Cannabis

Cannabis Law360 provides breaking news and analysis of emerging and evolving legal issues surrounding cannabis. Coverage ranges from regulatory and policy concerns facing the industry to the business of lawyers who counsel cannabis companies. Among the practice areas covered are intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions and employment.



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Latest News in Cannabis

  • July 15, 2024

    Lighting Company Not Liable For Fire At Cannabis Farm

    A Maryland federal judge has dismissed a lighting company from an insurer's suit alleging that lamps sold by its predecessor company caused a fire at a cannabis farm, saying it can't be held liable as a successor under Maryland law.

  • July 12, 2024

    NC Justices Asked To Take Up 'Double Odor' Pot Test Appeal

    Police should not be able to establish probable cause to search a vehicle based on the smell of cannabis and a perceived "cover scent," such as cologne, according to a petition filed to the North Carolina Supreme Court which described this kind of conduct as a "stealthy encroachment" on constitutional rights.

  • July 12, 2024

    Ex-Quantix Worker Sues Abbott Labs Over Drug Test Firing

    A former employee of Quantix SCS LLC is suing the company, Abbott Laboratories Inc. and two other drug testing companies, saying he was wrongly fired after testing positive for THC and the companies did not consider that it could have resulted from his use of legal CBD products.

  • July 12, 2024

    Tobacco Co. Wants Coverage After $89M Tornado Damage

    A tobacco company blamed its insurers for failing to pay their portion after $89 million of snuff was damaged following a 2023 tornado, in a case removed to Tennessee federal court.

  • July 11, 2024

    Judge Won't Dismiss Cannabis Extraction IP Dispute

    Subsidiaries of Canadian cannabis company Halo Collective Inc. can't escape patent infringement claims by a Colorado-based firm specializing in developing techniques for extracting hemp oil, a California federal judge has ruled, rejecting a slew of motions seeking summary judgment.

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Cannabis

Areas of Coverage

  • AGENCIES
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • California Bureau of Cannabis Control
  • Department of Health & Human Services
  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • State and international regulators
  • POLICY & REGULATION
  • SAFE Banking Act
  • STATES Act
  • Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement, or MORE, Act
  • Section 280E of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Rohrabacher–Farr amendment
  • Bank Secrecy Act
  • Federal and state legislation
  • ENFORCEMENT
  • FDA and FTC actions over cannabis’s purported health claims
  • IRS actions against cannabis companies
  • Antitrust investigations
  • Financial regulatory actions
  • Federal criminal matters
  • State enforcement actions
  • LITIGATION
  • Civil RICO actions brought against cannabis concerns
  • Employment disputes
  • Securities class actions
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Consumer class actions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Tax disputes
  • Challenges to federal or state regulations
  • TRANSACTIONS
  • M&A activity involving cannabis companies
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • PROFILES
  • Personnel moves
  • Profiles of law firm cannabis practices
  • Federal and state policymakers and lawmakers
  • General counsel interviews

READERSHIP

  • Cannabis lawyers at large to medium-sized law firms and boutiques
  • In-house counsel, compliance officers and executives at cannabis companies
  • Counsel and executives at venture capital and investment firms
  • Policymakers at federal and state agencies
  • Federal and state lawmakers
  • Judges and court staff across the U.S.
  • Professors, students, and library staff at every accredited law school in the U.S.
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