Harris Bricken and Its Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2022 Guide

Chambers and Partners, a London-headquartered research company that publishes detailed rankings of the world’s leading law firms and lawyers, recently named Harris Bricken one of the top cannabis law firms in the United States, in Band 2, and singled out two of our cannabis business lawyers for special recognition. This was the second straight year

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Recreational Cannabis in Germany is Coming

As Europe’s biggest economy, Germany has the potential to be Europe’s recreational cannabis powerhouse. Germany is less progressive than some of its neighbors though, and as things stand it only has a limited medical cannabis program. With a new coalition of the SPD (social democrats), FDP (somewhat akin to libertarian), and Greens, the status quo

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Thailand Decriminalizes Cannabis, But Not Really

As of yesterday, June 9, 2022, the home cultivation of low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cannabis in Thailand is legal. The government is giving away free plants to boot! This constitutes a milestone for cannabis reform in the country and the region at large, but the Thai changes fall short of the “decriminalization” widely touted in the

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New York Issues First Adult-Use Cannabis Cultivation Licenses

Yesterday, April 14, 2022 marked a historic event for New York’s adult-use cannabis industry: during the eighth Cannabis Control Board (CCB) meeting, the CCB issued the first adult-use cannabis licenses. The licenses: 52 conditional adult-use cultivation licenses based on the conditional license type rolled out by the CCB and Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) earlier

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Cannabis Legalization: MORE Act Again Clears the House

Yesterday, March 31, 2022, the House of Representatives again voted to end federal prohibition of marijuana by removing it from the list of banned substances. The bill—the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (the MORE Act)—passed by a vote of 220-204, largely along party lines. Next the bill goes to the Senate for approval, where

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Oregon’s New Cannabis Laws: 2022 Edition

The 2022 Oregon legislative session was huge for Oregon cannabis. It adjourned sine die on Friday, March 4. We’ve been writing about it all the while, and you can find previous coverage in the links at the bottom of this blog post. Today I’ll cover the four marquee pieces of new legislation and talk about

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No New Cannabis Licenses: Oregon Pulls the Plug

The Oregon Senate passed HB 4016 yesterday afternoon, enacting a sweeping moratorium on new cannabis licenses in the state. The law will take effect on an “emergency” basis following Governor Brown’s signature, or 30 days from now if she doesn’t veto (and she won’t). Industry got what it wanted here; the walls are going up. HB 4016

New York May Soon Let Hemp Licensees Grow Cannabis

New York May Soon Let Hemp Licensees Grow Cannabis

This week the New York legislature passed Senate Bill S8084A, which would enable existing licensed hemp growers and processors to cultivate and process cannabis under one of two types of temporary licenses: a temporary conditional cultivator license to process and distribute cannabis flower products without holding an adult-use processor or distributor license, and a temporary

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BREAKING: LA County Will Allow Cannabis

Most people who aren’t familiar with California cannabis regulation are surprised to learn that legal cannabis is actually pretty rare throughout the state. Most cities and counties prohibit or severely restrict cannabis licensing. This includes most cities in Los Angeles county, and until recently, the county itself. But that’s all changing, because LA County will

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Update: Proposed Oregon Cannabis License Moratoria

Earlier this week, I canvassed the key cannabis bills enrolled at the outset of the Oregon legislative session. I mentioned that HB 4016 was sucking up all of the oxygen due to its Oregon cannabis license moratoria, including the retroactive moratorium on new producer applications effective January 1, 2022. That retroactivity concept came out of