Cannabis Companies – Don’t Stop At Cannabis Regulation Compliance – Labor Code Compliance Is Also Essential

By: Associate Michael A. Carlin Complying with California’s regulations related to cannabis businesses can be challenging. However, it is important to keep in mind that compliance with the Department of Cannabis Control is only one aspect of the requirements imposed by California state law. Overlooking compliance with California’s labor code can result in cannabis businesses…

The Intersection of Cannabis and Clean Energy: What’s on the Horizon for these Emerging Industries?

By Counsel Lolla Stovall Cannabis sales are accelerating swiftly as legalization efforts push through, increasing a whopping 67% in 2020 alone. The cannabis industry is now worth more than $60 billion and should exceed $100 billion by the end of the decade. Increasing sales naturally require increasing production. And as production has increased, the environmental…

Cleantech and Cannabis: What’s New, What’s Next?

By Counsel Lolla Stovall Cannabis production and sales is one of the hottest industries around, with an annualized growth rate of more than 20% for several years running. Marijuana stocks have experienced impressive runs, and it seems that another state or city legalizes recreational marijuana use daily. The success of cannabis startups and the greater…

Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act: Senate Majority Leader Schumer Pushes for Legalization

By Robert A. Mandel, Dr. Jayashree Mitra, and Jonathan M. Purow Despite the absence of White House support, United States Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) unveiled on Thursday a preliminary draft of the ambitious Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (“CAOA”), which, if enacted, would decriminalize cannabis if cultivated, manufactured, sold, administered, used, and possessed in a regulatory-compliant manner and preserve at least parts of existing…

Portland Engineering Inc., and Thompson Duke Industrial LLC settle patent infringement litigation against ATG Pharma Inc. and Advanced Integrated Robotics Inc.

Portland Engineering Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Thompson Duke Industrial, LLC, (collectively “Portland Engineering”) announce that they have entered into a settlement agreement with Canadian defendants ATG Pharma Inc. and Advanced Integrated Robotics Inc. (collectively “ATG Pharma”), ending the patent disputes between the companies. Portland Engineering had filed a patent infringement action against ATG Pharma…

We Are Open For Business – Legalization of Adult Use Cannabis in New York

By Robert Mandel, Jayashree Mitra, Ph.D., Jonathan Purow  SUMMARY: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature on the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“MRTA”) legalizes adult-use marijuana in the State of New York, one of the largest consumer markets in the nation. While there are many steps to be taken before adult-use marijuana is available for purchase and…