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Month: January 2016

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  • Interstate Cannabis Agreements in California
    by Hilary Bricken on August 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    I get asked a lot of questions about what California cannabis licensees can and cannot do under the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”). California is actually […]

  • Deceptive Matter and Canna Brands
    by Fred Rocafort on August 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Deceptive matter is yet another pitfall faced by canna brands as they take steps to protect their intellectual property. According to the U.S. Trademark Act (commonly known as the Lanham Act), such […]

  • New York CAURD Locations: The Update
    by Simon Malinowski on August 7, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    We recently got on our soap box about the importance of hiring a New York cannabis attorney. The catalyst for that post was the question of whether applicants for New York’s Conditional Adult-Use […]

  • New York CAURD: License Application Scoring –...
    by Matthew Schwartz on August 6, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    We’ve been writing about eligibility criteria for licensure for the New York Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (“CAURD”) (here and here). In addition to the Office of Cannabis […]

  • President Biden on Brittney Griner’s Sentence
    by Griffen Thorne on August 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    On August 4, 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden published a formal statement concerning the sentencing of U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner. Griner was just sentenced to nine years in a Russian […]

  • Five Cannabis Corporate Governance Mistakes
    by Griffen Thorne on August 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Many folks in the cannabis industry – especially legacy operators – have little to no experience with corporate governance. I don’t mean to say that they don’t know how to run a business; […]

  • Cannabis Trademark Litigation: Wrigley Wins
    by Jihee Ahn on August 3, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    A final judgment recently rendered in WM. Wrigley Jr. Company v. Roberto Conde, et al., is nothing short of a cautionary tale and a powerful reminder to cannabis companies: Parody is NOT a defense to […]

  • Oregon Cannabis: OLCC is Talking Tough
    by Vince Sliwoski on August 2, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Listen up friends. The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) plans to drop the hammer on bad actors in the regulated Oregon market. Or so the Commission announced in a stern news release on […]

  • NACAT Webinar: The Complex Universe of Cannabis...
    by Canna Law Blog on August 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Register HERE! Join Harris Bricken attorney Hilary Bricken for a live discussion on strategies to build a scalable cannabis business, hosted by the National Association of Cannabis Accounting & […]

  • Canna Law Blog Cited by U.S. Senators in Letter...
    by Canna Law Blog on July 31, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Last week, we discovered that U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker cited our own Vince Sliwoski in a letter to Merrick Garland, the U.S. Attorney General, pressing for the end of cannabis […]