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    Are You Vulnerable to a Racketeering Charge?

    A recent ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has some cannabis business owners understandably concerned that they may face lawsuits from their neighbors. The three-judge panel decided a case brought by a Colorado horse farm against a neighboring grow operation had enough merit to be heard in court, overruling a federal district […]

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      Robbed by the Police

      The owner of a medical cannabis business has reason to rejoice, now that a judge has ruled that the money seized in a raid of his company must be returned. Superior Court Judge Tamila E Ipema recently issued an order, requiring District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis to return more than $100,000 to San Diego business owner […]

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        Protecting Growers from Crackdown

        In the uncertain legal climate around cannabis law, the state of Colorado is looking to protect its cannabis industry from legal intervention. The state senate recently passed a bill to allow cannabusinesses which work with recreational cannabis to reclassify as medical cannabis businesses should a federal crackdown occur. There is no guarantee that a reclassification […]

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          Why We Can’t Figure Cannabis Out.

          American medical science has done some pretty incredible things over the years. Our understanding of the human body has arguably advanced more in the past hundred years than in all of previous human history. So why is it so hard for the medical community to pin down the effects of cannabis on the body when […]

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            Who Do They Represent?

            In November, the voters of Arkansas passed a referendum legalizing medical cannabis state-wide, but a bevy of recent bills seem to run a bit counter to that agenda. The people of Arkansas are comfortable with the idea of medical cannabis, but it seems that legislators are not. A number of the 12 bills that Governor […]

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              Edibles 101

              Regardless of where you’re operating from, you’ve probably heard about the growth of the sales of cannabis extracts and edibles in markets nationwide. Consumers are increasingly looking for alternatives to smoking, for a variety of reasons, some growers are tapping into this market by making their own edibles. It may sound like a reach to […]

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                The Federal Fight

                Recent comments by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions have many cannabis industry advocates concerned. They hint that the Trump administration is about to increase enforcement of federal laws about cannabis cultivation, possession, distribution or consumption. Although President Trump himself stated on the campaign trail that he felt […]

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                  They Even Took the Presents

                  Three years ago in Michigan, Oakland County’s Narcotics Enforcement Team, OAKNET, heavily armed and wearing ski masks, took away almost everything that Donny Barnes owned. They seized his property, his vehicles, his tools, several of his bank accounts and shut down his antiques business, all before charging Barnes with possessing more than 100 pounds of […]

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                    Rules Change Causes More Illegal Grows

                    The impending deadline for legal recreational cannabis sales in California is still months away, but the frantic preparation for January 1st, 2018, has caused major upheaval among city, county and state agencies, as well as cannabis cultivators. Particularly in rural northern California, which has many illegal grow operations, the pressure to get a working, functional […]

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                      Legal Grower Held at Gunpoint

                      A few months ago, Big Red Farms, a legal grow operation in Yolo County, California, was raided by the anti-drug task force TRIDENT. Company co-owner Ryan Mears responded to a pounding on his door one morning to find a group of police officers armed to the teeth. “I told my 2-year-old son to stay upstairs, […]

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