EARLY SEASON LEGISLATIVE UPDATE In other future news . . .the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session opened last Tuesday and already there is at least one proposed cannabis bill that deserves a brief discussion.  In what looks like the death knell for both free market marijuana and anyone who wants to enter the Oregon recreational marijuana…
On December 12, 2018, Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill which legalizes industrial hemp by removing hemp with less than .3% delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol or THC from the Controlled Substances Act. Importantly, the 2018 Farm Bill provides an administrative mechanism for American Indian tribes to assume primary regulatory authority over the production of industrial hemp and…
by Colin Mackenzie, Green Light Law Group — On April 29, 2019, the Oregon State Senate passed Senate Bill 218 B, which would, as written, authorize the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to refuse to issue new cannabis production licenses based on the current supply of, and market demand for, cannabis in Oregon. The goal…
Friends, As you may know, the Colorado Legislature is considering a bill that would allow public company ownership of cannabis companies in the state. Governor Polis has indicated he will sign this bill if it passes. I was quoted this morning on Public Radio discussing this important topic. See the article here. In anticipation of…
For any cannabis business regulated by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (“OLCC”), it is important to familiarize yourself with the OARs (that is, the Oregon Administrative Rules) that apply to your license. In general, the OARs that apply to cannabis licenses can be found here. However, knowing the rules is only the first step. The…
January 31, 2019 OLCC Marijuana Report finds that Marijuana Supply in the Recreational Market is Twice the Level of Current Demand On January 31, 2019, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (“OLCC”) released its 2019 Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Legislative Report, intended to provide information to members of the Oregon State Senate and House of…
Friends, Sean McAllister participated in a cannabis law symposium yesterday, which included newly appointed Colorado U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn. Sean gave a speech about the options for financing cannabis companies without bank loans and Sean had a chance to interact with Mr. Dunn during the event, see the attached photo. Mr. Dunn laid out his…
Kudos to these members of the Washington State Legislature. From the letter: “The LCB has cultivated a culture of enforcement that centers around violations and license removals as if it was a full jurisdiction law enforcement agency closing down drug cartels.” And: “It should be unacceptable to anyone who cares about the safe establishment of…
Big Win for Marijuana Industry in Racketeering Lawsuit On October 31st, a federal jury in Colorado entered a verdict in favor of a marijuana grower in a federal racketeering case, delivering an important victory for the marijuana industry. The case, Safe Streets Alliance v. Alternative Holistic Healing LLC, was filed in federal District Court in…
Friends, McAllister Garfield has an active Indian Law practice that works with Native American tribes to carry out hemp and cannabis projects around the country. See https://mcallistergarfield.com/tribal-law/ McAllister Garfield lawyer Jeff Cormell (see https://mcallistergarfield.com/team/jeffrey-cormell/ ) will be a guest on Native American Calling show tomorrow, Wednesday, January 8, 2019, at 11am mountain time, discussing the…