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  • New Legislation in Washington and Oregon Limits the Enforceability of Noncompete Agreements
    New legislation enacted in May 2019 will make noncompetes harder to enforce in Washington state and Oregon. Washington State Enacts Sweeping Noncompete Legislation On May 8, 2019, Washington became the latest state to enact comprehensive noncompete legislation. Under the Act Relating to Restraints, Including Noncompetition Covenants, on Persons Engaging in ... read more
    Posted to Non-Compete & Trade Secrets LawPublished on Monday, June 3rd, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • FDA Holds Public Hearing on Cannabis
    On Friday, May 31, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public hearing to discuss scientific data and information about products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds. Acting Commissioner Sharpless made no new announcements about FDA’s current thinking about how it will regulate products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Monday, June 3rd, 2019By Carolyn A. Alenci
  • Sold: Sands Bethlehem Casino Resort, for $1.3 Billion
    On May 29, 2019, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved a Change of Control petition for the sale of Sands Bethlehem Casino Resort.  Two days later, on May 31, 2019, Wind Creek Hospitality officially acquired the casino from Las Vegas Sands Corporation for $1.3 billion, as the transaction closed on ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Gaming LawPublished on Friday, May 31st, 2019By Samantha L. Haggerty
  • Pennsylvania Welcomes Second Tribal Operator and Approves Sands Bethlehem License Transfer to Wind Creek Hospitality
    On May 29, 2019, at a special hearing convened for this purpose, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved a Change of Control Petition authorizing the transfer of the entirety of Las Vegas Sands Corporation’s interest in Sands Bethworks Gaming LLC’s to Wind Creek Hospitality, an instrumentality of the Poarch Band ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Gaming LawPublished on Friday, May 31st, 2019By Samantha L. Haggerty
  • Why the Trend of Going Public in Canada May be Ending
    Greenlane Holdings, Inc., a U.S. vape distributor, went public on the Nasdaq in April. Greenlane is the first U.S. cannabis company to obtain a Nasdaq listing and may well bode the beginning of the end of the prior trend of U.S. companies going public in Canada, where cannabis is federally ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Friday, May 31st, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • Exclusive PotNetwork News Interview with David Feldmand at CWCBExpo
    David Feldman, Duane Morris partner and a team lead of the Cannabis Industry Group, was interviewed by PotNetwork News during Cannabis World Congress and Expo in New York City. Duane Morris cannabis attorneys are currently at CWCBExpo this week. Stop by booth #425 to catch up with them.     ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Friday, May 31st, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • NJ Senate and Assembly close in on expansion of medical use Cannabis – Brad A. Molotsky, Esq. – Duane Morris
    The New Jersey Senate voted 33-4 yesterday (Thursday) to advance a bill that is intended to increase medical marijuana sales and likely create new business opportunities in the state. Per Marijuana Business Daily, before the vote, the Senate amended Assembly Bill 10 to allow marijuana workers to become union members. ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Friday, May 31st, 2019By Brad A. Molotsky
  • USDA Memo Clarifies Key Provisions Regarding Hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill
    The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the “2018 Farm Bill”), signed into law on December 20, 2018, altered the federal government’s treatment of hemp in a number of ways. The 2018 Farm Bill expanded the definition of “hemp” to include, explicitly, derivatives, extracts and cannabinoids, and removed hemp from the definition of ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Thursday, May 30th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • VIETNAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE VCCI INTERVIEWING DR. OLIVER MASSMANN ON IMPACT OF INDUSTRY 4.0 ON VIETNAM’s GARMENT AND TEXTILE INDUSTRY
    1. How will the Fourth Industrial Revolution affect Vietnam garment and textile industry? Like other industries, industry 4.0 will affect Vietnam garment and textile industry in 3 aspects: productivity, scale and management structure. High technology, including software development, and big data will be used as the main growth force of ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Thursday, May 30th, 2019By Oliver Massmann
  • Social Media Companies Seek Government Content Regulation?
    Long ago in internet time, way back in the 1990s, Congress passed the Communications Decency Act (CDA). A key feature of the CDA is Section 230 of the statute. In essence, Section 230 generally creates immunity for internet service providers (ISPs) with respect to third-party content posted on their sites. Congress ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019By Eric J. Sinrod