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…

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…

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…

Join Gleam Law Partner Mia Getlin for her presentation to members of the National Association of Cannabis Accounting & Tax Professionals on Feb. 9, 2021. The presentation is entitled “Pitfalls of Bad Cannabis Legal Advice and What to Do Instead”. During this members-only webinar, she will be covering the following: -Understanding the industry and the…

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…

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board Announces New Cannabis Compliance Consultant Team The Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board recently announced it has formed a group of Compliance Consultants across the state. Their goal is to help licensees understand and comply with state cannabis requirements, laws, and rules, and to help licensees achieve and maintain…

2020 Sun Cup Winners Gleam Law is proud to be a sponsor of the annual Sun Cup, a competition between outdoor farmers organized by the Washington SunGrowers Industry Association (WSIA). Competition is stiff since many of the state’s top outdoor growers enter submissions. Congratulations to all of this year’s award recipients! Best Full Term THC…

Don’t Miss Our 4/20 Reddit AMA It is one of our favorite days of the year, 4/20, and once 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 have…