Mississippi Marijuana Misstep The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld a life sentence for a 38-year-old man for possession of 1.5 oz of marijuana – which is now legalized in a majority of states in the US – but not Mississippi. The man, Allen Russell, had two previous offenses: A burglary conviction in 2004 and unlawful…

The Strains of Decriminalizing Cannabis: Seattle U Cannabis Law Society Discusses Sparks of Change In November of 2012, Washington State voters passed Initiative 502, permitting Washingtonians over the age of 21 to recreationally consume cannabis products—making Washington, along with Colorado—the first states to legalize the possession and recreational use of marijuana. Seattle University’s Cannabis Law…

Happy 4.20!!! This is an opportunity for us to interact directly with the public to answer any, and we mean any, burning questions you have about the cannabis industry. Our entire legal team is available to provide the information you are looking for. From trademarks and patents to cannabis banking, we have all the bases…

Don’t Miss Our 2021 — 4/20 Reddit AMA It is one of our favorite days of the year, 4/20, and again, we are celebrating by hosting an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit. This is an opportunity for us to interact directly with the public to answer any, and we mean any, burning questions you…

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…

According to a recent 2021 Cannabis Jobs Report published by Leafly and Whitney Economics, jobs in the legalized cannabis industry doubled in 2020 over 2019 – there are now 321,000 full-time jobs in the industry. Total sales of cannabis products in 2020 was $18.3 billion, a 71% increase over 2019. Since 2017, the cannabis industry…

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

Erratic Industrial Hemp Economy Presents Risks and Rewards Over the past few years cannabidiol (“CBD”) has become a ubiquitous ingredient in all varieties of consumer products ranging from vitamins and topical lotions to bath bombs and even dog treats. Contributing to the explosion in availability of CBD products stems from a combination of the multitude…

TCPA and CEMA are Landmines for Marijuana Companies It seems like a no brainer. A company is offering you increased sales by virtue of a simple text based marketing campaign. You only have to use their platform, upload some customer phone numbers, and you’re off to the races. Hold on there! Have you considered the…

Public Comment – 1b Vaccine Group Hello Mr. Dunn and Members of the Vaccine Advisory Committee: On behalf of Gleam Law, PLLC and the wonderful group of people and businesses we represent within Oregon’s cannabis industry, I respectfully request that you consider prioritizing employees of Oregon’s cannabis businesses for the Phase 1b rollout of the…