Free Webinar on USDA Interim Hemp Rules Tomorrow!

Watch the webinar HERE! Tomorrow is our free webinar discussing the USDA’s interim hemp rules released on October 29th and published in the Federal Register on Halloween. The new rules may seem intimidating (spooky even given the publishing date), but a thorough understanding is crucial for anyone with a vested interest in the hemp and

Cannabis Topicals and Cosmetics: Join Us November 20th in Marina Del Rey!

On November 20th, our own Alison Malsbury will lead a presentation on CBD & Cosmetics at the 2019 Emerging Issues Conference in Marina del Rey, California. Her presentation will focus on the contentious landscape of hemp and CBD topical products, which she has most recently written about here. As CBD continues to impact markets from textiles

Join Us on November 14th for a FREE Webinar on the USDA Hemp Interim Regulations

Watch the video HERE   Big changes are finally on the horizon for hemp in the United States. On Tuesday, October 29th the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) dropped its interim hemp rules pursuant to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill). The 161 pages of interim rules

Intellectual Property Law Panel Next Week at MJBizConNEXT

Next week on June 11th, I will be speaking on a panel during the Cannabis Law Sessions, which are being hosted by the National Cannabis Bar Association in conjunction with MJBizConNEXT and the Hemp Industry Daily Conference. Together with my colleagues, we will be covering a wide range of intellectual property issues faced by startups

West Coast Hemp CBD After the Farm Bill: The Video

In case you missed it, or would like to revisit some of the information, below is the recording from last week’s lunch hour webinar on west coast hemp CBD after the Farm Bill. Stay tuned for future posts answering some of the questions we weren’t able to get to during the webinar. Until then, enjoy!

And Best Democratic Experiment Goes to . . . (Legal?) Weed at the Oscars

MarketWatch ran an article last week on how this year’s Academy Award swag bags “are packed” with “legal” cannabis. I’m always happy to see an article like this because it means California legalization is working. And yet, these glam-o, cannabis friendly goodie bags are a good reminder to cannabis businesses (and the ancillary businesses that support

FREE Webinar Jan. 29: Washington Employment Law for Cannabis Businesses

Owning a cannabis business can feel like you’re drowning in various regulation compliances and not actually spending time with your business. The excess of rules and regulations levied by the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB), cannabis-specific regulations, along with an array of state and federal employment laws and regulations can keep any business from

Merry Christmas!

Here’s wishing all of our readers a bright and festive holiday. We appreciate all of you, and we will be back here tomorrow with the goods. Merry Christmas!

Cannabis Events: MJBizCon 2018 and Beyond

Thanks to Marijuana Business Daily for hosting MJBizCon 2018 in Las Vegas earlier this month! MJBizCon has separated itself from other cannabis conferences in both quality of content presented and sheer number of attendees. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the conference was projected to draw 25,000 attendees, a 50% jump in attendance from last

Wine and Weed Symposium in Santa Rosa, CA: Join Us Thursday!

Our own Hilary Bricken will have the great pleasure of speaking at the 2nd annual North Coast Wine & Weed Symposium (presented by the Wine Industry Network) on Thursday, August 2, in Santa Rosa. While the Symposium will focus on a variety of topics covering the cross section of the wine and cannabis industries, Hilary’s panel