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…

Interest in Oregon’s recreational cannabis industry is not slowing down. The most common question new clients ask is: “How do I get a license?” Because of the OLCC pause on processing new license applications, the answer is, “Buy a business with an existing license!” Whereas the OLCC will not process brand new license applications, they…

Today, Senator Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions III (R-AL) accepted President-Elect Trump’s nomination to become the next Attorney General of the United States, the nation’s top law enforcement official. He’s unapologetically anti-cannabis, and was quoted as saying “Good People Don’t Smoke Marijuana” will that translate into official policy? Sessions’ impressive resume includes six years as Assistant US…

Rules As children we learn that rules kind of, sort of, suck. We also learn that sadly, they are a necessary part of life. Don’t talk with your mouth full. Don’t run with scissors. It’s not polite to stare. And on and on it goes. Unfortunately, it only gets worse as we age into adulthood. There…

Cannabis Licensing Deals Gleam Law has handled dozens of these cannabis licensing deals for our clients and are very proud of the partnerships we helped create. The people and businesses creating great products and great ideas are way ahead of the law, but that doesn’t mean your business can’t continue to expand. As one of…

Well Thought-out Guide Gives Marijuana License Applicants Information and Advice The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) recently released a Business Readiness Guide for licensed cannabis businesses in their state. This well thought-out guide gives marijuana license applicants information and advice about the most pressing questions facing new licenses, from the simple to the complex. The…

The bill now moves on the House. The Oregon Senate passed SB 1511, which in part opens the door for Oregon recreational marijuana licensed retailers to sell to tax-free products to medical card holders. The bill now moves on the House.

Business Readiness Handbook Business guide for Oregon recreational marijuana businesses – served up an appetizer for current and future entrepreneurs entering the recreational market. Though lean on specifics, the Business Readiness Guidebook provides a good overview of areas that need to be considered before starting a recreational marijuana business in Oregon and which agencies and…

This Friday the OLCC Commission is scheduled to meet and act on a few amendments to the recently adopted Temporary Rules for recreational marijuana. Read the full text of the amendments.