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What the Hunter Biden Indictment Means for Cannabis Users

On September 14, 2023, Special Counsel David Weiss of the Department of Justice filed an indictment against Robert Hunter Biden in the District of Delaware. The indictment pleads three counts, which I analyze below. The Hunter Biden indictment centers on issues I’ve analyzed in many posts this year (see links at the bottom). Today I

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New York Cannabis: Portal for Adult-Use License Applications Opens October 4th!

The wait is (almost) over! During the September 12, 2023 Cannabis Control Board (CCB) meeting, the CCB announced that New York’s full, adult-use cannabis license application portal will open on October 4, 2023. The CCB meeting covered a number of other important topics, but we’ll save those for another post. For anyone planning on applying

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Oregon Cannabis Round-Up: Chalice Receivership, New Tax Rules, New Laws

It’s been an eventful month in Oregon cannabis. Below are some early summer notes on three things we’ve been doing and watching and writing about. The Chalice receivership I covered this last month as the ship was going down. Today, the Oregon receivership is well underway and we’re getting regular notices. It hasn’t been smooth

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New York Cannabis: The Variscite Injunction is Lifted

The news tricked out slowly, then all at once: New York has settled the Variscite litigation, and the injunction prohibiting Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) licenses in the Finger Lakes region has been lifted. The settlement was approved during the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) meeting on May 30, 2023, paving the way for new CAURD

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Black Farmer Cannabis Bill Passed in Florida

Black farmers in Florida stand to benefit from a medical cannabis bill passed in the waning days of the state legislature’s 2023 session. HB 837 would give a second chance to farmers passed over during an earlier application process to award what is known as the Pigford Black Farmer License. Pigford refers to a class-action

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New York Announces Cannabis Farmers’ Markets

New York’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) announced they plan to allow conditional cultivators and retailers to organize and sell weed at farmers’ markets this summer. Hopefully, these cannabis farmers’ markets could help unclog New York’s legal weed supply chain. During a meeting with the Cannabis Association of New York, OCM Director of Policy John Kagia told

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Chalice Goes Down

News broke yesterday which will affect quite a few people in the Oregon cannabis industry. Chalice Brands Ltd. (CSA: CHAL) obtained a court order in Ontario, Canada (“Initial Order”) which grants the company and its affiliates protection (a “stay”) from creditors. At least temporarily. The Initial Order is here and the Chalice press release is

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U.S. Department of Transportation Updates Its Drug Testing Policy

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has finalized a rule to amend its drug testing policy in a way that could have significant implications for truckers, commercial drivers, pilots and other federally regulated transit workers who use marijuana off the job. In a notice last Tuesday, the department said that it has completed the rulemaking

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Delaware Legalizes Cannabis

Delaware has joined the ranks of jurisdictions with legal adult-use marijuana, with the recent enactment of two bills by the state’s legislature. House Bill 1 (HB 1) amends Title 16 of the Delaware Code to remove all penalties for the use or possession of marijuana, as long as the amount does not exceed certain statutory

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Germany Unveils Sweeping Cannabis Legalization Plan

European Union member states tend to be very conservative when it comes to cannabis legalization. With a few exceptions, most member states prohibit cannabis altogether. Other countries decriminalize cannabis and a handful have adopted modest medical marijuana programs. Germany, the EU’s biggest economy and arguably most influential nation, has been on the path towards recreational