February 2024

Sanjana Mehta  - University of Calgary / Tavleen Kaur Salujab- O.P. Jindal Global University   : Viewing Cannabis Through The Utilitarian Lens 

Sanjana Mehta  – University of Calgary / Tavleen Kaur Salujab- O.P. Jindal Global University   : Viewing Cannabis Through The Utilitarian Lens 

Applying utilitarian principles to India, the paper suggests that regulated legalization could bring economic advantages, job creation, and improved medical ...
mcglinchey: Kentucky’s Proposed Medical Marijuana Regulations

mcglinchey: Kentucky’s Proposed Medical Marijuana Regulations

On January 8, 2024, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (Cabinet) published its long-anticipated first proposed set of ...
Paula Savchenko, Esq -  Cannacore Group and PS Law Group : The Sunshine State’s 2024 Legislative Session: What’s to Come?

Paula Savchenko, Esq –  Cannacore Group and PS Law Group : The Sunshine State’s 2024 Legislative Session: What’s to Come?

On January 9th, 2024, the state of Florida’s 2024 legislative session began. With daily headlines surrounding Florida’s billion-dollar marijuana market, ...
mcglinchey: Ohio Legalizes Adult-Use Marijuana

mcglinchey: Ohio Legalizes Adult-Use Marijuana

On November 7, 2023, voters in Ohio approved Ohio Issue 2, the Marijuana Legalization Initiative (the Initiative), which legalizes marijuana for recreational ...
Tom Howard - collateralbase: Social Equity After the Harvard Case

Tom Howard – collateralbase: Social Equity After the Harvard Case

In the new Students Fair Adm. v. Harvard, 600 U.S. 181 (2023), case handed down last summer, Chief Justice wrote ...
Jamese Hawkins, Mathew Grimes, Jana Simmons, Andrea Steel, Nolan Jackson, Lisa Pittman, and Troy Sims: Recent Developments In Cannabis Law

Jamese Hawkins, Mathew Grimes, Jana Simmons, Andrea Steel, Nolan Jackson, Lisa Pittman, and Troy Sims: Recent Developments In Cannabis Law

This article discusses new and noteworthy developments in the cannabis industry. Federal regulations, tribal policies, as well as states laws ...
Cultiva Law: MSO Giants on the Move

Cultiva Law: MSO Giants on the Move

Despite cannabis being fully legalized in nearly half of the US states and counting with several more planning to vote ...
Cultiva Law: Update On Minnesota Expungement

Cultiva Law: Update On Minnesota Expungement

One of the biggest legislative surprises for cannabis reform in 2023 was the recreational legalization of cannabis in Minnesota. On ...
Rod Kight: DEA Letter to Georgia Board of Pharmacy Raises Novel Legal Issues

Rod Kight: DEA Letter to Georgia Board of Pharmacy Raises Novel Legal Issues

The letter was a response to regulations regarding Georgia’s medical marijuana program (MMP) approved by Governor Brian Kemp in September 2023.1 Approval of ...
Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC: Creator Of Captain Cannabis Trademark Triumphs Again

Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC: Creator Of Captain Cannabis Trademark Triumphs Again

Captain Cannabis continues to make a name for himself, with the comic book character now linked with binding trademark precedent ...
Baker Donelson: D.C. Council Passes Emergency Legislation to Close “Gifting Shops” in the District

Baker Donelson: D.C. Council Passes Emergency Legislation to Close “Gifting Shops” in the District

The D.C. Council passed emergency legislation on January 9, 2024, in furtherance of its effort to close the D.C. cannabis ...
Seyfarth: 4:20 Unfriendly – TTAB Says 4:20 is Deceptively Misdescriptive of Goods Not Used with Cannabis

Seyfarth: 4:20 Unfriendly – TTAB Says 4:20 is Deceptively Misdescriptive of Goods Not Used with Cannabis

Republic Technologies (NA) LLC (“Republic”) filed an application to register the proposed mark 4:20 with the United States Patent and ...
Harris Sliwoski: California’s Cannabis Taxes Are a Disaster

Harris Sliwoski: California’s Cannabis Taxes Are a Disaster

Cannabis regulation efforts are usually sold to voters or legislators with the express promise that a state will be able ...
Prince Lobel:  Applications for the 4th Cohort of the Cannabis Control Commission’s Social Equity Program (SEP) will be open starting February 5.

Prince Lobel: Applications for the 4th Cohort of the Cannabis Control Commission’s Social Equity Program (SEP) will be open starting February 5.

The SEP is a “comprehensive, statewide initiative offering free technical assistance and training to individuals seeking entry into Massachusetts’ legal ...
Cozen O'Connor: AGs Say it’s High Time for the Federal Government to Reschedule Cannabis

Cozen O’Connor: AGs Say it’s High Time for the Federal Government to Reschedule Cannabis

A coalition of 12 AGs wrote a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in support of federal efforts to evaluate and ...
mcglinchey: DEA is Going to Have a Hard Time Fighting Marijuana Rescheduling

mcglinchey: DEA is Going to Have a Hard Time Fighting Marijuana Rescheduling

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the full text of its letter (HHS Letter) to ...
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP: Feds Blunt Georgia’s New Law Regarding Medical Cannabis

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP: Feds Blunt Georgia’s New Law Regarding Medical Cannabis

On October 18, 2023, AGG Healthcare of counsel Jennifer Hilliard ably reported on Georgia’s new regulation that would allow pharmacies to dispense medical marijuana ...
Harris Sliwoski: Cannabis and Gun Rights: Predictions for the Future

Harris Sliwoski: Cannabis and Gun Rights: Predictions for the Future

Big federal law changes in cannabis regulation are on the horizon. One area where I expect a lot of movement ...
Prince Lobel: MASSACHUSETTS CANNABIS CONTROL COMMISSION RELEASES MODEL TEMPLATE FOR COMMUNITY HOST AGREEMENTS

Prince Lobel: MASSACHUSETTS CANNABIS CONTROL COMMISSION RELEASES MODEL TEMPLATE FOR COMMUNITY HOST AGREEMENTS

Following the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission’s (CCC) meeting on January 11th, 2024, the CCC disseminated a “model” template for Community ...
Husch Blackwell: Marijuana Rescheduling: Process and Procedures To Know Now

Husch Blackwell: Marijuana Rescheduling: Process and Procedures To Know Now

On October 6, 2022, President Biden made a statement in which he asked the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and ...
Harris Beach: Yet Another Lawsuit Filed to Temporarily Halt Cannabis Licensing in New York

Harris Beach: Yet Another Lawsuit Filed to Temporarily Halt Cannabis Licensing in New York

On December 18, 2023, the day New York’s cannabis regulators wrapped up their initial cannabis licensing application period, the state ...
Troutman Pepper: Redacted Cannabis Rescheduling Letter Ignites FOIA Exemption Debate

Troutman Pepper: Redacted Cannabis Rescheduling Letter Ignites FOIA Exemption Debate

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has drawn criticism for heavily redacting a recommendation letter to the ...
Harris Sliwoski: Delta-8 Trademarks Update

Harris Sliwoski: Delta-8 Trademarks Update

The impact on Delta-8 THC (“D8”) of AK Futures v. Boyd Street Distro, a 2022 Ninth Circuit decision, has been widely ...
Bradley: Not So Fast My Friend: Alabama Medical Commission Halts Issuance of Integrated (and Probably Dispensary) Licenses

Bradley: Not So Fast My Friend: Alabama Medical Commission Halts Issuance of Integrated (and Probably Dispensary) Licenses

Hold the phones, Alabama medical cannabis integrated applicants (and probably dispensary licensees). Last night the Montgomery County Circuit Court issued ...
Husch Blackwell: A Cannabis Pivot to Smokable Herbs

Husch Blackwell: A Cannabis Pivot to Smokable Herbs

As the cannabis industry continues to navigate choppy economic and legal waters into 2024, some cannabis companies are pivoting to ...

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Canada
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Costa Rica
Tim Morales – The Cannabis Industry Association Costa Rica

Nicaragua
Elvin Rodríguez Fabilena

USA

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Julie Godard
Carl L Rowley -Thompson Coburn LLP

Arizona
Jerry Chesler – Chesler Consulting

California
Ian Stewart – Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Otis Felder – Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Lance Rogers – Greenspoon Marder – San Diego
Jessica McElfresh -McElfresh Law – San Diego
Tracy Gallegos – Partner – Fox Rothschild

Colorado
Adam Detsky – Knight Nicastro
Dave Rodman – Dave Rodman Law Group
Peter Fendel – CMR Real Estate Network
Nate Reed – CMR Real Estate Network

Florida
Matthew Ginder – Greenspoon Marder
David C. Kotler – Cohen Kotler

Illinois
William Bogot – Fox Rothschild

Massachusetts
Valerio Romano, Attorney – VGR Law Firm, PC

Nevada
Neal Gidvani – Snr Assoc: Greenspoon Marder
Phillip Silvestri – Snr Assoc: Greenspoon Marder

Tracy Gallegos – Associate Fox Rothschild

New Jersey

Matthew G. Miller – MG Miller Intellectual Property Law LLC
Daniel T. McKillop – Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC

New York
Gregory J. Ryan, Esq. Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP
Tim Nolen Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Oregon
Paul Loney & Kristie Cromwell – Loney Law Group
William Stewart – Half Baked Labs

Pennsylvania
Andrew B. Sacks – Managing Partner Sacks Weston Diamond
William Roark – Principal Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin
Joshua Horn – Partner Fox Rothschild

Washington DC
Teddy Eynon – Partner Fox Rothschild