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?
On September 24, Congressional Democrats out of Oregon proposed a bill that may bring crucial relief to many cannabis operations across the country in the wake of not only the COVID-19 pandemic but the recent destructive wildfires that have burned large portions of the American West. Sponsored by … Read more about Lawmakers Propose Disaster Relief to Cannabis Industry with New Bill
Since the start of the ongoing outbreak, the cannabis industry has been the source of some debate as stakeholders and active consumers attempt to understand COVID-19’s far-reaching effects. Pulmonologists and lung experts have cautioned that inhaled smoke from combusted plant material – be it … Read more about Evidence Suggests CBD Potential in Treating COVID-19
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
Senate Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate recently introduced competing bills aimed at privacy considerations believed to be presented by the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. The bills seek to prevent the collection, use and/or disclosure of consumer’s personal information for … Read more about Republicans and Democrats Introduce COVID-19 Privacy Bills
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
COVID-19 has permeated virtually every aspect of our daily society, affecting millions of people and businesses across the country, and countless others overseas. In light of the impact of COVID19 and the confusion about the various aid and stimulus packages offered by the federal government, The … Read more about Firm Q&A: COVID’s Impact
This week, in a letter to federal Judge Paul Grimm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) requested a 120-day extension for e-cigarette product applications, citing the unforeseen impact of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”). This marks the most recent instance in a long line of delays, both … Read more about Vape and E-Cigarette Manufacturers Catch Another Break