Monday, February 17, 2020
february-14th-in-las-vegas-harris-bricken-presents-at-the-usa-cbd-expo
Harris Bricken cananbis attorneys Nathalie Bougenies and Griffen Thorne will present at the “Nation’s Largest CBD Event” in Las Vegas on February 14th. This Main Stage panel begins at 12pm, and will examine the complex and ever-evolving regulatory framework of hemp CBD. Nathalie, who has written extensively on market regulations and trends, will address ongoing…
5-everyday-finance-questions-we-ask-ourselves-but-never-know-the-answer-to
Talking about money can be awkward and uncomfortable. And, comparing yourself to your sister, brother, friends, neighbours, and coworkers certainly doesn’t help. The state of your finances does not determine what kind of person you are, and the topic is no longer taboo. So, why aren’t we talking more about money? Once you ask those…
will-qr-codes-end-californias-illicit-cannabis-market-no-but-they-are-a-start
Last year, the California cannabis agencies started to ramp up enforcement activities against unlicensed operators. Still, if you ask any licensed cannabis business, enforcement against unlicensed competition is far from where it needs to be. It was widely reported last year, for example, that there were 3,000 illegal cannabis businesses in California. My best guess is that…
tips-for-paying-off-credit-card-debt
Credit card bills got you down? That’s the trouble with paying with plastic. It is easy to spend, but not quite as easy to pay off the debt you accrue – especially if you are only paying the minimum each month. Carrying too much credit card debt can make it harder to get a mortgage…
california-cannabis-claims-fraud
Welcome back to our litigation series on California cannabis claims. Fraud is one of those claims that clients believe will be easy to pursue, but it actually requires a lot of factual development and proof, even just to assert it in a complaint.  Below is a primer. Introduction A fraud claim requires six elements: (1)…
before-its-too-late-best-credit-card-welcome-offers-of-february-2020
Welcome offers come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes there are requirements you have to meet to qualify for a promotion, while others automatically benefit the cardmember. It can be tricky to find an offer that will benefit you the most. To make things easier, we’ve collected the top nine welcome offers for February. We have…
free-yourself-of-student-loan-debt-with-these-top-debt-relief-options
According to the Canadian Federation of Students, the average college graduate carries approximately $27,000 in student loan debt. Today, nearly 2 million graduates have student loans that total more than $20 million. Though many individuals go into this type of debt in the hopes that it will pay off, many find that they can spend…
uspto-grants-trademark-for-psilocybin-but-dont-get-too-worked-up-yet
A few weeks back, Twitter was abuzz about the fact that the United State Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) granted a federal trademark registration for the word PSILOCYBIN. The mark was registered by the company Black Pandas LLC and applies to the following services in Class 041: “Development and dissemination of education materials of others…
best-livestock-scales-for-your-farm
When it comes to livestock scales, there can be a wide range of scales that fall into this category. So, you as the buyer, need to do some research and determine exactly what type of “livestock scale” it is that you truly wish to purchase for your farm and/or business. We’ve touched on similar topics…
class-f-calibration-weights-no-longer-sold-for-legal-metrology-use-starting-january-2020
Beginning January 1, 2020, Class F calibration weights will no longer be sold for legal metrology use. According to the newly updated NIST Handbook 105-1 (2019), new weights for use as field standards placed into service for weights and measures use after this date must comply with all of the requirements of NIST Handbook 105-1…