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Washington State Expands Access to CBD

By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) 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 Interstate Transportation of Hemp Plants, Seeds, and CBD

By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) 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 currently…

Some CBD Products Rescheduled by DEA Under Controlled Substances Act

By: Sam Mendez and Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law 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…

The Transportation of Marijuana Within and Across State Lines

By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) Some of the most commonly asked questions by cannabis business owners and operators, as well as consumers, involve the transportation of marijuana and the applicable laws, as well as the division of liability between the business owner and the driver. Transportation of marijuana is highly regulated.…

Ownership and Financing of Cannabis Businesses: The True Party of Interest

By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) Cannabis industry insiders recently learned the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is considering implementing a “Hidden Ownership Amnesty Program” that would allow cannabis businesses to come into compliance with ownership and financing regulations without fear of license revocation. In this article, we dive deeper…

Advertising Regulation Overhaul Causes Mass Confusion in Washington Cannabis Industry

By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire). The laws applicable to the advertising of legal cannabis and legal cannabis business are some of the most rapidly evolving not only in Washington state, but also across the country. Mass confusion resulted over these regulations in Washington state in the spring of 2017, when Senate…

Marijuana’s Role in Mitigating the Opioid Crisis

By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) Last Thursday, the White House announced it is launching a multimillion-dollar ad campaign intending to warn young people about the dangers of opioid abuse and curb opioid addiction. It is part of the anti-opioid initiative President Trump announced in March of this year, following his declaring…

New Marijuana Licenses in Oregon are No More

By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) The agency responsible for licensing marijuana businesses and enforcing relevant laws in the state of Oregon, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), announced last Thursday it will “pause” the processing and issuance of new marijuana license applications as of June 15, 2018.   I.   Announcement of Temporary…