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February 28, 2020
Vermont House Passes Bill To Regulate, Tax Adult-Use Cannabis

On Feb. 26 the Vermont House voted pass S.54, a bill to legalize, regulate and tax cannabis sales for adults 21 and older. Members of the House voted 90-54. S. 54 is now scheduled for a final House vote. If it passes there, it will return to the Senate, which... more »

February 24, 2020
New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program Again Reserved For State Residents

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Feb. 20 signed Senate Bill 139, ensuring New Mexico’s medical cannabis program is reserved for New Mexico residents and reciprocal patients enrolled in out-of-state programs, as was the intention of legislation approved in 2019. Senate Bill 139, sponsored by Sen. Gerald Ortiz y... more »

February 20, 2020
Law Firm To Focus On Cannabis Intellectual Property

Chicago-based intellectual property law firm McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (MBHB) has launched its Cannabis Practice Group. Led by Nicole Grimm and George “Trey” Lyons III, MBHB partners and chairs of the firm’s Cannabis Practice Group, the practice will offer full-spectrum intellectual property support and counseling for cannabis clients... more »

February 14, 2020
DOPE CFO Launches CBD,Hemp Accounting Training

DOPE CFO recently launched CBD CFO, a new program aimed at helping CBD/hemp accounting professionals provide accounting and compliance services, manage their accounting practices, and legally navigate around difficult compliance issues and federal tax codes. Andrew Hunzicker, CPA, and Naomi Granger, CPA, MBA, co-founders of DOPE CFO, recognized an immediate... more »

February 6, 2020
Dorsey Adds Industry Leader Sativa Rasmussen To Cannabis Team

International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP has welcomed Sativa Rasmussen to its Seattle office as a lawyer in the Cannabis Practice Group. Rasmussen counsels cannabis businesses from startups to established market leaders on a wide range of corporate and regulatory needs. She advises... more »

January 15, 2020
Cannabis Workers at Cresco Labs Facility Join Union

Workers at Cresco Labs in Joliet, one of the largest cannabis companies operating in Illinois, voted in an election, conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, to be represented by Local 881 United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). The overwhelming majority of the employees made history by becoming the first... more »

January 15, 2020
California Agencies to Host Free Cannabis Licensing Workshops

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) are hosting a series of cannabis licensing workshops this January and February. These free cannabis permitting workshops are designed to help new and existing cultivators navigate... more »

January 8, 2020
First Weekend of Adult-Use Cannabis in Illinois Generates Over $10M

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has announced that statewide adult-use cannabis sales from Wednesday, Jan. 1 through Sunday, Jan. 5 totaled $10,830,667.91. Dispensaries across the state rendered 271,169 transactions over the five-day period. Sales during the first weekend of adult-use cannabis in Illinois.... more »

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