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Latest News in Cannabis

  • September 24, 2020

    Federal Courts Are Trending Against Cannabis Contracts

    Federal courts, previously reluctant to invalidate contracts simply because they happened to involve cannabis, now seem to be reversing their approach — including in cannabis-friendly jurisdictions, says Vincent Sliwoski at Harris Bricken.

  • September 24, 2020

    Pot Biz Can't Raise New Tax Arguments In 9th Circ., US Says

    A California dispensary faced with an $11 million tax bill cannot challenge a law prohibiting federal tax deductions for marijuana businesses because it didn't raise such arguments in the U.S. Tax Court, the government told the Ninth Circuit.

  • September 23, 2020

    DC Circ. Mulls Vape Makers' Challenge To FDA E-Cig Rule

    Two D.C. Circuit judges indicated Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's regulation treating vaping products like tobacco products seems unlawful because the rule, issued by a career employee, was not properly ratified by a Senate appointee, as required by the appointments clause of the U.S. Constitution.

  • September 23, 2020

    Colo. Justices Question Worker's Firing Over Pot Smoking

    The Colorado Supreme Court pushed back Wednesday on the state's effort to reinstate a prison warden's firing of an employee who used marijuana after hours, suggesting that an administrative law judge was free to determine the punishment was too harsh.

  • September 23, 2020

    Indiana Hemp Sellers Take Aim At New Smokable Hemp Ban

    A group of Indiana hemp businesses that sued the state over its ban on smokable hemp told a federal judge Tuesday they want to amend their suit to address the state's newest law on the products.

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Areas of Coverage

  • AGENCIES
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • California Bureau of Cannabis Control
  • Department of Health & Human Services
  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • State and international regulators
  • POLICY & REGULATION
  • SAFE Banking Act
  • STATES Act
  • Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement, or MORE, Act
  • Section 280E of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Rohrabacher–Farr amendment
  • Bank Secrecy Act
  • Federal and state legislation
  • ENFORCEMENT
  • FDA and FTC actions over cannabis’s purported health claims
  • IRS actions against cannabis companies
  • Antitrust investigations
  • Financial regulatory actions
  • Federal criminal matters
  • State enforcement actions
  • LITIGATION
  • Civil RICO actions brought against cannabis concerns
  • Employment disputes
  • Securities class actions
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Consumer class actions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Tax disputes
  • Challenges to federal or state regulations
  • TRANSACTIONS
  • M&A activity involving cannabis companies
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • PROFILES
  • Personnel moves
  • Profiles of law firm cannabis practices
  • Federal and state policymakers and lawmakers
  • General counsel interviews

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  • Cannabis lawyers at large to medium-sized law firms and boutiques
  • In-house counsel, compliance officers and executives at cannabis companies
  • Counsel and executives at venture capital and investment firms
  • Policymakers at federal and state agencies
  • Federal and state lawmakers
  • Judges and court staff across the U.S.
  • Professors, students, and library staff at every accredited law school in the U.S.
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