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Cannabis Businesses Struggle With Bankruptcy In The Absence Of Federal Banking

It’s well known that marijuana companies cannot avail themselves of the protections afforded by U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. The National Law Review recently detailed how these courts are doubling down on disallowing cannabis companies to obtain bankruptcy relief. Ancillary companies that service or provide materials or equipment to marijuana companies are also denied these options by …

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High Cannabis Sales During The Pandemic Allows Calgary Business To Expand

Cannabis sales are up in Alberta, allowing for business expansion in Calgary. Ryan Roch opened Lake City Cannabis in Chestermere in June 2019, and sales were good, but in April 2020, business exploded from good to great. “We went from average sales that we were used to all the way to almost doubling those, day …

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A Close Look at the Arizona Draft Social Equity Regulations (Comments Due Today!)

The Arizona Department of Health Services (the “Department”), which is the cannabis regulatory authority in Arizona, released the draft regulations for the Social Equity Opportunity Program (“SEOP”). Click here to view the draft regulations. Comments to the draft regulations are due by Sunday, May 16, 2021 (that’s today!). Under the SEOP, Arizona will issue another …

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Malta Marijuana Arrests are Going Through the Roof So They Have to Change the Rules Now

Malta still frowns upon the use of cannabis for any reason whatsoever. It is not unusual for a police officer to charge citizens with cannabis possession regardless of the quantity found or, whether or not the suspect has an intent to use. In fact, the Justice ministry of Malta reports that every day in the …

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Cannabis and NFTs: Collectible Art or Regulated Ads?

Back in 2015, when I was a regular columnist for Above The Law, I wrote a piece called “Cannabis Advertising: Is Pot Obscene?“. That article focused on general speech issues around cannabis ads. We’ve also written over the years about how various social media platforms broadly prohibit pretty much any speech with the word “marijuana” …

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Cannabis For Mental Health In The Workplace: These Organizations Lead The Charge In Canada

According to the Canadian Mental Health Commission (CMHC), the economic burden of workplace mental health issues amounts to an astounding $51 billion per year, with 40% attributed to productivity loss. Regarding this link between mental and physical health, chronic pain is much more likely to result in mood disorders. A 2017 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol, and …

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