Flower One Announces to bring Leading Cannabis Consumer Brand, Flyte Concentrates, to Nevada

FlytePen™ and JetPack™ cannabis products to be made available in Nevada in the coming months TORONTO /CNW/ – On Jan. 17, 2019, Flower One Holdings Inc. (“Flower One” or the “Company”) (CSE: FONE) (OTCQB: FLOOF) announced a new licensing agreement and Brand Partnership for cannabis-product fulfillment in Nevada. Flower One is licensed to manufacture, distribute and sell the […]

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Chronic Cooking : Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich with Strawberry Yogurt Dip

If you’re thinking that a grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich with strawberry yogurt dip sounds a bit weird, then prepare yourself to be pleasantly surprised because it is 100% delicious. The pairing of peanut butter and bananas is a match made in heaven and the fact that it’s cannabis-infused is the ice cream on […]

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6 Things To Keep In Mind Before Given Cannabis To Your Pets

With the increasing legalization of across the world (Canada, the Netherlands, Peru, and some states in the U.S.), cannabis toxicity among pets is on the rise. Although there are still those who question the benefits of cannabis use on animals, an increasing number of pet owners are now looking into cannabis’ medicinal purposes with open minds. There are […]

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Beleave Receives Health Canada Authorization to Sell Cannabis Oils

TORONTO /CNW/ – Beleave Inc. (CSE: BE) (OTCQX: BLEVF) (“Beleave” or the “Company“) is excited to announce its wholly-owned subsidiary Beleave Kannabis Corp. has been authorized by Health Canada to sell cannabis oil products effective January 11, 2019. After reviewing the application and supporting documentation, Health Canada granted an amended licence with modified conditions allowing […]

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Organigram continues to chart course to launch of cannabis edibles, partners with Canada’s Smartest Kitchen to develop premium chocolate products

MONCTON, NB, Jan. 16, 2019 /CNW/ – Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OGI) (OTCQX: OGRMF), the parent company of Organigram Inc., a leading licensed producer of cannabis has partnered with Canada’s Smartest Kitchen (CSK), a leader in food product development, to expand the Company’s ongoing research and development related to edible cannabis products. Following the legalization […]

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Expert Joints LIVE on CLN – Weeded Blyss

This week Craig feels the blyss and welcomes Siobhan McCarthy of Blyssful Alchemy to the show. He also welcomes Ana Santos, who’ll perform during Dab Time with Tha Big Puffa. Mark from Roll Your Own also stops by, and the new Chronic Cooking video makes it’s debut. All that, and some Grow Tips from Loki Gro […]

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Alterna helps Ontario cannabis lottery retailers meet AGCO deadlines

TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ – Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited (Alterna) is helping the Ontario cannabis retail lottery winners meet an ambitious Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) deadline of January 18th, 2019. The lottery selection was made on January 11th, but the winner’s luck might “go to pot” if the challenging […]

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Alterna helps Ontario cannabis lottery retailers meet AGCO deadlines

TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ – Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited (Alterna) is helping the Ontario cannabis retail lottery winners meet an ambitious Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) deadline of January 18th, 2019. The lottery selection was made on January 11th, but the winner’s luck might “go to pot” if the challenging […]

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Alterna helps Ontario cannabis lottery retailers meet AGCO deadlines

TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ – Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited (Alterna) is helping the Ontario cannabis retail lottery winners meet an ambitious Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) deadline of January 18th, 2019. The lottery selection was made on January 11th, but the winner’s luck might “go to pot” if the challenging […]

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Alterna helps Ontario cannabis lottery retailers meet AGCO deadlines

TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ – Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited (Alterna) is helping the Ontario cannabis retail lottery winners meet an ambitious Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) deadline of January 18th, 2019. The lottery selection was made on January 11th, but the winner’s luck might “go to pot” if the challenging […]

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Marijuana Product Liability Lawsuits May Pick Up in 2019

It’s not only pot smokers who line outside California’s cannabis dispensaries. Personal injury attorneys may be lurking nearby as well, watching for the opportunity to pounce on a possible product liability claim if an marijuana product makes someone sick or results in an injury. This is particularly true because many states allow punitive damages (up to three times one’s actual damages, intended to penalize the defendant for egregious wrongs rather than simply compensate the plaintiff) for injuries an intoxicated person causes to others. product;iability

Marijuana product liability attorneys in Los Angeles have concluded cannabis companies with perhaps the greatest vulnerability are those that produce edible products. Soda, gummies, truffles, cookies, truffles, brownies, potato chips, wines – the list is endless. But the waters of marijuana product liability lawsuits aren’t well-tested.

Such lawsuits will assert that marijuana products are defective, dangerous, mislabeled and/or the makers and distributors failed to issue adequate warnings about these risks.

In one such case, Kirk et al v. Nutritional Elements, Inc. et al., filed in the Denver County District Court, plaintiffs are the sons of a man who consumed a cannabis edible he purchased legally from a recreational marijuana dispensary in Colorado, soon became consumed with paranoia and shot and killed his wife. He blamed it on the edible, which he said he’d never done before and was not aware the product would affect him that way. The sons are asserting wrongful death against the manufacturer of the marijuana gummy as well as the store that sold it, alleging both …

The biggest surprise of Lift Expo 2019

The Lift and Co. Cannabis Expo, which bills itself as “Canada’s Biggest Cannabis Expo”, was last weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre and the place was packed tighter than a joint and abuzz with excitement-  what else would you expect at the very first Lift Expo since Canada legalized cannabis? But if you were hoping […]

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Constitutionality of Cannabis: Federal Lawsuit Against DEA, DOJ Proceeds

A federal lawsuit against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice, challenging the constitutionality of the federal law designating marijuana a Schedule I controlled substance proceeded recently to the next level with oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. As our Los Angeles marijuana patient attorneys can explain, the crux of the argument by plaintiffs of the claim, first filed in 2017, is that the designation ignores the merits of the drug for medicinal purposes. The appeal was heard last month by the three-judge panel. Los Angeles cannabis lawyer

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit include a 12-year-old epilepsy patient, an 8-year-old Leigh’s syndrome patient, an Iraq war veteran and sufferer of post-traumatic stress disorder, a former NFL player who heads a hemp company hawking sports performance products and a non-profit that helps minorities get ahead in the legal cannabis market. Defendants are acting-Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, the acting director of the DEA and the federal government.

The appeal, limited to presentations of just a few minutes per side, rests on a dispute of the assertion that the Controlled Substances Act violates the 5th Amendment, which guarantees the right of citizens to preserve life and health. 

Los Angeles cannabis lawyers know one of the strongest points plaintiffs have in their favor is the recent approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval last year of Epidiolex, a drug that contains CBD (cannabidiol). Although the lower federal court (U.S. District in New York ruled plaintiffs had yet to pursue all administrative …

Cannabis Companies’ Success in Combating RICO Lawsuits

As marijuana legalization continues throughout North America, there is still significant public and private interest resistance to its proliferation. One of the legal ground on which these cases have been tested throughout the country is a federal law known as the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act of 1970, also known as RICO. As our Los Angeles marijuana defense lawyers can explain, this was a law intended to battle organized crime and the mafia. However, it’s been used in several recent federal cases to intervene with legal marijuana businesses and users – one of the most recent in Petaluma, California, marking what is believed to be the first time this legal argument has been used against marijuana businesses in the state. marijuana RICO attorney

But in that case, as in many of the cannabis company RICO civil lawsuits pursued nationally, a federal judge has ruled against the plaintiffs.

According to The Argus Courier, a U.S. District Judge held that neighbors of a cannabis company and its lead grower can’t be sued under RICO anti-corruption laws because nuisances related to noise and bad smells don’t cause the same kind of tangible financial losses intended to be addressed under RICO.

Plaintiffs had alleged that the marijuana business had caused an odor many in the neighborhood had found to be “sickening,” and that this, combined with the loud noise coming from the property had resulted in diminished property values and life enjoyment. The federal judge in San Francisco didn’t rule that the complaints had no merit, but rather, in …

High Tide Launches Packaging Recycling Program at Canna Cabana Stores

CALGARY /CNW/ – On January 10, 2019, High Tide Inc. (“High Tide” or the “Company”) (CSE:HITI), an Alberta-based downstream cannabis corporation focused on the manufacturing and wholesale distribution of smoking accessories and cannabis lifestyle products, announced that it recently launched a free recycling program in its Canna Cabana retail cannabis stores for all Health Canada-approved […]

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The government doesn’t care about your medical rights

It didn’t take long to get used to the convenience of walking into a store to buy some weed; the majority of our society acclimated pretty quickly. It made it easy to forget the very real fact that the laws surrounding cannabis remain unjust and that the rights of the people who rely on this […]

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Green Growth Partners with DSW to Sell Seventh Sense CBD Products

Provides Green Growth Brands with access to DSW’s massive footwear and accessories retail footprint COLUMBUS, OH/CNW/ – On Jan. 10, 2019, Green Growth Brands (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) today announced an agreement with DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) (DSW) to sell hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) personal care products under the Seventh Sense Botanical Therapy brand at select DSW stores […]

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Relevium Announces Screening of “Weed the People” Movie Across 8 Canadian Cities

MONTREAL, Jan. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Relevium Technologies Inc. (TSX.V:“RLV”; OTCQB:“RLLVF”; Frankfurt: “6BX”) is pleased to announce the national screening of Weed the People across eight Canadian cities on January 15, 2019. Relevium Technologies, in partnership with Executive Producer Ricki Lake, Director Abby Epstein and Cannakids.org, will be conducting a nation-wide screening of Weed the People, a compelling, […]

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The Emerald Cup 2018 Recap with Expert Joints

Check out Craig Ex at the 2018 Emerald Cup at the beautiful Sonoma County Fairgrounds in North California. It’s the Emerald Cup’s 15th annual edition and Craig Ex is a regular now, and really, what goes better together than Cali and cannabis? Add the Expert of Expert Joints himself and you know you’re getting into […]

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Dispensary owner Dana Larsen on why he’s staying open despite court order to close

Dana Larsen, the owner of The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary, told CLN why his dispensary will remain open despite a recent BC Supreme Court ruling that ordered his and a few dozen other dispensaries closed. He also talks about the next steps the dispensaries are taking in their battle for survival, which includes appealing the BC […]

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Supreme Cannabis gets Conditional Approval to List on Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2019 /CNW/ – The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. (TSXV: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) (FRA: 53S1) announced today that it has received conditional approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange to graduate from the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) and list its common shares on the TSX. Navdeep Dhaliwal, CEO of Supreme Cannabis, said: “Graduating to the […]

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Neptune Receives License to Process Cannabis from Health Canada

LAVAL, QC, Jan. 7, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (“Neptune” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NEPT) (TSX: NEPT) is pleased to announce today that it has received its license to process cannabis from Health Canada. Jim Hamilton, President & CEO of Neptune, said: “In 2017, we embarked upon a new strategic vision to position the […]

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Vermont Supreme Court Rules Marijuana Smell is Not Grounds for Search

January is already shaking out to be a big month for court rulings on the civil and criminal liabilities people should or shouldn’t face over the smell of cannabis. On the heels of a federal judge’s dismissal of a racketeering lawsuit against a smelly cannabis farmer, the Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that certain marijuana odors are not grounds for a search of persons or seizure of property. The important ruling creates a binding legal precedent across all courts in Vermont and comes at the end of a lengthy lawsuit by the Vermont ACLU.

2014 ACLU Lawsuit Ends with Vermont Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Driver

Simple cannabis possession has been decriminalized in Vermont since 2013. And in 2018, Vermont became the ninth state to legalize cannabis for adult use. But in March 2014, a Vermont state trooper pulled over Rultand resident Greg Zullo and ended up seizing his vehicle when Zullo refused to consent to a search. The officer asked to conduct the search after reportedly smelling “burnt cannabis” inside the vehicle. The trooper said he pulled Zullo over because snow was covering his car’s registration sticker.

Zullo consented to a search of his person. But police had to tow his vehicle in order to be able to search it legally. During that search, police found only a grinder and a glass pipe with cannabis residue. Neither items constituted a criminal or civil offense under Vermont law. But Zullo’s refusal to consent to a search of his car resulted in the seizure …

Lawyer answers 5 most common questions about Canada’s impaired driving law changes

On December 18, 2018, impaired driving laws in this country underwent a massive overhaul. Police officers are now able to conduct roadside, warrantless searches to compel drivers to provide a breath sample…and they don’t need to form any grounds in order to do so. Understandably, this has left a lot of people confused and looking […]

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Expert Joints LIVE on CLN – Much Media

This week Craig welcomes much media with Creative Director from Puff Digital & Co-Host of the INTO THE WEEDS Podcast Ben Rispin to the show. He also has ‘How I Roll’ with Mike from Smokers Guide, Dab Time with Tha Big Puffa – featuring music from Keemzie, and the debut of the new Out & […]

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Aphria completes first shipment of medical cannabis to Shoppers Drug Mart

LEAMINGTON, ON, Jan. 8, 2019 /CNW/ – Aphria Inc. (TSX: APHA and NYSE: APHA) announced today that it has completed its first shipment of medical cannabis to Shoppers Drug Mart (“SDM“). Vic Neufeld, Chief Executive Officer of Aphria, said: “As the first licensed producer to partner with Shoppers Drug Mart, we are pleased to have reached this […]

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What’s in your cannabis?

You might remember the Capital One commercial that had the catchphrase “What’s in Your Wallet?” With any normal legal business, they are allowed to advertise on radio, television and Internet to reach an audience of potential consumers. Hardee’s did “Where’s the Beef?” Burger King did “Have it Your Way,” and Nike has “Just Do It,” but the legal […]

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Baristas CBD Coffee Now Available Across USA Following Hemp Legalization

SEATTLE, Jan. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via OTC PR WIRE —  Baristas Coffee Company, Inc. (OTCPK:BCCI): Baristas Coffee “EnrichaRoast CBD” is now available nationwide at www.baristas.tv The new product, Baristas “EnrichaRoast CBD”, created in partnership with Flower Power, promotes the healthy intake of caffeine combined with high grade Cannabidiol “CBD”. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of […]

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Pineapple Express Delivery and BudTender Announce Strategic Partnership

TORONTO, Jan. 4, 2019 /CNW/ – Pineapple Express Delivery Inc. and BudTender are proud to announce a first of its kind software partnership. In exchange for a granted 10% investment stake in BudTender, Pineapple Express Delivery Inc will partner with the company to help them develop and grow their business model in Canada. BudTender, which is […]

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Canadians can finally buy cannabis seeds online in select provinces

As reported just over two weeks ago from this update, Canadians are only legally allowed to grow Cannabis from legal seeds, and if you’re thinking  it’d be easy enough to grow your own cannabis with legally obtained seeds (since cannabis was legalized over two months ago)- you’d be wrong. While the Cannabis Act allows Canadians to grow […]

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Wildflower Opens First New York CBD Retail Store

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN) (the “Company”) is excited to announce the opening of its first Wildflower by Bridges General store in Lower Manhattan at 770 Broadway. This retail location is in a high-occupancy office tower housing Facebook’s NYC office, as well as other established digital media companies […]

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Wuhan Provides Update on Its Entry into The Cannabis Market

MONTREAL (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wuhan General Group (China), Inc. (OTC PINK: WUHN) (the “Company” and “Wuhan”), announced on Dec. 19, 2018 that the Company is successfully gaining a strong foothold in Canada, Europe, US and Australia through Cannabis regulatory compliance, either by obtaining or having access to the needed permits to cultivate, transform and sell cannabis products in […]

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Got Shingles? Use Cannabis!

If it could happen to anyone, it usually does to me. In this case, I am one of those people who had chickenpox as a child and the varicella-zoster virus didn’t want to stay dormant in my adult nerves, giving me shingles… three separate times. Ask those who have experienced it and they will tell […]

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Supreme Cannabis Provides Construction Update for 7ACRES

As of calendar year-end, 7ACRES has 19 completed flowering rooms Completion of all 25 flowering rooms scheduled for March 2019 Administrative offices and other facilities scheduled for completion by mid-2019 Health Canada approval of additional flowering rooms expected in the near term TORONTO, Jan. 2, 2019 /CNW/ – The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc.(“Supreme Cannabis” or the […]

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Los Angeles Marijuana Lawyers Highlight 2018: Cannabis’ Biggest Year Yet

Los Angeles marijuana attorneys have been fighting for the cannabis rights in California for two decades now. As one of the oldest-serving cannabis law firms in Los Angeles, the biggest city in the first and largest state ever to approve medical marijuana, it has not been without its many, many challenges – from a patchwork of local laws at the community level to the federal raids of dispensaries operating legally under state but not federal law to the disparities revealed when police officers were given broad discretion in deciding who to civilly cite versus who to arrest for petty possession crimes. Every battle saw this once-demonized plant inch closer to legitimacy, closer to legalization. We still aren’t there. We won’t be until the federal government removes marijuana from the federal list of Controlled Substances, does more than look the other way at state-approved marijuana sales and allows these companies to operate with the same protections as any other business, its customers treated like any other patron.California cannabis attorney

Looking back, 2018 has been a banner year for legalized marijuana across the country – including here in California, where it all started. One legislator and long-time marijuana advocate commented that “this was the year the movement crested,” meaning action that would overturn the federal ban is imminent now that two-thirds of all states have some form of legalized medicinal marijuana, 10 allow recreational marijuana and more are sure to follow.

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Happy toking, Happy New Year!

I don’t drink alcohol unless it’s a rare occasion; I prefer cannabis. It’s more and more common these days to see people putting down the drinks to favor lighting up or munching down. Making this choice can take some navigating and New Years Eve has its own set of challenges. If you are ringing in […]

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2018 – A Blazing Year in Review

2018 was a spectacular year for the cannabis movement globally. Nations around the world took positive steps to reform laws surrounding cannabis as did several states throughout the United States. There were significant financial mergers between various cannabis specific brands and others looking to venture into the sector. Monumental steps were taken in the United […]

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Puration Inc. Cannabis Beverage Appeal Refreshed with Anheuser Busch and Tilray Deal

DALLAS, Dec. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via OTC PR WIRE — Puration, Inc. (USOTC: PURA) (“PURA”) today reemphasized the company’s cannabis beverage industry experience and direction in light of the recently announced Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD) and Tilray Inc. (NASDAQ:TLRY) cannabis-infused beverage deal, with both firms investing $50 million each to research potential beverage production. […]

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One Year at California Recreational Marijuana: L.A. Cannabis Law Firm Looks Back

When California passed a measure permitting the sale of marijuana for recreation, there was a presumption that within short order, there would be cannabis farms cropping up all over the state, shops in almost every city and that adult consumers could score a stash with a stroll down the street or a quick dash across town. However, as our Los Angeles marijuana business owners have observed, the reality hasn’t quite measured up. In fact, while this is indeed the largest market in the U.S., it hasn’t performed at the same clip the state and business owners would have hoped.Los Angeles marijuana lawyer business

As recently reported by The Los Angeles Times, factors at play include retail operations bridled by a host of regulations, oppressive taxes and decisions made in most cities to prohibit the retail stores. Cannabis law firms have also noted some shops have been dragged to city hall over neighbor’s complaints their presence is a nuisance. Police in several districts have expressed concern about crimes related to both the industry and illicit trade, which hasn’t completely disappeared, given the markup prices on legal marijuana.

Los Angeles marijuana attorneys see a wide range of legal cannabis challenges for the incoming governor, Gavin Newsome, who takes office in January. These include initiatives like:

  • Inability of California marijuana shops to access banking services.
  • Crippling tax burdens on pot shop retailers.
  • Illicit marijuana cultivation and sales, mostly stemming from high cannabis costs due to government taxation and regulation.
  • Problematic issues with sales of marijuana to minors.
  • Stifled growth of

2019 to Bring Boom of Multi-State Cannabis Companies, Mergers and Acquisitions

Most of the marijuana businesses in California and across the country run by small, independent entities operating in a limited regional network within their own state. Los Angeles marijuana business attorneys have seen several indications we might see a major shift on this front in 2019. There are already four large multi-state marijuana businesses in operation, and as more national and international companies enter the fray, we’re likely to see a boom of large cannabis business growth – partially or primarily through mergers and acquisitions. Los Angeles marijuana business merger

Historically, cannabis business ventures have been small as federal law has hindered businesses from stretching across state lines. While the states control trade within their borders, the federal government has jurisdiction over interstate sales – and cannabis is still under federal law considered a Schedule I dangerous narcotic. But with the drug legalized in some form now by 33 states and available for recreational use in 10, legal in Canada and poised for legitimacy in Mexico, this is probably going to change (though it’s tough to say exactly when). State and local governments are embracing the tax revenue these companies rake in and they’re spending less on police resources to bust people for petty marijuana possession charges. A legal marijuana industry analyst with Forbes opined next year will see an explosion of cannabis mergers and acquisitions.

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Growing Complexity of Cannabis Supply Chains Spurs Logistics and Distribution Competition

Strict state regulations on transport and distribution of marijuana in California has spawned a thriving new ancillary industry: Third-party logistics (3PLs). These are independent companies that don’t grow or produce cannabis or related products, but help ensure orders are accurately filled, delivery demands are met on time and products are properly preserved between destination points. Of course, third-party logistics firms have been around for ages, working within just about every national or international market sector, but as Los Angeles marijuana business attorneys can explain, they’re pretty new to this particular economic sector. In California, the state requires licensing for “distributors” and “transporters,” basically the “mandatory middle-men.” Los Angeles marijuana business lawyer

One recent report by logistics trade publication Supply Chain 24-7 detailed burgeoning efforts to build a strategy for state-level supply chains, but also for what some believe may sooner than later become a global supply chain. One logistics firm working on this has its sights on Canada, and with development help from its technology and finance partners is hoping to on-board major licensed marijuana producers, retail distribution centers and government regulators.

Most global third-party logistics for cannabis are likely to employ some type of blockchain, given mandates that product be tracked and accounted for from seed-to-sale. Blockchain is a type of digital ledger for sales transactions made on a cryptocurrency platform like bitcoin, which are meticulously recorded in chronological order and recorded for the public. Cyrptocurrency is likely to be the preferred method of payment for ancillary cannabis companies that have expanded to the point of needing a …

Report: California Banking for Bud Businesses is a Bust

Hopes of a public bank to serve California cannabis companies appear to have fizzled with an extensive marijuana banking report from the state Treasury Department explaining that as long as marijuana remains a Schedule I narcotic per U.S. Code, any publicly-funded banking intended for companies that sell it would put tax money at risk.Los Angeles cannabis banking attorney

When you’re working with a Los Angeles marijuana business lawyer to get your cannabis business plan, licensing, permits, insurance and quality compliance in order, inevitably, one issue that will arise is how you plan to manage your money. Cannabis companies can’t just open a business checking or savings account like any other because technically, selling marijuana is still against federal law, thus proceeds are “dirty money,” and any banker who works with these firms knowing what they do could be found guilty of money laundering. That would cost the financial firms their banking charters and effectively put them out of business.

Of course, it’s utterly ridiculous given that the plant is legal now in most states in some form or another. Los Angeles marijuana lawyers suspect U.S. law will eventually catch up to the science and times. For now, though, California pot shop owners slog through major logistical hurdles of operating almost exclusively in cash, leaving them vulnerable to robbery, thwarting growth and denying additional tax revenue to both the state and local governments. 

Although there is clearly a need for some type of solution, the report’s findings align with conclusions reached by the state’s attorney general as well as …

California Cannabis Lawyers Fight to Ensure Promised Industry Equity

Los Angeles marijuana lawyers know the California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018 as an act of penance. It would never make up for the upended lives or communities torn asunder in a decades-long government failure that was the “War on Drugs.” It was an effort that cost untold billions, frequently sparked caustic tensions between police and the people and targeted mostly those in poor minority communities. But the programs meant to give a leg up to those unfairly affected appears to have hit many stalls and snags. Some wonder if that wasn’t intentional, given that the program has been controversial in some circles.Los Angeles marijuana lawyer

When California voters legalized recreational marijuana for adults in 2016, suddenly there were people getting rich doing the same thing that led to arrests, prosecution and harsh minimum mandatory prison term for tens of thousands. Even after their release from incarceration, the government’s civil seizure of  all assets even tenuously connected to drugs, plus the stigma of a permanent “felon” label blocked access to student loans (sometimes any loans),  job opportunities and housing options.  The racial disparity of the impact stunning. The ACLU reporting blacks were arrested at a rate of four-fold higher than whites, despite basically the same usage rates. It was way worse in some communities, like Oakland, where black residents accounted for 27 percent of the population but 77 percent of those arrested for marijuana.

The concept of “cannabis equity” is that those hit much harder by harsher marijuana laws should now be extended lower entry barriers into …

Why Small Marijuana Businesses Need a California Cannabis Attorney

The legalized marijuana market in California is booming with a rising number of investors (hoping for returns the next big thing), horticulturalists carving out regional and brand niches and more recreational pot shops and cannabis couriers than ever before. Still, many who have tried to launch a California small marijuana business – either from an exiting platform or from scratch – are finding themselves squeezed out.California marijuana small business lawyer

For the “mom-and-pot spot” owners either just starting out or wondering how their doors will stay open, it can be tempting to try trimming expenses and skimping on legal services. But even if expenses are tight, this isn’t a good idea. Cannabis law in California isn’t like writing up a simple contract or printing off a power of attorney form from a free site. It’s complex. It’s been changing fast. It varies from city-to-city. It’s got this complicated relationship with federal law. It’s really the type of legal insight you can only get from an attorney who not only practices California cannabis law, but has been doing it for decades.

California legal cannabis market isn’t just about capital. It’s about compliance. If you’re busy trying to cut through state bureaucracy or negotiate a commercial leases on your own, you are firstly  Our marijuana lawyers work with you to help you make sure you’re covered from a legal standpoint. We want to be sure your time, monetary investment and dream is protected.

Examples of the ways a lawyer can help keep you in the game and competitive:

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Evergreen Cannabis Society becomes Vancouver’s first licensed dispensary

It’s been over two months since Canada officially legalized cannabis, and finally, Vancouver will get its first legal and licensed dispensary- the Evergreen Cannabis Society in Kitsilano. It’s opening this Saturday, Dec. 29, at 2868 West 4th Ave. Evergreen Cannabis Society announced their grand re-opening on Twitter, as the dispensary had to voluntarily shut down […]

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Pall Cast Over Hemp Win as FDA Dubs CBD Products Illegal

The U.S. president’s signature on the major farm bill earlier this month was a big win for legalized hemp. However, our Los Angeles marijuana product sales attorneys have just learned the passage of that measure won’t necessarily grant blanket protection for CBD oil, after the U.S. Food and drug administration issued warnings to a number of cannabis product makers making certain health claims about products produced with CBD, formally known as cannabidiol.  The hemp-derived extract is becoming increasingly popular in a range of products, including foods, lotions and medicines.Los Angeles CBD oil attorney

A week after the farm bill was passed, the FDA Commissioner issued a statement underscoring the department’s position on CBD oil and related products. The commissioner stated in plain terms that CBD oil is a drug ingredient, and thus is unlawful to put in food or health products absent any prior approval from the FDA, with the main concern being potential risk to patients when products haven’t been proven to be effective or safe.

Remember: CBD is the non-psychoactive compound found in hemp, which is a version of the cannabis plant that is very low in THC. It’s the THC infused naturally in marijuana that gives off the high. CBD is in a number of medications that are approved by the FDA for treatment of certain ailments. Epidiolex, a CBD-oil infused syrup used to treat seizures, is one, having just received its stamp of approval this past summer. 

Los Angeles marijuana product sales attorneys understand the FDA memo released after the farm bill approval did …

Health Canada on what’s allowed for seeds, plants, and more

Editor’s Note: The following response was provided by Andre Gagnon, media relations advisor for Health Canada. The Cannabis Act and its Regulations provide, among other things, the framework for legal access to cannabis and control and regulate its production, distribution and sale. The oversight of the cannabis supply chain is a shared responsibility across federal […]

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The harsh reality of the proposed regulations for edibles and concentrates

After months of uncertainty, the federal government has unveiled official proposals to legalize cannabis edibles. The much-awaited scheme was released on December 22, 2018, following extensive research and community consultation – and while it is reasonably in line with what many industry insiders had anticipated, there are still a number of wrinkles to iron out. […]

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“Baristas” Partners with “Flower Power” to Bring CBD Coffee to Mainstream

SEATTLE, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via OTC PR WIRE — Baristas Coffee Company, Inc. (OTCPK:BCCI) and Flower Power have partnered to bring high-end CBD Coffee to the masses, launching Baristas EnrichaRoast CBD as the first of its new line of infused coffee that promotes healthy living. Unlike early more primitive attempts by others […]

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How Cannabis Inspires and Ignites Creative Fires in music and beyond

Cannabis is a lot of things to a lot of people and different for everybody. This amazing plant helps relieve pain, depression, anxiety and a plethora of other symptoms and conditions. It’s also notorious for helping spark the imagination and getting those creative juices flowing, making cannabis more than just a plant for medical benefits […]

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Growing Cannabis in Canada: A Guide to What’s Legal, from seeds to plants

If you wanted to know how to grow cannabis in Canada, look no more. This guide will take you through everything from seeds, plants, and what’s legal. What does the law say? Cannabis Act – “Subsection 12: Production, cultivation, propagation and harvesting — 18 years of age or older (4) Unless authorized under this Act, […]

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Cool Cannabis – Cool Brewery waiting for processing license from Health Canada

TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2018 /CNW/ – Cool Beer Brewery continues to expand operations across multiple (regulated) beverage segments. Cool already has multiple federal and provincial licensees to produce and package beer, wine, ciders and coolers; Cool is now looking to expand their business to include infused (cannabis based) beverages. “At the start of the year we applied […]

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Why cannabis can be such an effective tool against opioid addiction

Vancouver is stepping up and getting serious about fighting the opiate crisis. An emergency overdose task force established by the mayor has just released an incredible report full of good recommendations. Some of these can actually make a difference while other recommendations do not go far enough; regardless, it is nice to see a big […]

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Aphria Completes Second Medical Cannabis Shipment to Australia-Based Partner Althea

LEAMINGTON, ON, Dec. 20, 2018 /CNW/ – Aphria Inc. announced that the Company has completed its second shipment of approximately 80 L (equivalent to approximately 20 kg of dried bud) of medical cannabis to its Australian-based partner Althea Company Pty Ltd. (“Althea“). Under a previously announced supply agreement with Althea (the “Agreement“), Aphria is providing packaged co-branded cannabis oil and […]

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