In the Weeds - The Fox Rothschild Cannabis Law Blog

In February 2020, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (“CDFA”) released its proposed regulations for a first of its kind appellation program for cannabis cultivators.  The appellation program was established through the same law that regulates California’s cannabis industry, the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”); however,

The highly anticipate North Carolina Farm Act, Senate bill 315, was recently signed by the Governor. However, all reference to updating the state’s industrial hemp program was removed from the final version, leaving the highlights of the bill to be marketing for sweetpotatoes (now one-word) and the broadened definition of agritourism.

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Yesterday, several adult-use marijuana establishments, and one medical marijuana patient, filed suit against Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker requesting preliminary and permanent injunctive relief challenging his Covid-19 Order No. 13 and Covid-19 Order No. 21 (Orders) issued in relation to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The Orders closed adult-use retail establishments at noon on March 24, and

The Illinois Department of Agriculture recently released a policy for cultivators regarding the use of hemp in medical and adult use cannabis products.  The complete version of the policy can be found here. The policy will be in effect through October 31, 2020, although it is subject to change at any time by the

Illinois Craft Grower, Infuser and Transporter Applications are Now Due March 30, 2020

 On March 12th, due to concerns about COVID-19, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker issued an Executive Order extending the deadline for submitting applications for adult use Craft Grower, Infuser and Transporter licenses by two weeks, until March 30, 2020. The Executive

See this post by Fox’s Kenneth A Rosenberg and Nicole D. Espin regarding recent developments in workers’ compensation law in New Jersey.

Two recent developments may lead to New Jersey employers being required to reimburse the cost of medical marijuana for workers’ compensation recipients. In a case of first impression, New Jersey’s Appellate Division, in

Last week, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) gave notice of proposed emergency regulations that will require retailers to display their Quick Response Code certificate outside their storefronts. Distributors and retail delivery drivers will also be required to carry the certificate while transporting cannabis. The certificate will be required to be in a format

Franchising is an emerging issue for operators in the cannabis industry, both for companies that voluntary adopt the franchise model to expand their business, and for those who may find they have become an “accidental franchise.”

Light bulb symbol composed of cannabis, illustrating concept of cannabis-related patents

Fox Rothschild attorneys Eleanor Vaida Gerhards and Matthew R. Kittay have authored a primer that explores both ends of

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

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