Category: Legal

Harnessing the economic force of franchising

October 17th, 2019

Franchising in the United States is part of the nation’s business culture and an economic force, generating $451 billion throughout the country last year. So it is not surprising that entrepreneurs in the world of cannabis are attracted to the fast growth franchising can provide. In a franchise business, the…

Read More >

Maryland updates its stringent marketing rules

September 24th, 2019

Businesses preparing to market a new product nationally must follow the rules of trademark law, as well as marketing and advertising claims under state and U.S. laws when creating a trademark, advertising copy and copyright-registered packaging for the product. In cases where the product is illegal under some federal laws,…

Read More >

Cannabis investors: Do not pass border, do not collect $200

September 10th, 2019

A variety of visas exist that allow investors and their workers alike to legally work within the United States for a predetermined amount of time. They vary in duration of the stay, as well as the intention behind the visa. Some visas are non-immigrant visas, where the intention is not…

Read More >

Don’t puff, puff, pass on patent protection

August 15th, 2019

As the cannabis industry grows, companies must adapt to the challenges arising from that growth, including exploiting any available competitive advantages.

Read More >

The evolving legal landscape of employee cannabis use

August 13th, 2019

As more states legalize cannabis, the relationship between employers and an employee’s legal cannabis use grows increasingly uncertain.

Read More >

Track-and-trace

August 9th, 2019

Predictably, attempts to tracking and tracing software have instead created a chimera of regulation, big data and state-sanctioned monopolies.

Read More >

Hemp laws remain murky, despite the 2018 Farm Bill

August 8th, 2019

Despite its enormous potential, growth of the hemp industry is stymied by misinformation and states that refuse to legalize the crop.

Read More >

Trade war advances cannabis as the next big crop

August 6th, 2019

Farmers engaged in dwindling industries such as tobacco are looking for diversity in their agricultural products — and they are looking to cannabis to improve their economic situation.

Read More >

Franchising and the Cannabis Industry

July 22nd, 2019

Cannabis, the fastest growing industry in the U.S. job market today, is embracing one of America’s most popular business expansion engines — franchising. Denver-based ONE Cannabis and Florida-based Miracle Leaf each claim to be awarding franchises to catapult their growth, the former franchising cannabis dispensaries and the latter medical marijuana…

Read More >

Three steps to building strong cannabis brands

July 21st, 2019

Brands are often a company’s most valuable asset and will be key to the developing cannabis industry. For example, in 2018, Interbrand, a global branding consulting firm, valued the Coca-Cola brand at $66.3 billion and the Budweiser brand at $15.6 billion. As the cannabis industry grows, brands will also become…

Read More >