Cannabis

Cannabis Law360 provides breaking news and analysis of emerging and evolving legal issues surrounding cannabis. Coverage ranges from regulatory and policy concerns facing the industry to the business of lawyers who counsel cannabis companies. Among the practice areas covered are intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions and employment.



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Latest News in Cannabis

  • October 16, 2019

    8 Best Practices For Cannabis Transaction Due Diligence

    Given the extraordinary risks and evolving regulatory landscape in the rapidly expanding cannabis industry, investors should consider due diligence matters across a wide swath of legal fields when evaluating cannabis-focused transactions, say attorneys with Epstein Becker.

  • October 16, 2019

    E-Cig Seller Hit With 2nd Shareholder Suit Over SF Ban

    Another Greenlane shareholder has filed a proposed class action against the vaping product distributor in Florida federal court, alleging the company misled investors about an impending e-cigarette ban in San Francisco that sent shares sliding 80%.

  • October 16, 2019

    Enviro Group Says Hemp Co. Didn't Properly Label Products

    Hemp foods company Manitoba Harvest has failed to warn consumers about the levels of lead and cadmium in some of its hemp seed products, according to a complaint filed under California's Proposition 65 in state court on Tuesday.

  • October 16, 2019

    Vape Flavor Ban May Create Black Market, Lawmakers Told

    A tobacco researcher told lawmakers on Wednesday a proposed bill that would raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products to 21 and would ban flavored e-cigarette products could spawn a public health disaster by creating a black market.

  • October 16, 2019

    Mass. Vaping Illnesses Mount As Legal Fight Over Ban Swirls

    The number of suspected vaping-related illnesses in Massachusetts has risen to 92, with a majority of the 29 cases deemed serious enough to report to federal health officials involving patients who vaped THC products, the state’s health department said Wednesday.  

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