Industry News
  • California Cannabis: Past Criminal Conviction Not...
    by Alison Malsbury on October 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    On October 16, 2020, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (“BCC”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking relating to regulatory changes to the commercial cannabis license application process. The […]

  • Montana Cannabis Legalization Guide (Initiative...
    by Canna Law Blog on October 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    This November 2020 election, cannabis legalization initiatives will appear on the ballots of five states: Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota. Every Sunday until November 3, […]

  • Hemp Litigation: DEA Sued Again
    by Jesse Mondry on October 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    The Canna Law Blog has been writing about the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) interim final rule (IFR) on hemp since its August publication in the Federal Register: Watch Out! The DEA Just Passed a […]

  • California Cannabis Banking: Financial...
    by Jihee Ahn on October 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    In a step towards achieving the goals of the SAFE Banking Act, California Governor Gavin Newsom approved Assembly Bill 1525, which importantly provides that banks, credit unions, and other financial […]

  • Election 2020: Psychedelics on the Ballot in...
    by Jesse Mondry on October 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Oregon is not the only jurisdiction with psilocybin (and other controlled psychedelic plant substances) on the ballot this fall. For our coverage of Oregon’s Measure 109, see: Oregon 2020 Election: […]

  • CBD Cosmetics: Unregulated, Yes. Risk-Free, No.
    by Nathalie Bougenies on October 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    It is well known by now that CBD-infused cosmetics represent the lowest level of risk for businesses. Indeed, CVS, Walgreens and Sephora are only a few of the major national retailers that now offer […]

  • How Religious Groups Can Petition to Use...
    by Griffen Thorne on October 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    I recently wrote a post outlining the long history of religious exemptions to the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). In this post, I’ll provide a brief overview of the hoops that religious […]

  • What’s Going on in International Cannabis:...
    by Jonathan Bench on October 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Lately I have been fielding questions regarding cannabis business opportunities to or from Mexico, Canada, and China, and I always get questions from clients and prospective clients regarding […]

  • Mississippi Cannabis Legalization Guide...
    by Canna Law Blog on October 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    This November 2020 election, cannabis legalization initiatives will appear on the ballots of five states: Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota. Every Sunday until November 3, […]

  • Puerto Rico: November Surprise for Recreational...
    by Fred Rocafort on October 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Charlie Delgado Altieri, the main opposition candidate for governor of Puerto Rico, has suggested a new tax be imposed on hemp and medical cannabis to help foot the bill for government pensions, […]