State Attorneys General (AGs) play a central role in enforcing cannabis laws and protecting consumers. As legalization continues to sweep the country, the interplay between state and federal law demands particular attention. In this edition of The 411 on 420, Perkins Coie senior counsel Andrew Kline discusses the role of the State AGs with Austin

In this edition of The 411 on 420, Perkins Coie partner Megan Morrissey was joined by Nancy Whiteman (CEO of Wana Brands), Gail Rand (CEO and Founder of grand consulting), and Allison Pugina (Category Manager of Canopy Growth Corporation) to discuss product development and branding strategies within the cannabis industry.  As co-authors of the recently-released

Millions of Americans are utilizing medical cannabis and psilocybin to treat specific medical conditions each day. However, scientific and medical research lags in the U.S. lags behind other nations. Dr. Stephen M. Dahmer, Chief Medical Officer at Vireo Health, and Betty Aldworth, Director of Communications and Events at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)

While most people are discussing federal legalization of cannabis these days, the industry operates at a local level and the role of state-level cannabis associations is crucial. Perkins Coie associate Michael Bleicher is joined by Truman Bradley, Executive Director of the Marijuana Industry Group (MIG), the oldest and largest trade association in Colorado for the legal cannabis industry. During the podcast, Michael and Truman discuss how cannabis regulation currently varies all the way down to the city level and whether a one-size-fits-all approach to federal legalization would be effective or if a more nuanced approach is needed. Truman also shares his thoughts on how the pandemic has impacted the cannabis industry in Colorado.
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As cannabis is legalized on a state-by-state basis, individual states are creating their own cannabis testing requirements to ensure consumer safety, and many of these requirements differ from one state to the next.  Perkins Coie associate Michael Bleicher is joined by Alena Rodriguez, Managing Director of Rm3 Labs, a leading cannabis testing laboratory in Colorado.

It is well known that the varying state regulations for cannabis give this industry a complex legal landscape.  Nowhere is that more apparent than in the state regulations related to cannabis packaging and labeling.  Perkins Coie senior counsel Andrew Kline is joined by Doug Fischer, General Counsel of Greenlane, the leading global platform for the

Medical marijuana is playing an increasingly significant role in the quality of life for Americans, especially veterans. Perkins Coie partner Barak Cohen is joined by Nick Etten, Founder and Chairman of the Veterans Cannabis Project and Head of Government Affairs at Acreage Holdings. As veterans themselves, Barak and Nick discuss how veterans are utilizing cannabis

Perkins Coie senior counsel Andrew Kline is joined by Andrew Freedman, Colorado’s first cannabis czar under Governor Hickenlooper and current Executive Director of the Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education, and Regulation (CPEAR). Andrew’s role in developing a successful operating model for cannabis regulation and stakeholder collaboration was identified as one of the reasons for the

On March 3, 2021, Perkins Coie partner Barak Cohen moderated a panel to discuss the future of the cannabis industry. Panelists included Michelle Rutter Friberg, Deputy Director of Government Relations at the National Cannabis Industry Association, Steve Hawkins, Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, Yoko Miyashita, Chief Executive Officer of Leafly, and Andrew Kline,

On March 3, 2021, Perkins Coie partner Barak Cohen moderated a panel to discuss the future of the cannabis industry. Panelists included Michelle Rutter Friberg, Deputy Director of Government Relations at the National Cannabis Industry Association, Steve Hawkins, Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, Yoko Miyashita, Chief Executive Officer of Leafly, and Andrew Kline,