Federal Law and Policy

Few things are as bi-partisan as constructing a snazzy acronym for federal legislation, and Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) did not disappoint with the “Strengthening the Tenth
Continue Reading Promising Federal Legislation Could Give Protection to Cannabis Businesses

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
Continue Reading California Evidence Code Section 956(b): How to Preserve the Attorney-Client Privilege Over Advice Concerning Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis

Reuters is reporting today that the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) was caught off guard by Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement last week that the Justice Department was
Continue Reading FinCEN Confirms Marijuana Banking Guidance Remains in Place Despite DOJ Policy Reversal

Last Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a policy Memo regarding Marijuana Enforcement that effectively rescinded the 2013 “Cole Memo” guidance, which endorsed a more “hands off” approach
Continue Reading Fox Attorneys Provide Analysis on Cannabis Policy Announcement From U.S. Attorney General

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

Continue Reading ABA Panel Tackles Venture Investing in Cannabis Companies

In a recent ruling, the Tenth Circuit addresses multiple controversies where private citizens, sheriffs and county attorneys, and neighboring states brought several suits attempting to limit or interfere with Colorado’s
Continue Reading Tenth Circuit Gives Landowner Green Light for Private Right of Action against Adjacent Marijuana Growers