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USTPO Denies Drake’s Attempt to Protect Canadian Cannabis Symbol in US

By Alison Malsbury of Harris Bricken's Canna Law Blog: Back in September Drake, via his Dream Crew company, applied for U.S. federal trademark protection for the warning symbol required on all recreational cannabis products that... more »

Industry Reacts to Passage of SAFE Banking Act

On Sept. 26 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, which would allow for cannabis-related businesses to use banking services. The bill, which was approved on a 321-103... more »

New Jersey Expands Medical Marijuana Program

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law today that significantly expands the state's medical cannabis program, including a regulatory framework that could accommodate broader legalization in the future. The new law creates a Cannabis... more »
Illinois recreational marijuana

Illinois Becomes 11th State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Tuesday that permits residents to purchase and possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis at a time and non-residents up to 15 grams. The move also means that... more »

Nevada Lawmakers Ban Employers From Denying Applicants Who Fail Marijuana Tests

Nevada has become the first state to ban employers from refusing to hire job applicants because they tested positive for marijuana in a drug screening. A bill signed by Gov. Steve Sisolak prohibits, with some... more »

TSA Approves CBD-Containing Drug on Flights

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will now permit a pediatric epilepsy drug containing cannabis on flights, according to the agency's guidelines. The guidelines state that "products/medications that contain hemp-derived CBD or are approved by the... more »
Vermont senate passes marijuana bill

Vermont Senate Passes Legalization Bill

The state Senate passed legislation Friday that would establish a taxed and regulated market for cannabis sales in Vermont. The legislation was approved a roll call vote of 23 to 5. The bill, S. 54,... more »
Patients prescribed opioids can now buy medical marijuana in Illinois

Illinois Launches Opioid Alternative Pilot Program

Patients that suffer from conditions that require an opioid prescription can now buy medical marijuana in Illinois through a new statewide program. The new Opioid Alternative Pilot Program, an offshoot of the state's medical pot... more »

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