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…

Cannabis is big business for states that legalize and Washington is no exception. The state rakes in millions and millions of dollars each year thanks to retail cannabis sales. Let’s take a look at the WA state MJ tax rate, revenue, and distribution. WA State MJ Tax Basics The WA state marijuana excise tax is…

As cannabis is legalized in more places across the United States, we have begun to see tangible changes in our social, economic, and legal spheres. Obviously, legal (or decriminalized) marijuana has led to decreased numbers of marijuana-related arrests, but questions remain about what to do for people whose past convictions for marijuana-related crimes continue to…

The MAUCRSA acronym doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. But it’s arguably one of the most consequential laws in cannabis legalization history. It stands for the Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act and it was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown in 2017. It serves as the legal landscape for…

Interested in becoming a licensed marijuana producer in Oregon? There are a few very important things you should know. Voters created Oregon’s legal cannabis market in 2014 when they approved a ballot measure to allow for Adult Use. Since then, this thriving endeavor continues to grow. Unfortunately, the interest in being a retailer, producer and/or…

Do I need an OLCC Marijuana Worker Permit? If you want to work for an Oregon recreational cannabis company in a capacity that will involve handling of cannabis or cannabis products, you are probably going to need to get a Marijuana Worker Permit from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). You will need a Marijuana…

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…

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…

Interest in Oregon’s recreational cannabis industry is not slowing down. The most common question new clients ask is: “How do I get a license?” Because of the OLCC pause on processing new license applications, the answer is, “Buy a business with an existing license!” Whereas the OLCC will not process brand new license applications, they…