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  • The Impact on Growers – California’s Emergency Cannabis Regulations
    Last Thursday, California’s three cannabis licensing agencies published emergency regulations to govern both the medical and adult-use cannabis industry in California under the Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) (Bus. & Prof. Code 26000 et seq.). The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), through its CalCannabis Cultivation ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Monday, November 20th, 2017By Justin A. Santarosa
  • Vietnam – Solar Energy – Action plan for getting deals done with the new Power Purchase Agreement
    Interview with Dr. Oliver Massmann 1. Which significant changes does the new PPA contain for the solar energy sector? Decision 11 introduces the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) rate of UScents 9.35 per kWh. The FiT rate is only applicable for on-grid solar power project with efficiency of solar cells greater than 16% ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Sunday, November 19th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • Sessions Reconfirms Status of Cole Memo
    The entire cannabis industry descended on Las Vegas this week for the MJBiz conference where over 18,000 professionals gathered. While we were there, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions made some news during a Congressional grilling focused more on his involvement with Russian players. Many have worried that Sessions intends to ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Saturday, November 18th, 2017By David N. Feldman
  • California Releases Emergency Cannabis Regulations
    On November 16, 2017, California’s three cannabis licensing agencies published emergency regulations to govern both the medical and adult-use cannabis industry in California under the Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) (Bus. & Prof. Code 26000 et seq.). The regulations published by the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Department of Food ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Saturday, November 18th, 2017By Justin A. Santarosa
  • U.S. Announces New Rules on Cuba Travel and Transactions
    The U.S. Departments of Treasury, Commerce and State are publishing amended regulations in the Federal Register on November 9, 2017, which take effect immediately. The amendments implement President Trump’s June 2017 National Security Presidential Memorandum regarding Cuba. The regulations affect financial transactions and trade with Cuba, authorized travel to Cuba, ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris on Puerto Rico, Cuba and the CaribbeanPublished on Friday, November 17th, 2017By DuaneMorris3
  • FDA Warns Cannabidiol-Infused Products Manufacturers Over Health Claims
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued warning letters to four companies concerning the marketing of products containing cannabidiol (CBD). FDA alleged that claims made on websites and social media webpages concerning the health benefits of CBD violated the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The products ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Friday, November 17th, 2017By DuaneMorris3
  • Vietnam’s waste-to-energy projects should be low hanging fruit
    While alchemists of years past failed to turn lead into gold, technology today can turn waste into energy, and more efficiently than ever before, proving there is not only money to be made from rubbish, but also neat solutions to perennial problems. Vietnam has long struggled with issues of waste ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Friday, November 17th, 2017By Giles T. Cooper
  • VIETNAM – BOOM TIME – The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement now becomes the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership – What is next?
      Overview on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – now the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) The TPP was originally known as the Trans- Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership concluded in 2006 among Singapore, New Zealand, Chile and Brunei (P-4 agreement) as a means to promote ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Thursday, November 16th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • San Diego Issues Guidance for Marijuana Cultivators, Dispensaries and Testing Facilities
    By Nick Ferraro and Joe Machi With recreational sales beginning in California on January 1, 2018, the City of San Diego has developed a website to explain the permitting and application process for established and emerging companies in the cannabis industry.  The website is part of an effort on the part ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Monday, November 13th, 2017By Nicholas J. Ferraro
  • NY Adds PTSD to Medical Cannabis Conditions
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday signed a bill into law permitting those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to access legal medical cannabis. It was particularly symbolic that the bill was signed on Veterans’ Day, since many battle-scarred veterans suffer from PTSD. Most states with medical cannabis permit its ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Sunday, November 12th, 2017By David N. Feldman