Lessons learned from a Michigan Credit Union NCUA’s Cease-and-Desist Order for a Cannabis Banking Program Most people who are involved in or are considering cannabis banking are aware that the NCUA recently issued a Cease-and-Desist Order for a small credit union in Michigan. This blog isn’t about that credit union – my focus is on…

Are the New FDA Warning Letters Signaling Treatment of Hemp Extracts as Over the Counter Monographs? The FDA issued two new warning letters on March 22, 2021. Previous rounds of warning letters have focused on whether the companies have made statements that would make the product a drug. These have focused on such things as…

Neil Juneja, Founding Partner of Gleam Law, speaks with Laurence Colletti of Legal Talk Network about issues surrounding patents in the cannabis industry. Listen to the podcast here: Patenting Pot

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.”…