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Tenth Circuit rules that federal Controlled Substances Act does not preclude application of federal overtime requirements to cannabis industry

USA - October 2 2019 Although cannabis remains illegal pursuant to federal law in the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit recently held that…

Adam D. Brownrout, Melissa M. Ferrara

Just when you thought it was safe, federal district court finds cannabis-related contract unenforceable

USA - September 13 2019 The ominous tagline for the movie “Jaws 2” famously warned: “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.” Although unlikely to receive…

Congress votes to protect state cannabis programs

USA - June 27 2019 In a landmark legislative development, the U.S. House of Representatives recently approved the Blumenauer-McClintock-Norton amendment (the Amendment)…

Adam D. Brownrout

On your ’mark, get set, go: Federal government offers trademark protection for hemp-derived CBD goods

USA - May 28 2019 Following on the heels of the passage of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (the Farm Bill) in December 2018, the U.S. Patent and Trademark…

Adam D. Brownrout, Darren B. Cohen, Cori Annapolen Goldberg

Beware: Per USCIS “guidance,” participation in cannabis industry may bar naturalization

USA - May 14 2019 Non-U.S. citizens hoping to become naturalized U.S. citizens likely will want to steer clear of the cannabis industry in the United States, even in states wh...

Zachary S. Roman