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…
By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) I. The Transportation of Hemp in 2019 The transportation of hemp, including interstate transportation of hemp, was previously a highly volatile area of law. Today, however, the transportation of hemp is expressly Congressionally authorized throughout, and across the borders of, all 50 states under Section 10114…
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…
By: Sam Mendez, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) announced this week that it is abandoning its previous candy ban for a different approach, in which cannabis-infused edibles and their packaging will be restricted to 16 specific colors. The WSLCB is closing out the year with a flurry of…
If you are like most people, you use your cell phone for everything like texting friends, checking your work email, and organizing your schedule. Your phone has a wealth of data about you and your friends and family. Depending on how connected you are, anyone who got ahold of your phone could figure out where…
By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) Over the weekend, new Washington laws went into effect expanding state licensed marijuana producers’ and processors’ ability to source, utilize, and integrate CBD from a non-licensed source into a CBD product available for sale within the state’s recreational marijuana market. I.      Washington State Expands Access…
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:…
Illinois law is often considered to be among the most strict when it comes to purchasing and handling firearms, and prosecutors are known to pursue charges against people who have illegally used or possessed weapons. State laws regarding firearms are numerous, and it can be confusing if you are charged with one or several weapons…
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…
If you are arrested in the state of Illinois, you will have to endure a period of time that involves various activities within the legal system related to your case prior to going to trial. Rather than remaining in jail during this period of time, depending on the nature of your alleged crime, you may…