Category: Legal

Legalization Roadmap: State by State

September 8th, 2020

A state-by-state look at all 10 states allowing adult-use sales, as well as 12 key medical marijuana markets  

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State Overview: Washington

September 7th, 2020

Washington, like Colorado, legalized recreational cannabis for adult use in 2013. It has now been more than six years since the first stores opened and the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is working on dialing in the regulations known as “Cannabis 2.0.” Unlike most other regulatory systems in the…

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State Overview: Washington, D.C.

September 4th, 2020

The District of Columbia faces unique obstacles in its path to achieve comprehensive recreational marijuana regulation. The District was one of the first places in the U.S. to adopt a medical marijuana program to regulate the manufacture, sale and use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, more than 10 years ago.…

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State Overview: Pennsylvania

September 3rd, 2020

This year, Pennsylvania has grown its medical marijuana patient base to more than 330,000 (almost 100,000 more than originally projected) and also increased its number of physicians to 2,000 and its certified laboratories to six. Almost all of the 25 grower/processors and 80 locations associated with the 50 dispensary licensees…

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State Overview: Oregon

September 2nd, 2020

In 2014, Oregon voters approved Measure 91 — the Oregon Legalized Marijuana Initiative — and legalized recreational cannabis. Measure 91 authorized the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act of 2014, which the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) uses to regulate marijuana in Oregon. Oregon permits the…

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Canada: A global leader in cannabis

September 2nd, 2020

The cannabis industry is a fast-paced and multi-faceted industry that presents a myriad of opportunities for entrepreneurs. Since the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada in 2018, the industry has seen many highs and lows in its short lifespan. This is in part due to the legislation and regulations governing…

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State Overview: Oklahoma

September 1st, 2020

Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program was born in 2018 when state residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of State Question 788, the country’s most progressive policy to date. Merely two years into existence, patients and business owners alike report gratifying experiences as Oklahoma’s expanding medical marijuana market stakes its claim in the…

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Going GLOBAL: Zuber Lawler

August 31st, 2020

For nearly a decade now, Los Angeles-based Zuber Lawler has been one of the top cannabis law firms in the country, though that was not always the plan. Originally, the firm was focused on “higher-stakes commercial practice,” according to managing partner Tom Zuber, and started to get referrals as the…

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State Overview: Ohio

August 31st, 2020

To date, in Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program, only 10 of the 19 Level 1 cultivator permittees, 10 of the 14 Level II cultivators and 19 of the 45 processor permittees have been deemed operational. Of the 57 dispensary permittees, 51 have been deemed operational and there are three laboratories…

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State Overview: New York

August 28th, 2020

New York, the fourth-most populous state, has one of the most restrictive medical cannabis programs in the country. Under the Compassionate Care Act, enacted in 2014 and administered by the state Department of Health, New York has licensed only 10 “registered organizations” to grow, process and sell medical cannabis to…

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