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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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More Adult Use Cannabis Legalization on 2022 Ballots!

It’s that special time again, when voters head to the polls to determine who will staff their local, state, and federal governments. This time around though, many voters will also make big decisions about adult use cannabis legalization. That is outstanding all the way around, win or lose. Ten years ago, only two states, Washington

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New York’s Cannabis Retail Dispensary Regulations Are Here!

On Friday, October 28, 2022, with no announcement, publicity or advance warning, the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) released its “Guidance for Adult-Use Dispensaries” (the Regulations). Although not expressly referenced in the title, the intent of releasing these regulations is to provide guidance for Conditional Adult-Use Retails Dispensary (CAURD) licensees and applicants. All CAURD applicants

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Harris Bricken Litigators Notch $7.4 Million Jury Trial Win

A very big congratulations to a longtime Oregon cannabis client, and to our trial team, which just won a decisive, hard-fought victory in a nine-day jury trial in Portland, Oregon. Harris Bricken attorney Jesse Mondry led a stellar trial team comprised also of attorney Tom Oster, litigation paralegals Kathleen Biddle and Staci Black, and summer

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Canna Law Blog Cited by U.S. Senators in Letter to the Attorney General

Last week, we discovered that U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker cited our own Vince Sliwoski in a letter to Merrick Garland, the U.S. Attorney General, pressing for the end of cannabis prohibition. The Warren-Booker letter, dated October 6, 2021, advocates for DEA to remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act— which would

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New York Cannabis Updates: Steady as She Goes

The slow and steady roll-out of New York’s adult-use cannabis rules and regulations continues. The Cannabis Control Board (CCB) has made clear: nothing’s stopping this train. But, delays are a given, much as we might hate them. The CCB met on July 14th to pass revised regulations and update the public on the state of

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Check Out Our New Cannabis Glossary

Our mission at the Canna Law Blog is to translate complicated legal concepts into plain English for cannabis entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. We know just how complicated, inaccessible, and even contradictory cannabis terminology can be. So we wanted to design an industry resource of key legal terms and even non-legal or technical terms for anyone in

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FDNY to Stop Cannabis Testing

Things are happening in New York as we get closer to the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) and the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) issuing adult-use licenses: today (July 14, 2022), the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) issued a memo to its branches stating that the FDNY stops cannabis testing for firefighters and applicants to

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Brutality: Allen Russell’s Life Sentence Without Parole Affirmed

In May 2021, we wrote about the injustice of the Mississippi Court of Appeals affirming a life sentence without eligibility for probation or parole in the case of Allen Russell. Mr. Russell was found in possession of 43 grams (1.5 ounces) of marijuana. A legal basis for Mr. Russell’s brutal sentence was the fact that

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California Opens Hemp Registrations

For years, California has been a very bad state for the hemp industry. That started to change last year with the passage of AB-45, a bill intended to regulate CBD manufacturing and sales. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued proposed AB-45 regulations just a few months ago. And now it looks like California