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New York’s Cannabis Control Board: 18 Months to Licensure

Since New York passed its adult-use cannabis legislation in March of 2021, we have all been waiting for one thing: a timeline for when adult-use licenses will be issued. We finally have an answer, which is… disappointing. Cannabis Control Board (CCB) Chairwoman Tremaine Wright has now publicly stated that the CCB is “working on an

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Ketamine Clinics and the Stark Law – Part I

The Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly referred to as the Stark law (42 U.S.C. § 1395nn), is one of several federal fraud and abuse laws. We have previously written about the federal anti-kickback statute (“AKS”) (click here to review). While the two laws may seem similar at first, they have very different rules and penalties. The

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Remember Cannabis and Forfeiture? It’s Baaaaack

Some readers may be surprised to realize that a lot of cannabis stakeholders actually don’t want broadsweeping federal legalization. Why? Because they know it means that they’ll instantly be competing with well-established companies that are already masters of economies of scale, branding, marketing, and consumer sales, and their market share will shrink or be eliminated

Meet the Harris Bricken Team in New York City at The CWCBExpo

Come Meet Us in NYC at The CWCB Expo, Nov. 4

For those of you who weren’t able to meet the team in Las Vegas, link up with Canna Law Blog writers and cannabis attorneys, Nathalie Bougenies and Simon Malinowski in New York City. Nathalie and Simon will be speaking at the CWCBExpo and will be available to meet you on Thursday, November 4th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

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Psychedelics, Cannabis and the Stock Exchanges

Last week, I came across an article surveying the 50 (!) psychedelics companies that are now publicly traded on U.S. exchanges— a handful of which we are proud to call our clients. Of these, 41 are listed on over the counter (OTC) markets, while the remaining nine outfits are traded on either the Nasdaq or

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Top Misconceptions About Cannabis in Mexico, Part 3

In this multipart series, we debunk various incorrect ideas, impressions and rumors we continue to hear about the Mexico cannabis industry and the road to legalization. Here are Part 1 and Part 2. Are you getting something wrong about cannabis in Mexico? Keep reading! Legalization is only about allowing people to grow/smoke weed. Nothing could

Episode 79 – Marco Algorta (Cannabis in Uruguay and Latin America)

Cannabis in Uruguay and Latin America: Global Law and Business Podcast with Marco Algorta

Listen HERE or stream on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, or Soundcloud! At Harris Bricken, we keep close tabs on what is happening around the world, and we know that our friends and clients do, as well. We are happy to provide this podcast series: Global Law and Business, hosted by international attorneys Fred Rocafort and Jonathan Bench, where we look at

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Ketamine Clinics and Joint Ventures: The Office of Inspector’s Concerns

As the economy continues to flourish, there is a proliferation of merger and acquisition activity in the healthcare space. We continue to see a rise in ketamine clinic acquisitions as well as investors who are starting management services organizations (“MSO”) to assist such clinics with their administrative burden. Likewise, we have seen an increase in

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Oregon Cannabis Compliance: Three Common Problems

An Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) licensee must comply with all rules stemming from ORS 475B. There are a lot of them. These rules have been in a constant state of flux since 2015, and they are buttressed by other sets of permanent rules, temporary rules, proposed rules, bulletins and guidance. In my experience,

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New York’s Cannabis Control Board: Second Meeting News

Hot off its first meeting earlier this month, New York’s Cannabis Control Board (CCB) held its second meeting on October 21, 2021. As will be the case with all CCB meetings, it was broadcast live and a transcript of the meeting will be published here. The CCB and the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) made