Situation towards U.S. CBD companies moves forward

A federal court in New York has ruled that a racketeering and fraud case against a trio of related companies can go ahead based on a truck driver’s claims after he failed a drug test after using one of the firms’ CBD products. While the court threw out some claims, it said the case, filed…

CEQA COMPLIANCE, Aspect TWO: Reducing Costs AND LITIGATION Dangers

As we recently detailed, Governor Newsom’s Trailer Bill would amend California’s cannabis statutes in significant ways, such as extending provisional licensing beyond January 1, 2020.  The Trailer Bill also would extend another key deadline discussed in our last CEQA blog post:  the July 1, 2019 cutoff to a CEQA exemption for cities and counties.  …

Texas: Medical hashish ought to be authorised in the Senate by...

The 2019 legislative session comes to a close in one week and one medical cannabis bill is still alive and moving! On Friday, a senate committee quickly voted to approve HB 3703, a proposal to make low-THC cannabis available to those with all seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, terminal cancer, incurable neurodegenerative disease, autism, ALS and spasticity.…

Shoplifting Scenario Outcomes in Wonderful

A woman in her sixties came to attorney McElfresh after being charged with shoplifting for attempting to take a $20 lipstick. Facing probation and a fine, San Diego shoplifting lawyer Jessica McElfresh negotiated for her to only receive a $300 fine and no probation. The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of…

How Securities Law Influences Your Cannabusiness

When filing an application for a cannabusiness facility license from the state, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) requires a copy of the LLC’s Operating Agreement or corporation’s Bylaws. This is to review how the company is structured. Additionally, common practice in this industry is to place a disclaimer on the front page of the document…

Big 7 days in Austin: Hemp was legalized and health care...

We started with a record-setting 60 cannabis related bills. With a little more than a week left in the legislative session, industrial hemp has been legalized and, after a great hearing, a House-approved medical cannabis bill just passed with unanimous support out of the Senate Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee. Here’s a comprehensive report:…