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…

The text of this article was originally published in the June 2019 edition of the Argent Communications Group’s Cannabis Law and Regulation Reporter. It is reprinted here with permission. WASHINGTON SENATE BILL LOOKS TO EDUCATION AND COMPLIANCE OVER PUNISHMENT FOR CANNABIS RETAILERS WHO RUN AFOUL OF STATE’S REGULATORY STRUCTURE Compliance with Washington State’s regulatory structure…

Class One (1) – CHEMICALS, primarily for use in industry, science, agriculture, forestry, or horticulture. Particularly: Compost; preservative salts for non-foodstuffs; some food additives; natural plastics; unprocessed (not raw) resins; industrial adhesives; Particularly NOT: Raw natural resins (IC 2); medical chemicals (IC 5); fungicides, herbicides, and most pesticides (IC 5). Class Two (2) – PAINTS,…

Intro Oregon’s recreational cannabis tax is bringing tens of millions more tax dollars to the state than predicted. Yet the police departments that provide enforcement of the law against illegal cannabis players in rural counties do not have enough money to fulfill their enforcement requirements. Tax Allocation Formulation In 2014, when Measure 91 passed to…

Written by Ammon J. Ford.  Every business needs a name. In fact, most businesses have several. The legal name often lurks in the background and most consumers never see it, while trademarks, trade names and domain names are generally the most visible and important client-facing identifiers. Knowing the differences between them will help executives protect…

Measure 91 in a Nutshell On November 4, 2014 the Oregon voters passed Measure 91 by a margin of 56% to 44%. The Act was entitled “Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act.” Measure 91 (M91) allows any individual over the age of 21 to grow, purchase, and possess cannabis in limited…

Neil Juneja featured on Cannabis Industry Podcast Last week, School for Startups Radio interviewed Neil Juneja about his experience in the legal cannabis industry. In the episode, Neil talks about the difference between recreational and medical cannabis, and what the implications are for the medical industry in states  that legalize medical and recreational marijuana. He…

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…