Arkansas Judge Stalls Permit Process For Growing Medical Marijuana

In an unforeseen twist, an Arkansas judge stalls permit process for growing medical marijuana in that state, pending a lawsuit by unsuccessful applicants. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen directed state officials not to issue licenses to the applicants they have already selected. Regulators with the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission had […]

Growing Pains a Month Into California’s Market Launch

For about a month now, California’s adult use market has been open for business and the market is booming. About thirty days into the world’s largest adult use market launch, we are beginning to see side effects of the growing pains that come with adjusting the massive industry. Consumers are […]

Homegrown Marijuana Takes Hit In Swedish High Court

The post Homegrown Marijuana Takes Hit In Swedish High Court appeared first on High Times. The trial of a paralyzed man who was prosecuted by Swedish authorities for self-medicating with cannabis recently sparked debate over the right to cultivate medicinal herb in the Scandinavian nation. Now Sweden’s Supreme Court has just ruled against […]

Enforcing Your Patent Without Litigation

Patent litigation can be costly; the median cost can be more than $3 million. Even as the owner of a patent, you should explore all options before deciding to file an infringement suit. Litigation should be your last resort, even if your lawyer is convinced you can win. Winning a […]

Med-West Defendants Accept Plea Deal

The post Med-West Defendants Accept Plea Deal appeared first on High Times. The case against the owner and four employees of San Diego medical marijuana firm Med-West recently came to a close, when the defendants pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges. Business owner James Slatic, and Kensuke Hanaoka, Patric McDonald, Matthew […]

Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights for Cannabis Put to Test in Federal Court

A number of cannabis businesses have pursued federal intellectual property protection for their cannabis-related innovations, such as U.S. patents that protect novel cannabis plant varieties, growing methods, extraction methods, etc. Enforcement of such federal IP rights requires that the IP owner file suit in federal court asserting those rights against […]