Dwelling Votes To Block Feds From Enforcing Marijuana Regulations

July 2019 The House of Representatives approved a measure to prevent the DOJ from interfering with individual state marijuana laws, including those allowing recreational use, cultivation and sales. The amendment, would also shield cannabis laws in Washington, D.C. and U.S. territories, is attached to a large-scale appropriations bill to fund parts of the federal government…

Michigan Produced Emergency Leisure Marijuana Guidelines For Establishments

Recreational marijuana smoking lounges, festivals and home delivery are soon to be allowed in Michigan. They are defined under a set of emergency rules state officials released. These rules have defined the launch of the recreational cannabis market in Michigan. The release was signed Tuesday by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The rules outline how the new adult-use market will function…

Discussed: BCC Retail License Inspection Checklist

by Gianna Geil, July 1, 2019 (edited by Omar Figueroa) Retail License Inspection Sheet (PDF version) If you are a licensed cannabis retailer in California (whether a delivery-only retailer or storefront dispensary) you probably have heard about inspections conducted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC). In this first of two blog posts, we review…

The Odor of Marijuana and Warrantless Lookups of Cars: Where Do...

In a recent decision out of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States v. Gray, the odor of marijuana in a motor vehicle could provide the probable cause necessary for a warrantless search in a state that has legalized adult use of marijuana. More states across the Country are leaning toward this type of…

Ostensible Partnerships: The Unintended Legal Repercussions of Overusing the Term Spouse

by Gianna Geil and Omar Figueroa July 1, 2019 Many cannabis entrepreneurs are surprised to learn that, in California, general partnerships can be formed and enforced without any formal paperwork or written contracts. All that is needed is two or more people carrying on as co-owners of a for-profit business, whether or not that was…

Saying: Next Annual Texas Marijuana Policy Convention!

We’re  excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our second annual Texas Marijuana Policy Conference in Austin over Labor Day weekend! Early bird ticket pricing available now. Our three-day conference will offer presentations from policy and industry leaders to help attendees better understand and navigate the new legal climate in Texas and federally. We will also be…