Cannabis & Criminal Justice Reform

As we forge ahead into 2021, it is clear that public perceptions of cannabis are evolving. Most Americans consider the dangers of cannabis to be closer to those for alcohol, rather than more dangerous drugs such as heroin or cocaine. Unfortunately, the laws of our states and our country punish those convicted of cannabis related […]

Cannabis & Criminal Justice Reform

As we forge ahead into 2021, it is clear that public perceptions of cannabis are evolving. Most Americans consider the dangers of cannabis to be closer to those for alcohol, rather than more dangerous drugs such as heroin or cocaine. Unfortunately, the laws of our states and our country punish those convicted of cannabis related […]

PACT Act: Sign on to INCBA’s Legislative Advisement Committee’s Work Product by June 11!

INCBA Members and Friends, as many of you are aware, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “Act”) included legislation affecting laws related to mailing certain tobacco-related products to consumers. The Act’s amendments broadly defined Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (“ENDS”) in a manner that could be interpreted to include cannabis-related products, including some hemp products, potentially subjecting […]

Not in my backyard! Odor-Based Nuisance Claims and the Cannabis Industry

Author Christopher Strunk is a partner at Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP and a co-lead of its national cannabis practice group. He has defended cannabis companies in complex litigation and has provided counseling on ever-changing regulations. He also assists cannabis companies in business transactions.—Cannabis cultivation has had a significant and often transformative impact on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

On-Demand CLE: The Irish Cannabis Experience

Available Here. Featuring: Niall Neligan Irish lawyer, Niall Neligan will give an overview of the current situation concerning the regulation of cannabis for medical and novel food use in Ireland. Whilst cannabis remains prohibited for adult use, like many jurisdictions there’s a vibrant cannabis community and a strong presence from North American cannabis companies who […]

On Demand CLE: Key Issues in Impact Cannabis Litigation

Available Here. Featuring: Shane Pennington |  Chelsie Spencer |  Ari Gerstin |  Tom Haren As the cannabis industry continues to grow, the frequency and scope of litigation and regulatory challenges increases. Join our litigators as we discuss considerations for cannabis litigation from pre-filing to trial, including issues such as forum and challenge bases. Our panelists will also discuss top cannabis cases […]

On-Demand CLE – Cannabis Regulation: The French Paradox

Available Here. Featuring: Jason Moscovici & Marie Sanchez While France is known as the second largest hemp producer in the world, it remains one of the less developed cannabis markets. Nevertheless with the launch of the pilot program on medical cannabis in March 2021 and the expected changes in the CBD regulation following the CJEU’s […]