Entries by Brigid Galvin

California Cannabis Regulators Seek Control Over White Labeling Practices

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control (“BCC”) recently adopted Final Rules[1] that will greatly impact the legal marijuana industry in the Golden State.  While not as disruptive as initially proposed, the final regulations will require marijuana license holders that sell products under a brand owned by a non-licensee to report that brand owner as either […]

Adult-Use Dispensaries are Open in Massachusetts … and Sales are Through the Roof!

My partner, Cory Parnell, and I traveled to Boston recently to attend the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Seed to Sale Show.  Following the show, I toured Western Massachusetts and visited an adult-use dispensary in Leicester with clients who accompanied me from Denver.  At the time of our visit, there were only five adult-use dispensaries open […]

Six Months after Oklahoma State Question 788: Challenges and Opportunities Plentiful in the Wild, Wild Mid-West

Voters in North Dakota, Ohio, and Arkansas approved medical cannabis programs in 2016. Louisiana legalized medical marijuana through ultra-restrictive state legislation in 2015. Yet, none of these states have been able to achieve what Oklahoma has accomplished in just six months: the first sale to a registered patient. “I think we really are the wild, […]

Quartz: Cannabis companies are paying federal taxes in cash and it’s giving the IRS a headache

By Justin Rohrlich,  Originally posted in Quartz, November 14, 2018   Marijuana is now legal, in one form or another, in 33 US states and the District of Columbia. To the federal government, pot is still a drug classified no differently than heroin or cocaine. Yet cannabis businesses are still required to pay federal taxes. (More taxes than […]