Solutions on the Horizon? Update: Lack of Traditional Banking Back in December 2017, our own Barton Morris broke down the banking challenges created by cannabis laws. See A Major Problem for the Cannabis Industry: Lack of Traditional Banking. Now, over a year later, Congress is finally moving forward with promising federal banking reform. As of…
The 2019 tax season has been in full swing since January 28, 2019 which is when the IRS officially began accepting tax returns for the 2018 tax year. It is recommended to file your tax returns as soon as you have compiled all the relevant information and documents you need. There are several types of…
It’s finally time—time to apply for your grower or processor licenses in Maryland – or at least that is what we all thought until today, when the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) announced a delay in the rollout of the application period. The application period is slated to begin once the MMCC has addressed all…
By: Chris Ward You’re no doubt aware of the whirlwind of changes regarding marijuana legalization, which have swept the country in the last few years. These new laws make marijuana use for both medicinal and recreational purposes (depending on the state you live in) legal and easily accessible for the first time. Though this is…
Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced the names of 23 dispensary permit winners for Phase II of the Commonwealth’s medical marijuana program. The permittees will now have six months to become operational in order to begin dispensing medical marijuana. Detailed applicant information and all applicant score cards are available online through the Department of…
On June 26, 2018, 57% of voters in Oklahoma voted in support of Question 788: Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative (SQ788). The result was the creation of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (MMA), a division overseen by the Oklahoma Department of Health, which was charged with establishing regulations and implementing a state medical marijuana program.  Oklahoma’s…
Tuesday was a big day for medical and recreational marijuana across the nation. With victories in Utah, Missouri and Michigan, marijuana policy and reform advances further across the nation. Below is an overview of marijuana-related results from the 2018 ballots: Medical Marijuana Utah – Proposition 2 – Passed Proposition 2 passed in Tuesday’s vote with…
Tomorrow is election day and it is anticipated that there will be a near-record turnout for a mid-term election. But candidate names are not the only items to be found on the ballot this year – from Michigan’s and North Dakota’s adult-use marijuana ballot measures to Utah’s and Missouri’s 3-distinct medical marijuana ballot measures to…
By: Melissa Chapaska The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice in the Department of Public Safety recently released its first comprehensive report on the impact of state marijuana legalization. Throughout this 266-page report, the agency provides substantial data regarding marijuana’s legalization’s impact on public safety, public health and behavioral health services, and youth usage rates throughout…
Harrisburg, PA – November 1, 2018 – Yesterday, Cannabis Law PA submitted comments in response to the FDA’s request for information regarding the “abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking, and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use” of cannabis. Throughout its comments, Cannabis Law PA “encouraged the FDA to recommend that the…