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,

In our latest podcast, Perkins Coie’s Cannabis Law Chair Barak Cohen interviews Bryan Passman, founder of two talent acquisition firms that focus on the cannabis industry. Barak and Bryan discuss the critical need for strong leadership in the industry, particularly during the ongoing pandemic. They also discuss some of the unique issues that cannabis businesses

In our latest podcast, Perkins Coie associate Michael Bleicher is joined by Dr. Tim Shu, founder and CEO of VetCBD, a startup marketing CBD-infused supplements for pets. Tim and Michael discuss the rewards and challenges of launching a business amid the current patchwork of cannabis laws, the scientific context for VetCBD’s products, and policy changes

In our latest podcast, Perkins Coie partner Barak Cohen is joined by Andrew Kline, Director of Public Policy for the National Cannabis Industry Association, the youngest—and largest—cannabis trade association in the U.S. and the only organization representing state-sanctioned cannabis-related businesses at the federal level. Among other things, Barak and Andrew discuss key policy and legal

Perkins Coie Partner Barak Cohen is joined by Natalie Papillion, a drug policy expert and organizer who serves as the executive director of The Equity Organization and sits on the Board of Directors for the Last Prisoner Project. Natalie and Barak discuss the disparate impact that the war on drugs has had on marginalized communities,