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Latest News in Cannabis

  • February 23, 2024

    Tribal Biz Atty Must Meet Calif. DA Over Greenhouse Wreckage

    A California federal judge has ordered the lawyer for a business owned by a tribal conglomerate to attend a hearing with San Bernardino County's district attorney, saying the lawyer must explain why he forced the DA to file a unilateral status report about the destruction of illegal cannabis greenhouses.

  • February 23, 2024

    Cannabis Workers Say Co. Imposed Quotas, Didn't Pay Up

    California cannabis company Glass House Brands Inc. and a number of its subsidiaries were hit with a proposed class action suit Tuesday claiming it bilked workers out of sick pay, minimum wage and lunch breaks and that it illegally enforced quotas.

  • February 23, 2024

    Tobacco Cos. Look To Nix COPD Suit Decades After Diagnosis

    Tobacco companies R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris asked a Massachusetts state judge on Friday to end a wrongful death lawsuit brought decades after a woman's COPD diagnosis and nearly three years after her death, pointing to a state high court ruling last summer that affirmed strict time limits for such claims.

  • February 23, 2024

    NY Clerk Defends Barring Felons From Juries In Dismissal Bid

    New York County's commissioner of jurors has urged a federal judge to dismiss a Black public defender's racial bias suit challenging the Manhattan court system's exclusion of people with felony convictions from juries, arguing the attorney fails to allege the exclusion was applied with a discriminatory motive or in a discriminatory way.

  • February 23, 2024

    Judge Bars Convicted Hemp Co. Exec From Securities Trade

    A Manhattan federal judge has barred a hemp company executive from participating in securities trade, after the executive was convicted of fraud and as a suit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleging he schemed to misappropriate $1.8 million in investor funds remains pending.

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  • 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
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  • Federal and state policymakers and lawmakers
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  • 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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