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U.S. Food and Drug Administration Seeks Comments for Scheduling Cannabis Under International Agreements

On Monday, April 9, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) published a notice in the Federal Register seeking public comment from interested persons on the scheduling status of cannabis, under international agreements, in a number of forms, including cannabis extracts, THC and CBD. FDA is seeking comments on [...]

By | 2018-04-16T22:23:58+00:00 16 Apr|Blog|Comments Off on U.S. Food and Drug Administration Seeks Comments for Scheduling Cannabis Under International Agreements

2018 Federal Budget Bill Extends Protections for Marijuana and Hemp

On March 21, 2018, Congress extended important existing legal protections for medical marijuana, industrial hemp, and industrial hemp-derived products through September 30, 2018. Congress included these protections in a federal budget bill called the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018. You can read the full text of the Act here. Congress will [...]

By | 2018-03-26T20:05:59+00:00 23 Mar|Blog|Comments Off on 2018 Federal Budget Bill Extends Protections for Marijuana and Hemp

Canada Cannabis Market Overview

This blog discusses how U.S. businesses and entrepreneurs might benefit from the expansion and legalization of cannabis in Canada. Canada has chosen to regulate cannabis at a federal level. This allows Canadian business to both trade their stocks on a public market and export their product(s) both withinCanada and internationally. U.S. cannabis businesses and entrepreneurs can invest in Canadian cannabis businesses or license [...]

By | 2018-03-05T19:18:33+00:00 2 Mar|Blog|Comments Off on Canada Cannabis Market Overview

Los Angeles Area Municipalities Cannabis Ordinances – Santa Monica & Culver City License Procedures

January 1, 2018, marked the beginning of the regulated cannabis market in California. Since then, more and more Los Angeles area jurisdictions have adopted ordinances and policies allowing commercial cannabis activity within their borders. This article takes a brief look at two such cities – Santa Monica and Culver City [...]

By | 2018-03-05T19:18:21+00:00 28 Feb|Blog|Comments Off on Los Angeles Area Municipalities Cannabis Ordinances – Santa Monica & Culver City License Procedures

Denver Cannabis Consumption – “I-300” and The Coffee Joint

The Neighborhood-Supported Cannabis Consumption Pilot Program Initiative (“I-300”) is the first of its kind in the United States. I-300 creates a legal framework for responsible social use of cannabis. Colorado state law doesn’t address cannabis consumption clubs, but bans public use, including outdoors. In some cities, unregulated clubs are tolerated, while [...]

By | 2018-02-21T23:44:53+00:00 21 Feb|Blog|Comments Off on Denver Cannabis Consumption – “I-300” and The Coffee Joint

The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe Sues State For Delaying CBD Production

The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe planning to produce hemp-derived CBD is suing the state because enforcement authorities say a new hemp law doesn’t necessarily clear the St. Croix Chippewa to start making cannabidiol. The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Madison, comes weeks after Wisconsin expanded its limited CBD law by allowing hemp [...]

By | 2018-02-21T08:43:27+00:00 21 Feb|Blog|Comments Off on The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe Sues State For Delaying CBD Production

Navid Brewster Speaking At The Cannabis and Commercial Real Estate in Los Angeles Commercial Committee Expert Panel

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Navid Brewster, Esq. of McAllister Garfield, P.C. will be speaking to the recent developments in the cannabis industry in the greater Los Angeles area. The event, which is being put on by the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors (BHGLAAR), expects to cover a [...]

By | 2018-02-14T14:03:21+00:00 13 Feb|Blog|Comments Off on Navid Brewster Speaking At The Cannabis and Commercial Real Estate in Los Angeles Commercial Committee Expert Panel

Lawsuit Alert: California Lawsuit May Impact Your CA Cannabis Cultivation Business Model

Last week, the California Growers Association (the “CGA”) filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Food and Agriculture (the “CDFA”), which has the potential to have a sweeping impact for all California cannabis cultivators. The lawsuit arose as a response by the CGA to the emergency regulations issued by [...]

By | 2018-02-07T04:07:42+00:00 31 Jan|Blog|Comments Off on Lawsuit Alert: California Lawsuit May Impact Your CA Cannabis Cultivation Business Model

Sean McAllister quoted in CPR article on Investment Risks in Colorado’s Cannabis Industry

Sean McAllister spoke with Colorado Public Radio about the marijuana movement, being an early advocate, and the hypocrisy of the IRS accepting marijuana tax money and auditing marijuana stores. Review the CPR article, "Investment Is All About Risk And Sessions Has Spooked Colorado’s Pot Biz" for additional details and to see Sean [...]

By | 2018-02-07T04:08:23+00:00 25 Jan|Blog|Comments Off on Sean McAllister quoted in CPR article on Investment Risks in Colorado’s Cannabis Industry

California Cannabis Regulations

Sean McAllister recently wrote an article discussing the new California cannabis regulatory model. Please note that this article was authored prior to the issuance of the new statewide regulations at the end of the year. However, this article does provide a basic overview of the CA rules. McAllister Garfield, P.C. [...]

By | 2018-01-16T23:16:46+00:00 16 Jan|Blog|Comments Off on California Cannabis Regulations