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Tenth Circuit decision clears the way for further judicial consideration of application of recently re-enacted Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment

USA - December 27 2019 Since December 2014, there has been a provision in the Federal Budget that, generally stated, denies funds to the U.S. Department of Justice (the…

Michael H. Sampson

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...

Michael H. Sampson

Barr confirmed: Will new Attorney General’s actions on cannabis speak as loud as his words?

USA - February 14 2019 On February 14, 2019, the U.S. Senate confirmed William P. Barr to be the United States’ 85th Attorney General - a development that offers at least a…

Michael H. Sampson

More than a fig leaf: MAPLE Act of 2018 offers protection for non-U.S. citizens involved in cannabis industry

Canada, USA - February 4 2019 In mid-October 2018, recreational use of marijuana became legal across Canada. In advance thereof, on October 9, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol…

Michael H. Sampson

Cross at your own risk? Few certainties at U.S.-Canada border after “Neighbor to the North” legalizes recreational marijuana

Canada, USA - October 25 2018 Although the United States and Canada are neighbors geographically, they are worlds apart when it comes to marijuana. While at the federal level in…

Jason E. Hazlewood, Michael H. Sampson