By: Sam Mendez, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) may be facing some significant changes if two bills currently making their way through the state legislature become law. In the State House, HB 1237 has passed out of the House Committee on Commerce & Gaming and has been referred…
Although you may have heard the term parole many times, you may not have a full understanding of the process of parole and what life on parole means to persons who are assigned this punishment. Are you currently on parole or headed toward a parole board’s decision about your future? Chicago criminal defense lawyer Michael…
The serious problem of domestic battery manifests itself far too often within households across the United States. The penalties for those convicted of this crime are quite severe in the State of Illinois. The type of charge and level of punishment imposed depends on the particular factors and circumstances surrounding each case. This means, it…
By: Fabiola Jimenez, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law The 420 Bills, introduced in Congress by two Senators from Oregon, seeks to overcome one of the greatest uphill battles faced by the cannabis community: the stigma that sometimes attaches to the plant. Despite the fact that the legal marijuana industry has engendered billions of dollars…
By: Sam Mendez, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law The legislative session is still in full swing and the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is busy testifying on numerous proposed bills, but they also released many new policies in December and some of them may have gone under the radar. So we’d like to highlight…
Photo credit: Matthew T. Nichols for the Department of Justice By: Sam Mendez, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to resign today, capping the already big news from yesterday’s midterm elections in which Michigan voted to legalize cannabis for recreational use and Utah and Missouri legalized medical marijuana. President Trump quickly appointed Jeff…
An important bill concerning cannabis and banking advanced out of committee yesterday, meaning the proposed legislation will go to the full U.S. House of Representatives for a vote. After days of debate and numerous attempted amendments by Republican lawmakers to delay the bill, HR 1595 was ultimately approved by the House Financial Services Committee by…
Governor Inslee By: Sam Mendez, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced his Marijuana Justice Initiative last Friday at the Cannabis Alliance‘s annual Cannabis Summit. The Initiative will provide for an expedited clemency process for people with a marijuana misdemeanor conviction and no other convictions, which the Governor said should affect approximately 3,500…
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By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) The 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law just before the turn of the new year, causing a great stir in the cannabis community. While the 2018 Farm Bill does not affect Federal laws with respect to marijuana, its passage is monumental for the hemp industry:…