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What’s in YOUR employee handbook? Even if your company is fully compliant with all OLCC-mandated marijuana laws and regulations, you can still expose yourself to legal pitfalls if you aren’t just as strict keeping up with state and federal employment laws. While the rapid evolution of corporate cannabis is evident in the news alone, you may not realize that state employment laws are just as volatile — and there are a lot of them. As…
Cannabidiol (“CBD”) products are suddenly everywhere. But as much as opportunity and possibility have opened in the hemp-derived CBD industry, so too have legal pitfalls and snares that can confuse just about anyone breaking into this new market. When it comes to navigating the trails that are still being blazed, many are left wondering, “Is it legal or not?” At a time when the popularity of CBD and hemp products meets legalization, the importance of…
Our own Hilary Bricken will have the great pleasure of speaking at the 2nd annual North Coast Wine & Weed Symposium (presented by the Wine Industry Network) on Thursday, August 2, in Santa Rosa. While the Symposium will focus on a variety of topics covering the cross section of the wine and cannabis industries, Hilary’s panel will specifically cover “Rules, Regulations, and Policy Updates” in regards to the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation…
Cannabidiol (“CBD”) products are suddenly everywhere. But as much as opportunity and possibility have opened in the hemp-derived CBD industry, so too have legal pitfalls and snares that can confuse just about anyone breaking into this new market. When it comes to navigating the trails that are still being blazed, many are left wondering, “Is it legal or not?” At a time when the popularity of CBD and hemp products meets legalization, the importance of…
This week, L.A.’s Department of Cannabis Regulation announced that Phase II of licensing will open on August 1 and will run for 30 days. Eligibility during this licensing window hinges on a number of factors, including qualifying as a social equity applicant under the City’s current commercial cannabis regulations (which were also just recently amended). On Tuesday, July 10th, Hilary Bricken will participate in a Social Equity Roundtable and Networking Event for Social Equity…
In case you missed it or would like to play it again, please find below the recording from last week’s webinar on Intellectual Property in the Cannabis Industry. We will run another blog post next week, answering audience questions that we were not able to get to in real time on the webinar. In the meantime, enjoy! https://vimeo.com/271370961…
We have been counting down the days until this Thursday at 12pm PST, when Harris Bricken will present a free, lunch-hour webinar entitled “Intellectual Property in the Cannabis Industry.” Registrations for this webinar have been impressive to date, and we expect the number to continue to surge in the next 48 hours. Protecting and monetizing intellectual property (IP) in the cannabis industry is an important but challenging step for most businesses. The market is highly dynamic…
Protecting and monetizing intellectual property (IP) in the cannabis industry is an important but challenging step for most businesses. The market is highly dynamic and competitive, and in addition to state and local rules, federal law creates an unusual environment. Several cannabis businesses have established significant market share through the creation and leveraging of intellectual property. Others have been served demand letters or lawsuits because their branding allegedly infringes upon existing protected IP – whether owned…
In case you missed our webinar on getting a license in compliance with California’s Medicinal and Adult-Use Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”), the video replay is below. Check back next week for the recording of our cannabis litigation webinar, the final webinar in our lunch-time webinar series. And for a re-run of our recent webinar on webinar on the “Rights, Opportunities, and Responsibilities of Municipalities Regulating Cannabis”, go here. Enjoy! https://vimeo.com/253330459…