WSLCB Challenges New Policy on Cannabis Edibles

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…

Washington State Expands Access to CBD

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…

The Interstate Transportation of Hemp Plants, Seeds, and CBD

By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) The hemp and hemp-derived CBD industries currently face enormous legal uncertainty. Many clients have questions with regard to the marketing, sale, and transportation of hemp across state lines. Unfortunately, the authorities that define the rights, responsibilities, and liabilities that apply to the hemp industry are currently…

BREAKING: Jeff Sessions Resigns Michigan Legalizes Cannabis

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…

Sean McAllister Quoted on General public Radio Regarding Community Organization Possession...

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…

Los Angeles Period 3 Licensing Update

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…