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  • Heads Up! Oregon Has New Cannabis Labeling and Packaging Rules

    10:00am By Nathalie Bougenies
    Last year, the Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 1057, which transferred cannabis labeling authority from the Oregon Health Authority (“OHA”) to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (“OLCC”). The new rules, which became operational on August 15,…
  • CBD Webinar: Join Us Tomorrow at 11am PST!

    Wed 10:00am By Canna Law Blog
    Cannabidiol (“CBD”) products are suddenly everywhere. But as much as opportunity and possibility have opened in the hemp-derived CBD industry, so too have legal pitfalls and snares that can confuse just about anyone breaking into this new market. When it…
  • Lending to Cannabis Businesses

    Tue 10:00am By Vince Sliwoski
    Many cannabis businesses are funded with debt. Sometimes, the debt is owed to one of the business’s owners, who pursued a debt structure for tax reasons. Other times, the debt is owed to a third party. That party could be a friend or family member, an…
  • Cannabis Cybersecurity: Why Hacking Back is a Bad Idea

    Mon 10:00am By Nathalie Bougenies
    As I have discussed for the last two weeks, cannabis businesses have become increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks. It is natural for a company victimized by data breaches to want to retaliate by hacking back. However, under current U.S. law, which is…
  • Bipartisan Bill Would (Sort of) Protect Federal Employees’ Off-Work Marijuana Use

    Sun 10:00am By Megan Vaniman
    Could the federal government protect the rights of federal employees to use marijuana in states where its legal? Possibly. A bipartisan bill was introduced in Congress on July 28 proposing to protect federal employees’ personal and private use of marijuana…
  • Cannabis, Tariffs and Vaping Imports from China

    Sat 10:00am By Adams Lee
    Like so many other U.S. industries, the U.S. vaping industry is now in the crosshairs of a 25% tariff on products imported from China. The first two waves of President Trump’s proposed tariffs against China covered about $50 billion worth of Chinese products…
  • California Cannabis Countdown: Marin County Update

    Fri 10:00am By Julie Hamill
    California has 58 counties and 482 incorporated cities across the state, each with the option to create its own rules or ban marijuana altogether. In this California Cannabis Countdown series, we cover who is banning cannabis, who is embracing cannabis (and…
  • The Key to Saving Costs in Your Deal? The Term Sheet

    Aug 9, 2018, 10:00 am By Carlton Willey
    When I receive a summary of a cannabis business deal–the first emails, calls, LOIs, and term sheet in any form–with 90% accuracy I can say whether the transaction will be a difficult one or not. Note that “difficult” does not correlate with complex:…
  • BREAKING NEWS: First Cannabis Patent Lawsuit Filed

    Aug 8, 2018, 10:00 am By John Mansfield
    In previous posts, we’ve puzzled about why no one has filed a cannabis patent infringement case, despite the large number of patents granted for cannabis plants and compounds. See here, here, here, and here. That all changed last week. United Cannabis…
  • Dirty Dancing: Flips and Tricks of Cannabis Social Equity in L.A.

    Aug 7, 2018, 10:00 am By Hilary Bricken
    Phase II cannabis licensing in the City of Los Angeles (for only non-retail activity) kicked off on August 1 at 12 p.m. (and it will conclude on September 13th). To qualify for a City of Los Angeles cannabis license during this timeframe, an applicant…