Regulation of Cannabis Product

States that have legalized marijuana for recreational use have a variety of ways that they regulate the product for consumption. Very few regulate marijuana products as closely as food or alcohol sold to consumers.

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UPDATE ON AB 175: Assembly Committee on Business & Professions Approves California Cannabis Edibles Packaging Bill

By Nicole A. Syzdek, Evoke Law, PC

In mid-April, the Assembly Committee on Business & Professions heard from both proponents and opponents on the pending California Cannabis Edibles Packaging Bill; the Committee then approved the Bill and forwarded it on for review by the Committee on Health. Nicole Syzdek of Evoke Law gives us an overview.

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Cannabis Trademarks and California’s Voluntary Limitations on Market Protection

by Mary L. Shapiro, Esq.

Although 20 years ago, California was the first state to establish a medical cannabis program to aid patients suffering from cancer, AIDS, and other chronic illnesses, California’s strict prohibition of cannabis-related trademarks is in stark contrast to trademark standards in many other states that legalized cannabis more recently. Shapiro discusses the California policy and the reasons behind it.

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Protecting Your Client’s Canna Brand

by James Marion, Esq.

In this ongoing uncertainty and conflict between state and federal law, what can cannabis companies do to protect their brands? Jeff Marion explains how choosing a successful trademark strategy depends largely on the specific nature of the product, such as goods and services that do not “touch the plant.”

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Hazy Definition Of Pot Edibles Creates Regulatory Void

In California there are no rules or regulations governing the production and sale of medicinal cannabis and it is unclear whether edible cannabis products, like chewing gum and brownies, will be governed by existing food safety laws, says Troy McMahan at Sedgwick LLP. (Subscription Required)

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Groundbreaking PTSD Pot Study Moves Forward

By Marguerite Arnold

The state of Colorado is now funding medical research with some of the proceeds from its year-and-a-half-old recreational market. Some of the studies include veterans who suffer from PTSD.

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