FREE Webinar - Cannabis Litigation: What You Need to Know

FREE Webinar – Cannabis Litigation: What You Need to Know

Register HERE! Cannabis disputes are unique. They are typically more complex than disputes involving other industries and they are often “bet the business” affairs. Over the years, we have developed and prosecuted successful litigation strategies for many of our clients across the country and around the world. Harris Bricken litigators regularly advise cannabis and hemp

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Cannabis Bankruptcy 101

In a prior post, we discussed some of the emerging trends for cannabis-related companies that seek bankruptcy protection (click here to view the prior post). But, in the first instance, the question is whether a cannabis-related company can file for bankruptcy relief? This post will examine the first decision from Arizona in the case of

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Ketamine Ventures: The Strictest Corporate Practice of Medicine States

Certain states are better than others when it comes to lucrative ketamine ventures. Whether you’re a physician looking to open a clinic in the space, or if you’re a third party lay person or entity looking to fund or manage such a practice, you need to be on the look-out for states with strict corporate

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Costa Rica to Debate Hemp and Medical Cannabis Bill

Costa Rican legislators are set to reinitiate debate over a bill (Expediente N.° 21.388) to legalize hemp and medical cannabis. The bill was cleared by the Legislative Assembly’s Environment Commission last November, but its presentation to the assembly’s plenum has been delayed. The bill’s author is independent legislator Zoila Rosa Volio, an agronomist and lawyer,

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The FDA Continues to Show It Is Not Interested in Regulating Hemp-Derived Products

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) maintained its strict and narrow position on the legality of cannabidiol (“CBD”) by rejecting two new dietary ingredient (“NDI”) notifications submitted by Charlotte’s Web and Irwin Naturals. Both companies sought agency clearance to market their full-spectrum hemp extract as “dietary supplements.” In its letters to these

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What’s Next for Hemp? A Business Litigation Perspective

Not long ago the news media was awash with awash with glowing economic reports about the burgeoning hemp and CBD industry following the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill. Everyone was going to get rich. And quick. Fast forward to 2021 and things have changed dramatically. At least here in Oregon, selling biomass—especially biomass preceding

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The Cannabis Expert Witness

For the past few years, I have been engaged as an expert witness on a series of cannabis litigation matters here in Oregon. My partner Hilary Bricken also has handled a spate of them in California during the same period. The way litigants use experts varies across jurisdictions due to local rules of evidence and

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Cannabis M&A: Purchase Price Adjustments

In my last post in this series, I discussed how the purchase price is structured in cannabis M&A transactions, and how escrow can be used in connection with the purchase price. Today, I want to discuss how adjustments are commonly made to the purchase price, both during the pre-closing period (between signing and closing), and