Federal Law and Policy

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (FinCEN) recently issued a Marijuana Banking Update, with data through March 31, 2017.   The number of banking institutions offering services to Marijuana Related Businesses continues to increase, but the overall number of banks providing such services remains low.  As of March 31, 2017, 

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An Outback Steakhouse employee who was fired for distributing drugs to a co-worker despite her status as a licensed medical marijuana caregiver has lost her suit alleging the termination was the result of age discrimination.

Plaintiff Bobbie Henry worked at an Outback in Flint,

Josh Horn, Co-Chair of Fox Rothschild’s Cannabis Law Practice Group, was recently interviewed by Big Law Business, a Bloomberg Law publication. Josh discussed his inspiration for entering the cannabis law field, Fox’s cannabis practice, and the future of cannabis law in Pennsylvania and on the national stage.

Check out the article: Why Fox Rothschild Is

Over the years, federal spending for the prosecution of medical marijuana businesses has been curtailed by the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment to the spending bills. Now that Farr is retired, the question remained whether there would be further support for such a bipartisan effort.

It turns out that Rohrabacher has found some new bipartisan support for the

In a series of bi-partisan bills, two Senators from Oregon proposed massive reform to aid legal cannabis operations throughout the country. The Path to Marijuana Reform includes a series of bills known as:

1. The Small Business Tax Equity Act
2. Responsibility Addressing the Marijuana Policy Gap
3. Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act

This legislation