The Business Review spoke to an attorney working with cannabis industry clients about what to expect as New York state lays out the rules for starting recreational marijuana businesses: “The call I’ve now had dozens of times is everyone wants to know what they can do to get to the front of the line now.”
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The cannabis industry’s cultural holiday comes with more celebrations than usual this year. Hilary Bricken of Harris Bricken highlights the changes this year that have resulted in an optimistic look for the industry and cannabis’s continued legalization. She discusses the SAFE Banking Act, MORE Act, and the legislative support of statewide cannabis legalization on Canna Law Blog.
“The lack of case law in this space is the definition of risk, and no insurers want to be the first to test the waters,” said Jonathan Bench of Harris Bricken.
California’s regulations surrounding cannabis billboards are hazy, to put it bluntly. Proposition 64, which made cannabis legal, banned billboards on interstate freeways like the 10. The Bureau of Cannabis Control, which regulates cannabis in the state, had been interpreting that provision less strictly. This led to complaints and a successful court challenge. Now two competing bills in Sacramento seek to establish those rules once and for all.
“This matters to cannabis companies of all types, especially those that want to utilize the available federal exemptions in their securities offerings,” according to a post from Jonathan Bench, Harris Bricken attorney.
“For decades, America played along with the ‘One China’ fiction to a considerable degree. Back in the mid 2000s, when I was a U.S. diplomat in China, it would have been unthinkable for a Cabinet-level visit to take place, or for the Marine presence in Taipei to be openly discussed,” Fred Rocafort, a legal expert on China and former diplomat, told The Dispatch.