No Congressional Couch Lock: State Medical Marijuana Laws Protected Through September 30th

By HILARY BRICKEN The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment can still be used as a shield for medical marijuana providers…for now. State implementation of medical marijuana laws are safe from interference from the Department of Justice until September 30th of this year. In a highly anticipated move, Congress extended the protections of the […]

In a Post Prohibition World Does the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act Preclude “Medical Marijuana” Dispensaries?

Marketing Marijuana as Medicine Under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act Last week, me and an attorney from our  law firm’s Philadelphia office gave a presentation on marijuana marketing for this month’s Women Grow Philly Chapter meeting. In preparation for the presentation, I reviewed Pennsylvania’s regulations for the marketing and […]

Jeff Sessions Waives Sword of Damocles

By Steve Schain With Jeff Sessions threatening to singlehandedly crush $7.2 billion legalized marijuana industry spanning 30 states, generating millions in taxes and providing 10 of thousands of jobs, much confusion abounds. While unclear if merely a “knee jerk reaction” to California program’s launch breadth of coverage, unless and until […]

House GOP Blocks Vote for State Medical Marijuana Protections

The U.S. House Committee on Rules has blocked a number of marijuana-related amendments from a federal appropriations bill, including the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment. The GOP-led committee’s moves late Wednesday mean multiple amendments protecting existing and future state marijuana laws won’t be getting a vote on the House floor. The most notable measure cast […]