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

SAFE Banking Act Passes in the House

  Late Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the first-ever self-contained cannabis bill, clearing H.R.1595 – or the  Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019 (“SAFE Banking Act”) – in a bipartisan 321-103 vote. Introduced by Colorado Representative Ed Perlmutter (D) … Read more about SAFE Banking Act Passes in the House

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

German Bank Opens Crypto Exchange for Investors

A German securities trading bank has announced the first regulated cryptocurrency exchange for institutional investors, or whales, as larger investors are known in crypto markets. VPE Wertpapeierhandlesbank AG (VPE) has partnered with solarisBank to launch a cryptocurrency exchange. SolarisBank is a … Read more about German Bank Opens Crypto Exchange for Investors

Coinbase in Touch with SEC About Becoming a Regulated Brokerage

It has been reported that Coinbase has approached the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding registration in order to be a licensed brokerage firm and electronic-trading venue. This move comes after much discussion about supervision and regulation of the booming cryptocurrency … Read more about Coinbase in Touch with SEC About Becoming a Regulated Brokerage

US Not Implementing Cryptocurrency Regulations Any Time Soon

At the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Rob Joyce, the United States White House cyber-security coordinator and special assistant to the President, said that it doesn't appear that US will be ready to regulate cryptocurrency at any point in the near future. In his remarks, he … Read more about US Not Implementing Cryptocurrency Regulations Any Time Soon

FINMA Releases ICO Guidelines, Provides Clarity for Participants

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) issued a new set of guidelines today that outline how it will respond to inquiries from Initial Coin Offering (ICO) organizers using financial market legislation, providing some clarity for those who choose to participate in … Read more about FINMA Releases ICO Guidelines, Provides Clarity for Participants

California’s New Cannabis Rules: No Drone Deliveries or Pot-Laced Shrimp

https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/11/17/californias-new-cannabis-rules-no-drone-deliveries-or-pot-laced-shrimp/ California has issued new rules regarding legal cannabis, and while some of them are very common-sense, some of them may surprise you. A few of our favorites? Products “cannot be … Read more about California’s New Cannabis Rules: No Drone Deliveries or Pot-Laced Shrimp