In what will certainly be one of her final executive actions as Governor of Oregon, Kate Brown has pardoned state-level convictions for possession of one (1) ounce or less of marijuana. The pardons will apply when the only charge in the case involved simple possession of less...

We are living in a new age for the Cannabis plant. We have not seen such prevalent, legal use of cannabis across the US and the world since the 1920s. It took nearly 100 years to get here, but few people consider how that happened. When I...

There’s been a string of robberies affecting Washington State cannabis dispensaries, culminating in three deaths over just four days in March. Those robberies have led to tremendous personal and financial losses, not to mention additional operating hurdles for legitimate cannabis business owners. As if it...

In our second installment of the legislative installment we bring you the remaining bills in both houses. The following summary contains the rest of the significant bills introduced for the 2022 legislative sessions, and industry participants are encouraged to keep an eye out for the...

February 18, 2022, brought the close of the last day to introduce bills for the 2022 California legislative session. In the coming months, each house will now discuss, amend, vote on, and pass these bills—the last day to pass any bills for this year, in...

Oregon Enforces Moratorium on New Recreational Cannabis Licenses On March 2, 2022, the Oregon State Senate passed HB 4016, which extends and expands the long-standing Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission (OLCC) recreational cannabis licensing moratorium. HB 4016 extends the licensing moratorium through at least March 3,...

Every year, the IRS collects billions of dollars from cannabis business owners. If cannabis were federally legal and taxed, then federal tax revenue from cannabis commerce could rise to $18 billion a year. This significant speculative increase in federal tax revenue would be in spite...

The City of Portland just announced that it will be offering limited funding grants to minority owned businesses that were negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and other economic stresses during calendar years 2020 and 2021. Cannabis businesses in Oregon have faced a range of...

By Cara Wietstock This article first appeared in Ganjapeneur Because of prohibition, cannabis and the law have been forever intertwined. Prohibition ensured that any cannabis entrepreneur, whether they were operating before legalization or not, should have a lawyer on their side — and West coast-based Cultiva Law...

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