The Canna Law Blog is a forum for discussing the practical aspects of cannabis law and its impacts on the cannabis industry. We provide insight into how cannabis businesspeople can use the law to their advantage and in plain language we tell you what works and what does not. We aim to help you strategize how to wield the law as both a shield and a sword.

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Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. For our international readers, today is designated for remembering military personnel who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. Here’s to a peaceful day of reflection and appreciation. We will be back tomorrow with our regular programming.

Cannabis Litigation in a Down Market

REGISTER HERE  The West Coast cannabis industry is struggling. In this free webinar, cannabis business litigators Jihee Ahn (California; Oregon) and Jesse Mondry (Oregon) will discuss the state of the industry and how depressed market conditions are affecting those considering litigation or alternative dispute-resolution options. Tune in Tuesday, May 16th at 10am PT for a

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The Business of Cannabis & Bankruptcy: April 14 in Portland

Harris Bricken’s Vince Sliwoski (Portland) will present in-person next Friday, April 14 at the 36th annual Northwest Bankruptcy Institute. Vince will join Dominique Scalia of DBS Law (Seattle) as they cover “The Business of Cannabis and Bankruptcy.” This event is co-sponsored by sections of the Oregon State Bar and Washington State Bar. Details on the

IRS Enforcement of Cannabis Operators

FREE WEBINAR: IRS Enforcement of Cannabis Operators is Here – What Do We Do Now?

Register HERE to attend a free panel of experts directing cannabis operators on how to best combat the forces of recent movements from the IRS. IRS enforcement is increasing and cannabis businesses should be on alert. Cannabis businesses are accounting for and reporting the results of their operations with gross receipts, cost of goods sold

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Harris Bricken Litigators Notch $7.4 Million Jury Trial Win

A very big congratulations to a longtime Oregon cannabis client, and to our trial team, which just won a decisive, hard-fought victory in a nine-day jury trial in Portland, Oregon. Harris Bricken attorney Jesse Mondry led a stellar trial team comprised also of attorney Tom Oster, litigation paralegals Kathleen Biddle and Staci Black, and summer

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Canna Law Blog Cited by U.S. Senators in Letter to the Attorney General

Last week, we discovered that U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker cited our own Vince Sliwoski in a letter to Merrick Garland, the U.S. Attorney General, pressing for the end of cannabis prohibition. The Warren-Booker letter, dated October 6, 2021, advocates for DEA to remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act— which would

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Hilary Bricken Named Top California Cannabis Lawyer by the Daily Journal

Harris Bricken is proud to announce that the Daily Journal named our own Hilary Bricken, as one of the “Top California Cannabis Lawyers of 2022.” Hilary is one of the premier cannabis business and regulatory attorneys in the United States. She is licensed to practice law in California, Washington, and Florida. As chair of Harris