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A Post-280E Preview

While federal legalization is the ultimate goal for our industry, most cannabis professionals probably would list the elimination of Internal Revenue Code Section 280E...
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Will This Be Our Year?

In 1919, a ban on alcohol exposed a cultural divide between urban and rural America and led to a spike in organized crime. Federal,...
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We Have Some Odd Cannabis Laws Across the United States

The lack of federal guidance has led to a patchwork of state laws and outright oddities around cannabis. While some of these regulations have...
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As the Lawsuits Turn: A Tale of Two Catalyst Cannabis Cases

Et tu, counselor? That might have been the thought running through the mind of Elliot Lewis, chief executive officer of Catalyst Cannabis, when he filed...
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Unleashing the Mighty Power of Intellectual Property

After Atlanta pharmacist Dr. John Pemberton invented the recipe for Coca-Cola in 1886, sales for the first year totaled about $50. Two years later,...
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5 Steps You Can Take To Discourage Illicit Cannabis Operators

From cultivation to retail sales, illicit operators are undercutting legal businesses that pay steep licensing fees, jump through ever-changing regulatory hurdles, and contribute significant...
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The Peculiar Origin of Internal Revenue Code Section 280E

“State-legal cannabis businesses are denied equal treatment under 280E.” So said United States Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) in mid-April as he introduced the bipartisan...
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6 Under-the-Radar Legal Traps You Need to Know About

Cannabis businesses face a wide variety of hurdles in getting established and starting operations, many of which can be difficult to navigate without the...
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Protect Your Trademark & Avoid Litigation

It is a common practice for cannabis companies to give their products names, logos, or identifying artwork that is similar or nearly identical to...
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The Real Reason Cannabis Isn’t Federally Legal

The status of federal legalization in the United States is still a topic of conversation, though more so abroad than at home. Once a...