Freedom Of Information Act The federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives citizens of the United States the right to ask the government to release documents, and unless the government can show cause for keeping something secret, they are required to turn it over. FOIA requests are generally used by reporters and activists to collect…

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…

SCOTUS Has Jurisdiction In Any Lawsuits Between States SCOTUS Refuses to Hear Colorado Cannabis Suit that Kansas and Nebraska brought against Colorado. The six justices who made the decision to deny certiorari did not offer any commentary as to why they will not hear this case. Justices Clarance Thomas and Samuel Alito dissented, stating only that…

A Texas House panel voted 5-2 to advance SB 21 Texas House Panel Votes to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Three Democrats and two Republicans in the majority. The law would legalize recreational marijuana in the Lone Star State and decrease punishments for those already arrested for use or possession. Getting the law out of committee is…

Cannabis Licensing Deals Gleam Law has handled dozens of these cannabis licensing deals for our clients and are very proud of the partnerships we helped create. The people and businesses creating great products and great ideas are way ahead of the law, but that doesn’t mean your business can’t continue to expand. As one of…

Big News Out of Olympia Washington The big news out of Olympia this week was that the legislature passed SB 6206, the new industrial hemp law in Washington which legalized hemp! But, what does that mean? What is the difference between hemp and marijuana? Can I finally start that new hempcrete business I’ve been dreaming about?…

Well Thought-out Guide Gives Marijuana License Applicants Information and Advice The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) recently released a Business Readiness Guide for licensed cannabis businesses in their state. This well thought-out guide gives marijuana license applicants information and advice about the most pressing questions facing new licenses, from the simple to the complex. The…

Case Involving One State Suing Another State, SCOTUS Has Exclusive Jurisdiction Marijuana SCOTUS Case May Yield Surprises – The most controversial member of the Supreme Court, Justice Anton Scalia, died earlier this month. His death sent shockwaves through American politics. The media is fixated on the lack of common ground between the Senate and the President…

Cannabis Businesses Refused Basic Legal Protections That Are Available To Nearly Every Other Industry Once again, medical and recreational cannabis business owners across the nation are refused basic legal protections that are available to nearly every other industry; this time, bankruptcies. Bankruptcy is one of the most fundamental financial tools in American law. Nobody wants…

Congratulations To The Millions Of Americans Who Are Freer Today Than They Were Yesterday The Supreme Court of the United States just announced a 5-4 opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges; the majority opinion held that “the Fourteenth Amendment requires States to recognize same-sex marriages” that were legally performed in any state, and that all people,…