[caption id="attachment_4954" align="alignright" width="300"] Governor Inslee[/caption] By: Sam Mendez, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced his Marijuana Justice Initiative last Friday at the Cannabis Alliance's annual Cannabis Summit. The Initiative will provide for an expedited clemency process for people with a marijuana misdemeanor conviction...

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) announced this week that it is abandoning its previous candy ban for a different approach, in which cannabis-infused edibles and their packaging will be restricted to 16 specific colors. The WSLCB is closing out the year with...

Over the weekend, new Washington laws went into effect expanding state licensed marijuana producers' and processors' ability to source, utilize, and integrate CBD from a non-licensed source into a CBD product available for sale within the state's recreational marijuana market. I.      Washington State Expands Access...

The hemp and hemp-derived CBD industries currently face enormous legal uncertainty. Many clients have questions with regard to the marketing, sale, and transportation of hemp across state lines. Unfortunately, the authorities that define the rights, responsibilities, and liabilities that apply to the hemp industry are...

Photo credit: Matthew T. Nichols for the Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to resign today, capping the already big news from yesterday's midterm elections in which Michigan voted to legalize cannabis for recreational use and Utah and Missouri legalized medical marijuana. President Trump quickly...

Come meet and speak with Cultiva Law attorneys! We will be at the Lemonhaze Convention at our booth all day today and tomorrow. So come by say hi and grab some swag! We will be on the convention's legal panel, Navigating the Legal Side of Cannabis,...

Canada's legalized marijuana stores opened today for the first time. Canada is now the first and only nation in the developed world to legalize cannabis, joining only Uruguay which legalized in 2013. The Canadian Senate voted to legalize marijuana back in June. Canadians above the...

On Tuesday, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) held its regularly-scheduled board meeting where they dropped a bombshell: a large quantity of marijuana infused edibles that have already been approved for production and sale in Washington will no longer be approved. When this new...

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced last Friday that certain Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs that contain cannabidiol (CBD) are properly rescheduled as Schedule V drugs under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). While this move is far from categorically rescheduling CBD – as only...

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