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…

Redefining Medication While in Line with the TSA Your bags are packed, you’re ready to go, you’re standing here outside TSA, You’d hate to wind up with a criminal record… Did you pack medication? Will they land you in federal prison? Is your pill box TSA approved? Because you’re leaving on a jet plane, don’t…

Written by Ammon J. Ford.  Every business needs a name. In fact, most businesses have several. The legal name often lurks in the background and most consumers never see it, while trademarks, trade names and domain names are generally the most visible and important client-facing identifiers. Knowing the differences between them will help executives protect…

Neil Juneja featured on Cannabis Industry Podcast Last week, School for Startups Radio interviewed Neil Juneja about his experience in the legal cannabis industry. In the episode, Neil talks about the difference between recreational and medical cannabis, and what the implications are for the medical industry in states  that legalize medical and recreational marijuana. He…

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…

  Quarantine Suspended! With the release of BIP-03-2018 the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has temporarily lifted the 24-hour “quarantine” period. Prior to the suspension, businesses had to place their product into a quarantine area under surveillance for 24-hours prior to transferring products between licensees. The Board states that the policy is temporary and is in response to…

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 State Department of Agriculture just released new Worker Protection Standards Putting an emphasis on workplace safety is never a bad idea. Avoiding injuries help to bolster employee morale, productivity, retention, and the public reputation of your company and your industry. Being proactive doesn’t always earn a business any awards, but only fixing a problem…