Cannabis

Cannabis Law360 provides breaking news and analysis of emerging and evolving legal issues surrounding cannabis. Coverage ranges from regulatory and policy concerns facing the industry to the business of lawyers who counsel cannabis companies. Among the practice areas covered are intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions and employment.



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Latest News in Cannabis

  • April 16, 2024

    Split 5th Circ. Won't Rehear Case Over Agency Protections

    A divided Fifth Circuit on Tuesday denied en banc rehearing of a panel decision that likely sets up a U.S. Supreme Court challenge of long-standing limits to the president's power to fire executive branch subordinates.

  • April 16, 2024

    Wis. Bank Must Face Bias Claims In Tribal Peyote Case

    A Wisconsin federal judge ruled Tuesday that a local bank cannot avoid discrimination claims in a suit that accuses it of denying service to Indigenous company Medicine Fireplace, whose members use the psychoactive peyote plant in their religious ceremonies.

  • April 16, 2024

    Pot Transport Co. Can't Escape Overtime Suit

    A company specializing in secure transport of marijuana products didn't show that its drivers engage in interstate commerce and therefore can't escape a driver's misclassification suit seeking unpaid overtime, a Michigan federal judge has ruled.

  • April 16, 2024

    Ohio County, Town Escape Hemp Stores' Claims Over Raids

    An Ohio federal judge has thrown out claims from a group of hemp retailers alleging Greene County and the town of West Carrollton violated their constitutional rights by illegally raiding their properties.

  • April 16, 2024

    Cannabis Ruling Lights Path For Bankruptcy Protection

    A recent Massachusetts bankruptcy appellate court ruling in Blumsack v. Harrington leaves the door open for those employed in the cannabis industry to seek bankruptcy relief where certain conditions are met, but rescheduling marijuana as a Schedule III drug may complicate matters, say Jane Haviland and Kathryn Droumbakis at Mintz.

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Areas of Coverage

  • AGENCIES
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • California Bureau of Cannabis Control
  • Department of Health & Human Services
  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • State and international regulators
  • POLICY & REGULATION
  • SAFE Banking Act
  • STATES Act
  • Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement, or MORE, Act
  • Section 280E of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Rohrabacher–Farr amendment
  • Bank Secrecy Act
  • Federal and state legislation
  • ENFORCEMENT
  • FDA and FTC actions over cannabis’s purported health claims
  • IRS actions against cannabis companies
  • Antitrust investigations
  • Financial regulatory actions
  • Federal criminal matters
  • State enforcement actions
  • LITIGATION
  • Civil RICO actions brought against cannabis concerns
  • Employment disputes
  • Securities class actions
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Consumer class actions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Tax disputes
  • Challenges to federal or state regulations
  • TRANSACTIONS
  • M&A activity involving cannabis companies
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • PROFILES
  • Personnel moves
  • Profiles of law firm cannabis practices
  • Federal and state policymakers and lawmakers
  • General counsel interviews

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  • Cannabis lawyers at large to medium-sized law firms and boutiques
  • In-house counsel, compliance officers and executives at cannabis companies
  • Counsel and executives at venture capital and investment firms
  • Policymakers at federal and state agencies
  • Federal and state lawmakers
  • Judges and court staff across the U.S.
  • Professors, students, and library staff at every accredited law school in the U.S.
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