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Register HERE today! Harris Bricken litigators regularly advise cannabis and hemp businesses, investors and third parties at all stages of dispute resolution. Our expertise ranges from pre-filing resolution and mediation through motion practice, arbitration and open court. We regularly defend clients in administrative and license cancellation proceedings as well. Cannabis disputes are unique. They are […]

Jihee Ahn
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In the most basic terms, offering fraud occurs when a person (or entity) makes material misrepresentations or omissions to potential investors in a new company (most commonly, promising those investors large “guaranteed” returns on their investments). Offering fraud cases have become more prominent in recent years, and it looks like the U.S. Securities and Exchange […]

Hilary Bricken
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State legal cannabis businesses are used to the specter of the federal government in the rear view mirrors of their lives and businesses. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that cannabis remains federally illegal. And it’s not so much the case anymore that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) or Department of Justice […]

Jesse Mondry
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It has been a tough stretch for Portland-based Cura Partners, Inc. (“Cura”) and its parent company, Massachusetts-based Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (“Curaleaf.”) Cura produces the popular Select brand of THC vaping products and was declared Oregon’s first “cannabis unicorn.” In May of 2019, Cura announced its sale to Curaleaf for more than $1 billion in an […]

Alison Malsbury
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On July 22, 2020, Clint Eastwood filed two separate lawsuits in federal court in Los Angeles against three CBD manufacturers and marketing companies that posted fabricated online articles falsely claiming that Eastwood endorsed CBD products, as well as ten online CBD retailers that allegedly manipulated search results to make it appear that he had endorsed […]

Alison Malsbury
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Over the last couple of years, our firm has seen a massive uptick in cannabis-related trademark litigation, and have handled many of these disputes on behalf of our clients, both as stand-alone matters and in conjunction with partnership disputes. Here are a few of the trademark disputes we’ve covered recently (our blog archives are full […]

Jesse Mondry
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The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing hemp and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”). The 2018 Farm Bill also provided a detailed framework for the production of hemp and directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) to promulgate regulations and permitted […]

Canna Law Blog
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Register HERE today! Harris Bricken litigators regularly advise cannabis and hemp businesses, investors and third parties at all stages of dispute resolution. Our expertise ranges from pre-filing resolution and mediation through motion practice, arbitration and open court. We regularly defend clients in administrative and license cancellation proceedings as well. Cannabis disputes are unique. They are […]

Canna Law Blog
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Register HERE today! Harris Bricken litigators regularly advise cannabis and hemp businesses, investors and third parties at all stages of dispute resolution. Our expertise ranges from pre-filing resolution and mediation through motion practice, arbitration and open court. We regularly defend clients in administrative and license cancellation proceedings as well. Cannabis disputes are unique. They are […]

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Please be mindful that possessing, using, distributing and selling marijuana are all federal crimes and that this blog is not intended to give you any legal advice, much less lead you to believe that marijuana is legal under federal law.