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More than anything it is a reminder of the U.S.’ rejection of Chinese claims over the South China Sea and, more importantly, willingness to challenge them,” said Fred Rocafort, a legal expert on China and former diplomat. “As we have seen with other territorial disputes around the world, verbal opposition alone is unlikely to deter countries making forceful claims.
The House passed a Weed Bill but Marijuana is not legal under federal law… yet. Vincent Sliwoski from Harris Bricken explains.
In the China Law Blog, Matthew Dresden describes ownership options for IP in China.
“What the MORE Act actually does is remove marijuana from control under the federal Controlled Substances Act while adding a 5% federal excise tax and tacking on key provisions like expungement for past marijuana convictions under federal laws. As with alcohol, there will be no federal business licensing element.”
“The Chinese authorities and their Hong Kong adjuncts have made it abundantly clear that they mean business. They rammed through the National Security Law, expelled legislators from the Legislative Council, and have in general taken a hard line,” Fred Rocafort, a legal expert on China and former diplomat, told The Dispatch.