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Oregon Marijuana Seminar in Six Days: More Tickets Now Available

Oregon has been all the buzz lately due to its marijuana business friendly Measure 91 and because the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) is very publicly soliciting the public for its views on what should go into Oregon’s not yet finalized recreational marijuana program. What makes Measure 91 so good? A number of things. First,

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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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Oregon Undertakes Marijuana Rulemaking

Given that the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) must start accepting applications for state-sanctioned marijuana growers, manufacturers, and retailers no later than January 2016, it is no wonder that the agency has started moving forward with Measure 91 rule-making. Having gone through this experience with our clientele in multiple states, we know that this sort of

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Buying and Selling Marijuana Business Licenses

Our cannabis lawyers are often asked what it takes to purchase or sell a marijuana business license. This question from our clients sometimes comes up during their license application phase and it sometimes comes up after their licensing has been finalized. People tend to think of marijuana licenses as fungible commodities. This makes sense, as most

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Medical Marijuana in New York: Still a Year Away

After much debate and some difficulties in the legislature, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed New York State’s Compassionate Care Act into law on July 7, 2014. The intentions of the lawmakers were clear: it would be one of the most restrictive medical marijuana laws in the country — if not the most restrictive. However, the program

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Want In On Oregon’s Marijuana Industry? Come To Our February 4 Seminar In Portland

Oregon has been all the buzz lately due to its marijuana business friendly Measure 91 and because the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) is very publicly solicitating the public for its views on what should go into Oregon’s not yet finalized recreational marijuana program. Before Measure 91’s passage, Noelle Crombie (the Oregonian’s pot reporter) and

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Medical Marijuana v. Recreational Marijuana: An Update From The Front

In a move that is simultaneously noteworthy and completely expected, Seattle city attorney Pete Holmes has issued a policy memorandum that speaks to the city of Seattle’s treatment of medical marijuana businesses moving forward. In no uncertain terms, Holmes says that all commercial medical marijuana operations not licensed pursuant to Initiative 502 and the state’s recreational cannabis laws

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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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Oregon Town Hall on Pot Tonight

Oregon Public Radio is putting on a town hall meeting tonight (Thursday, December 11) to discuss cannabis in Oregon. The event will be at Rontoms in SE Portland and OPR is saying to come at 7:30 p.m. with the discussion starting at 8:00 p.m.  Our own Hilary Bricken will be one of the guests along with the