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Cannabis Patents 101

CAN YOU PATENT CANNABIS-RELATED PRODUCTS? Although Cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, many cannabis businesses are surprised to find out that the federal government does issue patents for cannabis and cannabis products. Unlike trademarks, the illegality of the product or process that is being patented does not affect whether or not the United States…
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Pot Progress in Peril?

Former drug prosecutor named interim US Attorney for L.A. day before Cole Memo repeal This week has been a busy week for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and as a result a  nerve-racking week for the cannabis industry. This comes in the week that California, the country’s largest cannabis market, begins recreational cannabis sales. And for…
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Marijuana Marketing

Advertising & Marketing Cannabis Businesses In California

Many cannabis businesses have expressed concerns about advertising and marketing their business after Jan 1, 2018. These concerns stem from the restrictions in California’s primary cannabis regulation, the Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”) which was created by the passage of SB 94. MAUCRSA is the latest consolidation of California’s cannabis laws.…
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