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  • Grading the Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Kamala Harris

    Mon 10:00am By Vince Sliwoski
    Kamala Harris is a heavy favorite for Democratic Presidential nominee, now that Joe Biden has dropped out of the race and endorsed her. This means we should re-open our short series on the 2024 Presidential candidates and marijuana. I thought we were done with…
  • What Entity Type is Best for a Cannabis Startup?

    Wed 10:00am By Griffen Thorne
    At our firm, we’ve helped numerous cannabis startups navigate the complexities of choosing the right business entity. Because every startup is unique and has different goals and needs, a one-size-fits-all approach just won’t work. Below, I’ll explore…
  • Heads Up! DEA Wants to Hear from You on Marijuana Rescheduling by July 22

    Jul 16, 2024, 10:00 am By Vince Sliwoski
    In case you haven’t heard, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) wants to hear from you on marijuana rescheduling. Specifically, DEA invites your comments on its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to move both marijuana and marijuana extract from…
  • What Does the Corporate Transparency Act Mean (CTA) for the Cannabis Industry?

    Jul 11, 2024, 10:00 am By Griffen Thorne
    On January 1, 2024, the federal Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) took effect. The CTA requires a host of both domestic and foreign entities to disclose their beneficial ownership to the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Compliance…
  • Lighting Up the Legal Scene: How Cannabis Arbitration Can Ease the Burden on California Courts

    Jul 9, 2024, 10:00 am By Kristin Westphal
    When California opened up for recreational cannabis licensing in 2018, cannabis businesses began sprouting up like wildflowers. This growth has been exciting but due to market volatility and the decline in the state’s cannabis market, legal disputes are also…
  • Cannabis Law is Chaotic: Avoiding Misinformation Online

    Jul 8, 2024, 10:00 am By Vince Sliwoski
    The internet is a badlands of misinformation on cannabis law and policy. Less than stellar takes may be amplified on news sites, giving them a veneer of authority. Social media platforms, from X to LinkedIn (where all the pros are said to be) don’t have…
  • Happy 4th of July!

    Jul 4, 2024, 10:00 am By Canna Law Blog
    Happy 4th of July from all of us here at the Canna Law Blog! We hope you have a fun, safe and not-too-hot holiday celebrating with family and friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with our regular programming.…
  • Can the California Cannabis Industry be Saved? An Update

    Jul 2, 2024, 10:00 am By Griffen Thorne
    On Wednesday, June 26, Hirsh Jain of Ananda Strategy and I did an hourlong presentation where we examined a laundry list of problems facing the California cannabis industry. We had a lot of questions about whether a replay would be available and are happy to…
  • Breaking New Ground: Cannabis at the 2024 California State Fair

    Jul 1, 2024, 10:00 am By Kristin Westphal
    Move aside deep-fried Oreos—this year’s California State Fair is making history with the introduction of cannabis! For the first time in its 170-year history, California is inviting fair-goers to purchase and enjoy cannabis products directly on site. The…
  • Cannabis Law and Gun Rights: News from SCOTUS

    Jun 28, 2024, 10:00 am By Griffen Thorne
    Last week, the US Supreme Court decided its most recent Second Amendment case, United States v. Rahimi. Earlier this month, SCOTUS decided Garland v. Cargill, which could also spell changes for the cannabis industry later down the road. I wrote about the…

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