Sat.May 11, 2019

Cannabis Trademarks: Understanding the Opposition Process

Canna Law Blog

We’ve referenced the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB) in numerous posts related to protecting your cannabis trademarks, but many clients come to me unaware of the functions of the TTAB.

USA: Federal Court Ruling Could Set The Path For Deporting Immigrants With A Cannabis Conviction

Cannabis Law Report

Here’s the background. Claudia Prado, who is in Orange County jail facing deportation, got a state court to reduce her felony conviction to a misdemeanor under the new law.

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Canada Inspires Legalization Proponents in Other Nations


Despite the difficult rollout, there is no doubt that Canada’s decision to legalize cannabis has been monumental. As the first G7 country to fully lift prohibition on the drug, Canada has sent a clear message that legalization is nothing to be feared.

Florida Legislature Approves Bill to Establish Agricultural Hemp Program

The Joint Blog

Florida’s full legislature has passed a bill to establish a program for hemp as an agricultural commodity. The Senate unanimously passed the bill, which has already passed the full House of Representatives.

North Dakota Decriminalizes Marijuana


With the “Green Wave” being at the forefront of current events, it seems that every move in favour of cannabis reform is being shouted from the rooftops. Whether it is decriminalization, medical permission or full-blown legalization, signature moves like these typically start and end with a decent amount of fanfare. But North Dakota apparently is not interested in the spotlight. According to Vox , the state decriminalized marijuana in early May, yet they didn’t make a peep.

Oregon Legislative Update and Summary

Cannabis Law Report

ORCA write… SB 582 – Legal Cannabis Export Bill. We are very hopeful that that SB 582 will be signed by the Gov this year. That being said Republican Senators have stopped all business in the Senate by preventing a quorum this week.