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Jamaica is Working on its Cannabis Regulations

I had the opportunity last Friday to spend some time with officials from Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority. The University of Washington’s Cannabis Law & Policy Project and the Washington Office on Latin America put the event together so that Jamaica’s cannabis regulators could speak to a few experienced cannabis business and regulatory lawyers to get

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Cannabis in Spain: Cannabis Clubs To Rival or Even Surpass Amsterdam

This will be the first in what will be an irregularly scheduled series of posts on cannabis in foreign countries. We hardly need to tell you that both cannabis and cannabis legalization are not confined to the United States. We will through this series be showing you what other countries are doing, both because we

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Stoner Sloths and Teenage Marijuana Use

W have previously written about the devolution of anti-cannabis rhetoric, but the cannabis opposition recently took even us aback. Queue the Stoner Sloth, star of a video series portraying the “horrors” of marijuana use by teens. The Sloth muddles through various real life situations made markedly harder by being stoned. The campaign’s catchy tagline is “You’re

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What’s Up With Marijuana in Canada? A LOT

We have recently written blog posts on our Southern neighbor, Mexico (see Marijuana Legalization: Bad for the Cartels and Mexican Marijuana Laws: Change is Here/Coming) and with all that has been going on with Canada cannabis lately, we are going to start giving our Northern neighbor equal time. Like nearly every other country in the world, marijuana is federally

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Mexican Marijuana Laws: Change Is Here/Coming

There has been a tidal shift in Mexico. The weight of political power and public opinion remains opposed to marijuana legalization there, but in a recent decision (the Amparo Case) the Mexican Supreme Court created an imperative for marijuana reform. Here’s why this case is so important for marijuana legalization in Mexico and around the

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Marijuana Across the Atlantic

As American cannabis business lawyers, we focus most of our attention on the evolution of marijuana laws here at home. However, it's also important to look at the marijuana laws and trends overseas to examine best practices from other countries. Today we look at the Netherlands, one of the first countries to liberalize its marijuana laws. Just as a side-note, our very first cannabis client was a Netherlands company that grew marijuana and produced grow lights specifically for the marijuana industry. It wanted to know about the laws in the Western United States (Washington, Oregon, and California) for both marijuana and for grow lights, so we're familiar with Dutch policies on marijuana.