Identifying wage compliance challenges in your growing business

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a recurring series of commentaries from professionals connected to the cannabis industry. Josh Nadreau and Lisa McGlynn are attorneys with the national labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips. Nadreau is based in Boston, and McGlynn is based in Tampa, Florida.) As the cannabis industry continues to grow, […]

Texas: Expansions to Medical Cannabis Access Law Take Effect

Legislative changes to the state’s limited medical access law went into effect on Wednesday, September 1. The changes permit physicians to recommend low-THC, high-CBD formulations of cannabis to patients diagnosed with post-traumatic stress and with cancer. The new provisions also increase the percent of THC available in the products from 0.5 percent to one percent. […]

Final vote expected on California bill hemp bill

A bill in the California Legislature that could have major ramifications for both hemp and marijuana companies in the state is expected to get a final vote this week. The measure in question – Assembly Bill 45 – has been in the works for years. Hemp companies have been pushing for years to overturn California’s […]

California: State NORML Affiliate Recommends Voting ‘No’ on Gubernatorial Recall

California voters will decide next week on whether to recall Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. The September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election ballot will ask voters if they wish to remove the governor from office. If a majority of voters decide ‘yes’ on the question, the replacement candidate with the most votes will be declared […]

Marijuana Taxes going to good places in Cali & Denver

With the huge amount of money being made via state weed taxes, the question that will be persistently asked is where it’s all getting funneled. A couple news stories have just come out that helps answer this question. For starters, California has announced a $6 million grant that would help farmers with restoration and environmental-cleanup. […]

Civil Rights Leaders & Drug Policy Experts Denounce Counterproductive Biden Recommendations on Fentanyl-Related Substances and Continued War on Drugs

New Proposal Puts Criminalization Before Public Health and Safety, Reinforces Harmful Trump-Era Policies that Disproportionately Impact People of Color, Lead to Mass Incarceration, and Cost Lives Washington, DC — In response to the recommendations presented to Congress by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and […]

New York gets the ball rolling on Marijuana marketplace

Governor Hochul is utilizing that newly appointed momentum as best she can, and has already appointed two key positions in the Cannabis Control Board and Office of Cannabis Management. In the same day, a special session at the State Senate approved the two nominations. Those appointed were former New York Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright (chair of […]

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