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Surviving and Thriving Post Covid: A Win for The Cannabis Industry

During the pandemic that has been conquering the globe since early 2020, Americans saw many industries begin to fail. The pandemic resulted in confused supply chains, rising inflation rates, and a continuous argument over the federal legalization of Marijuana in the...

The NBA is Becoming Cannabis Friendly

Breaking news in both the cannabis and sports world as the National Basketball Association (NBA) has officially stated that it will further suspend its marijuana testing protocol on players for the 2021-2022 season. Commissioner Adam Silver had hinted at this...

Method Man x El Blunto

This past week El Blunto took to Instagram to announce their excitement about their newest collaboration with TICAL, a popular cannabis company that produces high-quality strains of cannabis.

Which States are Next in Line to Legalize Recreational Marijuana?

13 state legislatures had recreational legalization bills on the table at the start of 2021. New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Connecticut, and New Mexico were the only states to follow through and made cannabis legal for adult consumption. With the November 2022...

How to Keep the Cannabis Industry Eco-Friendly

Despite the multitude of nicknames (i.e., weed, grass, flower) for Marijuana might suggest, there is a large amount of effort needed to be environmentally friendly while growing the plant. When growing Cannabis, there is a high demand for water, land, artificial lighting, and single-use packaging for the product. This can leave a large environmental footprint if producers do not take the time to consider environmental impacts.

2020 FBI Report Shows Marijuana Arrests Drop

New data provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has shown a major improvement in the efforts to reduce marijuana-related incarcerations in the United States. According to the newly released data this week, marijuana-related arrests in 2020 decreased by...

Substantial Rises in Accidental THC Ingestion

With the overall usage of marijuana across the United States having increased dramatically over the last few years, so have some THC-related incidents among children. Similar to keeping your alcohol or medications away from children’s reach, the same must be done with...

How do Joints, Blunts, and Spliffs Differ?

Adults throughout the country are learning about the many strains, medical benefits, and methods of use as the marijuana market continues to flourish. In this article, we will be focusing on the different types of rolls used to smoke marijuana. You can categorize...
  • Webinar Replay – Corporate Cannabis Q&A: Buying and Selling a Cannabis Business
    For anyone who was unable to join our January 13th webinar, Corporate Cannabis Q&A: Buying and Selling a Cannabis Business, we’ve got you covered! Below, please find the full presentation…
  • Oregon Cannabis: New Rules, Part 4 – Repeat Violators Beware!
    This post continues our discussion of recent changes by the Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission (“OLCC”) to the rules and regulations governing marijuana in the State of Oregon. You can…
  • CBD Food Product Approval in the EU
    The legal landscape in the Cannabidiol (CBD) sector is changing quickly, especially for CBD-infused food products. Companies looking for business opportunities involving CBD-infused food products are well advised to keep…
  • MLK Day: Cannabis and Civil Rights
    Happy MLK Day! If Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, he would almost certainly advocate to end the War on Drugs. Dr. King never spoke publicly about drugs or…
  • The Role of a Lawyer in Cannabis Deals
    From startups to multi-state operators, most cannabis businesses will engage legal counsel at some point. All of these companies – but especially smaller ones or less experienced ones – need…
  • Spotify Smokes Potify
    Spotify AB (“Spotify”) has prevailed in two opposition proceedings it brought against the registrations of two POTIFY marks, which were applied for by U.S. Software Inc. (“U.S. Software”), in connection…
  • New York Cannabis: $200 Million for Social Equity
    New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that New York will establish a $200 million fund to support social and economic equity applicants seeking adult-use cannabis licenses. Governor Hochul made the…
  • Oregon Hemp: New Rules (Part 3)
    The end of 2021 was marked by significant regulatory changes adopted by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (the OLCC), including new rules for hemp and cannabinoids. Today I will cover…
  • FREE Webinar Tomorrow: Buying and Selling a Cannabis Business
    REGISTER HERE Since 2010, Harris Bricken has advised cannabis businesses, investors, and entrepreneurs on all aspects of cannabis business mergers and acquisitions (M & A) in many states and even…