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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)
Cannabis patent proceedings are no longer something reserved for a hypothetical future when cannabis becomes legal at the federal level. On January 3, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent Office (USPTO) issued its decis (More)
A long standing legal prohibition on federal enforcement against state legal medical cannabis operators expired on December 21, 2018 when the U.S. Government partially shut down. The amendment had been renewed and extended multiple times through that (More)
On December 27, 2018, the Northern District of California dismissed a civil RICO claim brought against the owners and operators of a Sonoma County cannabis growing operation and the operation’s landlord. See Bokaie v. Green Earth Coffee LLC, 3:18 (More)
With the rapid spread of marijuana legalization in the US, lawyers are discovering that the tangled web of regulations guiding the rapidly growing industry is a boon for business. … There are several key reasons lawyers are attract (More)
[caption id="attachment_37" align="alignnone" width="125"] Seth A. Goldberg[/caption] Update: The Senate passed this bill on December 11, 2018; the House of Representatives passed it on December 12, 2018. It was signed into law on December 20, 201 (More)
[caption id="attachment_37" align="alignnone" width="125"] Seth A. Goldberg[/caption] Altria announced today its $1.8 billion investment in Cronos Group, a Canadian cannabis grower, processor and dispensary, and the first pure cannabis p (More)
On October 31, 2018, the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico (Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación) ruled in favor of two constitutional challenges (amparos) against the prohibition of the recreational consumption of marijuana. This now marks the f (More)
[caption id="attachment_37" align="alignnone" width="125"] Seth A. Goldberg[/caption] The Controlled Substances Act defines “marijuana” as:  all parts of the plant Cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extra (More)
Congratulations to Duane Morris partners Seth A. Goldberg, Christiane Schuman Campbell and David N. Feldman, who were recently named Cannabis Law Trailblazers by National Law Journal. The inaugural list honors individuals “who are involve (More)
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