Cannabis: In Focus

  • DEA Announces New Guidance for Synthetic Cannabinoids
  • Oregon To Hold Landowners Responsible for Illegal Cannabis Grow Operations
  • States Provide State-Level Tax Relief to Cannabis Businesses
  • D.C. Superior Court Rules Cannabis Odor Constituted a Nuisance
  • New Suit Alleges Illicit Cannabis Operations Harm State-Legal Retailers

Continue Reading Cannabis Legal Report—Week of June 19, 2023

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra shared during a press conference on June 15 that relevant federal agencies are working to complete their administrative review of cannabis scheduling this year, according to Marijuana Moment.

Last October, President Biden took the historic step of directing his administration to “expeditiously” review

On June 8, 2023, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) announced a crackdown on sales by unlicensed cannabis sellers, which could face fines of up to $20,000 a day under recent legislation allowing for enhanced enforcement. The legislation allows the Office of Cannabis Management to assess civil penalties against unlicensed cannabis businesses and makes it a crime

Cannabis: In Focus

  • Coalition Forms To Influence Scheduling Review Process
  • FDA Holds Stakeholder Call on CBD Regulation
  • New York Cannabis Regulators Settle Cannabis Licensing Suit
  • Minnesota Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis
  • Maryland Releases Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations

Continue Reading Cannabis Legal Report—Week of June 5, 2023

As the Biden administration actively reviews the classification of cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), a diverse group of cannabis companies and organizations is partnering with scientific and legal authorities, including Perkins Coie LLP, to launch the Coalition for Cannabis Scheduling Reform (CCSR).

The current classification of cannabis as a Schedule I drug puts

Cannabis: In Focus

  • SAFE Banking Gets a Senate Hearing
  • Representative Nancy Mace Is Promised a Hearing on her Descheduling Bill
  • CLAIM Act Reintroduced in Congress
  • Hawaii Federal Judge Says 11th Amendment Protects State’s Choice to Define Hemp
  • Maryland Governor Signs Cannabis Regulation Bill

Continue Reading Cannabis Legal Report—Week of May 8, 2023

Cannabis: In Focus

  • Two Bipartisan Bills Introduced to Regulate CBD
  • Congressional Letter Circulated Regarding Biden Administration’s Cannabis Scheduling Review
  • Alcohol Industry Group Issues Open Letter Supporting Cannabis Legalization
  • SEC Charges Cannabis Company With Securities Fraud

Continue Reading Cannabis Legal Report—Week of March 27, 2023