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…
Want to learn more about Pennsylvania medical marijuana laws? Join us on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 9AM -12PM (with lunch at Noon) as we take part in an informative CLE event hosted by the Dauphin County Bar Association Medical Marijuana Committee. For more information on topics and speakers, see below and don’t forget to register here by October 23,2018…
As Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program continues to grow, the Pennsylvania legislature is now turning its attention towards marijuana legalization. Despite growing state support of regulated marijuana programs and mounting research in support of its medicinal benefits, marijuana’s status under federal law continues to create uncertainty for state-legal marijuana entities and create roadblocks for medical researchers.…
Now that marijuana is legal for recreational use in California, individuals and businesses can forget that marijuana is still illegal under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). And federal law trumps state law. Not only that, the Department of Justice may be enforcing federal law in California. Now, I’m not a criminal attorney, and you aren’t my…
Trade secret theft is everywhere. Competitors are always trying to get (unfair) advantage over the competition. Here’s how it happens. The Backdrop A few months ago, I utilized a service that is part of the sharing economy. You know, a service where you order something from an app, then a driver brings it to you.…
I’ve been studying cryptocurrencies and blockchain with considerable interest for some time now.  As a lawyer, one of my favorite intellectual exercises is comparing new phenomena to existing legal standards. A. ARE BLOCKCHAIN ASSETS SECURITIES? While the world continues to incorporate and adapt to the emergence of blockchain technologies, there is much regulatory uncertainty in…
Mission Pennsylvania, a subsidiary of 4Front Ventures, is ready to open an Allentown PA dispensary. The store will open to patients with a medical marijuana card on June 12, but before that the general public is invited to visit open house events on June 5, 6, and 7. The Mission Partners cannabis company seeks cultivation,…