Cannabis & the Law

We have developed this blog specifically to track the creation of the regulatory framework for the cannabis industry in Massachusetts and provide insight on legal issues of concern to potential operators.

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On October 1, 2021, the Department of Consumer Protection (the “Department”) published policies and procedures pertaining to the regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis (the “Regulations”) in accordance with Public
Continue Reading Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Publishes Policies and Procedures for the Regulation of Adult-Use Cannabis

The Cannabis Control Commission announced in an August bulletin that it will begin reviewing all Marijuana Research Facility license applications previously submitted to the Commission.
A Research Facility license allows licensees to research cannabis and cannabis products for a variety
Continue Reading Commission Announces New Steps Forward to Advance Cannabis Research in the Commonwealth

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a consumer alert related to Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-8 THC), following a recent increase in adverse event reports to FDA and poison control centers. Although Delta-8 THC products have proliferated in the market, FDA
Continue Reading Caught in FDA’s Crosshairs: Delta-8 THC Products Invite Increased Scrutiny

Exactly five months after the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), on Tuesday, August 31st, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that she is convening an Extraordinary Session of the Legislature to announce her nominees to head
Continue Reading No More Stalling: Governor Hochul to Announce Nominees to Head New York’s Cannabis Program