WSLCB Guidance Regarding Delta-8 By Jordan Gertje on September 14, 2021 The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has formally prohibited the Delta-8 THC dispute, which had been left up to the states to decide. The statement was issued on Wednesday, September 8th, barring producers from converting CBD/hemp into Delta-8 THC, as well as the…

A CBD manufacturer in Arizona has been fined $30,000 for misleading marketing By Jordan Gertje on July 8, 2021 Kushly, and its CEO, Cody Alt, are being sued for allegedly making misleading and unsubstantiated health claims about Kushly’s CBD product. In its most recent law enforcement action, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a…

Legally Protecting Yourself: Cannabis Edition Join The Dime podcast’s Bryan Fields & Kellan Finney as they talk with Gleam Law’s Founder and Managing Partner, Neil Juneja. They discuss some of the current issues related to the ever-changing cannabis industry, and some of the legal issues surrounding it. The podcast is titled Legally Protecting Yourself: Cannabis…

Gleam Law Named Best for Comprehensive Cannabis Legal Services Gleam Law was named the best law firm for comprehensive cannabis legal services in an article by Benzinga. It says, “The great thing about Gleam Law is that they keep it real. You won’t find stuffy or dry attorneys here, so you can feel comfortable discussing…

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…

The Strains of Decriminalizing Cannabis: Seattle U Cannabis Law Society Discusses Sparks of Change In November of 2012, Washington State voters passed Initiative 502, permitting Washingtonians over the age of 21 to recreationally consume cannabis products—making Washington, along with Colorado—the first states to legalize the possession and recreational use of marijuana. Seattle University’s Cannabis Law…

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…

Oregon Agricultural Workers Eligible for Covid Shot Oregon’s Governor Brown and the state’s health officials announced that agricultural workers, including the cannabis industry, are now eligible to receive the vaccine starting today, Monday, March 22, 2021. Counties eligible include: Benton, Deschutes, Lake, Lincoln, Malheur, Marion, Polk, Umatilla, and Union. To fill out the eligibility information,…

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…