Legal Issues

Budtender Lawsuit Claims Workers Are Paid In Weed, Paid Under The Table, Or Not Paid At All

A class-action on behalf of budtenders is just one legal concern for the budding cannabis industry.

Lindsey Bartlett

· 3 min read

We Are Nearing the End of Cannabis Prohibition

If the history of alcohol regulation is any guide.

Tomas Garibaldi

· 6 min read

New York Governor Signs Bill Decriminalizing Cannabis Possession

The decriminalization of small amounts of cannabis is significant progress for social justice initiatives.

William Sumner

· 3 min read

Hemp Hemp Hooray! U.S. Legalizes Hemp

In an historic day for the cannabis business, President Trump signed into law a bill that makes hemp federally legal.

Kristen Nichols

· 3 min read

In Some States, Medical Marijuana Users Must Choose Between Ganja or a Gun

The Federal Government says gun owners can't use marijuana. States believe otherwise. Legal chaos ensues.

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· 4 min read

Marijuana in Maine: Slow Motion Crawl Toward Adult-Use Sales

An obstructionist governor has drastically slowed the already complicated process of creating a regulatory structure from scratch.

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· 4 min read

Is Drug Testing Employees Required in Legal States?

The answer to that question is complicated. Read on to find out how to protect yourself or your company.

Midge Seltzer

· 4 min read

She Co-Founded One of the First Investment Funds in the Cannabis Industry

U.S. banking regulations making cannabis the toughest business there is for funding and investing.

Cynthia Salarizadeh

· 5 min read

Cannabis Legalization Isn't a Sure Thing and the Industry Can't Afford to Stop Fighting

We've come a long way towards national legalization, but it's far from a done deal.

Aaron Smith

· 5 min read

Will the DEA Reclassify CBD?

The agency takes another look at cannabidiols.

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· 3 min read

Luxury 'Bong' Maker Faces Unique Trademark Infringement Dilemma

How do you argue those counterfeit water pipes are illegal under trademark law when the original is illegal under federal criminal law?

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· 3 min read

9 Business Ideas for People Looking to Cash in on the Marijuana Boom

Want to get in on the green rush but don't want to grow or sell pot? Here's a list of promising ancillary cannabis businesses to start.

Kim Lachance Shandrow

· 15+ min read