FinCEN’s De Facto Crypto Ban

TL;DR: Click here to comment on FinCEN’s rule-making. If you don't have time to write your own comment you can cut and copy the text at the bottom of this page and submit it as your own. A lot has been written about the Treasury Department and FinCEN's "midnight rulemaking" efforts regarding … Read more about FinCEN’s De Facto Crypto Ban

Mandatory Covid-19 Employee Sick Leave in Colorado: Is Your Business Compliant?

Although we are all more than familiar with the Covid-19 pandemic, Colorado businesses may not be aware of new employee sick leave laws, presently in effect, relating to the pandemic. Pursuant to the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act ("HFWA"), which was signed into law on July 14, 2020, … Read more about Mandatory Covid-19 Employee Sick Leave in Colorado: Is Your Business Compliant?

SEC Tries (and Fails) to Expand the Private Markets

On August 26, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced several changes to the “accredited investor” definition, adding new categories of the eligible individual and corporate candidates for private capital markets. Passed in a 3-2 Commission vote, the agency press release … Read more about SEC Tries (and Fails) to Expand the Private Markets

Overview of Marijuana Facility Licensing in Massachusetts

Medical + Recreational Under Massachusetts law, both medical and recreational marijuana are legal. The state is currently rolling out its recreational delivery program, as well as its social consumption establishment program. The state regulatory body, the Cannabis Control Commission (“CCC”), has … Read more about Overview of Marijuana Facility Licensing in Massachusetts

Oregon Takes the Lead on Drug Policy Reform

In the 2020 election, Oregon voters demonstrated an overwhelming appetite for drug policy reform. Election results show landslide victories for two groundbreaking measures – one decriminalizing all drugs, and one legalizing psilocybin-assisted clinical sessions. Both measures came to the ballot as … Read more about Oregon Takes the Lead on Drug Policy Reform

Colorado Marijuana Licensing

Among the country’s first states to enact marijuana-friendly legislation, Colorado legalized medical marijuana via the passage of Amendment 20 in 2000 and subsequently legalized recreational (retail) marijuana via the passage of Amendment 64 in 2012. Due to its robust implementation of these … Read more about Colorado Marijuana Licensing

Firm to Attend Cannabis Sustainability Symposium

It’s no secret that producing cannabis doesn’t come without a strain on the environment. As more states move towards legalization, the industry faces growing pressure to become more sustainable. With stringent regulations and operational codes looming over daily operations, are there sustainable … Read more about Firm to Attend Cannabis Sustainability Symposium

Is the DEA Coming for the Hemp Industry After All?

On August 20, 2020, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) issued an interim final rule (“IFR”) pertaining to the classifications of marijuana and hemp under the federal Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) in light of the 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act (“AIA”). Because the DEA … Read more about Is the DEA Coming for the Hemp Industry After All?