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...

In a move that could signal a change in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s approach, the DEA has notified marijuana grower applicants that they soon will be able to register as authorized entities to produce marijuana for research purposes. Prior to this announcement, there was...

2020 has spawned a number of firsts and unparalleled events. Keeping in step with that trend, the State of Oregon is moving forward with another unprecedented action. In what’s being hailed as a key step in dismantling the war on drugs, Oregon voters approved a...

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...

[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...

By: Sam Mendez, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law Cannabis policy and politics continue to evolve on both state and federal levels and, in the Trump era, it is not uncommon to experience unexpected and even conflicting developments. Conservative Republican former Speaker of the House John Boehner joins a...

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