It’s not often that the entire country mobilizes and gets excited over a crop. But hemp legalization is altogether different. For the first time in generations, hemp cultivation and sales are federally permitted (as long as you have a hemp license) and this change has made quite the splash. With a pen made of hemp,…

It is hard to overstate just how quickly the legal landscape around and public attitudes toward cannabis have changed. According to Gallup, 64% of Americans support cannabis legalization. In the past decade or so, 32 states plus the District of Columbia are states with legalized medical cannabis. Ten states and D.C. have fully legalized the…

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 problem with marijuana and banking is no secret. Legal cannabis companies have long had to grapple with lack of access to banking, looking for marijuana banking solutions that exist in far too few a number. But with the cannabis banking news out this week, the industry could see a big change when it comes…

On December 11, 2018, a historic moment took place in Washington D.C. For the first time since the early days of the country, lawmakers voted on sweeping changes to hemp production in the United States. With the stroke of a pen made from hemp, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) signed off on the 2018 Farm Bill….

Price Hikes for Hemp Licenses Could be Coming in Washington State  Written by Orion Inskip, Attorney at Gleam Law with focus on CBD Law. Hemp, once a staple of American industry, is slowly taking hold as a cash crop. The aftermath of 1998’s legalization of the importation of hemp has shown that there is a…

Ohio Takes a Swing at CBD in Medical Cannabis Market Written by Orion Inskip, Attorney at Gleam Law that specializes in CBD. Yet another state takes a hardline stance against CBD sold outside the regulated medical cannabis market. With the Ohio Pharmacy Board’s recent “Clarification on Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil”, Ohio has joined states like California…

Can Marijuana Legalization Improve Police Clearance Rates? Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner of Gleam Law, PLLC.  The rippling effects of legalizing and regulating marijuana can be difficult to measure. Proponents of legalization are quick to point how many marijuana related arrests are for possession of relatively small amounts and tend to disproportionately…

BREAKING: FDA Approves CBD-Based Medicine Derived from Marijuana Written by Orion Inskip, Attorney at Gleam Law, PLLC.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Epidiolex, an epilepsy medicine derived from marijuana. The drug’s active ingredient is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid known as cannabidiol (CBD) and is the first marijuana-based medication approved by the FDA. This…

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board To Increase Number of Enforcement Officers To Meet Growing Backlog of Marijuana-Related Complaints Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner of Gleam Law, PLLC. Justin Nordhorn, Chief of Enforcement for the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB), announced that the agency will be increasing the size of…