Cannabis Lawsuits Signaling a Maturing Market?

Cannabis Lawsuits Signalling a Maturing Market?

One of the main aspects of a healthy market is the ability to mobilize the justice system to protect your business. In this sense, are cannabis lawsuits signalling a maturing market?    Recently, Benzinga reported that a CBD Chain could sue Visa for “terrorizing” its business. Reportedly, MNG 2005, Inc. a Missouri-based CBD chain was […]

Germany Rejected Marijuana Legalization

Germany Rejects Recreational Cannabis

Recently, Germany rejected marijuana legalization, proposed in the “German Cannabis Control Bill” by the initiative of the German Green Party. The bill proposed the removal of cannabis from the list of Scheduled drugs on its Narcotics Act (the Betäubungsmittelgesetz or BtMG), and to regulate cannabis in a similar way to alcohol, with adults from 18 […]

South Dakota Law Officers Sue to Overturn Cannabis Legalization

South Dakota Law Officers Sue to Overturn Cannabis Legalization

Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom and South Dakota Highway Patrol Superintendent Rick Miller filed a lawsuit against marijuana legalization in South Dakota on Friday. With this lawsuit, they challenge the constitutional amendment recently passed by South Dakota voters that established the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state. South Dakota Constitutional Amendment A was passed […]

Texas Lawmakers Push To Legalize Marijuana

TEXAS LAWMAKER PUSH TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA IN THE STATE

With the state’s budget taking a big hit from the pandemic, Democratic lawmakers took the opportunity to present their proposals to have Texas join the growing list of new states that have legalized marijuana.

The MORE Act – Analysis of its implications

The MORE Act

  Recently, in an emailed statement, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer promised that the House would vote on the MORE Act in December, after postponing the MORE Act vote that was supposed to take place on September 21 indefinitely. At the time, it was reported that moderate Democrats expressed concern about voting on the MORE Act […]

Illinois Cannabis Licenses Delayed Until Spring 2021

illinois cannabis license delay

​Litigation surrounding Illinois first cohort of 75 cannabis dispensary licenses should be a warning for any state that has cannabis legalization plans, or election results to deal with. Illinois Dispensary License Applications are months behind schedule, with no end in sight. The five new legal states do not have to turn into a logjam of litigation that stalls […]

Illinois Turns Down $100 Million in Cannabis Tax Money

Illinois cannabis tax revenue

A memo created by the Cannabis business Association of Illinois has created a memo citing 135 million dollars of lost revenue because the state will not allow the licensed retail cannabis shops to relocate their dispensaries. This report included lost revenue from over 13 dual-use licenses that require both medical and recreational cannabis to be sold. Governor […]

Cannabis Intellectual Property – Can You Trademark Cannabis?

Can you trademark cannabis? Cannabis is federally illegal so registering a copyright or filing a patent can be a little tricky. Dale Hunt from Plant & Planet Law Firm joins to discuss patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property protections available to the cannabis industry.