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New York’s Cannabis Retail Dispensary Regulations, Part 2: Security and Surveillance

Welcome to Part 2 in this series on New York’s cannabis retail dispensary regulations, covering security. In Part 1, we covered the rules around dispensary operations. As we also previously summarized, on Friday, October 28, 2022, the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) released its “Guidance for Adult-Use Dispensaries” (the Regulations). The Regulations are promulgated to

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New York Adult-Use Cannabis Rules and Regulations: They’re (Almost) Here

On November 15, 2022, New York’s Cannabis Control Board (CCB) announced a significant CCB meeting that is scheduled to be held in-person and virtually on November 21, 2022. The rumor was that the full set of licensing rules and regulations would be released at the meeting. On November 17, 2022, the Office of Cannabis Management

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California Cannabis: Welcoming a Shift Away from Local Control

It’s no secret that, among California’s many cannabis industry issues, local control continues to stymie the success of the Golden State’s industry. In this, California is not alone– most cannabis is all local. However, after these mid-term elections, there appears to be a bit of a California cannabis local control shift. That’s a good thing.

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BREAKING: NY Federal Judge Blocks CAURD Licensing in Five Regions

On November 10, 2022, a Judge Gary L. Sharpe of the New York Federal District Court in Syracuse entered an order enjoining New York’s retail cannabis dispensary application process in five regions of the state (Brooklyn, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mid-Hudson and Western New York) for the Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary (“CAURD”) licenses.

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New York’s Cannabis Retail Dispensary Regulations, Part 1: Dispensary Operations

As we previously summarized, on Friday, October 28, 2022, the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) released its “Guidance for Adult-Use Dispensaries” (the Regulations). The Regulations provide guidance for Conditional Adult-Use Retails Dispensary (CAURD) licensees and applicants. While we believed that the Regulations could be explained in only five (5) parts, after we reviewed the Regulations,

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Oregon Proposed Cannabis Rules: Mixed Bag

We have been reviewing a raft of Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) proposed rules that could significantly affect the Oregon marijuana industry. These proposed rules have implications for licensees, potential licensees and even people doing business with industry like landlords and lenders. Everyone, really. You can find the first three posts in our series

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Oregon Marijuana: Proposed Rule Threatens Licensee Ability to Raise Capital

This post continues our discussion of rule changes proposed by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC). (Other posts here and here, and please stay tuned for an omnibus post by Vince Sliwoski). Today the topic is a proposed revision to the rules governing changes in business structure. In particular, a proposed conditional approval rule

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Oregon Marijuana: Proposed “Change in Location” Rule Adds Risk for Sellers

The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) regularly engages in new rulemaking and this year is no different. The OLCC has a proposed a slate of rule changes it deigns as responsive to implement 2022 legislation and technical updates. But this round of rulemaking has numerous substantial revisions to the rules that are not required

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Washington Cannabis: LCB Approves Social Equity Rule, Flaws and All

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) voted and approved the Social Equity in Cannabis rule proposal yesterday morning, October 11. The Board’s approval will add section “570” to Washington Annotated Code Chapter 314-55. There was hope that the public comment period would yield some meaningful alterations to section 570, but the rule remains