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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.

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New York Cannabis: The New True Party of Interest Rule

New York’s release of the revised adult-use rules and regulations has been well-publicized. A key revision that was the source of significant speculation was whether the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) and Cannabis Control Board (CCB) would revise the True Party of Interest (TPI) definition with respect to ancillary service providers and the monetary limits

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Minnesota Cannabis? You Betcha!

Minnesota is poised to legalize adult-use cannabis with the approval of HF 100 by the state legislature. Governor Tim Walz is expected to sign the bill soon (and may in fact have done so by the time this post goes live), making Minnesota the 23rd state (plus DC, Guam, the Marianas, and the Virgin Islands)


Chalice Goes Down

News broke yesterday which will affect quite a few people in the Oregon cannabis industry. Chalice Brands Ltd. (CSA: CHAL) obtained a court order in Ontario, Canada (“Initial Order”) which grants the company and its affiliates protection (a “stay”) from creditors. At least temporarily. The Initial Order is here and the Chalice press release is

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Webinar Takeaways: Cannabis Litigation in a Down Market

Last week, my colleague Jesse Mondry and I spent an hour discussing the challenging state of the cannabis industry and how it’s been impacting those who are considering litigation or other dispute resolution options. If you weren’t able to attend the webinar, below are some of the key discussion points and takeaways. We’re seeing even

The Real OLCC Scandal Is There Are Two Sets of Rules

We have been working with the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission incessantly since 2015, when rulemaking commenced for the adult use program. Over the years, we’ve dealt with many, many compliance-related issues, including Notices of Proposed License Cancellation to licensee clients from OLCC. We’ve also seen the Commission change its position and philosophy drastically on

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Maryland Joins the Club

Maryland recently became the latest state in the United States to legalize adult-use cannabis, joining an ever-growing club. Following a 2022 referendum, the Maryland General Assembly passed a cannabis reform act (cross-filed as House Bill 556 and Senate Bill 516) that authorizes the the sale of cannabis from licensed dispensaries to adults starting on July

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New York Cannabis: CAURD Rollout Not So Smooth

As many familiar with the current status and issues facing New York State cannabis and specifically the conditional adult use retail dispensary (“CAURD”) licenses know, there are a multitude of problems that CAURD Licensees are facing and some of them are fed up. To that extent, on May 9, 2023, at least eight (8) CAURD

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Times are Tough: Cannabis Joint Ventures May Help

We’ve written a lot recently about how cannabis companies are falling on tough economic times in this roiling economy. When times get lean, cannabis companies need to innovate and get more competitive with services and product offerings. This is in addition to consolidation, cost cutting, and going after third parties that owe you money. One