California Suspends Additional Cannabis Licenses

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Some California licensees are starting off 2020 in a regulatory predicament. In early January, California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (“BCC”) welcomed the new year with a bang by suspending another 252 cannabis licenses. This most recent round of suspensions comes on the heels of the BCC’s, and other regulating agencies, first round of suspensions. In November of last year, over …

Over 250 attend legal roundtable

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A legal roundtable took place in Columbia on Wednesday, January 29. Hosted by MoCannTrade, the event was attended by over 250 people representing over 80 operating groups. MoCannTrade organized the one-night, centrally located event putting applicants, stakeholders, investors and the brightest legal minds together in an effort to provide value to their members and contribute to the Missouri industry’s success. The …

Brazilian Court Rules on a Decision Allowing Hemp Cultivation

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In recent months, we saw a Brazilian court rule on a decision allowing hemp cultivation, a first in the nation’s history. This, coupled with ANVISA’s recent policy announcements concerning its recognition of medicinal cannabis, represents a substantial and swift policy change in Latin America. I have previously written about the significance of the ANVISA announcement, but let’s look at the …

Two Of The Top Cannabis Industry Leaders Launch GPS.Global

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A Consulting Firm Positioned To Revolutionize The Global Cannabis Market DENVER, January 23th, 2020– With 37 countries served and 25 years of collective wisdom, Gateway Proven Strategies (“GPS”) is a world-class cannabusiness consulting firm, positioned to accelerate the growth of the greatest industrial revolution of the 21st century. Founded by two of the top cannabis industry leaders, Bob Hoban and …

The next big U.S. export could be cannabis

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DENVER — In a large warehouse, LivWell Enlightened Health feeds its cloned cannabis plants a custom blend of nutrients, sprays them with filtered water and pumps extra carbon dioxide into the air. LivWell releases three types of insects to clear the plants of unwanted pests without the use of toxic pesticides. Every part of the growing process is meticulously documented …

Now the Die Has Shaken, Now the Die Must Fall

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How ANVISA’s Recent Cannabis Update Will Shape the Future of Policy and Global Trade for LatAm Earlier this month, a monumental shift occurred in the largest country in Latin America. On December 3rd, Brazil’s nationalized health care system, ANVISA, approved regulations for procedures pertaining to the manufacturing and importing of medicinal cannabis-based products and the necessary requirements for prescription, sale, …

Cannabis Corner: DEA Commander Turned Pot Co. Advocate

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*This post was originally published on Law360 Law360 (November 13, 2019, 4:43 PM EST) — Charles Feldmann has been involved in cannabis law longer than most people — albeit not always as an advocate for the industry. “My background really came from a heavy law enforcement side,” he told Law360. “Having gone to law school through the Marine Corps, doing …

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Exclusive Webcast: Breaking down the USDA’s hemp rules

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Shawn Hauser After decades of prohibition, hemp is now an agricultural commodity like any other, regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). But there’s a lot to unpack in the USDA’s new hemp rules. In an exclusive webcast, Hemp Industry Daily editor Kristen Nichols sits down with Vicente Sederberg hemp attorney Shawn Hauser to discuss: What hemp companies need …

What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been

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Here we are today, a little more than five years after the 2014 Farm Bill was passed, and we finally have recognition and approval by the federal government that industrial hemp is legal. Even though that’s what federal law said, that as far back as 2014, the historical weight of last week’s release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final …