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...

An important bill concerning cannabis and banking advanced out of committee yesterday, meaning the proposed legislation will go to the full U.S. House of Representatives for a vote. After days of debate and numerous attempted amendments by Republican lawmakers to delay the bill, HR 1595...

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...

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...

By: Sam Mendez, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) recently proposed a “Hidden Ownership Amnesty Program” at their June 27, 2018 Executive Management Team meeting. Insiders learned about this development after a transcript (see p. 5) was written up by a team...

By: Sam Mendez, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law Our previous post covered trademark basics. Below we cover additional concepts such as those that make your trademarks "strong" and "weak," as well as explore applications to the cannabis industry. I.  Four Types Trademarks are generally divided into four categories: (1)...

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