Bank of America is the Leader in Cryptocurrency-Related Patents

As in any new industry experiencing a surge in popularity and financial interest, the number of cryptocurrency-related patent filings has seen a sharp uptick in the past several years, as interest in both distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrency has increased significantly around the globe. … Read more about Bank of America is the Leader in Cryptocurrency-Related Patents

CFTC Plans to Take “Do No Harm” Approach to Crypto Regulation

This week, testimony regarding cryptocurrency and its regulation was offered before the US Senate Banking Committee. The chairman of the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has provided insight into how the agency will handle cryptocurrencies. In what is has been the most enlightened, … Read more about CFTC Plans to Take “Do No Harm” Approach to Crypto Regulation

RLG Reacts to the Restraining Excessive Federal Enforcement and Regulations of Cannabis Act (REFER Act) 

A bill has been introduced in the House that would protect states with cannabis laws from interference by the Federal government. Known as the Restraining Excessive Federal Enforcement and Regulations of Cannabis Act (REFER Act), the bill would protect both medical and recreational cannabis at the … Read more about RLG Reacts to the Restraining Excessive Federal Enforcement and Regulations of Cannabis Act (REFER Act) 

New York Times Article Published with Extensive Input From RLG

The New York Times just published an article on cannabis banking. RLG founder Dave Rodman spent hours on the phone during the summer of 2017 explaining the realities of the cannabis industry and the available banking options to the article's author, Mr. Robb Mandelbaum. "I was more than happy to … Read more about New York Times Article Published with Extensive Input From RLG

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rescinds Cole Memo, RLG Emphasizes Importance of Rohrabacher-Farr

Today, in a disheartening development for the cannabis industry, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo rescinding previous nationwide marijuana-specific enforcement guidance. The memo stated: “Given the Department’s well-established general principles, previous nationwide guidance specific … Read more about US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rescinds Cole Memo, RLG Emphasizes Importance of Rohrabacher-Farr

Rohrabacher-Farr Continued Through January 19

The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, also known as Rohrabacher-Blumenaur, which had been set to expire on December 22nd, was continued through January 19, 2018 in a last-minute spending bill extension signed by President Trump. Cannabis advocates had been concerned about the amendment, which had been … Read more about Rohrabacher-Farr Continued Through January 19

Future of Rohrabacher-Farr Uncertain Yet Again

The fate of medical cannabis hangs in the balance once again, as the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment, also known as Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment [“the Amendment” or the “Rohrabacher-Farr”]is set to expire on December 22. Rohrabacher-Farr, which has protected state medical marijuana programs from … Read more about Future of Rohrabacher-Farr Uncertain Yet Again

Good Bye Real News, We Will Miss You. Hello Corporate Media Overlords.

Fake News. It has been a buzzword for almost a year now. It has been pretty awful. I wish that this was fake news: The FCC just killed net neutrality. It is not. In a 3-2 vote today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a measure to remove the tough net neutrality rules it put in place … Read more about Good Bye Real News, We Will Miss You. Hello Corporate Media Overlords.