The Future of FDA and Cannabis Regulation

  Regulation of cannabis by the federal government, specifically the Food & Drug Administration, was unthinkable less than a decade ago, but it will someday soon be a reality. The FDA is already aware of the non-approved uses of cannabis to treat conditions such as AIDS wasting, epilepsy, neuropathic pain, and several others. The agency […]

Is Cannabis Now Legal in Mexico? Answers here…

First, thanks so much to my friend and Mexico City attorney Elias Lisbona Jassán of Perez Ferrer Abogados, who co-authored this piece with me. To answer the question in the headline, I think the legal term is “sort of.” This topic, of course, is important not only for the 120 million folks living in Mexico […]

Federal Legislative Cannabis Reform | Pathway towards Progress in the 117th

As more and more states vote to legalize cannabis for adult use, the next question is whether the federal government will follow suit. The 2020 election placed Democrats in control of the Oval Office and both houses of Congress. This monopoly gives Democrats the power, if they so choose, to push for the legalization of […]

Cannabis Business Law Formation Webinars

The business of cannabis[CD1]  is complicated, compounded by the fluid and evolving nature of the field and the multiple levels of applicable regulation. Failing to understand the laws and regulation of any industry can carry hefty consequences, but that is especially true in this highly-regulated and emerging landscape. This three-part Cannabis Law Module will focus […]

Supreme Court Justice Highlights Inconsistency of U.S. Cannabis Laws

On June 28, 2021, the United States Supreme Court declined to take up the issue of tax treatment of cannabis businesses in Standing Akimbo, LLC, et al. v. United States, 594 U.S. __ (2021), which had come before the Supreme Court on a petition for writ of certiorari. Justice Clarence Thomas, a conservative member of […]

Cross-border Trade and Rescheduling of Cannabis by the UN – Small Step or Giant Leap

The December 2020 meeting of the United National Commission on Narcotic Drugs resulted in the removal of cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. Other drugs in Schedule IV include addictive opioids such as heroin, which the WHO recognizes as having no medically therapeutic properties. The removal of cannabis from […]

Cross-border Trade and Rescheduling of Cannabis by the UN – Small Step or Giant Leap

The December 2020 meeting of the United National Commission on Narcotic Drugs resulted in the removal of cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. Other drugs in Schedule IV include addictive opioids such as heroin, which the WHO recognizes as having no medically therapeutic properties. The removal of cannabis from […]

French Cannabis Regulation

France is currently experiencing an awakening when it comes to the use of cannabis within its borders. While recreational use of cannabis has long been illegal, the country recently launched a two-year experiment with medical marijuana. Patients with illnesses such as cancer, certain forms of epilepsy, and nerve pain are eligible to receive medical cannabis […]

Federal Legislative Cannabis Reform | Pathway towards Progress in the 117th

As more and more states vote to legalize cannabis for adult use, the next question is whether the federal government will follow suit. The 2020 election placed Democrats in control of the Oval Office and both houses of Congress. This monopoly gives Democrats the power, if they so choose, to push for the legalization of […]

Cannabis in Switzerland – a Global Overview

Switzerland currently has the most industry-friendly cannabis laws in Europe. For example, products that contain less than one percent THC are not considered narcotics. As a result, these low THC products can be bought and sold legally in the country. Thanks to this exemption, Switzerland has one of the most active and mature CBD markets […]