Friday, August 23, 2019
international-narcotics-board-warns-thailand-against-liberalization-of-cannabis
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) advised the Thai government to be extremely cautious…
hemp-cbd-across-state-lines-georgia
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) regulatory authority over hemp…
is-that-subscription-worth-your-money
If you’re like most Canadians, you have a number of charges that come out of your bank account every month. Your gym membership, meal delivery service, beauty box, and streaming services all cost you more than pennies on a regular basis. How do you know if you are getting your money’s worth, and how can…
grading-the-democratic-presidential-candidates-on-marijuana-andrew-yang
Every Saturday, we have been running a series of blog posts that take a close look at the Democratic Party candidates for President in 2020. We examine each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and we also canvas their current respective stances on marijuana. Over the past seven weeks, we covered Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala…
american-bar-association-urges-federal-govt-to-legalize-cannabis
The American Bar Association has taken a bold stance in favor of cannabis reform.…
four-important-considerations-for-any-hemp-cbd-company
State governments and the federal Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) take wildly different approaches when it comes to Hemp-derived cannabidiol (“Hemp CBD”), and for the most part, the ball is still in the government’s court to actually regulate hemp and Hemp CBD. The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) haven’t…
hacks-to-slash-your-mortgage-and-clear-your-debt-early
Finding you the best financial practices is what gets us up in the morning. And our staff is a great resource for these ideas. So we polled the staff in our office to ask one simple question:  What mortgage hacks do you use to speed up your mortgage payments? Here are their best tips for…
essential-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-go
You’ve waited months for your well-earned vacation and finally, it has arrived! After a tiring day of travel, you arrive at your destination – only to feel a scratch in the back of your throat, an ache in your back, or a sour stomach. No one wants their vacation ruined by illness. Here are a…
airline-and-hotel-travel-scams-that-can-ground-your-plans
A couple in the U.S. want travellers to know about a new online scam that’s targeting anyone looking at hotels and airlines. The family in Michigan almost lost a few hundred dollars when they clicked on a fake website. They thought it was for Delta Airlines and planned to use it to purchase discounted tickets.…
cannabis-patent-litigation-the-claim-construction-process
    In following the progress of the first-ever cannabis patent litigation case, United Cannabis Corporation v. Pure Hemp Collective, Inc., the parties are now in a special phase of patent litigation called “claim construction.” Claim construction is specific to patent cases, and it’s the process of deciding what the various terms of the asserted…