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

Iowa Bill to Legalize Psilocybin Mushrooms and MDMA

In a surprising move late last week, Iowa Rep. Jeff Shipley (R) filed two pieces of legislation in the Iowa state legislature to legalize specific psychedelic substances as treatments. The first bill would approve the medical use of psilocybin, methylenedioxymethamphetamine (“MDMA”), and ibogaine – … Read more about Iowa Bill to Legalize Psilocybin Mushrooms and MDMA

Thai Medical Cannabis Industry’s Preliminary Regulations

Thailand is beginning to concretely define medical cannabis regulations, as the country looks to refine the legislation which partially legalized the substance in late-December of last year. While preliminary regulations are just beginning to take shape, this week, the Thai government took a … Read more about Thai Medical Cannabis Industry’s Preliminary Regulations

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Study Expands Screening

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (“MAPS”), a non-profit research, advocacy, and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and empathogens, has recently announced the expansion of their … Read more about MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Study Expands Screening

Mid-Atlantic States Race to Legalize Cannabis

A legislative competition is underway on the East Coast as both New York and New Jersey seek to shape the framework of recreational cannabis policy for their region. Prior to assuming office in January of 2018, New Jersey governor, Phil Murphy (D), campaigned for the state to legalize cannabis. … Read more about Mid-Atlantic States Race to Legalize Cannabis