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  • 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
  • SEC Chair Clayton Comments on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
    At this week’s Practising Law Institute’s Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton commented, among other things, on initial coin offerings, or ICOs. As we know, this year alone billions of dollars have been raised in ICOs, where cryptocurrency in the form of a “token” or coin is ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris on Capital MarketsPublished on Friday, November 10th, 2017By David N. Feldman
  • High Cannabis Taxes Could Help Grow California’s Black Market
    As California gears up to issue the first set of adult-use cannabis licenses on January 1, 2018, state and local taxes on adult-use cannabis may reach as high as 45% in some parts of the state. According to a recent report by Fitch Ratings, cannabis consumers are expected to pay ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Friday, November 10th, 2017By Neeraj Kumar
  • CASINO BUSINESS UNDER STRICT REGULATIONS
    On 20 January 2017, the Government issued a long-awaiting casino business decree No. 03/2017/ND-CP (Casino Decree). Although the issuance of the Casino Decree after almost 10 years of waiting opens a promising market to casino industry, foreign investors have been very hesitant and in the waiting mode for further clarification ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Thursday, November 9th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • The Importance of Credentialing
    Dr. Oluwafemi Charles Igberase entered the United States in October 1991 on a nonimmigrant visa. In November 1991, January 1995, and September 1998, Igberase obtained fraudulent social security numbers using other names and false identifying information. Between 1992 and 1998, Igberase obtained three certifications from the Educational Commission for Foreign ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Thursday, November 9th, 2017By Patricia S. Hofstra
  • The Importance of Documentation
    A Health System recently agree to pay $6 million to settle allegations that a subsidiary submitted false claims to Medicare for unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services. The Health System was also required to enter into a 5-year corporate integrity agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Thursday, November 9th, 2017By Patricia S. Hofstra
  • Records Management
    I am about to work with the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) on the third edition of IHA’s Record Retention Reference. I worked with IHA on the first two editions and look forward to working on the third. I hope we call it Records Management Reference and not Record Retention because ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Thursday, November 9th, 2017By Patricia S. Hofstra
  • Immunity for Internet Service Providers Under Siege?
    Long ago in internet time, back in the mid-1990s, Congress considered how closely to regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Congress determined that it was in the best interests of the United States not to burden ISPs with restrictions, so that the Internet could grow and flourish in the areas of ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017By Eric J. Sinrod
  • Nasdaq Decides to Get Small
    In a HUGE announcement last week, Nasdaq, Inc., the parent company of the various stock exchanges bearing that name, decided the exchanges should no longer be called NASDAQ. Instead, they are “re-branding” as just plain Nasdaq, i.e. initial cap then lower case. Why? Well, the name had been upper case ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris on Capital MarketsPublished on Monday, November 6th, 2017By David N. Feldman