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How Half-Baked Labels Can Destroy a Cannabis Business

CBD companies should be careful when designing their labels and stay away from misleading customers.

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Medical Cannabis in Georgia: Federal Policy Effects on State Industries

How Would the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Potential Reclassification of Cannabis Affect Georgia’s Medical Cannabis Industry?

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Tilray Imports Medical Cannabis Oil In Bulk To UK

The Canadian cannabis company has managed to import a bulk supply into the UK after overcoming barriers to entry

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Environmental Sustainability in Cultivation: Part 3

Part 3 delves into pesticide use and integrated pest management for growers, through an environmental lens.

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When You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know: Debunking Cannabis Insurance Myths

Check out these common misconceptions regarding insurance for cannabis companies.

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Transporting Cannabis Can Be a Costly Business Risk

Cannabis operations that use personal vehicles to transport product can create a significant liability. Learn how applying driver safety programs, background checks and the right insurance coverage can reduce your risk.

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Has Cannabis Reform Landed In The UK?

The British "Redtops" seem to think so, but what is really going on?

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Flooring Tips for Cannabis Growing Facilities

When building a new facility for cultivation, check out these tips on how to avoid problems with your flooring.

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Environmental Sustainability in Cultivation: Part 2

In Part 2, Silverberg discusses what land use and conservation mean to cannabis growers.

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Hemp: A Growing Market Ripe for Protection

Holt and Steineker lay out some history of hemp and provide some insights for breeders protecting intellectual property.

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NORML: New Hampshire: Governor Signs Marijuana Annulment Measure

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has signed legislation into law establishing procedures permitting those with prior, low-level marijuana convictions to petition the court to have their convictions annulled. Report NORML

ALM and Shook, Hardy & Bacon Report Says 56% Of GC, “will need to increase their legal resources to keep up with the cannabis market”

Many in-house counsel according to the report having growing concerns over cannabis-related litigation. Jean Smith Gonnell, general counsel at STWC Holdings Inc., said she will not be surprised if more resources are spent on litigation. Writes Law.com

Another US Firm Launches Large Cannabis Practice, 45 Member Group

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips has become the latest Big Law firm to publicly join the green rush, announcing Monday that it has formally launched a cannabis-focused practice team.

Hoban Law Launch Cannabis Compliance and Regulation courses on Green Flower Media Platform

Those of you who have been watching Green Flower recently will know that they just finished series A funding and are supposedly cashed up to the tune of $US20million thanks to Tuatara Capital, with additional funding from the likes of Poseidon Asset Management and Phyto Partners. Obviously they've persuaded the right people that they will be the education platform for cannabis.

Leafly Article Highlights Issues In Montana’s Legislative Makeup For Both Medical & Recreational Cannabis

If you need to get an idea of what's currently happening in Montana, this is a good overview. They write, "The next 18 months are shaping up to be a time of upheaval and change for Montana’s chaotic cannabis space.'Tethering' disappears in 2020: Patients will finally be able to buy from more than one dispensary."

USA $1.4 billion lawsuit, largest against opioid manufacturer, settles before trial

This is a little off topic for Cannabis Law Report but the settlement is so large it's worth being aware. Does it set a precedent ? Are there other opioid producers out there about to countenance similar settlements?

ORCA On Wyden & Blumenauer’s “State Cannabis Commerce Act”

We reported on the 2 Oregon's reps mooted bill to try and engage the states into intra state cannabis commerce now Oregon has ratified its own legislation. Here's ORCA's (Oregon Retail Cannabis Assoc's) take. Always worth a read.

MJ Biz: Alaska regulators quash first application for on-site marijuana consumption

This one isn't getting past the post in most states. MJ Biz write, "Alaska regulators rejected a cannabis retailer’s application to permit customers to consume marijuana on the store’s premises, delivering a setback to the industry’s first attempt to win approval for on-site consumption."

Guam: Cannabis Board Produces List Of Things You Can & Cannot Do As A Legal Recreational User

You can be given an ounce of cannabis but you can't barter it and never more than 3 plants budding at any given time. Read on.....

Marijuana Justice Coalition Says, This Is What Congress Should Be Talking About

As Congress considers the end of marijuana prohibition, the Marijuana Justice Coalition believes that any legislation that moves forward in Congress should be comprehensive. The provisions set forth below are agreed upon by the undersigned criminal justice, drug policy, civil rights, and anti-poverty groups as principles that should be considered as a part of any moving marijuana reform efforts in Congress:

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority announces legislative changes to program

Oklahoma's News4 details the changes proposed.

Florida Apellate Court Rules “state’s medical cannabis licensing system is unconstitutional”

MJ Biz Daily report on a ruling (assertion) that will force big changes in the state if no challenges or appeals are successful. Jeffrey Sharkey, executive director of the Medical Marijuana Business Association of Florida, concurred. “If upheld, this ruling could dramatically change the medical marijuana regulatory landscape in Florida,” he wrote in an email to MJBizDaily.

Article: National Review -“Congress Needs to Settle the Looming Cannabis-Regulation Fight”

Must read article. "Cannabis is a Schroedinger’s weed: simultaneously legal in many states and illegal to transport across state lines under federal law. As a result of this federalism quandary, it is unlike any other commodity in the United States: Businesses must vertically integrate all cannabis commerce within balkanized state marketplaces."

NZ Govt Publishes Medicinal Cannabis Scheme – Public Consultation Document

"This consultation paper sets out the details of the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme and the regulatory proposals needed to support the Scheme. It provides an opportunity for the Ministry of Health to seek feedback from the public, industry, health care professionals and other interested stakeholders on the proposals, with a particular focus on:"

Cannabis Media & Organizations Reports On Latest Cannabis Congressional Committe, “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform”

We've got the full hearing video (2:40), reports from MJ Biz, Marijuana Moment, ICBC, NORML, Forbes, CNBC + A Statement From The Chairman

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