Saturday, October 19, 2019
on-the-horizon-new-oregon-cannabis-regulations
The 2019 Oregon legislative session resulted in the adoption of several new laws concerning cannabis. You can read our definitive list here, our preview of the session here and a mid-session update here. One notable change was the passage of Senate Bill 218, which authorizes the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to refuse to issue initial…
oregon-hemp-webinar-join-us-today-at-1230-pst
It can be difficult forecasting your business’ future in the rapidly evolving hemp industry. From the signing of 2018’s Farm Bill legalizing industrial hemp at the federal level, to the rise of CBD as a purported wündercure, hemp has rapidly become the hottest commodity around. But between the big headlines, hemp industry players have grappled…
the-ethical-marijuana-lawyer
Recently, I traveled to Chicago to speak at a conference hosted by the American Bar Association (“ABA”) titled From Regs to Riches: Navigating the Rapidly Emerging Fields of Cannabis and Hemp Law. The Conference covered a broad range of cannabis topics including the tension between state and federal law on marijuana, navigating the licensing and start-up…
best-home-scale-for-high-school-wrestlers
A few times each year we are usually asked to recommend the best scale for high school wrestlers to use at home. Of course with high school and college wrestling, participants weight amounts are very important and quite often it can be very helpful to have an accurate and reliable scale to weigh at home.…
insurance-add-ons-you-may-want-to-consider-purchasing
When it comes to purchasing car insurance, going for the cheapest rate can be tempting in order to save money. After all, rates are already high enough as it is. But you might be surprised what basic things aren’t always included in a base rate. As per Canadian laws, the most basic plans generally only…
cannabis-litigation-another-blow-to-the-illegality-defense-kennedy-v-helix-tcs-inc.
Yes, cannabis is still federally illegal. But no, that doesn’t mean cannabis businesses should act as if federal law doesn’t exist. It does, and it probably applies to any cannabis business. Nevertheless, our cannabis attorneys often hear claims that federal law doesn’t apply. In fact, two questions that I’ve heard numerous times are: If the…
before-its-too-late-best-credit-card-welcome-offers-of-october-2019
We usually sign up for credit cards because of special features and benefits – from cash-back earning rates to travel perks to balance transfer offers. And one feature that may make or break your decision between one credit card or another is the welcome promotion – a special bonus that adds value for new credit card holders. …
hemp-is-driving-real-estate-action-and-its-not-just-farms
It’s common to see articles these days related to the positive economic impacts of hemp legalization. Most of these articles focus on job creation, opportunities for farmers, or opportunities for businesses chasing the CBD craze. One thing that has been interesting to me, though–and which seems to have attracted less attention–is the way that hemp…
water-rights-are-still-a-major-concern-for-california-cannabis-operators
Last week, the California Water Boards requested on Twitter to commercial cannabis cultivators in Mendocino, Trinity, and Humboldt Counties (the “Emerald Triangle”) that, “if you are among the 270 folks who receive a certified letter stating you lack appropriate permits, please respond to our Cannabis Compliance Response Portal.” Water rights have been an ongoing issue…
hemp-cbd-across-state-lines-kansas
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…