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Partner Hilary St. Jean To Speak At The Cannabis Law Sessions: INCBA At MJBizCon 2022
Industry Updates
Rogoway Law Group

Partner Hilary St. Jean to Speak at The Cannabis Law Sessions: INCBA at MJBizCon 2022

Join Partner Hilary St. Jean for a Cannabis Law Session on Due Diligence organized by the International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA) at the 2022 MJBizCon, Las Vegas. Moderated by Peter Gladish of Bespoke Financial, this session offers insight into the diligence process that should power all of your deals in the cannabis sector. Hilary will be joined by two other

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Understanding the SB 1326 Cannabis Interstate Agreements Bill
New and Pending Legislation
Blair Gue

SB 1326: The Limitations and Promise of the ‘Cannabis Interstate Agreements Bill’

Senate Bill 1326, which was introduced by Senator Anna Cabellero (D-Merced), is informally known as the “cannabis interstate agreements bill” because it, generally, gives Governor Newsom the ability to enter into agreements with other states that a have also legalized commercial cannabis business to allow licensed commercial cannabis businesses in each state to do business with one another across state lines.

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Changing Labor Peace Agreement Requirements for California Cannabis Licensees and License Applicants
Labor & Employment
Blair Gue

Changing Labor Peace Agreement Requirements for California Cannabis Businesses

As more and more States legalize medical and/or adult-use cannabis, the issue of worker’s rights in the cannabis industry has taken center stage. Many States with regulated commercial cannabis business industries, including California, require applicants for licensure and licensed cannabis businesses with a certain number of employees to enter into and abide by the terms of a Labor Peace Agreement. 

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LA County Cannabis Business Tax Measure
New and Pending Legislation
Blair Gue

LA County Cannabis Business Tax Measure on the November 2022 Ballot

Proposed Commercial Cannabis Business Tax Measure Though the County of Los Angeles (“LA County” or the “County”) has not adopted formal regulations allowing commercial cannabis businesses quite yet, in November of 2022, LA County voters will be asked to vote on a ballot measure that would impose taxes on commercial cannabis businesses in the County, if and when such businesses

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What the psychedelic industry can learn from the cannabis industry
Psychedelics Law
Hilary St. Jean

Psychedelics and a Semi-Parallel Cannabis Universe

As psychedelic therapies continue to develop as contemplative businesses and in research programs commencing at both the state and federal levels in the United States, we are naturally compelled to learn from similar or semi-similar developments in the cannabis business regarding what has worked and what has not worked in addressing federally prohibited substances, their potential risks, potential benefits and

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Cannabis Law
Blair Gue

Understanding the Legal Basis for California’s Cannabis Appellations of Origin Program

As the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Office of Environmental Farming & Innovation (collectively referred to herein as the “CDFA”) prepares to launch its Cannabis Appellations of Origin Program (the “Cannabis Appellations Program” or the “Program” or “CAP”), stakeholders and industry participants unfamiliar with appellations of origin may be asking themselves why the Cannabis Appellations Program exists in the

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For reference and as noted on the CDFA’s Cannabis Appellations Program website, an appellation of origin is “a protected designation that identifies the geographical origin of a product and usually includes a production requirement.”
Cannabis Law
Blair Gue

California’s Cannabis Appellations Program – August 2022 Update

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (“CDFA”) announced that it intends to start accepting petitions for cannabis appellations of origin sometime during the remaining months of 2022. For reference and as noted on the CDFA’s Cannabis Appellations Program website, an appellation of origin is “a protected designation that identifies the geographical origin of a product and usually includes a

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Intellectual Property Considerations for Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Labeling
Intellectual Property
Josh Zetlin

When it comes to Alcohol and Cannabis Labels – Don’t Forget the Intellectual Property!

When scrolling through bottles of wine and beer at your local liquor store, or browsing the cannabis products in a neighborhood dispensary, labels jump out as one of the most important ways for a beverage or cannabis business to connect with its customers. Labels capture consumers’ attention, distinguish products from each other, and convey important information to potential buyers. This

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