What Rescheduling Marijuana Means for California’s Cannabis Industry
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by Griffen Thorne
2d ago
California‘s cannabis industry suffers from a seemingly unending list of problems: high taxes, prohibitionist cities, a related lack of retail licenses and oversupply of non-retail licenses, a monster illegal market with no end in sight, burdensome and often senseless regulations, and so on. Unfortunately, rescheduling won’t solve most of these problems–at least not directly. Today I want to look at what rescheduling could mean for California’s cannabis industry. If you’re not already up to speed on rescheduling, check out my colleague Vince Sliwoski’s explainer of the DEA’s notice of proposed ..read more
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Memorial Day — Honoring Those Who Served
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by Canna Law Blog
3d ago
Please join us in taking the day off to honor all who have served, so we can do things like have a Canna Law Blog and say whatever we want. We will be back tomorrow with our regular programs. The post Memorial Day — Honoring Those Who Served appeared first on Harris Sliwoski LLP ..read more
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F*** the Treaties: Rescheduling and “Marijuana-Specific Controls”
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by Vince Sliwoski
6d ago
Marijuana-specific controls in schedule III? The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NOPR”) last week to much fanfare. The NOPR would reschedule marijuana, “marijuana extract” and “naturally derived delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinols” from schedule I to schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). But that’s not all. In my very quick analysis after the rule dropped, I flagged DEA’s statement that it may develop “marijuana-specific controls” in conjunction with rescheduling. I’m surprised this DEA statement hasn’t spurred much discussion, despi ..read more
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The Cannabis Industry Now Supports More Than 440,000 Full-Time Jobs
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by Aaron Pelley
6d ago
As the 2024 elections draw near, the economic impact of cannabis legalization will likely become a prominent topic in political discourse. With billions in total sales, and millions in tax revenue, the economic benefits of legal cannabis are clear. Beyond the monetary gains, there is a crucial aspect of the cannabis industry that should not be overlooked: job creation. The 2024 Cannabis Jobs Report by Vangst reveals that over 440,000 jobs have been generated in states with legal cannabis, marking a 5.4% increase in the past year alone. This growth not only signifies economic stability, but it ..read more
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The Cannabis Industry Now Supports Over 440,000 Full-Time Jobs
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by Aaron Pelley
1w ago
As the 2024 elections draw near, the economic impact of cannabis legalization is set to become a prominent topic in political discourse. With billions in total sales and millions in tax revenue, the economic benefits of legal cannabis are clear. However, beyond the monetary gains, there is a crucial aspect that must not be overlooked: job creation. The 2024 Cannabis Jobs Report by Vangst reveals that over 440,000 jobs have been generated in states with legal cannabis, marking a 5.4% increase in the past year alone. This growth not only signifies economic stability, but also highlights the indu ..read more
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BREAKING NEWS: DEA Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Move Marijuana to Schedule III
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by Vince Sliwoski
2w ago
Today is another historic day in the history of cannabis control and regulation. In a much anticipated announcement, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to reschedule marijuana, from Controlled Substances Act (CSA) schedule I to schedule III (the “Proposed Rule”). We have covered the implications of a schedule III placement in various posts on this blog, beginning with the Health and Human Services (HHS) recommendation that DEA undertake this rescheduling last August. See: Yesterday’s Marijuana Rescheduling News, Explained Three Myths and Three Fac ..read more
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Germany Legalizes Recreational Cannabis
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by Aaron Pelley
2w ago
Germany has legalized recreational cannabis Germany’s new laws legalize possession by adults of up to 25 grams (around 1 ounce) of cannabis for recreational use. It also allows for adults to grow up to three plants. Use is prohibited within 100 meters of the entrance to a playground or school. This part of the legislation is already in force in Germany and come July 1, German adult residents can join nonprofit “cannabis clubs” with a maximum 500 members. Individuals 21 and older will be allowed to buy up to 25 grams per day, with a maximum of 50 grams per month; whereas those between the ages ..read more
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Minnesota Cannabis Producers Given the Greenlight After Being Momentarily in Limbo
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by Aaron John
2w ago
Minnesota cannabis producers have raised concerns over the availability of products when the legal market finally opens. In response, the Minnesota legislature has acted quickly to allow an avenue for early cultivation providing key guidance for the forthcoming Minnesota legal cannabis market. Noting these concerns, industry participants have asked the Minnesota Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) and their local legislators to consider opening cultivation and production of cannabis products early, in order to supply retailers with legal products to sell once licenses are awarded and retailers ..read more
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Minnesota Cannabis Producers Given the Greenlight after Momentarily in Limbo
Harris Bricken Sliwoski LLP | Canna Law Blog
by Aaron John
2w ago
Minnesota cannabis producers have raised concerns over the availability of products when the legal market finally opens. In response, the Minnesota legislature has acted quickly to allow an avenue for early cultivation providing key guidance for the forthcoming Minnesota legal cannabis market. Noting these concerns, industry participants have asked the Minnesota Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) and their local legislators to consider opening cultivation and production of cannabis products early, in order to supply retailers with legal products to sell once licenses are awarded and retailers ..read more
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How to Buy or Sell a Cannabis Business: The Webinar Replay
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by Canna Law Blog
3w ago
For anyone who wasn’t able to join us on April 17th, the video replay of our webinar titled “How to Buy or Sell a Cannabis Business” is now available on our website. You can view it here. The description of this webinar is also included directly below. Enjoy! ____ On Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 12:00 pacific time, Harris Sliwoski managing partner Vince Sliwoski (Portland), Harris Sliwoski partner Griffen Thorne (Los Angeles), and Andy Shelley of CannXperts will present a free webinar entitled “How to Buy or Sell a Cannabis Business.” Drawing on their extensive ex ..read more
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