Cannabis

Cannabis Law360 provides breaking news and analysis of emerging and evolving legal issues surrounding cannabis. Coverage ranges from regulatory and policy concerns facing the industry to the business of lawyers who counsel cannabis companies. Among the practice areas covered are intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions and employment.



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Latest News in Cannabis

  • June 21, 2024

    Teamsters Say Calif. Pot Shop's Deal Was With 'Sham' Union

    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is asking to intervene as a defendant in a cannabis retailer's suit challenging the constitutionality of California's requirement that the retailer enter a labor peace agreement with a "bona fide" labor organization, saying the union the shop contracted is a sham that does nothing to organize workers.

  • June 21, 2024

    Ayahuasca Church Is Not Tax-Exempt, DC Circ. Affirms

    An Iowa church that used a psychedelic drug in its rites was correctly denied tax-exempt status, the D.C. Circuit affirmed Friday, saying the church's main purpose is using a federally illegal drug for which it lacked approval for religious use.

  • June 21, 2024

    NY Firm Sues Calif. Cannabis Biz For Unpaid $425K Bill

    New York-based Goldberg Weprin Finkel Goldstein LLP has sued California-based cannabis producer and retailer StateHouse Holdings Inc. over an unpaid bill for $425,000 worth of legal work done for the cannabis company Loudpack over more than two years.

  • June 20, 2024

    Ex-DEA Heads Echo GOP AGs' Call For Pot Rescheduling Hearing

    A group of former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration leaders and Republican attorneys general have formally requested administrative hearings on the U.S. attorney general's proposal to reschedule cannabis, according to separate letters sent this week that distinctly echo each other.

  • June 20, 2024

    Cannabis-Infused Drink Cos. Sue Iowa Over New Potency Law

    Makers of canned drinks infused with hemp-derived THC are urging a federal judge to block an impending state statute that aims to regulate the Iowa cannabinoid market, saying it would swiftly outlaw "approximately 80%" of their current inventory.

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Cannabis

Areas of Coverage

  • AGENCIES
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • California Bureau of Cannabis Control
  • Department of Health & Human Services
  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • State and international regulators
  • POLICY & REGULATION
  • SAFE Banking Act
  • STATES Act
  • Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement, or MORE, Act
  • Section 280E of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Rohrabacher–Farr amendment
  • Bank Secrecy Act
  • Federal and state legislation
  • ENFORCEMENT
  • FDA and FTC actions over cannabis’s purported health claims
  • IRS actions against cannabis companies
  • Antitrust investigations
  • Financial regulatory actions
  • Federal criminal matters
  • State enforcement actions
  • LITIGATION
  • Civil RICO actions brought against cannabis concerns
  • Employment disputes
  • Securities class actions
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Consumer class actions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Tax disputes
  • Challenges to federal or state regulations
  • TRANSACTIONS
  • M&A activity involving cannabis companies
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • PROFILES
  • Personnel moves
  • Profiles of law firm cannabis practices
  • Federal and state policymakers and lawmakers
  • General counsel interviews

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  • In-house counsel, compliance officers and executives at cannabis companies
  • Counsel and executives at venture capital and investment firms
  • Policymakers at federal and state agencies
  • Federal and state lawmakers
  • Judges and court staff across the U.S.
  • Professors, students, and library staff at every accredited law school in the U.S.
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