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Sessions Jeopardizes Safe Haven for Cannabis Industry

USA - January 12 2018 On January 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Obama-era protection that has allowed the cannabis industry to flourish despite marijuana…

Heidi R. Schwartz.

Sessions Targets Pot, But Six Bills Could Keep the Industry Rolling

USA - September 29 2017 In May, Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions sent a letter to Congress that zeroed in on the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, a cornerstone of federal…

Has the DEA Overstepped by Codifying Marijuana Extracts, Including CBD, as Schedule 1 Substances?

USA - March 9 2017 At the end of 2016, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) issued a new ruling, codified at 21 C.F.R. § 1308.11(d)(58), establishing all marijuana extracts…

Lack of Federal Cannabis Regulations Continue to Foster Health and Safety Concerns

USA - February 2 2017 Cannabis products available to consumers under state legalization laws continue to expand in volume and variety. As the industry grows, so too do the…

Rachael Wallace.

Financial Institutions Continue to Bank on Status Quo with New Round of Marijuana Account Closures

Canada - October 27 2016 Last month, news outlets reported that Scotiabank and Royal Bank of Canada, the two top banks in Canada, ceased all business with companies in the…

Rachael Wallace.