Week of Feb. 7, 2020 From edibles and marijuana vaping products to licensing and certificates of compliance, there’s a lot going on in Olympia’s Capitol Hill that impacts Washington’s cannabis industry. Familiarize yourself with the latest developments from this past week and see what’s on deck. We’ve included links to the Washington State Legislative website…

SAFE Banking Act A Win for Cannabis Banking The relationship between state and federal government in the U.S. has been strained from the beginning. The most obvious example from the last decade is the Cannabis industry. While the 2018 Farm Bill, spearheaded by Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnel, brought hemp (Cannabis products containing less than 0.3%…

Oregon Reacts to the Vaping Illness Outbreak After 29 deaths and 1,299 reported illnesses related to vaping, Oregon is among many states taking steps to restrict the additives allowed in vaping cartridges. Gov. Kate Brown advised that the “safest option for Oregonians right now is to not use vaping products of any kind,” and the…

The text of this article was originally published in the Argent Communications Group’s Cannabis Law and Regulation Reporter. It is reprinted here with permission. Hemp is Legal, Why is Banking Still Hard? THE AGRICULTURE IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2018 AND ITS IMPACT ON THE STATE OF ‘HEMP BANKING’  In December 2019, the federal Agriculture Improvement Act…

The text of this article was originally published in the Argent Communications Group’s Cannabis Law and Regulation Reporter. It is reprinted here with permission. The Complex Policies of Oregon Recreational Cannabis Financial Interests Rules The OLCC’s Responsibility to Oversee Financial Interests in its Licensees One of the primary responsibilities of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s…

The text of this article was originally published in the June 2019 edition of the Argent Communications Group’s Cannabis Law and Regulation Reporter. It is reprinted here with permission. WASHINGTON SENATE BILL LOOKS TO EDUCATION AND COMPLIANCE OVER PUNISHMENT FOR CANNABIS RETAILERS WHO RUN AFOUL OF STATE’S REGULATORY STRUCTURE Compliance with Washington State’s regulatory structure…

California Department of Public Health Prohibits CBD in Food Products By Orion Inskip, Attorney at Gleam Law PLLC According to a recent FAQ released by the California Department of Public Health’s Food & Drug Branch (CDPH-FDB), CBD is prohibited from use in any food product sold outside of the legal cannabis industry in the state….

Are Cannabis Retailers & Producers Liable For Consumer Harm? By Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner of Gleam Law, PLLC. Legally, who is responsible for any harm caused by cannabis? Fairly or not, marijuana has historically been linked to a number of social and personal harms such as motor-vehicle accidents, increased property crime in areas…

Will Canadians Receive Lifetime Bans From The U.S. For Legal Cannabis Use? Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner at Gleam Law, PLLC.  Canadians entering the United States may be looking at a lifetime ban if they admit to having smoked marijuana. Border agents have always had broad agency to deny entry to individuals…

CA Cannabis Company Receives Largest Insurance Award in History Written by Neil Juneja, Founder & Managing Partner of Gleam Law, PLLC. A California cannabis company recently received a $1 million insurance payout, believed to be the largest insurance payment to ever be awarded in the legal cannabis industry. The unnamed insurance company, based in Great…