5 Takeaways from Colorado’s Proposition 122 – The Natural Medicine Health Act

Article by: Partner Jeff Zuber, Counsel Raza Lawrence, and Associate Lizzie Fanckboner. In November 2022, Colorado voters passed Proposition 122, the Natural Medicine Health Act (NMHA), which establishes a regulated natural medicine access program and provisions for personal use of natural medicines. Under this new law, Colorado will become the second US state – following Oregon –…

Oregon’s Flagship Commercial Psilocybin Licensing Program Takes Off

Article by: Partner Jeff Zuber, Counsel Raza Lawrence, and Associate Lizzie Fanckboner. On January 2, 2023, Oregon began accepting applications for its first-in-the nation regulated psilocybin services program.  Under the new regulatory program, licensed psilocybin manufacturers will be permitted to manufacture and distribute psilocybin and psilocybin-based edible products, for use by anyone at least 21 years old…

New Developments in Quantum Computing Applications

Article by: Associate Brian Beck As discussed in Mark Bloomberg’s July 2022 article, The Public Perception of Quantum Computing, quantum computing still seems to most people like science-fiction. The technology is difficult to understand without expertise in computer science, physics, and advanced mathematics. For the moment, quantum computing still fits within Arthur C. Clarke’s third law:…

Legally Psychedelic: Gearing Up for the Launch of the State-Regulated Psilocybin Industry

Article by: Partner Jeff Zuber, Counsel Raza Lawrence, and Associate Lizzie Fanckboner. We are quickly approaching a significant milestone in the history of the American psychedelics industry.  On January 2, 2023, Oregon will be the first state in the nation to accept licensing applications from applicants seeking to participate in its commercial psilocybin industry — a…

Wait….Arizona is Issuing New Medical Marijuana Licenses?

Article by: Janet Jackim, Co-Chair of the Cannabis Practice Group, jjackim@zuberlawler.com. (Phoenix, Arizona)  New MMJ Licenses to be Issued.  Yes, Arizona’s Department of Health Services recently (the day before Thanksgiving, 2022) notified the public that it may issue new medical marijuana licenses in February or March, 2023. Historical Context.  Historically, Arizona voters narrowly passed Prop…