Cannabis en Latinoamérica: Conversatorio este 31 de mayo

Inscríbase AQUÍ! En fechas recientes, Costa Rica dio un gran paso hacia la creación de una industria cannábica sostenible al promulgar su Ley del Cannabis para Uso Medicinal y Terapéutico y del Cáñamo para Uso Alimentario e Industrial. Dicha ley está pensada como un medio de asegurarle a los costarricenses un acceso seguro y costeable a productos

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California Cannabis Claims: Conversion

We’re back with the newest part in our series on common California cannabis claims. Today, we’ll be covering one we often see in the context of buyer v. seller disputes: conversion. How does California define a conversion claim? The technical definition of conversion is “the wrongful exercise of dominion over the personal property of another.”

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New York City Cannabis and Community Boards

New York City community boards will soon become a hot topic as New York begins accepting adult-use retail dispensary and on-site consumption license applications. If you have done any reading on New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) (such as here or here), you’ll have seen references to community boards. But with community boards

Legal Issues in Cannabis (2022 Update): Contracts, Real Estate, Taxation, and NFTs

Join Harris Bricken attorneys Jonathan Bench, Frederic Rocafort and Arlo Kipfer for a live video broadcast on legal issues in cannabis. Session I – Cannabis Contracts – Rachael Z. Ardanuy, Esq. The Session 1 presentation focuses on the different types of contracts you will encounter when representing a cannabis business, as well as drafting tips and


Delta-8 Is Legal, But …

Just last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s holding that the 2018 Farm Bill legalized delta-8 THC products derived from hemp. In the Ninth Circuit’s view, “the plain and unambiguous text of the Farm [Bill] compels the conclusion that the delta-8 THC products before us are lawful.”

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California Cannabis Workers: Independent Contractor Exceptions

California deems nearly all kinds of workers employees. There are, however, some important circumstances where workers may be classified as contractors. In my first post of this series, “Classifying California Cannabis Workers,” I explained the basics of employee versus independent contractor classification. Today, I look at some of the key independent contractor exceptions for California

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Federal Cannabis Legislation Roundup: Part 2

There are tons of new proposals for federal cannabis legislation in Congress. We wanted to make things easy and clarify what they would do. This post covers the SAFE Banking Act, the Medical Marijuana Research Act, the Cannabidiol and Marihuana Research Expansion Act, and the Hemp Advancement Act. Part one in this series covered the

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Choosing the Right Entity for a Cannabis Business: Corporations

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

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Fire Season is Coming, Again

Last summer, I wrote a post called “Fire Season is Coming.” Given the massive expected California droughts, it’s pretty safe to assume that fire season is coming, again. Today, I want to recap some of the issues that we’re likely to see in the coming months. As we learned in prior fire seasons, the cannabis