United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) filed suit against the operators of United Pot Smokers, UPS420.com, and UPS.green. Their complaint, filed in California’s Central District Court, includes claims of “federal trademark infringement, federal false designation of origin, federal trademark dilution, state trademark infringement, state trademark dilution, state unfair competition, state unfair business practices, state false advertising,…

This article first appeared in The Hill. Washington had a turning point in the national debate over banking and cannabis this month. For the first time, Congress held a hearing on the issue, with lawmakers and witnesses outlining the harm resulting from the growing gap between state and federal laws. The House financial services hearing…

The MAUCRSA acronym doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. But it’s arguably one of the most consequential laws in cannabis legalization history. It stands for the Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act and it was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown in 2017. It serves as the legal landscape for…

This week, the Creative Marketing Zone podcast interviewed Neil Juneja about his business strategies. Each week, Eric brings on guests that share actionable tips on how to grow a business, strategies to gain a foothold in a particular industry, and more. Growing a business in a creative fashion takes hard work and discipline, so it…

Do I need an OLCC Marijuana Worker Permit? If you want to work for an Oregon recreational cannabis company in a capacity that will involve handling of cannabis or cannabis products, you are probably going to need to get a Marijuana Worker Permit from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). You will need a Marijuana…

mg Magazine’s Top 30 Cannabis Attorneys Last week, mg Magazine released a list called “30 Powerful Litigators You Should Know”. We are pleased to see that the editors listed Orion Inskip from Gleam Law as one of the top contenders. As a cannabis attorney, Orion has extensive litigation experience in cannabis law and has negotiated…

By: Alan Hanson As most people know, cannabis banking is a new frontier because the industry is primarily cash-based. Traditional financial services are not available; this includes standard payment methods such as credit and debit cards. Dealing in cash is both risky and burdensome, and the industry is looking for alternatives to using cash. The…

The WSLCB Wants to Hear From You The Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board is taking public comment on new proposed rules. Every so often, a government agency like the Washington State Liquor & Control Board wants to hear from the people who will be impacted by proposed rule changes. These moments, known as public…

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…