In 2019, Washington Legislature passed SB 5318, a bill dedicated to reforming the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) and its role within Washington’s cannabis industry. After listening to numerous members of the community, including a number of Cultiva’s Clients. Thanks to the passage...

On August 26, 2019, the DEA announced they will be facilitating and expanding scientific research for cannabis within the US by (1) taking hemp off the controlled substance list and no longer requiring DEA registration to grow and research hemp and (2) by working with additional...

By Ryan Masters On Friday July 19, Mondelez Canada Inc., the company that makes Sour Patch Kids, sued the makers of “Stoney Patch” cannabis-infused gummies, in California federal court. Mondelez is claiming the makers of Stoney Patch are committing trademark infringement, trademark dilution, trade dress infringement,...

The rules regarding mailing CBD and hemp-based products have changed. Last week, the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) released new mailing standards for “products derived from cannabis and industrial hemp” in light of Congressional and Departmental clarification that interstate commerce of hemp is expressly permitted....

By: Ryan Masters, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law With states across the country, and even the federal government in some respects (see, 2018 Farm Bill), legalizing cannabis, the intersection of intellectual property and cannabis is becoming a more and more important consideration for marijuana...

By: Fabiola Jimenez, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law Advertising in the cannabis industry is inherently difficult. Traditional practices, such as newspaper ad placement, press releases, and radio/tv ads, not only fail to serve cannabis businesses, but also advertising and marketing activities, which now heavily (if not...

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