Four Colorado Localities Eye Cannabis Legalization

This November, voters in four Colorado cities – Littleton, Lakewood, Broomfield, and Buena Vista – will have the opportunity to legalize cannabis sales in each locality. Although Colorado broadly legalized cannabis with Amendment 64 in 2012, a key provision of the amendment allows for local … Read more about Four Colorado Localities Eye Cannabis Legalization

Firm Webinar: Intellectual Property and Cannabis

On May 14, The Rodman Law Group held an internal webinar to analyze the variety of intellectual property ("IP") rights available to cannabis businesses and entrepreneurs including federal and state trademark protection, patents, and copyright. Moderated by firm Associate Attorney Rebecca Spence, … Read more about Firm Webinar: Intellectual Property and Cannabis

Lawmakers Work to Include SAFE Banking Act Provisions in Next Stimulus Bill

The Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking Act (“SAFE Banking Act”) passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 321-103 in September 2019, but it stalled in the U.S. Senate. Due to COVID-19, it would appear that at least some of its provisions are being revisited by Congress. To recap, the … Read more about Lawmakers Work to Include SAFE Banking Act Provisions in Next Stimulus Bill

HB-1090 Implementation on Schedule

As expected, on August 1, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (the “MED”) adopted emergency rules (the “August Emergency Rules”) to begin implementing HB19-1090,  “Concerning Measures to Allow Greater Investment Flexibility in Marijuana Businesses” (the “Bill”). The Bill permits certain … Read more about HB-1090 Implementation on Schedule

Securing New Colorado Cannabis Industry Investment

In late May, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed the Publicly Licensed Marijuana Companies bill (HB-1090), which removed the previous ban preventing publicly traded corporations from obtaining a cannabis license (you can read our summary of it here). Passed with the intention of expanding access to the … Read more about Securing New Colorado Cannabis Industry Investment

California Tribes Left Out of State Cannabis Industry

California cannabis companies may be facing an oversupply issue this year,1 however, the State’s program has yet to address one potentially significant industry participant – Native American cannabis operations. Since the passing of Proposition 64 in 2016, tribes have been excluded from … Read more about California Tribes Left Out of State Cannabis Industry

MED Issues Statement on Signage Requirements

Thursday, February 21, 2019, the Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division (“MED”) released an official Statement of Position regarding signage requirements for access areas within cultivation facilities. Signed by James Burack, the Division’s director, the statement was released … Read more about MED Issues Statement on Signage Requirements

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