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On Tuesday, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo released draft adult use cannabis legislation. Called the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act, it is just a few hundred pages long. The bill would set up a new "Office of Cannabis Management" (OCM) to oversee regulat (More)
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today said that he will support legalization of adult use of cannabis as a key part of the 2019 legislative agenda. In fact news reports suggest he wants to get this done within the first 100 days of his new term next y (More)
[caption id="attachment_37" align="alignnone" width="125"] Seth A. Goldberg[/caption] Just weeks after Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo) introduced bi-partisan legislation to make marijuana lawful under a state's mariju (More)
The New York Times reported yesterday that the New York State Health Department is ready to recommend legalizing adult use of cannabis in the Empire State.  Commissioner Howard Zucker was quoted as saying they had reviewed the pluses and minuses and (More)
[caption id="attachment_37" align="alignnone" width="125"] Seth A. Goldberg[/caption] On Wednesday, an article I wrote describing the public safety concerns that result from the lack of banking in the cannabis industry due to the federal prohibit (More)
The Bureau of Cannabis Control is the state agency designated under the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) as responsible for issuing licenses to and regulating distributors, retailers, delivery-only retailers, micro (More)
[caption id="attachment_37" align="alignnone" width="125"] Seth A. Goldberg[/caption] I have previously written about the public safety concerns resulting from the lack of banking in the cannabis industry.  As I noted in that article, the elimina (More)
As more and more politicians of all stripes move towards support of federal legalization of cannabis, two senior Republicans have joined the advisory board of a major cannabis company.  According to The Hill, the former Speaker of the House John Boe (More)
[caption id="attachment_37" align="alignnone" width="125"] Seth A. Goldberg[/caption] On April 5, 2018, Phase 2 of the PA Department of Health's permitting for commercial medical marijuana cultivation and dispensary operations will begin. 13 G (More)
On Thursday, March 8, 2018, Duane Morris hosted the Bay Area Women Grow Signature Networking Event in our San Francisco office.  Our panel speakers included Duane Morris partner Jennifer Briggs Fisher, who specializes in providing regulatory and co (More)