September 2022

Judge Mary Celeste (Ret.) (Lead Author)  &  Francesca Jenkins (Co-Author): Cannabis Connundrum

Judge Mary Celeste (Ret.) (Lead Author) & Francesca Jenkins (Co-Author): Cannabis Connundrum

Marijuana and hemp are varieties of the cannabis plant.  The marijuana plant appears in three types: sativa, indica, and a ...
Dentons: The Fate of the German Medicinal Cannabis Industry Post-Legalization 

Dentons: The Fate of the German Medicinal Cannabis Industry Post-Legalization 

Since December 2021, when the current German government signed the coalition treaty pledging to legalize cannabis for recreational use, the ...
S Burns Legal PLLC: Costa Rica's New Cannabis Law: “Opportunities For Business Development”

S Burns Legal PLLC: Costa Rica’s New Cannabis Law: “Opportunities For Business Development”

After several months of discussion between the legislative and executive powers, partial vetoes by the president, and expressions of public ...
Justin Kahn: Cannabis Drug Test Variability — The Science and the Implications

Justin Kahn: Cannabis Drug Test Variability — The Science and the Implications

Legal adult-use and medical cannabis consumption is rising rapidly, but the shortcomings in cannabis drug testing have not caught up ...
Michael Sassano & Antonio Guedelha: GMP #13: Preventive Maintenance in GMP

Michael Sassano & Antonio Guedelha: GMP #13: Preventive Maintenance in GMP

Consistent and reliable pharmaceutical manufacturing depends on many factors, but a critical one is the process equipment. If the process ...
Travis Studdard: Uniformity Up In Smoke: How The Controlled Substances Act Treats Similarly Situated Debtors Differently

Travis Studdard: Uniformity Up In Smoke: How The Controlled Substances Act Treats Similarly Situated Debtors Differently

Cannabis-related debtors have been continuously prevented from accessing relief in bankruptcy. The Controlled Substances Act functions as the key culprit ...
Kelly, Souza, & Parmenter, P.C: Rhode Island Hybrid Cultivation License Applications Now Open   with Hybrid Retail License Applications Coming This Fall

Kelly, Souza, & Parmenter, P.C: Rhode Island Hybrid Cultivation License Applications Now Open  with Hybrid Retail License Applications Coming This Fall

On May 25, 2022, Rhode Island enacted The Rhode Island Cannabis Act (the “Act”), becoming the nineteenth state in the ...
Norris McLaughlin, P.A: Marijuana Legalization and its Impact in United States Immigration Law

Norris McLaughlin, P.A: Marijuana Legalization and its Impact in United States Immigration Law

As of July of 2022, thirty-eight (38) states in the United States have legalized the medical use of cannabis to ...
Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani: Has The Green Rush Gone Bust? The View from the 50 States and a Glimpse into the International Future

Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani: Has The Green Rush Gone Bust? The View from the 50 States and a Glimpse into the International Future

Mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. cannabis market are taking a major pause compared to last year.  Following Tilray’s purchase ...
BCL Solicitors: UK: A blueprint for the UK Cannabis Industry

BCL Solicitors: UK: A blueprint for the UK Cannabis Industry

The UK All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Cannabidiol (CBD) Products has published ‘A Plan for a Legal and Regulated UK ...
Troutman Pepper:  Cannabis Residency Rules Toppling? First Circuit Is the First Domino to Fall

Troutman Pepper: Cannabis Residency Rules Toppling? First Circuit Is the First Domino to Fall

Certain states where cannabis (or marijuana) is legal have long been getting away with a practice that has been declared ...
Seyfarth: District of Columbia Provides Employment Protections to Cannabis Users

Seyfarth: District of Columbia Provides Employment Protections to Cannabis Users

The District of Columbia legalized cannabis for medicinal purposes in 2010 and began to permit individuals to use the drug ...
Prince Lobel:  New Legislation Signed by Governor Baker Includes Significant Reforms for the Cannabis Industry in Massachusetts

Prince Lobel: New Legislation Signed by Governor Baker Includes Significant Reforms for the Cannabis Industry in Massachusetts

On August 11, 2022, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed S. 3096, An Act Relative to Equity in the Cannabis Industry ...
Gray Robinson: Know your rights as an employer in terms of legal marijuana use

Gray Robinson: Know your rights as an employer in terms of legal marijuana use

The legalization of medical marijuana use in 33 states and recreational marijuana use in 11 states has led to hazy ...
Husch Blackwell: That Ninth Circuit Delta-8 Opinion and What’s Followed – It’s Not a Green Light for Intoxicating Hemp

Husch Blackwell: That Ninth Circuit Delta-8 Opinion and What’s Followed – It’s Not a Green Light for Intoxicating Hemp

The debate surrounding delta-8 THC and the proper regulation of intoxicating hemp products has accelerated greatly over the last several ...
Husch Blackwell: First Circuit Says Dormant Commerce Clause Applies To Medical Marijuana

Husch Blackwell: First Circuit Says Dormant Commerce Clause Applies To Medical Marijuana

A split First Circuit panel affirmed yesterday that the US Constitution’s dormant commerce clause applies to the federally illegal medical marijuana industry ...
mcglinchey: Federal Discrimination Statutes and the Cannabis Industry: An Illegal Industry Still Subject to Federal Laws

mcglinchey: Federal Discrimination Statutes and the Cannabis Industry: An Illegal Industry Still Subject to Federal Laws

On its face it appears to be counterintuitive: United States federal courts recognizing and enforcing workplace rights for employees working ...
Ogletree Deakins: The Latest in Multi-Jurisdictional Marijuana Compliance

Ogletree Deakins: The Latest in Multi-Jurisdictional Marijuana Compliance

Legalization of medical and recreational marijuana use continues to spread across the United States despite the drug remaining a Schedule ...
Allen Matkins: Despite Decriminalization Of Adult Recreational Use Of Marijuana, Court Finds Its Use Is Not Lawful

Allen Matkins: Despite Decriminalization Of Adult Recreational Use Of Marijuana, Court Finds Its Use Is Not Lawful

Nevada’s voters decriminalized adult recreational use of marijuana by voter initiative.  See Secretary of State, Statewide Ballot Initiative Question No. 2, 14 ...
Green Light Law Group: OLCC Task Force Develops Legislative Proposals For 2023 on Water Rights, Cannabinoids, and Illegal Production

Green Light Law Group: OLCC Task Force Develops Legislative Proposals For 2023 on Water Rights, Cannabinoids, and Illegal Production

An Oregon legislative task force established pursuant to HB 3000 (2021) and SB 1564 (2022) is developing policy proposals for 2023 relating to ...
Baker Hostetler: Advertising and Regulation of CBD Products

Baker Hostetler: Advertising and Regulation of CBD Products

If you have been to any kind of spa, beauty supply store or health food store in the past four ...
Hard Money To Owe: Gotham Green Partners v. iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc.

Hard Money To Owe: Gotham Green Partners v. iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc.

A dispute making its way through Canadian courts shows how cannabis companies in the United States face stiff challenges raising ...
Michael Kyprianou Advocates & Legal Consultants:  Trademark Caselaw Report: The Rise Of CBD

Michael Kyprianou Advocates & Legal Consultants: Trademark Caselaw Report: The Rise Of CBD

In the recent judgement, Christoforatos IKE v. CBD OIL SHOP LTD and others, Claim No. 1422/21, 6/7/2022, the District Court of ...
Nishimura & Asahi: Upcoming Control for the Safe Usage of Cannabis and Hemp

Nishimura & Asahi: Upcoming Control for the Safe Usage of Cannabis and Hemp

Thailand has paved the way for a more relax usage of cannabis and hemp, e.g., for medical purposes, promote of ...
Bond Schoeneck & King: General Counsel’s Corner: Cannabis Use in Hospitals

Bond Schoeneck & King: General Counsel’s Corner: Cannabis Use in Hospitals

As our firm’s prior information memos on cannabis have shown1, the legalization of marijuana for recreational or medical use in ...

Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers

Cannabis Law Journal – Contributing Authors

Editor – Sean Hocking

Author Bios

Canada
Matt Maurer – Minden Gross
Jeff Hergot – Wildboer Dellelce LLP

Costa Rica
Tim Morales – The Cannabis Industry Association Costa Rica

Nicaragua
Elvin Rodríguez Fabilena

USA

General
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