No, Cannabis Does Not Do All Things For All People

By Joanne Zieger For most of my life I have had a complicated relationship with pain. You see, I’ve been an athlete for more than four decades, and for three of those I was considered “elite”. I raced as a professional triathlete for 12 years, and during that time,... Read more
ICYMI: Phase 3 Marijuana Retail Licensing in L.A. Shoots to Commence in September

In case you missed it, at the end of last month, the City of L.A. finally decided on what to do with Phase 3 cannabis licensing regarding retail and retail delivery (see here and here for the City’s newest ordinances). In addition, City Council instructed the Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”) to begin the pre-vetting process for social…

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Promoting MMJ Among Pain Management Specialists in the USA

By John Taenzler, Ph.D. Millions suffer from acute or chronic pain every year and the effects of pain exact a tremendous cost in terms health care costs, rehabilitation and lost worker productivity, as well as the emotional and financial burden it places on patients and their families.  The costs of... Read more
38 Attorneys General Ask Congress To Bring Marijuana Money Into Banking System

The attorneys general of 38 states and territories sent a letter to congressional leaders on Wednesday, urging them: Please, let us bank the money generated by the country’s booming cannabis business. Most states and several U.S. territories have legalized medical marijuana, and 10 states and the District of Columbia have legalized... Read more
The 10 Best Marijuana Stocks in April

Believe it or not, marijuana stocks proved fallible in April. Although spring typically brings the green, the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF, a broad-based cannabis fund holding around four dozen pot stocks of various weightings, lost 1.6% during the month of April. Then again, don’t start crying the blues for... Read more
Ohio could be 1st state to allow medical marijuana for depression, insomnia

More than half of Ohio’s population could become eligible in June for a medical marijuana card if the state approves five more ailments as qualifying conditions. Among the proposed additions: depression and insomnia, which affect hundreds of thousands of Ohioans. Since January, an advisory committee for the State Medical Board of... Read more
Texas House Votes to Significantly Expand Medical Marijuana Law

Christy and Mark Zartler consider cannabis to be their daughter’s “rescue medicine.” Kara, 19, has severe autism and cerebral palsy, and has hurt herself — smacking and punching her face and head repeatedly — for more than a decade. Nothing, including pharmaceutical drugs, worked to calm her, until the... Read more
Top Five Things to Know if You’re Building Your Cannabis Empire Through M&A

It’s no secret that multiple state-by-state operators are building their cannabis empires through aggressive mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”). Last year, our cannabis business attorneys closed more than $100 million in cannabis company acquisitions, and that shows no signs of stopping in 2019. Cannabis M&A is not your run-of-the-mill business dealing though, and working from boilerplate,…

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The Business of Marijuana in Oregon: Join Us May 17!

In exactly two weeks, on May 17, 2019, our own Vince Sliwoski will co-chair an all-day continuing legal education (CLE) event in Portland called The Business of Marijuana in Oregon, along with Danica Hibpshman, Director of Statewide Licensing at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). The roster of speakers lined up for this CLE is better than any year…

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Utah is allowing only 10 cannabis farms. Will that be enough to supply the state’s new medical marijuana program?

If the cannabis industry perfectly complied with Utah’s expectations, it would grow 84,292.98 plants annually. These perfectly obedient plants would offer 10.4 million grams of THC (marijuana’s psychoactive compound), enough to supply exactly 100,000 patients with 2 grams of cannabinoids per week for the entire year. The supply would... Read more

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