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May 29th, 2020 | Does Federal Law Apply to Cannabiz? Labor Case Appeals to Supreme Court

Griffen Thorne in WeedWeek

Griffen Thorne, an attorney at Harris Bricken, is not involved in the case but has watched it and written about it at the firm’s Canna Law Blog. If the Supreme Court did take it, he expects it would uphold the circuit court ruling.

“It’s a real hard sell, I think,” Thorne said of the petition’s argument. “In my view, it’s just like paying taxes.”

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May 28th, 2020 | Sanctions, new tariffs? What it means for US to certify Hong Kong as not autonomous from China

Fred Rocafort in The Straits Times

International trade lawyer Fred Rocafort of international law firm Harris Bricken said restrictions on exports to Hong Kong could also likely form part of the US government’s initial response to the certification. He added that this should concern companies that export sensitive technologies to Hong Kong.

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May 21st, 2020 | Hemp Lawsuits Rising: A Recent Suit’s Allegations ‘Are Disturbing for Growers’

Jesse Mondry in HempGrower

“The last year has seen a significant uptick in hemp-related litigation in nearly all phases of the industry,” from contract disputes to federal action against cannabidiol (CBD) health claims, Jesse Mondry, an attorney with international law firm Harris Bricken, tells Hemp Grower. Lawsuits involving hemp businesses have surfaced throughout the U.S. with hundreds of thousands to an excess of $1 billion at stake.

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April 17th, 2020 | Why the 0.3% THC limit for U.S. hemp might stop you from starting a CBD business

Jesse Mondry in The Rise

“The farmers for this growing season are going to have to abide by that 0.3 percent THC threshold and it is going to be very difficult for them to do so,” said Jesse Mondry, an attorney based in the Portland, Oregon offices of Harris Bricken who regularly does litigation work involving hemp and CBD.

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April 17th, 2020 | Coronavirus: inside China’s ‘Wild West’, where ‘mask machines are like cash printers’

Fred Rocafort in South China Morning Post

“It looked sketchy – it didn’t look right,” said Fred Rocafort, another Harris Bricken lawyer. “I did a Google image search, and it turns out to be a fake certificate already used in a fraud in New Jersey. Some fraudsters are not even trying, it’s like phishing attempts where they just send the email but don’t even change the name.”

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March 23rd, 2020 | Beware and aware: review of cannabis law

Hilary Bricken on Daily Journal Podcast

Howard B. Miller talks to Hilary Bricken, partner at Harris Bricken law firm, about state and federal regulation of cannabis, and critical difference in law and planning between THC and CBD.

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