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New Jersey Federal Court: Employer Need Not Waive Drug Test for Medical Marijuana User
  • FisherBroyles LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2018

Rememberdespite the legalization of medical marijuana in a majority of states, marijuana remains illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act

Hemp-Derived CBD in Food Products - a Legal Rabbit Hole
  • Wilson Elser
  • USA
  • August 16 2018

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of more than 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is not psychoactive and won’t

An overview of the California state tax implications facing the cannabis industry
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2018

For federal income tax purposes, IRC Section 280E prohibits deductions for expenses incurred by operating “any trade or businessthat consists of

Federal Study on Cannabis Raises More Questions Than It Answers
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • August 14 2018

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) recently released “An Initial Assessment of Cannabis Production, Distribution, and

Court Affirms Drug Conviction Notwithstanding Post-Trial E-mail from Juror Raising “Several Concerns”
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2018

In United States v. Baker, the Court (Livingston, Chin, C.J.J., Koeltl, D.J.) affirmed the conviction of Raymond Baker, who after a jury trial in the

California Quietly Outlaws CBD in Foods
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2018

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Branch of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated an FAQ document relative to regulation of

The RICO Tax Trap
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • July 24 2018

A significant tax bill may await RICO plaintiffs involving cannabis lawsuits because in most cases the plaintiffs will be taxable not only on amounts

Courts Confront Clash Between Federal and State Marijuana Laws
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2018

The clash between state and federal law regarding the use of medical marijuana continues to present an ongoing dilemma for courts around the country

Changes Ahead for Marijuana Banking? STATES Act Proposed in Congress.
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2018

The subject of marijuana and banking has garnered more and more attention as an increasing number of States decriminalize or legalize its use

The Latest Buzz: New Jersey Employer Must Reimburse Injured Employee for Cost of Medical Marijuana
  • Ford & Harrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2018

Rejecting Freehold Township’s claim the entire case was barred by the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), a Workers’ Compensation judge ruled the