United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) filed suit against the operators of United Pot Smokers, UPS420.com, and UPS.green. Their complaint, filed in California’s Central District Court, includes claims of “federal trademark infringement, federal false designation of origin, federal trademark dilution, state trademark infringement, state trademark dilution, state unfair competition, state unfair business practices, state false advertising,…

This article first appeared in The Stranger, written by Lester Black.  Ten Washington Lawmakers Claim Liquor and Cannabis Board Has a “Toxic Culture” The bipartisan group is calling on Governor Inslee to rescind the nomination of an agency board member. Washington’s weed regulator is in hot water after a bipartisan group of ten state lawmakers…

It is hard to overstate just how quickly the legal landscape around and public attitudes toward cannabis have changed. According to Gallup, 64% of Americans support cannabis legalization. In the past decade or so, 32 states plus the District of Columbia are states with legalized medical cannabis. Ten states and D.C. have fully legalized the…

Line wraps around the building of Ohio medical marijuana dispensary on the first day of legal sales. Source: Kayvan Khalatbari of Denver Relief Consulting In the first few weeks of 2019, Ohio made history as the 32nd state to enact a medical marijuana program. Let’s take a moment to unpack Ohio marijuana laws. Ohio’s medical…

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…