What You Need to Know About The Latest Bipartisan Federal Cannabis Bill, The STATES Act Written by Cassidy Patnoe, Law Clerk at Gleam Law, PLLC. In the wake of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ anti-marijuana rhetoric, a bipartisan bill has been proposed to protect states’ legal cannabis industries. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner…

The FDA recently sent warning letters two four CBD companies. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulates medicine throughout the United States.  Their power flows from the  Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), enacted by Congress in 1938. Under the FDCA companies cannot advertise that a drug will benefit someone’s health or treat any illness unless those…

Not for Kids Warning Symbol Not For Kids Warning Symbol Adopted in Washington – The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board adopted the long awaited “not for kids” warning label and will require it to be on all edible cannabis products sold in the state, effective February 14, 2017. What do the rules require? The…

Washington Medical Marijuana Patients Need Legal Protection Washington medical cannabis patients face obstacles to access. The Cannabis Patient Protection Act (CPPA) (a.k.a. SB 5052) will take full effect on July 1st. The new law fixed a whole host of problems with the initial rules adopted after I-502, such as restructuring the taxation of cannabis, strengthening consumer protections,…

A Welcome Change The Liquor and Cannabis Board announced action levels for a list of 59 chemicals used in pesticides and other agricultural products. An “action level” is the maximum amount of a certain chemical that is permitted in a product intended for human consumption, above that level the product must be destroyed, recalled, or…

Congratulations to Pennsylvania! The Pennsylvania Senate just passed a medical marijuana bill that will allow patients safe and reliable access to cannabis. The bill passed the senate by a 149-46 vote and is expected to be signed by Gov. Tom Wolf this week. This development makes Pennsylvania the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana. Which…

SB 3, A Proposed New Law That Would Legalize Limited Production And Sale Of Medical Marijuana The Pennsylvania State House is expected to vote next month on SB3, a proposed new law that would legalize limited production and sale of medical marijuana. SB 3 is far from the gold standard nationally but would go a…

Business Readiness Handbook Business guide for Oregon recreational marijuana businesses – served up an appetizer for current and future entrepreneurs entering the recreational market. Though lean on specifics, the Business Readiness Guidebook provides a good overview of areas that need to be considered before starting a recreational marijuana business in Oregon and which agencies and…

This Friday the OLCC Commission is scheduled to meet and act on a few amendments to the recently adopted Temporary Rules for recreational marijuana. Read the full text of the amendments.

Is Our Health Care System Prepared To Serve Medical Marijuana Patients? Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman announced recently that medical marijuana patients with a valid prescription from a doctor will soon be able to buy their medicine in Israeli pharmacies. In order to make this policy change possible, more doctors will be able to prescribe…