General Cannabis Law News & Updates

Throughout 2019, our Cannabis Law Group has helped guide and structure deals worth more than $2 billion, facilitated industry-shaping mergers and acquisitions and served as regulatory strategists to lawmakers in preparation for the far-reaching changes that come with legalizing medical and recreational cannabis.

Responding to the evolving needs of businesses in the legalized cannabis industry,

This blog typically focuses on legal issues and developments affecting stakeholders operating within the cannabis industry. However, the legal dichotomy surrounding cannabis (i.e. federal law defines”marijuana” as an illegal controlled substance, but more than 30 states have legalized medical marijuana and about a dozen jurisdictions have legalized marijuana for recreational or “adult use”) also presents

Over at Fox Rothschild’s California Employment Law Blog, my colleague Jeff Polsky wrote about a new law requiring California cannabis companies with 20+ employees to enter into a “labor peace agreement” with a “bona fide labor organization.” Jeff is co-chair of the Fox Rothschild’s Labor and Employment Department, and frequently writes and speaks

Investors and lenders could be seeing more green from cannabis. Considering that more than 30 states have approved medical marijuana and about a third of those have also legalized its recreational use, this rapidly expanding industry presents a range of new funding and traditional banking opportunities. We help financial institutions prepare for that.

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Back in May, I blogged about a recommendation from the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Advisory Board to add Anxiety and Tourette Syndrome as “serious medical conditions” covered under the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act. At the time, the Department of Health (DOH) stated a decision on whether to formally approve this recommendation would be made by this

On January 1, 2017, Nevada became the fifth state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.  Since then, Nevada employers have denied employment to prospective job candidates if they test positive for marijuana on a pre-employment drug test. This will soon become a statutory unlawful employment practice.

On June 5, 2019, Nevada’s Governor, approved Assembly

The Illinois law that legalized recreational cannabis weighs in at 610 pages and charts a course for licensing businesses of every type in the cannabis space.

Our 16-page summary provides a convenient outline of the essential details of the law, with an emphasis on the licensing of recreational cannabis dispensaries and new cultivation and processing