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San Diego County District Attorneys Work to Overturn Marijuana Convictions

San Diego County District Attorneys Work to Overturn Marijuana Convictions

San Diego County District Attorneys Work to Overturn Marijuana Convictions

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office and defense attorneys are working to dismiss or reduce thousands of marijuana convictions.

Massachusetts Federal Prosecutor: Opioids, Not Pot, Are Priority

Massachusetts Federal Prosecutor: Opioids, Not Pot, Are Priority

Massachusetts’ new federal prosecutor said on Wednesday he will not rule out prosecuting marijuana businesses in a state that has legalized the drug, but stressed that his focus is on the opioid epidemic.

Bipartisan Group of Senators Urges FinCEN to Stay the Course on Cannabis Banking

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – A bipartisan group of Senators, led by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), today urged the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to keep in place guidance that has enabled some financial institutions to provide banking services for legitimate cannabis businesses in states that have legalized medical or recreational cannabis.

L.A. County Cannabis Advisory Team Begins Work in June

LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Los Angeles County’s cannabis regulation efforts have entered an important new phase with the convening of a diverse advisory group made up of health and policy experts, community leaders, cannabis industry representatives and other key stakeholders.

South Dakota Judge Denies Ballot Access to Medical Marijuana Petition

South Dakota Judge Denies Ballot Access to Medical Marijuana Petition

Organizers behind New Approach South Dakota, a campaign to legalize medical marijuana, has suffered a serious setback. On August 9, 2016, Circuit Judge Mark Barnett denied the group’s lawsuit to place a voter initiative legalizing medical marijuana on the November ballot.

How to Manage Risk in Cannabis: Make Sure Good Things Happen to Good People

How to Manage Risk in Cannabis: Make Sure Good Things Happen to Good People

As business owners, managing risk is something we are all aware of, but it’s often pushed to the side, especially with new businesses, in the battle for cash flow and stability. We tell ourselves that we will work on risk once we are making money.

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Detroit Dispensaries Drop Medical Marijuana Lawsuit

On April 8, 2016, a lawsuit challenging Detroit’s new medical marijuana laws was dropped by the group of medical marijuana dispensaries that had filed the case. Under the new rules, medical marijuana dispensaries are barred from operating within 1,000 feet of a school, park, church or day care.

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CCBExpo at the Junction of ‘Grows Meet Pros’ With Margolis

Join Amy Margolis, founder of Emerge Law Group, on March 4, 2016, at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco, as she explores the challenges, barriers and benefits of partnerships between industry members and traditional investors.

Sales and Tax Use Session

CCBE to Cover Navigating Sales and Use Tax Laws in Obtaining State Licenses

In the session “How California Sales and Use Tax Law Can Prevent Your Business From Obtaining a State License” at the California Cannabis Business Expo on March 5, Mike Parnes will discuss California’s sales and use tax law’s applicability to cannabis-related businesses.

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CannaRegs Launching Regulatory Database in May

Amanda Ostrowitz, attorney, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of CannaRegs Ltd, winner of last fall’s Marijuana Tech Startup Competition, has announced that it will launch its web-accessible database of medical, retail and hemp regulations in late May 2015.

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Legislative Issues to Watch

At the Marijuana Investor Summit on April 22, 2015, attorneys Marc Ross, partner at Sichensia Ross Friedman Ference LLP, and Michael McGrory, partner at SmithAmundsen LLC, explored the history of marijuana laws and the factors that will shape future marijuana legislation.

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How to Hire a Marijuana Business Attorney

Budding entrepreneurs of all strains need two kinds of advisers: an accountant and an attorney. Leaving accounting aside for the moment, let us focus on what to look for in a marijuana business attorney, given the friction between federal and state law where marijuana businesses are legal and regulated.


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