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California Cannabis: Welcoming a Shift Away from Local Control

It’s no secret that, among California’s many cannabis industry issues, local control continues to stymie the success of the Golden State’s industry. In this, California is not alone– most cannabis is all local. However, after these mid-term elections, there appears to be a bit of a California cannabis local control shift. That’s a good thing.

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Federal or State Trademark Registrations?

Federal or state trademarks, which should I register? This is a question we regularly get in our IP practice. For cannabis brands in particular, the answer is often straightforward. The lawful use requirement The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is responsible for registering trademarks at the federal level. According to the Trademark Act

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Free Webinar Tomorrow: Cannabis and Psychedelics Election Updates, Q&A

Register Here Last week, voters across the country were tasked with deciding the fate of numerous cannabis and psychedelics bills and initiatives. These included: psychedelics regulation in Colorado psilocybin licensing opt-out votes around Oregon cannabis decriminalization votes in Texas medical cannabis regulation in Arkansas recreational cannabis regulation in Maryland recreational cannabis regulation in Missouri recreational

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BREAKING: NY Federal Judge Blocks CAURD Licensing in Five Regions

On November 10, 2022, a Judge Gary L. Sharpe of the New York Federal District Court in Syracuse entered an order enjoining New York’s retail cannabis dispensary application process in five regions of the state (Brooklyn, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mid-Hudson and Western New York) for the Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary (“CAURD”) licenses.

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California Cannabis Company Hit With False Advertising Claims

We’ve anticipated this for a while, but a recent lawsuit indicates that certain marijuana company mislabeling antics are getting called out, regarding false advertising. One recent lawsuit heralds a potential new wave of litigation. The lawsuit The plaintiffs are two California consumers who sued a California marijuana company, DreamFields Brands, Inc. and Med for America

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Cannabis and Psychedelics Election Updates and Q&A

Register Here On November 8, 2022, voters across the country were tasked with deciding the fate of numerous cannabis and psychedelics bills and initiatives. These included: psychedelics regulation in Colorado psilocybin licensing opt-out votes around Oregon cannabis decriminalization votes in Texas medical cannabis regulation in Arkansas recreational cannabis regulation in Maryland recreational cannabis regulation in

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Brazil’s Elections and Cannabis

Brazil’s elections recently took place, with Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva voted into a third term as Brazil’s president. To learn what the results mean for cannabis, we sat down with Rafael Arcuri of Brazil’s National Association of Industrial Hemp (ANC). While some challenges lie ahead, overall Lula’s return to power augurs well for cannabis

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More Adult Use Cannabis Legalization on 2022 Ballots!

It’s that special time again, when voters head to the polls to determine who will staff their local, state, and federal governments. This time around though, many voters will also make big decisions about adult use cannabis legalization. That is outstanding all the way around, win or lose. Ten years ago, only two states, Washington

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New York’s Cannabis Retail Dispensary Regulations, Part 1: Dispensary Operations

As we previously summarized, on Friday, October 28, 2022, the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) released its “Guidance for Adult-Use Dispensaries” (the Regulations). The Regulations provide guidance for Conditional Adult-Use Retails Dispensary (CAURD) licensees and applicants. While we believed that the Regulations could be explained in only five (5) parts, after we reviewed the Regulations,