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Why Legal Marijuana Does Not End The Illegal Market

MJ Business Attorneys

Areas that have approved the sale of cannabis still deal with a “gray market” where legal and illegal marijuana markets coexist. It is a scenario that frustrates legal cannabis businesses and law enforcement alike.

CBD is on a Roll, but the FDA is Hitting the Brakes

MJ Business Attorneys

As the U.S. market for CBD continues to skyrocket and companies competing in the cannabis space become more developed, they are being held back by the slow federal regulatory response at the Food and Drug Administration. On Monday, July 22, the U.S.

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Unions Blowing Smoke with "Green Lung" Myth

MJ Business Attorneys

What is ‘green lung’? Is cultivating marijuana to blame, or something else?

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What's Next for Cannabis Banking?

MJ Business Attorneys

The California Legislature passed Senate Bill 51 last week, allowing California state-chartered banks and credit unions to provide banking services for the states’ cannabis businesses. This legislation covers 40.02

On the 2018 Farm Act: Can I Start Growing Hemp?

MJ Business Attorneys

The long-anticipated 2018 Farm Bill finally made its way to the President’s desk and Trump made hemp fans ecstatic when he signed it into law on December 20. With a provision legalizing the cultivation and distribution of hemp on the federal level, many are left wondering what the Act means for cannabis industry operators. What It Means. The language of the Bill removes cannabis plants with.3%

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From Prison to Profit

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Read Charles' new publication in The Edition.

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Will President Trump's U.S. Attorney General Nominee Barr Marijuana Legalization?

MJ Business Attorneys

President Trump recently announced his nominee for U.S. Attorney General, and it is unclear whether this nominee will be better or worse than the former Attorney General Jeff Sessions when it comes to the growing cannabis momentum toward federal legality.

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Rise in Use of Rico

MJ Business Attorneys

In 1970, Congress passed the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act with the intention to combat organized crime. To be criminally or civilly liable under RICO, the liable person must take part in an enterprise that repeatedly engages in racketeering activity.

On Global Cannabis: Why the 50 Stars Will Triumph Over a Single Maple Leaf

MJ Business Attorneys

Last October, I was in Canada speaking at a convention for international lawyers just days after the country’s bold move of legalizing marijuana. Mexico is also on the path to federal legalization, and more and more countries are joining in the global end to prohibition. I wondered: Has the United States lost its opportunity to be the top dog in the legal cannabis industry?

FDA Approves CBD-Containing Drug - Will the DEA Finally Step Up?

MJ Business Attorneys

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex, a drug containing Cannabidiol (CBD).

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Marijuana Mayhem

MJ Business Attorneys

Fighting Investment Fraud in the Marijuana Business Industry. On September 5, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Greenview Investment Partners L.P. with defrauding investors about returns in cannabis businesses after Greenview used misleading marketing materials to raise over $3 million from investors.

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Battle of the Bills

MJ Business Attorneys

Nation-wide legalization of hemp made its way through the Senate on June 13, 2018 when the Senate passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill 86-11. The Senate version would in effect remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and authorize the growth of industrial hemp as an agricultural crop. Hemp, derivatives of hemp, and hemp extracts would no longer be within the scope of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s control, and the plant would be treated as an agricultural commodity.

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TRUMP FULFILLING PROMISE

MJ Business Attorneys

Ending a year-and-half holdup on the selection of Colorado’s chief federal prosecutor, President Trump nominates Jason Dunn for Colorado US Attorney. Confirmation in U.S. Senate is a process that could take several months, but if confirmed, Dunn would oversee Colorado’s federal law enforcement agencies- from the Drug Enforcement Agency, to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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The Federal Government First Approves Gay Marriage, Then Sports Betting - Is It Finally Marijuana's Turn?

MJ Business Attorneys

While Attorney General Jeff Sessions lobbies Congress to reduce protections for medical marijuana, President Donald Trump is considering supporting a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana. Last Thursday a bipartisan group of lawmakers lead by Colorado Senator Cory Gardner and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren proposed the measure that would completely reform federal marijuana policy in America.

The Supreme Court Puts a Halt to a Commandeering Congress

MJ Business Attorneys

On May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court chose to revive American Federalism when a seven-member majority of the Court held the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) to be unconstitutional. The case, Murphy v. NCAA, et al., resulted in a ruling that struck down the provision of PASPA that prohibited the states from authorizing sports gambling, which ultimately drove the Court to declare the entire Act unconstitutional.

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Trump-Gardner Pot Deal: Could Federalism Be the Fix to the Fed's Fight Against State Marijuana Industries?

MJ Business Attorneys

In the eight states that allow recreational marijuana use, and over two dozen states that authorize medical marijuana use, state and federal law are conflicting. And even further, Congress, since 2014 has prevented the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana laws, essentially creating conflict within the federal government itself. And what does this mean for the marijuana industry?

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Charles Feldmann to Speak at Canna Tech Global

MJ Business Attorneys

Feldmann Nagel Cantafio Margulis Gonnell PLLC is proud to announce that our own Attorney Charles Feldmann has been invited to speak at CannaTech Global in Tel Aviv. CannaTech showcases the biggest industry thought leaders, known for their significant and groundbreaking contributions to the global cannabis market in fields such as science, finance, government policy and tech.

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Charles Feldmann to Speak with Knesset Members, Israeli Media & Local Business People

MJ Business Attorneys

Lochamim L’chaim – which translates to “Fighters for Life” – is hosting an upcoming charity gala in Tel Aviv, Israel. Lochamim L’chaim is a leading nonprofit organization that dedicates its efforts and donations to provide legal counseling and financing for local former-military members who now live with PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder). The gala is scheduled for March 18 th , 2018 at 8:00 PM local time.

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Hawaii MMJ Patients Instructed to "Voluntarily Surrender" Firearms to Honolulu Police Department

MJ Business Attorneys

Medical-marijuana cardholders have thirty days to “voluntarily surrender” their firearms, according to a letter sent by the Honolulu Police Department to MMJ patients last month.

Charles Feldmann Selected for Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

MJ Business Attorneys

Announcing the Lifetime Achievement selection of Charles Feldmann among America’s Top 100 Attorneys® Lifetime Achievement selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments and impact on the legal profession merit a Lifetime Achievement award.

Interview With FN's Lisa Pittman Featured In Dallas News

MJ Business Attorneys

Is it inherently Texan to legalize marijuana? July 5, 2017. The original can be found here.). By Dom DiFurio, Web Producer. Lisa Pittman is one of the first attorneys in Texas to specialize in medical marijuana law. She came to the industry not from the recreational side, but as a mother seeking treatment for her child with epilepsy.

GUAM ENDS PRACTICE OF SEIZING CBD PRODUCTS ENTERING THE TERRITORY

MJ Business Attorneys

Amidst unclear rules and regulations surrounding CBD imports, Guam has ended its extrajudicial seizure of CBD products entering the country.

Rep. Nadler: You and I are going to legalize marijuana

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Jerry Nadler is the Representative of New York’s 10th Congressional District.

What Is the MORE Act, and How Could It Change Marijuana Policy Forever?

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Click here to send a message to your Representative now! The MORE Act, which was introduced to the US Congress last month, would completely decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.

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Grassroots Activism and Marijuana Policy: A Winning Combination

NORML

When NORML was founded in 1970, roughly 12% of Americans supported legalizing marijuana. After decades of hard work by thousands of committed activists around the country, we are gradually winning the hearts and minds of a majority of the public today.

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Historic: Judiciary Committee Chairman Introduces Bill To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

NORML

Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (NY) introduced The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act. The Senate companion bill is carried by Senator Kamala Harris (CA).

American Bar Association Endorses Ending Marijuana Prohibition

NORML

The American Bar Association (ABA) has passed a resolution in support of ending federal marijuana prohibition and removing the substance from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). In language that does not mince words, the proposal reads : FURTHER RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges Congress to enact legislation to remove marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.

Court: DEA Must Explain Its Failure to Act Upon Pending Marijuana Cultivation Applications

NORML

A federal court has ordered the Drug Enforcement Administration to respond to a lawsuit charging the agency with failing to move forward with a 2016 policy to expand the total number of federally licensed marijuana cultivators.

Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America

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HISTORIC: House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds First-Ever Hearing on Federally Descheduling Marijuana

NORML

Members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security heard expert testimony today challenging the federal government’s failed policy of cannabis prohibition.

Florida Municipality Considering Marijuana Decriminalization Measure

NORML

The City of Jacksonville, Florida could join a growing list of cities around the country that have embraced a more pragmatic approach for dealing with marijuana-related offenses on the local level.

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana

NORML

Illinois Gov. Pritzker has signed legislation legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and retail sale.

Virginia: New Medical Cannabis Laws Take Effect July 1

NORML

Three new laws intended to expand patient access to and the therapeutic value of Virginia’s medical cannabis program take effect July 1, 2019.

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Congress Votes YES to Protect Legal Marijuana

NORML

For the first time ever, the House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. The importance of this 267 to 165 bipartisan vote on the Blumenauer amendment cannot be overstated.

Study: Cannabis Safe and Effective in Fibromyalgia Patients

NORML

The administration of herbal cannabis is safe and effective in patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia, according to clinical data published this month in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Israeli investigators assessed the use of cannabis over a six-month period in 211 patients with the disease.

Two Congressional Hearing Next Week On Marijuana

NORML

Next week, the two key committees will hold hearings on various aspects of federal marijuana policy. The first will be held on Wednesday, June 19th, in the Small Business Committee, entitled Unlocked Potential? Small Businesses in the Cannabis Industry.

Action Needed: Marijuana Vote This Week In Congress

NORML

This week, there will be a crucial vote on an amendment and it could be our biggest federal victory yet. We need your help to make sure we win.

Illinois Legislature Passes the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act

NORML

With Governor Pritzker’s Signature, Illinois will become the first state in history to legislatively legalize and regulate cannabis sales.

Pennsylvania could cap prices on medical marijuana

NORML

Are you paying too much for medical marijuana? Millions of Americans are legally replacing pharmaceuticals with cannabis and the question of affordability has become critical. All of the state programs are independent and in various stages of maturity.

Study: Veterans Often Substitute Medical Cannabis for Alcohol, Prescription Drugs

NORML

Military veterans who participate in a state’s medical marijuana access program frequently report substituting cannabis for alcohol and other controlled substances, according to data published in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.