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Minnesota Cannabis? You Betcha!

Minnesota is poised to legalize adult-use cannabis with the approval of HF 100 by the state legislature. Governor Tim Walz is expected to sign the bill soon (and may in fact have done so by the time this post goes live), making Minnesota the 23rd state (plus DC, Guam, the Marianas, and the Virgin Islands)

The Real OLCC Scandal Is There Are Two Sets of Rules

We have been working with the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission incessantly since 2015, when rulemaking commenced for the adult use program. Over the years, we’ve dealt with many, many compliance-related issues, including Notices of Proposed License Cancellation to licensee clients from OLCC. We’ve also seen the Commission change its position and philosophy drastically on

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Maryland Joins the Club

Maryland recently became the latest state in the United States to legalize adult-use cannabis, joining an ever-growing club. Following a 2022 referendum, the Maryland General Assembly passed a cannabis reform act (cross-filed as House Bill 556 and Senate Bill 516) that authorizes the the sale of cannabis from licensed dispensaries to adults starting on July

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THE New York Cannabis Control Board Meeting is Here! May 11

On May 4, 2023, the New  York Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) formally announced a Cannabis Control Board (CCB) on May 11, 2023. Why is this such a big deal? Well, as we wrote about here, OCM’s Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Director Axel Bernabe provided this response to a question by Green Market

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Delaware Legalizes Cannabis

Delaware has joined the ranks of jurisdictions with legal adult-use marijuana, with the recent enactment of two bills by the state’s legislature. House Bill 1 (HB 1) amends Title 16 of the Delaware Code to remove all penalties for the use or possession of marijuana, as long as the amount does not exceed certain statutory

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New York’s Legislation to Curb Illicit Cannabis Sales

As foreshadowed by our recent post, on May 3, 2023, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed cannabis legislation that significantly increases the civil and tax penalties for unlicensed and illicit cannabis sales. The legislation was passed in conjunction with New York budget for the 2024 fiscal year. So what’s included in the new cannabis legislation?

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Oregon Cannabis: Employment Law Issues for Struggling Businesses

We all know the Oregon cannabis industry is struggling. We write often about the causes on a macro level, possible solutions, and what we see as business litigators. We haven’t written much about one of the basic areas of employment law that applies to Oregon marijuana businesses: workers rights to wages and employer responsibilities. As

Cannabis Litigation in a Down Market

REGISTER HERE  The West Coast cannabis industry is struggling. In this free webinar, cannabis business litigators Jihee Ahn (California; Oregon) and Jesse Mondry (Oregon) will discuss the state of the industry and how depressed market conditions are affecting those considering litigation or alternative dispute-resolution options. Tune in Tuesday, May 16th at 10am PT for a