Price Hikes for Hemp Licenses Could be Coming in Washington State  Written by Orion Inskip, Attorney at Gleam Law with focus on CBD Law. Hemp, once a staple of American industry, is slowly taking hold as a cash crop. The aftermath of 1998’s legalization of the importation of hemp has shown that there is a…

Contract Disputes Are An Ancient Problem Written by Neil Juneja, Attorney at Gleam Law PLLC. What will your legacy be? In Ozymandias Percy Shelley wrote of a massive, shattered statue alone in the desert, all but forgotten and marked with the words, “My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; Look on my works, ye Mighty,…

Will The 2018 Farm Bill Pass? And what does it say about legalizing industrial hemp? The House/Senate Conference Committee met today to discuss their differences regarding the 2018 Farm Act. With the 2014 Farm Act set to expire on September 30, 2018, all the members of the Committee agree that they need to pass the 2018 Farm Act quickly to protect farmers….

How to Start A Cannabis Business – The Legal Stuff You Need to Know This article originally appears on Black Enterprise and is written by Lydia Blanco.  If you are anything like most entrepreneurs looking to get in on the green rush, you’ve probably been doing your research for quite some time now on the ins…

WSLCB Alert: Potential Phishing Email Directed at Licensees The Washing State Liquor and Cannabis Board sent an email alert out on the morning of Friday, May 4th regarding a potential phishing email directed at marijuana licensees. A phishing email is a scheme meant to grab data from you or download a virus into your computer. According…

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board To Increase Number of Enforcement Officers To Meet Growing Backlog of Marijuana-Related Complaints Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner of Gleam Law, PLLC. Justin Nordhorn, Chief of Enforcement for the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB), announced that the agency will be increasing the size of…

Washington State House of Representatives Passes HB 1151 Written by Ammon J. Ford, Attorney at Gleam Law, PLLC.  Washington State voters approved I-502 in 2013, mandating that the state allow and regulate cannabis businesses like alcohol businesses. The details were mostly left up to the Washington State Legislature to write and change, then to be…

The World’s Largest Cannabis Market Doesn’t Have Enough Product To Meet Demand Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner at Gleam Law, PLLC. Will California have enough cannabis to keep up with the incredible Adult Use demand? California voted to legalize the Adult Use of cannabis in the 2016 election with the law taking…

Washington Home Grow Cannabis Bill Advances Through Committee Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner of Gleam Law, PLLC.  Despite technically being the first state to legalize the adult use of cannabis, Washington lags behind every other legal market in one way: home grow protections. Every other state that legalized cannabis has also legalized the…

Panelists Discuss Packaging, Experiences and Customer Loyalty Considerations. This article appears on healthcarepackaging.com. It is written by Keren Sookne, Director of Editorial Content. This week’s RAD (Retail and Dispensary) Expo in Portland, OR, featured a talk on branding and marketing medical and recreational cannabis products, and how to build a strong customer base. Cannabis producers face the same…