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Colorado’s New Hemp Rules Suggest A Wave of Comprehensive State Regulations May Be on the Way

While the Food and Drug Administration (the FDA) continues to drag its feet in forging a legal path for the manufacture, sale, and distribution of hemp-derived products, state regulators are keeping up with the demands of this evolving market and adopting increasingly more nuanced and more sophisticated regulations for these products. Several states, including Oregon …

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Apple Finally Allows Some Marijuana Businesses in the App Store, While Google Still Says No

In the past, Apple’s policy didn’t allow for any apps that had to do with selling or consumption of cannabis. It specifically read: “Apps that encourage consumption of tobacco and vape products, illegal drugs, or excessive amounts of alcohol are not permitted on the App Store. Apps that encourage minors to consume any of these …

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Is Brazil Getting Ready to Fast-Track Cannabis Legalization?

But on June 8, a bill was passed, albeit narrowly, by the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies’ Special Commission, which authorizes the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal, scientific, industrial, and veterinary use. Supporters of Bolsonaro’s government tried in vain to prevent the bill from making it to the upper house where it would have the final …

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Ketamine, Internet Prescribing, and Telehealth– Say What?

The recent uptick in ketamine clinic and management service organization (“MSO”) clients at our law firm is pretty significant. It’s understandable given the groundswell of momentum behind state and local legalization and decriminalization of certain other psychedelics. Many companies that are exploring psychedelic medicines are making their way into the ketmaine space. Unlike psilocybin though …

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Is Cannabis Prohibition about Racism and Colonialism as AOC Claims?

One thing that Ocasio-Cortez hits on the nose is the racial origins of cannabis prohibition. Cannabis prohibition still serves as an instrument of oppression, yet – I don’t think racism is at the heart of modern-prohibition. I’m not saying that racism doesn’t exist, nor denying the link between racism and prohibition. I just don’t think …

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Edinburgh Family Of Epileptic Boy Left Devastated As Nicola Sturgeon Says NHS Can’t Help

Murray Gray, 8, from East Craigs, suffers from the rare form of epilepsy called ‘Doose Syndrome’ and prior to receiving medicinal cannabis he would have hundreds of seizures a day. An Edinburgh family has spoken of their devastation after receiving a response from Nicola Sturgeon to their plea for medicinal cannabis oils to be funded …

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Fire Season is Coming

Summer’s here, a massive heatwave just hit the west coast, and fire season is right around the corner. This is the harsh reality for west coast residents and it doesn’t look like that’ll change anytime soon. Wildfires have a severe impact on entire communities and everyone can be impacted. But there are some unique issues …

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