Cannabis Industry: New and Noteworthy

By |November 26th, 2018|

It sounds like a broken record, but the ever-changing marijuana industry is well…ever-changing. Month-to-month and, if elections occur, day-to-day reform seems to be constantly taking place. Here’s a look at various developments in the cannabis industry throughout the United States.
ALASKA
State Department of Revenue is considering a third tax tier for cultivators to help thwart the […]

Maine Recreational Marijuana Update

By |August 21st, 2018|

It has now been about 21 months since voters in Maine approved adult-use marijuana legalization. I last wrote about the Maine recreational marijuana market back in May of this year. Since Gov. Paul LePage’s veto decision was overturned by state lawmakers, recreational marijuana advocates are beginning to see some results. And Maine expects to begin […]

Recreational Marijuana Law Takes Hold in Maine – Governor Overridden

By |May 21st, 2018|

Maine can’t say the Governor didn’t try. The recreational marijuana market is now officially law. It is slated to launch possibly by 2019, but most likely by 2020. Gov. Paul LePage had previously vetoed the proposed cannabis bill. But the second time around, on May 2nd, lawmakers in the state opted to override the governor.

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Robert DeLeo Suspends Negotiations on Massachusetts’ Recreational

By |July 6th, 2017|

There is a recent announcement of suspension of negotiations for recreational marijuana rules in Massachusetts. Robert Deleo announced this suspension on Wednesday, July 6th. The Massachusetts House lawmakers are looking to repeal the voter approved initiative and replace it with a much more restrictive version. However, the State Senate looks to only make a few […]

Election 2016 Cannabis Ballot Issues

By |November 16th, 2016|

Upon the heels of Donald Trump’s election, four states approved retail adult use of cannabis and four approved medical marijuana use. That brings the total to 28 states with a legal cannabis industry.

California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada will join Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and the District of Columbia to offer cannabis for adult use. Arkansa, Floridas, Montana and North Dakota […]

November Ballot

By |October 17th, 2016|

This land is your land This land is my land
From California to the New York island;
From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and Me.*

And this land will soon be seeing more states with legal and active marijuana, medical and adult, industries after this Fall’s election.

With Missouri down […]

State Bars Bar Attorneys

By |August 26th, 2016|

In a Catch-22 for the legal industry, state bar associations are issuing “ethics” opinions to discourage attorneys from protecting the rights of cannabusinesses. Those opinions warn attorneys helping medical marijuana businesses may be violating federal law and professional rules of conduct. Shades of Tom Hagen from The Godfather.  The non-binding opinions could make it tougher for cannabusinesses […]