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Updated (and Interactive!) Cannabis Legalization Map

Cannabis legalization continues to sweep the nation. Below, you’ll find an interactive map of the United States and its territories containing information on each state’s cannabis legalization status. The map also includes information about pending cannabis legislation and the locations of Harris Bricken offices. Clicking on a state icon will reveal additional information about that

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Ketamine Clinics and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute: Beware!

In a prior post, we discussed some of the various Federal laws that apply when a ketamine clinic is a Medicare provider (or accepts reimbursement from another Federal program, like Medicaid, the VA, etc.). Click here to review the post. While other Federal laws apply in these situations (e.g., the Stark Law, the Federal False

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Washington Court of Appeals Overturns LCB Interpretation of “Tied House” Rule

The State of Washington strictly regulates the relationships between marijuana producers and processors, on the one hand, and marijuana retailers, on the other. Many states permit the same persons to hold financial interests in all three types of licenses. But not Washington. Under RCW 69.50.328, neither a licensed marijuana producer nor a licensed marijuana processor

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New York’s Cannabis Control Board – What’s Going On?

In all of the excitement over New York’s passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), one of the things that often gets lost is that legalization was just the first step towards the issuance of adult-use cannabis licenses. The single most important administrative action item is the formation of the primary regulatory governing

Is California Going to Ban Delta-8 THC?

For a state that pioneered medical cannabis and was a relatively early adopter of recreational cannabis (cannabis is defined only as marijuana here and not hemp), California is among the worst states in the union when it comes to sensible hemp-derived CBD policy. So it should surprise absolutely nobody that in legislation that’s designed to

Juneteenth Is a National Holiday, But the Struggle for Equality Continues

This past Thursday, President Joe Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, a federal holiday. The measure had passed unanimously in the Senate, and in the House by a vote of 415-14. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Gordon Granger, a Union general, arrived in Galveston, Texas

The Mexican Senate Disappointed Us By Refusing to Consider Recreational Cannabis Legislation; Here’s What We Think Cannabis Businesses Should Do Now

The Mexican Senate Disappointed Us By Refusing to Consider Recreational Cannabis Legislation: Here’s What Cannabis Businesses Should Do Now

In my last post I reported the Mexican Senate’s refusal in its just-ended legislative session to address the Supreme Court’s 2018 directive to pass reforms legalizing recreational use of cannabis. Unless you are a Mexican Senator or Supreme Court Justice, you probably don’t have too many levers you can pull to speed the implementation of

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Chile’s New Constitution: An Opportunity for Cannabis?

This past May 15 and 16, Chile elected a constitutional convention, tasked with drafting a new basic law for the South American country. Cannabis observers should take note, as the resulting document could have positive implications for cannabis. Chileans voted in favor of a constitutional overhaul following the protests that roiled the country in 2019