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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Hilary Bricken to Present at Michigan State Bar Cannabis Law Section Conference

REGISTER HERE We’re excited to announce that our own Hilary Bricken will present for the Michigan State Bar’s Cannabis Law Section, in Cooperation with the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Hilary’s presentation is titled: “The Current State and Future of Cannabis and Psychedelics.” It begins the morning of October 1 at 9:15 a.m. Here is


NACAT Webinar: The Complex Universe of Cannabis with Hilary Bricken

Register HERE! Join Harris Bricken attorney Hilary Bricken for a live discussion on strategies to build a scalable cannabis business, hosted by the National Association of Cannabis Accounting & Tax Professionals. Effectively serving cannabis companies as an accountant involves much more than just counting cash and paying the quarterly tax bills. There are countless state

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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

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Luxury Meets Cannabis: New York Ask Me Anything

Back on May 5, 2022, Harris Bricken’s Simon Malinowski hosted an “Ask Me Anything” during the fantastic (in our opinion) Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference in New York City. Want to hear the hard hitting questions answered about cannabis licensing and the current state of New York’s cannabis industry? Here is a video of that AMA: Check

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Check Out Our New Cannabis Glossary

Our mission at the Canna Law Blog is to translate complicated legal concepts into plain English for cannabis entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. We know just how complicated, inaccessible, and even contradictory cannabis terminology can be. So we wanted to design an industry resource of key legal terms and even non-legal or technical terms for anyone in


Join Us at KushCon 2022 in Tampa, Florida

It’s almost time for KushCon Tampa! Browse more than 400 booths from leading hemp brands, learn about the latest in wellness and alternative health, take in sessions with industry professionals from across the globe, and network with the biggest players in the game. #KushConTampa is your opportunity to network with and learn from the biggest names

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Cannabis Patent Q&A

On June 14, 2022, Harris Bricken attorneys Fred Rocafort, Jihee Ahn, Paul Coble, and Vincent Silwoski presented a webinar entitled Protecting, Monetizing and Enforcing Cannabis Intellectual Property. Attendees submitted many great questions before and during the webinar, but our IP attorneys were not able to answer all of them. In this post, we will answer