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First Marijuana Tribal Conference: Tulalip Reservation on February 27

On October 28, 2014, the United States Department of Justice issued a “Policy Statement Regarding Marijuana Issues in Indian Country.” In this memo, the DOJ stated that its eight enforcement priorities will apply “in the event that sovereign Indian Nations seek to legalize the cultivation or use of marijuana in Indian Country.” At least one

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Medical Marijuana in Florida: We Like Its Chances In 2016

Florida has a troubled relationship with cannabis to say the least. Though the state passed its own limited medical marijuana laws under the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, qualifying patients are still unable to access the medicine they need because the dispensing rules are on hold while under serious legal challenge. In addition, Amendment

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Cannabis Highlights Of 2014

Happy New Year and thanks for reading us, commenting on our posts, and following us (and giving us likes) on our Facebook Page. You do not need us to tell you about what a great year 2014 was for cannabis, so we will try to avoid doing that. But we do want to use this

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Florida’s Tangled Charlotte’s Web Law

As we’ve warned marijuana entrepreneurs over and over again, state marijuana regulations change with great frequency. Sometimes, the rules mutate because of industry issues that arise after implementation. And sometimes the rules change because the agency in charge got things wrong. Unfortunately for qualifying patients in Florida, Florida’s Department of Health — specifically its Office

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Florida Cannabis: Amendment 2, The Good, The Bad, and The Indifferent

As we Floridians (I grew up in Florida and received both my undergraduate and law degrees there) get closer to voting on whether to adopt Amendment 2, both the yes and no camps are interpreting the Amendment in an effort to illuminate for the public what will happen if the Amendment passes. In this post,

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On The Separation of Church and Pot

A Seattle church located in uber-hip Capitol Hill (Mt. Calvary Christian Center) is protesting against Uncle Ike’s, a state licensed cannabis retailer that has opened up shop next door. The church’s lead pastor claims that a cannabis retailer located within 1,000 feet of his church is “an indictment of where our society has come.” This pastor also

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Marijuana Trademarks

A trademark is commonly thought of as a brand or a logo. Think of Nike as a brand and the swoosh as its logo. A trademark can be a word (Nike), a phrase (“Just do it”), a symbol (the swoosh), a design (the swoosh) or a combination of words and designs. The owner of a

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From Where Can You Legally Get Your First Marijuana Crop? Good Question.

We are always getting questions from our clients on how to manage their cannabis businesses in the context of legalization. How do we protect our brand name? How do we license our brand to other states? How do we make sure we are complying with packaging and labeling regulations? Are we allowed to advertise? How do

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Florida Marijuana Draft Rules Just Out

We’ve said it time and time again, when state agencies start rolling out their marijuana regulatory rules is when things begin to happen. This is also a time when planning too early or too late can mean an ineligible cannabis application. On July 2, the Florida Department of Health issued its first draft regulatory rules for