Canna Law

State Legal Cannabis in 2018: Status Report

Great progress so far in 2018. The path to marijuana public reforms is inevitable. According to recent surveys, 64 percent of Americans favor the legalization of marijuana and roughly 90 percent support its legal use for medical purposes. This growing popularity of cannabis has been reflected in recent legislative and […]

California Cannabis Development Agreements: Part One

California municipalities are missing the mark on development agreements. Development agreements have become a popular tool for California municipalities regulating commercial cannabis activities. We’ve talked a bit about development agreements in the cannabis context here. In a nutshell, a development agreement is a contract between a municipality and developer that freezes […]

Transporting CBD: Plan Your Route Carefully

CBD transport routes can (and should) get weird. The legal status of cannabidiol (CBD) has long been complicated. The Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) allowed for the cultivation of “industrial hemp”, defined as the cannabis plant that contains less than .03% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on a dry weight basis, […]

Oregon Cannabis: Josephine County Loses Again

…another Josephine County setback. Poor Josephine County. We have been writing on this blog about the southern Oregon county’s mounting frustrations with cannabis, its successive losses in litigation, and its most recent attempt in federal district court to submarine Oregon’s cannabis programs. We immediately identified this lawsuit as a “stunning […]