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Medical Cultivation OK’d in Brazil

On June 14, the Sixth Panel (Sexta Turma) of Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice (Superior Tribunal de Justiça, or STJ) issued a decision allowing cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes. The STJ is responsible for uniformizing the interpretation of Brazilian federal law across the country, and serves as the court of final appeal for cases

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Celebrating Juneteenth!

Juneteenth falls on a Sunday this year, though our offices will be closed once again this year on Monday, in celebration of the holiday. Juneteenth and cannabis prohibition have a powerful connection. We explored that intersection each of the past two years: Juneteenth is a National Holiday but the Struggle for Equality Continues Juneteenth and

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New Washington Regulations Require Cannabis Pesticide Testing

In April 2022, new Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) cannabis pesticide testing final rules took effect. Under the rules, cannabis flower and intermediate products must undergo contaminant testing. The rationale for the is consumer safety – which seems like a legitimate concern given that recreational use cannabis producers were previously not required to test

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Mistakes in Oregon Cannabis Business Sales: Part 2

We have been helping people buy and sell Oregon cannabis businesses since the early days of the adult use market. Most of these sales are relatively simple asset purchase agreements—including many for naked licenses—but some have been stock sales. Others have taken place amid administrative enforcement action by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC).

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Recreational Cannabis in Germany is Coming

As Europe’s biggest economy, Germany has the potential to be Europe’s recreational cannabis powerhouse. Germany is less progressive than some of its neighbors though, and as things stand it only has a limited medical cannabis program. With a new coalition of the SPD (social democrats), FDP (somewhat akin to libertarian), and Greens, the status quo

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New Washington Cannabis Regulations Require Pesticide Testing

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“Board”, “LCB”) voted in March to adopt new final rules effective April 2, 2022 that require all cannabis flower and intermediate cannabis products to be tested for pesticide contamination. The LCB Chair David Postman stated in the Board’s release that “testing for pesticides and heavy metals adds a

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Harris Bricken SoCal Cannabis Lawyers Take Home Awards

It’s nice to be recognized by your peers. Harris Bricken cannabis business attorneys Hilary Bricken, Jihee Ahn and Griffen Thorne have been named Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars 2022. Jihee (litigation) and Griffen (cannabis law) earned the award for the second time, first having been honored in 2021. Hilary Bricken (business and corporate law) has

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More on the LA Cannabis Retail License Lottery

We have more details for you regarding the Los Angeles cannabis retail license lottery, following last week’s post on the topic. We combed the Department of Cannabis Regulation’s (“DCR”) website and came up with answers to the three most important questions about the retail lottery. 1. When will the retail lottery occur? DCR anticipates that

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Choosing the Right Entity for a Cannabis Business: Alternative Business Types

One of the most important decisions a new cannabis business can make is the form of entity it will use. In fact, one of the first questions businesses ask is whether the right entity for a cannabis business is a limited liability company (LLC), corporation, or something else. Like basically every other legal analysis, the