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[caption id="attachment_37" align="alignnone" width="125"] Seth A. Goldberg[/caption] With the election of Phil Murphy as New Jersey Governor in 2017, the possibility of New Jersey becoming one of the next states to pass recreational marijuana leg (More)
The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act uniquely provides for a special class of licenses for growers and dispensaries to partner with medical schools to undertake real clinical research on medical marijuana. On January 3, 2018, the Pennsylvania De (More)
Several weeks ago, scientists at King's College London announced exciting preliminary study results involving mental illness and CBD derived from cannabis. The trial involved 88 patients diagnosed as psychotic, meaning they experience hallucinations, (More)
[caption id="attachment_37" align="alignleft" width="125"] Seth A. Goldberg[/caption] Articles appearing this week in the LA Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer, among other recent articles, highlight the horrors of the opioid crisis and the need (More)
Exciting times in Pennsylvania!! After (i) medical marijuana was legalized in PA in April 2016, (ii) the PA government received more than 900 applications for permits to grow, process and/or dispense in March 2017, and (iii) 12 permits were award (More)
Seth A. Goldberg wrote: Insuring Cannabis Businesses
As I note in the linked article, insurers only stand to gain, and in big ways, from underwriting cannabis businesses. Growers, processors, dispensaries and ancillary businesses need a full range of coverage, and are ready to obtain it! Just as in any (More)
Seth A. Goldberg wrote: Valuing a Medical Marijuana Grow
The medical marijuana market in Pennsylvania does not go live until, at the earliest, January 2018. However, the applicants for permits were required to develop business plans based on pro forma projections without having any "actual" information abo (More)
Attend any of the conferences or trade shows springing up in the emerging legalized recreational and medical marijuana space, and one thing you’ll notice is an absence of racial diversity.  Why? There are a number of possible explanations (More)
To assert a federal antitrust claim, a plaintiff must have standing under Article III of the U.S. Constitution and must also have suffered an injury of the type the antitrust laws were intended to prevent and that flows from that which makes defe (More)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation this past Friday to implement the legalization of medical marijuana there. Over 70% of Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment last fall setting up the new regime. Scott, a Republican, opposed the (More)