How to Start A Cannabis Business – The Legal Stuff You Need to Know This article originally appears on Black Enterprise and is written by Lydia Blanco.  If you are anything like most entrepreneurs looking to get in on the green rush, you’ve probably been doing your research for quite some time now on the ins…

IP Licensing: A Pathway For International Cannabis Branding By Ammon J. Ford, Attorney at Gleam Law, PLLC. This article first appeared in MG Magazine June 2018 The one thing almost everyone knows about cannabis is that it cannot legally cross most borders. In the United States, at least, the law prohibits any cannabis product from…

What’s in a Name: Protect your company’s brand By Ammon J. Ford, Attorney at Gleam Law, PLLC. This article first appeared in Marijuana Ventures January 2018 issue.  Every business needs a name. In fact, most businesses have several. The legal name often lurks in the background and most consumers never see it, while trademarks, trade…

Important WSLCB Contact Information & Links For WA Cannabis Business Owners After a long and arduous application process, hopefully you receive final approval for your marijuana business in Washington. This is an exciting time! But it also means that you are now responsible for keeping every aspect of the business compliant with the Washington State…

What opportunities are the best bets in legal cannabis? By Neil Juneja, Managing Partner of Gleam Law, PLLC.  A friend living in Uruguay recently reached out to me with the intention of entering the marijuana industry. He wanted to know how to be successful in a country basking in post-prohibition, yet filled with poor-quality cannabis….

Choosing The Right Cannabis Trademark Identity This article appeared in MG Retailer and is written by Neil Juneja, Managing Partner of Gleam Law.  A company’s trademarks are the most important aspect of the business. Trademarks encompass the brand, name, logo, slogan, and packaging. Without strong trademark protection, customers will not be able to distinguish the…

Branding Your Passion By Neil Juneja, Managing Partner of Gleam Law.  Your brand is the most important aspect of your business. Your brand encompasses your name, logo, slogan and packaging. Without a strong brand, your customer will not be able to associate your quality products from any other item on the shelf. Without a strong…

Understanding trademarks is key to avoid rebranding The announcement of a settlement between the Gorilla Glue Co. and GG Strains is creating a stir on the trademark side of cannabis law.

Washington State Department of Agriculture just released new Worker Protection Standards Putting an emphasis on workplace safety is never a bad idea. Avoiding injuries help to bolster employee morale, productivity, retention, and the public reputation of your company and your industry. Being proactive doesn’t always earn a business any awards, but only fixing a problem…