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Cannabis Considerations: Protecting your Cannabis Innovation
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • April 20 2018

Early protection of intellectual property is a critical component in any business’s efforts to secure a competitive advantage in the marketplace


FDA Seeks Comments on Potential Marijuana Reclassification Under International Drug Control Treaty
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • April 19 2018

The Food and Drug Administration requested comments in a notice published in the Federal Register on April 9, 2018 concerning the “abuse potential


How cannabis brand owners can cover their buds with plant breeders' rights
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • April 16 2018

The federal government is moving quickly towards legalising the possession and consumption of cannabis for recreational purposes. Although Canada's


Cannabis Producer Signs Supply Agreement with Quebec Alcohol Agency
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Canada
  • April 16 2018

Canadian cannabis producer, Hydropothecary, announced on April 11, 2018 that it had signed a five-year deal to supply the Société des alcools du


Cannabis Protection Exchanged for Conservative Appointments
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • April 13 2018

Maybe, just maybe, sanity will surface in our nation’s capital at least with respect to states’ rights in the cannabis space. Pressure from Colorado


Bud Branders Beware: Proposed Cannabis Packaging and Labeling Requirements Don’t Leave Room for Imagination
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • April 4 2018

As Bill C-45, Canada's proposed Cannabis Act, makes its way through the Senate in advance of the anticipated legalization of cannabis late this


Update on the Proposed Regulation of Cannabis: Health Canada Releases Summary of Public Feedback
  • Torkin Manes LLP
  • Canada
  • March 30 2018

On March 19, 2018, Health Canada released a summary report (the "Summary") of the comments it received during the 60-day public consultation period to


Securities Commissions Provide Guidance on New Takeover Rules in Hostile Cannabis Bid
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • March 29 2018

For close to three months, M&A lawyers and other capital markets participants had been anxiously awaiting the release of written reasons from the


Using Trade Secret Protection To Shield Your Marijuana-Related Intellectual Property
  • Greenspoon Marder LLP
  • USA, Australia
  • March 28 2018

Despite the fact that the commercial cannabis industry in the United States is projected to soar above $50 billion by 2026, there is a great deal of


Catching Fire: Plaintiffs Expand Proposition 65 Cannabis Targets and File Lawsuits
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2018

Last October, we alerted you that watchdog groups were filing notices of violation (NOVs) against cannabis dispensaries for alleged violations under