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Some bad news for those waiting for New York to legalize adult-use cannabis. Legislation aimed at legalizing adult-use cannabis failed on Wednesday (June 19), as state leaders in New York could not agree on certain key components of the  proposed Ma (More)
By Frederick R. Ball and Carolyn A. Alenci, Duane Morris LLP The cannabis industry is the next frontier, growing rapidly and becoming one of the highest grossing industries in the country. The problem is, through no fault of its own, it is also (More)
NJ Assembly leaders announced they would not be voting on the proposed expansion of medical cannabis licenses earlier today - 6-10-19. Instead, per NJ.com, legislators are going to attempt to work with Gov. Phil Murphy’s office on a plan that’ (More)
Just days after the NJ Senate and Assembly close in on expansion of medical use Cannabis, the New Jersey Department of Health (“Department”) published notice of a Request of Applications (“RFA”) for an additional 108 alternative treatment cen (More)
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 publi (More)
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 amend (More)
The public’s desire for organic products continues to grow. This is equally true for cannabis and hemp-derived products, especially where they are being used for medicinal purposes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued regulations s (More)
Getting a patent for a cannabis product is no more difficult than getting a patent for any other kind of product. However, with a high number of cannabis patent applications being approved, it is likely that many will be challenged for invalidation i (More)
The CA Senate voted 35-1 to allow banks and credit unions to accept cash deposits from marijuana retailers. Per reporting from the Star Tribune, those banks would be permitted to issue special checks to the retailers that could only be used for ce (More)
On May 2, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) made available a new examination guide aimed at clarifying the examination procedure for trademarks used in connection with cannabis and cannabis-derived goods and services. T (More)