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…
As cannabis prices in Oregon continue to decrease due to oversupply, we are seeing more of our clients throw their hat into the industrial hemp arena.  The 2014 Farm Bill, which authorized hemp production under certain state research programs, expired on September 30th, but growers and entrepreneurs appear unphased and see hemp as a lucrative…
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…
Friends, On Friday, February 15th, the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”) appeared before the Los Angeles City Council Rules Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee (the “REIR Committee”) to discuss potential changes to the City’s commercial cannabis ordinance related to the implementation and roll out of Phase 3 licensing with particular attention to retail…
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…
As you may know, Michigan passed adult use cannabis in the election this past November. With the passage and coming implementation of the state’s recreational marijuana program, Michigan is primed to become one of the largest states in the country with legal adult use cannabis. Realizing the importance of this opportunity to the industry, McAllister…
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…
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…
Today, the House and Senate delivered a final version of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill, to the President for signature into law. The Farm Bill is an unprecedented step forward for the hemp industry, and removes many of the legal obstacles to hemp businesses in the United States.…
Today, the House and Senate delivered a final version of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill, to the President for signature into law. The Farm Bill is an unprecedented step forward for the hemp industry, and removes many of the legal obstacles to hemp businesses in the United States.…