Puerto Rico: November Surprise for Recreational Cannabis?

Charlie Delgado Altieri, the main opposition candidate for governor of Puerto Rico, has suggested a new tax be imposed on hemp and medical cannabis to help foot the bill for government pensions, amidst a long-running fiscal crisis in the U.S. territory. According to Delgado, such a levy would be justified, given the cannabis industry’s “billions […]

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The Mystery Sisters Making High-End Cannabis Skin Care

CBD has popped up in everything from muscle relief creams to insomnia drops to skin-care serums, but an enigmatic new brand called Muri Lelu is making it feel ultra luxurious. Launched in June, the company was founded by three first-generation American…

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First Recreational Cannabis Business Opens in Naperville

Recreational cannabis officially became for sale Thursday in Naperville with the grand opening of the city’s first adult-use cannabis dispensary. The former 3C Compassionate Care Center, located at 1700 Quincy Ave., has been rebranded as Rise Napervill…

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Hemp CBD Q&A – A Few More Questions and Answers

During the webinar we received more questions than we could answer, so today, we go over a few of these remaining questions. Does any state have a model law(s) governing the licensing of in-state hemp processors? Many states, including Oregon and Colorado, expressly regulate the processing of raw hemp. However, there is no uniform licensing […]

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Oregon 2020 Election: Vote Yes! on Measure 109

In about a week Oregonians will begin receiving their mail-in ballots for the 2020 election. Along with the presidential, congressional, and state elections, Oregonians will vote on a number of ballot measures. One of those is Measure 109 – which, if it passes, will permit the use of psilocybin for therapeutic use under a licensing […]

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This Time, a Cannabis Company May Be on the Right Side of the Latest Trademark Dispute

It seems like a new trademark infringement case pops up every week in the cannabis space, and I often find myself using the supposedly infringing cannabis companies as examples of what NOT to do when choosing or managing a brand. But this time, it appears that the cannabis company in question, Green Thumb Industries Inc., […]

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Cannabis Guaranty Agreements 101

A few days ago, I wrote a post on cannabis investing and the concept of debt v. equity. I noted that it’s very common to see lenders ask for personal guarantees when providing loans to cannabis businesses. Guaranty agreements are a hugely important type of contract that deserve their own post. Below, I will get […]

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Oregon Cannabis: Here Comes Streamlined Licensing (!!)

People have been complaining about Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) marijuana licensing bottlenecks for a long time. And rightfully so. New license applications are effectively suspended (and have been for over two years), while delays in approval requests for investment intake, ownership changes and business sales make these standard business activities extremely challenging in many […]

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Arizona Cannabis Legalization Guide (Prop 207)

This November 2020 election, cannabis legalization initiatives will appear on the ballots of five states: Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota. Every Sunday until November 3, Canna Law Blog will publish a post centered on one of these state ballot initiatives, and the current laws surrounding cannabis in that state. Today is the […]

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