New York’s Recreational Marijuana Landscape: Key Takeaways

On March 31, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“MRTA”), legalizing recreational cannabis use in New York state for adults 21 years or older. The move is expected to generate tens of thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for the … Read more about New York’s Recreational Marijuana Landscape: Key Takeaways

House Approves Decriminalizing Cannabis with MORE Act

On Friday, December 4, the U.S. House of Representatives approved yet another landmark piece of cannabis legislation, H.R.3884, or the MORE Act of 2019 (“MORE Act”), which aims to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level. Passed in a 228-164 predominately party-line vote,  the MORE Act would … Read more about House Approves Decriminalizing Cannabis with MORE Act

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

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

MORE Act Brings Congress Closer to Cannabis Legalization

Late August, an email from Majority Whip Jim Clyburn’s (D-S.C.) office revealed that the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting in September on historic legislation to decriminalize cannabis.1 Confirmed in a letter from House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on August 31, members of the … Read more about MORE Act Brings Congress Closer to Cannabis Legalization

Bankruptcy Alternatives for the Cannabis Industry

Of its many tragic consequences, COVID-19 has left a significant mark on the global economy as it pressures thousands of businesses to temporarily – if not permanently – shut their doors. April data from the American Bankruptcy Institute suggested a 26% increase in Chapter 11 filings from 2019.1 … Read more about Bankruptcy Alternatives for the Cannabis Industry

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

FDA Proposes $5 Million Budget to Regulate CBD in 2021

President Trump’s budget proposal for the 2021 fiscal year, which is set to be presented to Congress next year, should he gain re-election, includes $6.2 billion in overall funding for the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). This proposal includes a $5 million-line item for FDA to continue … Read more about FDA Proposes $5 Million Budget to Regulate CBD in 2021