California Voters Expand Commercial Cannabis Opportunities Across the State: Part I

Election day this year proved to be a big step forward in terms of drug policy reform, with Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota legalizing adult-use cannabis, Mississippi legalizing medicinal cannabis, Washington DC decriminalizing a host of psychedelic plants, and Oregon leading the way by legalizing psilocybin for therapeutic use and decriminalizing non-commercial possession

Oregon Measure 91 And Its Marijuana Regime Under Threat

Oregon nailed it with Measure 91. That initiative is business-friendly and has a tax structure that works for both marijuana businesses and consumers. Unfortunately, Measure 91 is being pulled apart by the Oregon legislature and may eventually suffer that same fate from the courts as well. The driving force behind some of the potentially biggest changes to

South Dakota Cannabis Legalization Guide (Constitutional Amendment A and Measure 26)

This November 2020 election, cannabis legalization initiatives will appear on the ballots of five states: Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota. Leading up to the November 3 elections, Canna Law Blog has published a series of posts centered on each of these state ballot initiatives, and the current laws surrounding cannabis in each

Oregon Psilocybin: Does Measure 109 Go Far Enough? Does it Go Too Far?

We are on record here at the law firm in support of Measure 109. We have friends and colleagues who have worked on the campaign and clients who have written checks, large and small. Legal psilocybin in Oregon? We like the sound of that. But do we unconditionally and unapologetically love the ballot measure? No,

Oregon 2020 Election: Vote Yes! on Measure 109

In about a week Oregonians will begin receiving their mail-in ballots for the 2020 election. Along with the presidential, congressional, and state elections, Oregonians will vote on a number of ballot measures. One of those is Measure 109 – which, if it passes, will permit the use of psilocybin for therapeutic use under a licensing

California Voters Expand Commercial Cannabis Opportunities Across the State: Part II

Election day this year proved to be a big step forward in terms of drug policy reform, with Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota legalizing adult-use cannabis, Mississippi legalizing medicinal cannabis, Washington DC decriminalizing a host of psychedelic plants, and Oregon leading the way by legalizing psilocybin for therapeutic use and decriminalizing non-commercial possession

Oregon and Psilocybin: Does the Approved Ballot Measure Language Stand a Chance?

Back in August, I covered the landmark Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug trial approval for psilocybin, the naturally occurring, psychedelic ingredient found in around 200 species of mushrooms. I speculated that if everything goes well, we could see an approved psilocybin drug hit the market sometime in the next 5 to 10 years. I