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New York Cannabis Licensing, Part 1: MRTA Adult Use License Types

Next up in our series of posts on New York’s Marijuana Revenue and Taxation Act (MRTA) is a deep dive into the adult-use licensing provisions.  There is a lot to unpack here and a wealth of information on the license types and the licensing process. So much so that we will be splitting our summary

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Arizona Cities Ban Recreational Only Marijuana Establishments

Arizonans knew zoning issues could cause headaches for dispensary owners. However, what was unanticipated are the new bans by some of the Arizona cities for recreational marijuana establishments. Shortly after the passage of Proposition 207, otherwise known as the Smart and Safe Arizona Act (the “Act”), several Arizona cities moved to ban recreational marijuana sales,

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Ketamine Due Diligence: What Any Buyer Should Know – Part 1

We have worked on several ketamine acquisitions, and one of the most important aspects of any deal is due diligence. Shortly after term sheets or letters of intent are executed, most buyers send out a due diligence request list to the seller. This post will focus on the healthcare regulatory issues a buyer will want

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Mexico Medical Cannabis: Fully Legal, But Is It Open?

In our last post, as well as in our Mexico cannabis webinar last month (replay here), we examined the implications, business opportunities and requirements to take advantage of the Medical Regulations that recently entered into force in Mexico. Yes, medical cannabis is now fully legal in Mexico. However, that does not mean that you are able

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Oregon Cannabis: OLCC Proposes Lowering Some Violation Penalties

A few months ago, I wrote on the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s (OLCC) new Verification of Compliance (“Fix-it or Ticket”) program that focuses education rather than penalties for certain rule violations. This week the Rules Advisory Committee (“RAC”) announced a Marijuana Violation Reclassification Package which, if adopted, will reduce the presumptive penalties for certain kinds

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Arizona Issues Interim Final Regulations AND New Recreational Licenses

Exciting times have arrived in Arizona’s cannabis industry! The Arizona Department of Health Services (the “Department”) (1) released final interim rules for recreational licensees, and (2) issued new recreational licenses. As noted by Marijuana Moment’s Kyle Jaeger, the marks the fastest transition from voter approval to sales implementation of any state that has legalized marijuana

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USDA Hemp Final Rule: Hits and Misses

Last Friday, January 15th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (the “USDA”) announced today’s publication of its hemp production final rule in the Federal Register, which will go into effect on March 22, 2021. This final rule builds on the interim final rule (the “IFR”) that was published on October 31, 2019. It includes revisions based

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The Latest on Arizona Cannabis: State Webinar Summary, Our Comments, Next Steps

On December 17, 2020, the Arizona Department of Health Services (“Department”) held an open meeting to take comments on the proposed state cannabis regulations. In this post, we share some of the comments made by the participants and some of the answers provided by the Department. The Department stated that the purpose of the meeting

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California Voters Expand Commercial Cannabis Opportunities Across the State: Part II

Election day this year proved to be a big step forward in terms of drug policy reform, with Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota legalizing adult-use cannabis, Mississippi legalizing medicinal cannabis, Washington DC decriminalizing a host of psychedelic plants, and Oregon leading the way by legalizing psilocybin for therapeutic use and decriminalizing non-commercial possession