Adult Use Cannabis Begins in Compassionate Connecticut

On January 10, 2023, Connecticut joined those states in our union that have opened their doors to adult use cannabis sales. Seven dispensaries stepped through those doors and by January 31, Connecticut had recorded $5.1 million in adult use sales, plus an additional $8.2 million in medical sales for a total of $13.3 million. Like […]

Edible Arrangements Trademark lawsuit abandoned against MSO Green Thumb

MJ Biz report Edible Arrangements officially ended its trademark lawsuit against marijuana multistate operator Green Thumb Industries. Green Thumb, meanwhile, dropped its counterclaims against the Atlanta-based franchisor of stores selling gift bouquets made of fruit. The companies agreed in a joint stipulation that Edible Arrangements’ claims would be dismissed with prejudice and Green Thumb’s counterclaims without prejudice, […]

Audit Readiness for Plant Touching Businesses

A report issued three years ago by the Department of Treasury, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), states that the IRS will begin to increase its audit of cannabis businesses throughout the country. The report, released on March 30, 2020, states that the IRS believes that most cannabis businesses have not accurately applied IRC […]

SEC charges American Patriot Brands, its CEO, and five others for allegedly funneling investor funds into personal accounts and expenses. 

SEC Press Release SEC Charges Cannabis Company American Patriot Brands, CEO, and Others with Fraud FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2023-55 Washington D.C., March 16, 2023 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged American Patriot Brands Inc. (APB), a cannabis cultivation and distribution company, its CEO, and five other entities and individuals for their participation in […]

Arizona: Rose Law Group names new co-chairman to cannabis law department

The Rose Law Group has named Dan Gauthier as the new co-chair of its cannabis law department. Rose Law Group has been advising clients on cannabis law for more than 13 years, prior to the introduction of Arizona’s medical marijuana act, Proposition 203, in 2010. Gauthier has spent his career implementing complicated transactions, a significant […]

NJ Hemp Company Sues Massachusetts Based Partner Over Alleged ‘Ponzi Scheme’

Ganjapreneur reports New Jersey hemp company Delta Technologies is suing the Massachusetts-based biotech firm Salzman Group, claiming the company operated a “Ponzi scheme” which utilized more than $700,000 it raised from the firm for its own projects. A New Jersey hemp company is suing a Massachusetts biotech company claiming it operated a “Ponzi scheme” by using more […]

The Science of Cultivating Cannabis: Tips for a Thriving Grow Operation

Creating a healthy cannabis growing environment based on the science behind growing top-notch, medical-grade cannabis is essential for producing consistent results, assuming you start with quality genetics. Before speaking about the environment, it is necessary to highlight that quality and consistency has to first start with quality plant material. In this article, we will explore […]

The Story of 5th House Farms: Economic Empowerment & Equity in Cannabis

Based in Rochester along the I-5 corridor in western Washington is 5th House Farms, a black-owned cultivation and processing company. Founded in 2016 by a BIPOC family with a tier three producer license, the company has quietly built an impressive brand success story in the state.  Coming from an economically-disadvantaged background, Carlondo Mitchell, owner of […]

Article South Africa: Do tenants have the right to smoke cannabis in a rental property?

There have been numerous complaints in recent years from both landlords and neighbours that tenants are smoking cannabis in their rental property. When neighbours start to complain, landlords are often caught in the middle. Is there really anything they can do to resolve the situation? Rowan Terry, legal counsel at TPN Credit Bureau The reality […]