Jack Praetzellis writes:

Sunset at Manhattan Beach and Pier in Southern California, Los Angeles.California Governor Jerry Brown signed an amendment to California Evidence Code Section 956 ominously known as the “crime-fraud exception”.  The newly-revised Code Section attempts to address the tension between state and federal law governing cannabis.

Under normal circumstances, California’s attorney-client privilege makes confidential communications among an attorney and a client exempt from

Venture capital is playing a growing role in the country’s emerging legal cannabis industry. Attorneys Emily J. Yukich and Matthew R. Kittay of Fox Rothschild’s Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Practice will conduct a panel discussion with industry insiders during the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s annual meeting in Chicago.

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On our Physician Law blog, Fox associate Ed Cyran discussed physician investment in medical marijuana businesses in Pennsylvania, in light of the January announcement that the PA Department of Health would accept permit applications for growers/processors and dispensers of medical marijuana in the commonwealth. The applications, which are being accepted until March 20, require

Illinois’ Medical Cannabis Pilot Program has been slowly gaining steam since its inception in November 2015, particularly with last year’s extension of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act until July 1, 2020, and the addition of post-traumatic stress disorder and terminal illness as qualifying conditions.

Given the success of the pilot program