On August 29, 2023, the Department of Human and Health Services (“HHS”) sent a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), recommending that marijuana be rescheduled to Schedule III under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”). The CSA currently lists marijuana as a Schedule I … Read more about Marijuana Recommended to be Rescheduled to Schedule III
At this year's Benzinga Psychedelics Capital Conference, firm partner Nadav Aschner spoke on the current legal intricacies of psychedelics at the "Oregon, Colorado, Quebec: Lessons from legal psilocybin markets" panel. Beginning with the regulatory strategies employed by psychedelics on their path … Read more about Benzinga Psychedelics Capital Conference 2023
In November 2022, Colorado voters approved Proposition 118, a ballot initiative that establishes a statewide paid medical leave program. This new law, known as the Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program, provides eligible workers with up to 12 weeks of paid leave per year for … Read more about Proposition 118 Passes in Colorado: The Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Program
Colorado voters approved Proposition 122, or the Natural Medicine Health Act (“NMHA”) in November of 2022. The goal was to make “Natural Medicine” (as defined in the NMHA) available to those who could benefit from is use. Natural Medicine under the NMHA includes dimethyltryptamine, ibogaine, … Read more about SENATE BILL 23-290 HAS PASSED THE COLOADO SENATE AND IS HEADING TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
This past November, Colorado voters approved the legalization of psilocybin mushrooms for personal and medical use. The Natural Medicine Health Act, commonly referred to as Proposition 122 (“Prop 122”) decriminalized the personal use and possession – for adults 21 and older – of … Read more about Proposition 122 Passes in Colorado
This November, Colorado could see some big changes in the area of psychedelics as activists believe they have enough signatures to place a measure on the state’s ballot that would legalize possession of psilocybin and create licensed healing centers. Back in 2019, advocates in Denver … Read more about Colorado Voters Eye Decriminalization of Psilocybin
The Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA), which officially went into effect on January 1, 2021, implements widespread compliance measures designed to address ongoing pay disparities in the workplace. The EPEWA will have an enormous impact in Colorado but its effects are not limited to … Read more about EPEWA: What Businesses with Colorado Employees Need to Know
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?