Neil Juneja, founder and managing partner of Gleam Law, was recently named to Marijuana Venture Magazine’s advisory panel. The panel is comprised of attorneys, accountants and other business professionals to lend their expertise and provide readers with the best information possible in the ever-changing world of legalized cannabis. The goal is to help business owners…

Much of the west coast of the United States is ablaze. As fires ravage much of Oregon, OLCC licensed recreational cannabis companies – most of whom have troublesome exclusions in their insurance policies – are scrambling to protect their livelihoods. The OLCC sent out the below guidance this week, giving licensees clarification on options and…

Understanding who qualifies as a True Party of Interest has tripped up more than one license-holder in Washington’s legal Cannabis industry. For years, spouses were also vetted and considered true parties of interest. In fact, we’ve written about it before. The Washington State Attorney General’s office cited the “long history of criminality” around Cannabis and…

It’s an exciting time to be in hemp and CBD! I have attended and spoken at several conferences over the last year. I have been in places as diverse as Seattle, Denver, Dallas, and Orlando. The products I have seen have made me excited about the future of the industry. I have seen products ranging…

Week of Feb. 7, 2020 From edibles and marijuana vaping products to licensing and certificates of compliance, there’s a lot going on in Olympia’s Capitol Hill that impacts Washington’s cannabis industry. Familiarize yourself with the latest developments from this past week and see what’s on deck. We’ve included links to the Washington State Legislative website…

Update on Hemp Banking On December 3, 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued a letter to financial institutions highlighting the interagency guidance on providing banking services to customers engaged in hemp production. The letter provided the following: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) removed hemp as a Schedule 1 controlled…

Introduction Vaping of both THC and nicotine products has soared in popularity over the last several years. In many state-legal marijuana markets, vaping products have seen the fastest growth as new and seasoned consumers alike have been attracted by their convenience and, at least until recently, a perception that vaping is less harmful that smoking…

Introduction As the legal cannabis industry spreads across the country, the money flowing from it disproportionally makes its way into the pockets of well-educated, and well-off, white men. Meanwhile the victims of the War on Drugs, who are disproportionately disadvantaged men of color, still suffer from the consequences they faced for engaging in what is…

Introduction House Bill 2098, passed during the 2019 legislative session, made a lot of changes to Oregon’s cannabis industry. Among those changes are increased authority for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (“OLCC”) to take action against unapproved financial interests, sanctions for failure to pay recreational marijuana taxes applicable to OLCC retailers, and an increase in…

Introduction Vaping Illness, or lung damage due to consuming THC and nicotine vaping products, exploded into the headlines and forced states and, in some instances, local jurisdictions, to take swift action to clamp down on the availability of vape products. Much action was taken without the benefit of conclusive evidence as to the cause of…