Pesticide Testing appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
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