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  • New York Cannabis: State of the State 2023
    by Simon Malinowski on January 25, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    A lot has happened in New York since the Canna Law Blog’s first New York State of the State. Last year was action-packed for the cannabis industry in New York. With licenses issued and sales […]

  • Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of RICO Claims...
    by Jihee Ahn on January 24, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    Well, it looks like cannabis RICO lawsuits are not going to happen any time soon. As an update to this post I wrote in 2020, the Ninth Circuit has just affirmed the dismissal of two RICO claims […]

  • Will AI Replace Your Cannabis Lawyer? (I Asked...
    by Hilary Bricken on January 23, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    ChatGPT is all the rage. The GPT stands for “Generative Pre-trained Transformer”.  Translation: this is a next level, nearly omnipotent chatbot that’s incredibly articulate and conversant. Per […]

  • Washington Social Equity In Cannabis Licensing...
    by Jack Scrantom on January 20, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) announced this Wednesday, January 18, that the 30 day window to apply for a Washington Social Equity In Cannabis Retail License will open […]

  • Top Five Cannabis Loan Issues
    by Griffen Thorne on January 19, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    As we inch closer to a cannabis recession, businesses are desperately looking for new ways to stay afloat. A few years ago, our cannabis attorneys saw equity investments left and right. It seemed […]

  • Oregon Cannabis 2023: Legislative Forecast and...
    by Vince Sliwoski on January 18, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    The 2023 Oregon legislative session kicked off yesterday. It’s a regular session this year, meaning we’re in for a longer stretch– a 160 day calendar, versus the 35 day affair we see in […]

  • Reviewing the New Oregon Cannabis Rules
    by Jesse Mondry on January 17, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    In November 2022, the OLCC adopted and amended a suite of cannabis rules that became effective January 1, 2023. You can download the changes here and read our previous coverage of many of these […]

  • MLK Day: Cannabis and Civil Rights
    by Vince Sliwoski on January 16, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    Happy MLK Day! Time to catastrophize just a bit. Last year at this time, I kicked off this post by writing: If Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, he would almost certainly advocate to end the […]

  • Washington LCB Releases Disproportionately...
    by Jack Scrantom on January 13, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    Yesterday, January 13, 2023, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“LCB”) released an interactive mapping tool for determining whether people meet have lived in Disproportionately […]

  • Connecticut Adult-Use Sales Begin
    by Fred Rocafort on January 12, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    Connecticut is the latest state to permit the sale of adult-use cannabis. The possession of cannabis by adults has been legal in Connecticut since 2021, following the enactment of Public Act No. […]