Psychedelic Medicine’s Rise in 2019

Late March of 2019, a collection of European technology investors made waves in the psychedelic medicine industry, amassing the largest-ever private financing round for biotech company, ATAI Life Sciences (“ATAI”). According to ATAI’s press release, the German-based company’s Series B financing … Read more about Psychedelic Medicine’s Rise in 2019

Carl’s Jr. To Release CBD-Infused Cheeseburger

This week, for one time only, fast-food chain Carl’s Jr. will be selling the first cannabidiol (“CBD”) infused cheeseburger. On Saturday, April 20, the chain will offer the "Rocky Mountain High Cheese Burger Delight" CBD burger at one location in Denver, priced at $4.20. The burger contains of two … Read more about Carl’s Jr. To Release CBD-Infused Cheeseburger

Clean Energy Financing & Colorado’s Cannabis Industry

Cannabis cultivation in Colorado is energy-intensive. Colorado’s cannabis grow operations consume a total of ~300 gigawatt-hours of electricity per year, which is about 0.6% of Colorado’s total electricity consumption.1 In fact, grow operations accounted for around 4% of Denver’s total electricity … Read more about Clean Energy Financing & Colorado’s Cannabis Industry

Nadav Aschner & Ian Ferrell Join The Rodman Law Group

THE RODMAN LAW GROUP WELCOMES ATTORNEYS NADAV ASCHNER AND IAN FERRELL The Rodman Law Group is pleased to announce the addition of Ian Ferrell and Nadav Aschner to the firm. Mr. Ferrell is now Of Counsel to the Firm, and Mr. Aschner joins Founder and Managing Partner, Dave Rodman, as the Firm’s … Read more about Nadav Aschner & Ian Ferrell Join The Rodman Law Group

MED Concludes that Transporters Cannot Collect Brokering Fees

On March 19, 2019, the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (“MED”) issued a Statement of Position in response to questions about the scope of privileges for Transporter Licenses. The questions concerned whether the holder of a Transporter License could lawfully collect … Read more about MED Concludes that Transporters Cannot Collect Brokering Fees

MAPS Announces Progress in Two PTSD Studies

In the organization’s monthly newsletter, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (“MAPS”) announced two milestones in separately conducted clinical trials, both dedicated to the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”). This month, MAPS  received approval for the … Read more about MAPS Announces Progress in Two PTSD Studies

The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 & Federal Trademarks

Securing federal trademark protection for products derived from industrial hemp has proven to be a challenge for many in the industry. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (the “USPTO) categorically denies any trademark application that is submitted for an “illegal” product or service.1 Up … Read more about The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 & Federal Trademarks

New Congress Holds First Cannabis Hearing

Last Wednesday, the 116th Congress held their first cannabis-related hearing before the Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions Subcommittee. Addressing the current banking and regulatory obstacles faced by cannabis enterprises, the hearing was also tasked with handling the threat of the … Read more about New Congress Holds First Cannabis Hearing