Why is the Cannabis Community Celebrating 7/10? By Jordan Gertje on July 10, 2021 Is this your first time hearing about 710? Most everyone familiar with cannabis knows about 420. The number “420” dates back decades in marijuana culture; from The Grateful Dead, to mentions in Pulp Fiction, to music from Snoop Dogg, all the…

A CBD manufacturer in Arizona has been fined $30,000 for misleading marketing By Jordan Gertje on July 8, 2021 Kushly, and its CEO, Cody Alt, are being sued for allegedly making misleading and unsubstantiated health claims about Kushly’s CBD product. In its most recent law enforcement action, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a…

Five Things to Know Now About Oregon’s Psilocybin Therapy Program In November 2020, Oregon voters approved Measure 109, the Oregon Psilocybin Services Act (the “Act”), which directs the Oregon Health Authority (“OHA”) to work with the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board (the “Board”) to formulate rules and regulations implementing the Act and the use of psilocybin…

Mississippi Marijuana Misstep The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld a life sentence for a 38-year-old man for possession of 1.5 oz of marijuana – which is now legalized in a majority of states in the US – but not Mississippi. The man, Allen Russell, had two previous offenses: A burglary conviction in 2004 and unlawful…

SB 5372 Important First Step in Washington’s Hemp Market Even though Washington State’s hemp plan has been on the books since February 20, 2020, when Washington’s Hemp Plan was approved by the United States Department of Agriculture. The groundwork for Washington’s Hemp Plan was laid when Washington passed Senate Bill 5276, Washington’s Hemp Production Bill….

Happy 4.20!!! This is an opportunity for us to interact directly with the public to answer any, and we mean any, burning questions you have about the cannabis industry. Our entire legal team is available to provide the information you are looking for. From trademarks and patents to cannabis banking, we have all the bases…

Don’t Miss Our 2021 — 4/20 Reddit AMA It is one of our favorite days of the year, 4/20, and again, we are celebrating by hosting an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit. This is an opportunity for us to interact directly with the public to answer any, and we mean any, burning questions you…

Lessons learned from a Michigan Credit Union NCUA’s Cease-and-Desist Order for a Cannabis Banking Program Most people who are involved in or are considering cannabis banking are aware that the NCUA recently issued a Cease-and-Desist Order for a small credit union in Michigan. This blog isn’t about that credit union – my focus is on…

Are the New FDA Warning Letters Signaling Treatment of Hemp Extracts as Over the Counter Monographs? The FDA issued two new warning letters on March 22, 2021. Previous rounds of warning letters have focused on whether the companies have made statements that would make the product a drug. These have focused on such things as…

Oregon Agricultural Workers Eligible for Covid Shot Oregon’s Governor Brown and the state’s health officials announced that agricultural workers, including the cannabis industry, are now eligible to receive the vaccine starting today, Monday, March 22, 2021. Counties eligible include: Benton, Deschutes, Lake, Lincoln, Malheur, Marion, Polk, Umatilla, and Union. To fill out the eligibility information,…