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…

Gleam Law Opens New Marijuana Law Offices in San Francisco & Los Angeles Written by Ammon J. Ford, Attorney at Gleam Law, PLLC.  Gleam Law is excited to announce the opening of two new offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Christopher Sabec, an experienced business attorney and Executive, will lead these offices. California has…

Washington’s official traceability license with BioTrack is over, but its replacement, MJ Freeway, won’t go-live until January 2018 Written by Ammon J. Ford, Attorney at Gleam Law, PLLC.  Washington’s cannabis industry was thrown for a loop when the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) announced it would be getting rid of the previously established seed-to-sale…

The FDA recently sent warning letters two four CBD companies. Written by Orion Inskip, Attorney at Gleam Law, PLLC.  The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulates medicine throughout the United States.  Their power flows from the  Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), enacted by Congress in 1938. Under the FDCA companies cannot advertise that a drug will…