Neil Juneja, founder and managing partner of Gleam Law, was recently named to Marijuana Venture Magazine’s advisory panel. The panel is comprised of attorneys, accountants and other business professionals to lend their expertise and provide readers with the best information possible in the ever-changing world of legalized cannabis. The goal is to help business owners…

It’s an exciting time to be in hemp and CBD! I have attended and spoken at several conferences over the last year. I have been in places as diverse as Seattle, Denver, Dallas, and Orlando. The products I have seen have made me excited about the future of the industry. I have seen products ranging…

Introduction Vaping of both THC and nicotine products has soared in popularity over the last several years. In many state-legal marijuana markets, vaping products have seen the fastest growth as new and seasoned consumers alike have been attracted by their convenience and, at least until recently, a perception that vaping is less harmful that smoking…

Introduction As the legal cannabis industry spreads across the country, the money flowing from it disproportionally makes its way into the pockets of well-educated, and well-off, white men. Meanwhile the victims of the War on Drugs, who are disproportionately disadvantaged men of color, still suffer from the consequences they faced for engaging in what is…

Introduction House Bill 2098, passed during the 2019 legislative session, made a lot of changes to Oregon’s cannabis industry. Among those changes are increased authority for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (“OLCC”) to take action against unapproved financial interests, sanctions for failure to pay recreational marijuana taxes applicable to OLCC retailers, and an increase in…

Introduction Vaping Illness, or lung damage due to consuming THC and nicotine vaping products, exploded into the headlines and forced states and, in some instances, local jurisdictions, to take swift action to clamp down on the availability of vape products. Much action was taken without the benefit of conclusive evidence as to the cause of…

King County Superior Court Judge invalidates I-502 Advertising Restrictions In a groundbreaking ruling involving the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, a King County Superior Court judge found a statute and provision of the Washington Administrative Code unconstitutional. The provisions relate to the “content, size, and manner of affixing of on-premises advertising by marijuana retailers.”…

Introduction Oregon’s 2019 legislative session is over, and it was a whirlwind for the cannabis industry. High profile efforts such as the social consumption bills failed to progress and pass into law.  Even some bills with broad support encountered big roadblocks along the way to passage, sometimes from both republican and democratic lawmakers. Despite that,…

The text of this article was originally published in the Argent Communications Group’s Cannabis Law and Regulation Reporter. It is reprinted here with permission. Hemp is Legal, Why is Banking Still Hard? THE AGRICULTURE IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2018 AND ITS IMPACT ON THE STATE OF ‘HEMP BANKING’  In December 2019, the federal Agriculture Improvement Act…

The text of this article was originally published in the Argent Communications Group’s Cannabis Law and Regulation Reporter. It is reprinted here with permission. The Complex Policies of Oregon Recreational Cannabis Financial Interests Rules The OLCC’s Responsibility to Oversee Financial Interests in its Licensees One of the primary responsibilities of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s…