Fri.Aug 09, 2019

Hemp/CBD Litigation: Curaleaf Hit With Federal Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Securities Violations

Canna Law Blog

Just a few weeks ago, Curaleaf Holdings (“Curaleaf”) announced that it would pay $875 million, mostly in stock, to acquire a Chicago based cannabis company, Grassroots. See here.)

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Bernie Sanders Promises Marijuana Legalization by Executive Order

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Marijuana legalization has overwhelming support from both the public and most Democratic candidates. Ironically, the frontrunner – Joe Biden – is the only person who wants to stop at decriminalization.

Cannabis Continues to Attract VC Investment

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

By: Skylar Marshall , Associate. The data is in and venture capitalists’ interest in the legal cannabis market is only increasing. 2018 set a new US record of $1.2 billion of VC investment in cannabis startups. Already in 2019, VCs have invested nearly $1.6

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Vandals, Feuding Towns Can’t Stop This Massachusetts Cannabis Shop

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Jordan Avery dreamed of opening a store in his hometown. A border dispute put him in the spotlight—and then racist vandals struck his shop. The post Vandals, Feuding Towns Can’t Stop This Massachusetts Cannabis Shop appeared first on Leafly. Politics Boston massachusetts

Luxembourg Planning to Legalize Cannabis

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Although marijuana reform made it across the Atlantic in recent months, one Luxembourg plans to ride the green wave all the way through, according to The Guardian.

What’s the Difference Between Sweet and Fruity Cannabis Strains?

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Sweet and fruity are two flavors of cannabis that can be very similar but also very different. Here's a breakdown of how to differentiate between the two. The post What’s the Difference Between Sweet and Fruity Cannabis Strains? appeared first on Leafly. Strains & Products strains

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Arizona Groups File 2020 Cannabis Legalization Initiative

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The 'Smart and Safe Arizona Act' would legalize for adults 21+, allow home growing, and expunge past cannabis convictions. The post Arizona Groups File 2020 Cannabis Legalization Initiative appeared first on Leafly. Politics Arizona

California Enforcement Gets Heavy Handed

Cannabis Law Report

Here’s the report contained in the Beard Bros weekly newsletter. All we have to say is that in the end this approach of “shock & awe” will in the end be counterproductive.

This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From August 3-9

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Cannabis news from around the web. The post This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From August 3-9 appeared first on Leafly. Canada Industry Politics cannabis news Events podcasts

California’s Dept of Justice Publishes “Guidelines for the Security and Non-Diversion of Cannabis Grown for Medical Use

Cannabis Law Report

Here is the document in full. Many see it as a warning shot against the bows of any illegal medical cannabis businesses in the state. Below the doc you’ll find references to articles in the Sac Bee, LA Times & others detailing what they think is coming next. MEDICINAL CANNABIS Guidelines.

Alberta Leads the Country with 254 Licensed Adult-Use Retailers

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It’s just the beginning of August and Alberta is still shattering expectations. The post Alberta Leads the Country with 254 Licensed Adult-Use Retailers appeared first on Leafly. Canada Industry Alberta licensing retail retail stores

Australian Outback Cattle Station Receives Green Light From Northern Territory Govt To Grow Industrial Hemp

Cannabis Law Report

A cattle station in the middle of the Australian outback has unveiled plans to grow industrial hemp, with the industry given the green light by the Northern Territory Government this week.

The Roll-Up #100: That New Office Smell

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We just moved in to Leafly's new world headquarters and everything *inhales* smells like magic. The post The Roll-Up #100: That New Office Smell appeared first on Leafly. Podcasts Politics podcasts the roll-up

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Winning Before Fighting: Top 12 Alternative Dispute Resolution Strategies for Cannabis Companies (Webinar)

Canna Law Blog

Many people think owning and operating a cannabis business is a dream job. The reality is that any dream job can quickly become a nightmare when your business gets pulled into a dispute. Failing to resolve disputes early can be shockingly expensive.

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome Relieved by Legal Marijuana

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For years, doctors were perplexed by a bizarre phenomenon affecting some heavy marijuana users. Cannabinoid hyperemesis (CHS) – referred to colloquially as “cannabis vomiting syndrome” – is marked by chronic nausea and vomiting. Sufferers find that a hot shower provides temporary relief, but the only way to avoid the issue is by abstaining altogether. Until now. While the symptoms and source may be certain, the actual cause of cannabis vomiting syndrome remains unknown.

Why Recreational — Not Medical — Marijuana Access Reduces Opioid Overdoses

The Fresh Toast

New research shows recreational marijuana laws reduce annual opioid deaths by 20-35%. Continue reading Why Recreational — Not Medical — Marijuana Access Reduces Opioid Overdoses at The Fresh Toast.

Patients line up for medical marijuana in Louisiana as dispensaries open their doors

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MADISONVILLE, La. Medical marijuana dispensaries opened Monday across Louisiana. The one on the Northshore, in Madisonville, had a steady flow of patients. There were children with autism, octogenarians with glaucoma, and all ages and medical conditions in between.

CBD Might Not Cause You To Fail a Drug Test, But CBN Might

The Fresh Toast

Although most Americans have not yet heard of CBN, some reports indicate the cannabis component is on its way to becoming the next rockstar cannabinoid of the legal weed movement. Continue reading CBD Might Not Cause You To Fail a Drug Test, But CBN Might at The Fresh Toast.

Michigan Announces New, Legally Questionable, Assessment Structure

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Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) this week announced the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) regulatory assessment structure for Fiscal Year 2020. Read More › Tags

8,000 Square Foot Cannabis Consumption Lounge Coming to Toronto

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The upcoming byMinistry space on Adelaide St. is billed as one for immersive cultural cannabis experiences, with room for infused foods, workshops, and performances. The post 8,000 Square Foot Cannabis Consumption Lounge Coming to Toronto appeared first on Leafly.

Renowned Arizona Tea Company Soon to Offer THC Products

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Anyone who enjoys iced tea or some variant likely knows about Arizona. The famous brand graces the shelves of grocery and convenience stores across North America. Now, CNBC reveals the company is taking a bold new direction – one that only a few others already took before it.