Cannabis

Despite Decriminalization Of Adult Recreational Use Of Marijuana, Court Finds Its Use Is Not Lawful

 Keith Paul Bishop  Nevada’s voters decriminalized adult recreational use of marijuana by voter initiative.  See Secretary of State, Statewide Ballot Initiative Question No. 2, 14 (Nov. 8, 2016, effective Jan. 1, 2017).  Marijuana nonetheless remains illegal under federal law and may be prosecuted under the Controlled Substances Act. See 21 U.S.C. § 844(a).   The question therefore arises …

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Hard Money To Owe: Gotham Green Partners v. iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc.

AUTHORS  Heidi Schult Gregory and William Wolfe Harris Beach A dispute making its way through Canadian courts shows how cannabis companies in the United States face stiff challenges raising money to expand their operations, even as states begin regulating cannabis markets across the country in an industry projected to surpass $40 billion by 2025. Many experts have stated …

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Cannabis Can Dos and Cannots: Employers and Mississippi’s Medical Marijuana Law

AUTHORS  J. William Manuel & Anne R. Yuengert  It looks like medical marijuana products may be available in the Magnolia state later this fall. As expected, it will be highly regulated and can only be used by registered, qualified patients who have been diagnosed with a specific condition listed within the law by a medical practitioner. So …

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Dan Bilzerian’s cannabis company investigated for accounting fraud.

Is anybody surprised by this, we think not. Ontario based Ignite International is under investigation for the possible improper reporting of finances, per The Growthop. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed an action and is seeking an order to collect documents that the company has failed to produce on request “The SEC is continuing …

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How Links to Marijuana Industry Can Affect Foreign Nationals’ U.S. Immigration Status

AUTHOR  William J. Manning & Kathryn J. Russo   August 31, 2022 Marijuana still is considered a Schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. A conviction under the Controlled Substances Act can lead to severe consequences for a non-U.S. citizen. Under U.S. immigration law, any non-U.S. citizen who is convicted under the Controlled Substances Act, even green card holders, …

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Cannabis Litigation: The Illegality Defense and Damages

AUTHOR  Jihee Ahn  Around this time last year, my colleague, Jesse Mondry, wrote about a District of Colorado case, entitled Sensoria, LLC et al. v. Kaweske, et al. , which involved a group of plaintiffs who sought to recover their investment in a cannabis business, Clover Top Holdings. The underlying set of facts involve an all-too-familiar cannabis investment …

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Hilary Bricken to Present at Michigan State Bar Cannabis Law Section Conference

HB write We’re excited to announce that our own Hilary Bricken will present for the Michigan State Bar’s Cannabis Law Section, in Cooperation with the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Hilary’s presentation is titled: “The Current State and Future of Cannabis and Psychedelics.” It begins the morning of October 1 at 9:15 a.m. Here is a description of …

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International Hemp: Guyana Takes the Stage

AOURCE: HARRIS BRICKEN LAW FIRM International hemp is big business. There are all kinds opportunities around import, export, production, processing, and sale of international hemp and hemp products. We handle these inquiries on a weekly basis, and have since 2018 when the federal government legalized the cultivation of hemp with the passage of the 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act (“2018 …

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