Line wraps around the building of Ohio medical marijuana dispensary on the first day of legal sales. Source: Kayvan Khalatbari of Denver Relief Consulting In the first few weeks of 2019, Ohio made history as the 32nd state to enact a medical marijuana program. Let’s take a moment to unpack Ohio marijuana laws. Ohio’s medical…

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….

Gleam Law Featured on the Tech Blog Writer Podcast The Founder and Managing Partner of Gleam Law, Neil Juneja, joins The Tech Blog Writer podcast for an exclusive interview. In it, he shares his experience as an innovative cannabis lawyer in Seattle, Washington.  What You’ll Learn About Gleam Law in This Interview This interview dives into…

In recent years, the legal status of marijuana, CBD, and hemp have been common topics of discussion on the local, national, and international scale. As legalization in its many forms has spread in the United States, the conversation around cannabis and its effects has become more nuanced and commonplace. Recently, cannabinoid research company Verda Bio…

CBD Status Quo, in Limbo Despite the baited anticipation for announcements from the DEA and Congress this week, the announcements from Congress and the DEA today change nothing about CBD’s legal status in the eyes of the federal government.   FDA Approved Epidiolex…Now What? Once the FDA approved Epidiolex, a medicine derived from CBD, as…

WSDA Moves Forward With Organic Cannabis Certification Written by Orion Inskip, Attorney at Gleam Law, PLLC. Organic cannabis may be on the horizon for Washington state. The Washington State Department of Agriculture Organic Program’s team is moving forward with a state certification process for marijuana products produced in a manner consistent with the Federal Organics standards (7…

Are Cannabis Retailers & Producers Liable For Consumer Harm? By Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner of Gleam Law, PLLC. Legally, who is responsible for any harm caused by cannabis? Fairly or not, marijuana has historically been linked to a number of social and personal harms such as motor-vehicle accidents, increased property crime in areas…

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…

What You Need to Know About The Latest Bipartisan Federal Cannabis Bill, The STATES Act Written by Ammon J. Ford, Attorney at Gleam Law, PLLC.  In the wake of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ anti-marijuana rhetoric, a bipartisan bill has been proposed to protect states’ legal cannabis industries. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner…

What Cannabis Business Owners Need to Know About Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s June 15 Pause Written by Mia Getlin, Attorney at Gleam Law, PLLC’s Oregon office. On Wednesday afternoon, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) issued a news release announcing that the Commission will pause acceptance of new marijuana license applications beginning June 16th. Per our conversation with a…