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Brittany is a litigation attorney licensed to practice in New York and Oregon. She has experience representing clients in a variety of legal matters, including contract and commercial disputes, construction defects, product liability, malpractice, and catastrophic injuries. She also has experience providing legal and environmental consulting services to a startup cannabis company.

Participants in the federally legal hemp industry are already required to navigate a complex web of federal and state laws. However, in light of changes that have occurred and will continue to occur throughout 2024, hemp businesses must be prepared to pivot on a moment’s notice throughout the coming months.
Continue Reading Hemp Industry 2024: State and Federal Changes

Exciting news for New Yorkers came on March 28, 2023, when the Second Circuit Court of Appeals entered an Order in the Variscite NY One case, lifting the injunction that prevented the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) from issuing Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) licenses in several New York State

Continue Reading Court Lifts Injunction on NY Cannabis Licenses, Clearing Path for More Dispensaries

On July 14, 2022, the New York Cannabis Control Board (the Board) held a meeting to discuss the regulations and application for Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) Licenses.

At the meeting, the Board approved the CAURD regulations. Despite receiving over 600 public comments on the draft CAURD regulations, the Board

Continue Reading Updates on New York’s Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary Licenses

On March 10, 2022, the New York State Cannabis Control Board (CCB) held a public meeting, during which board members advanced measures that lay the foundation for the New York Cannabis Seeding Opportunity Initiative. This Initiative makes adult-use cannabis sales possible before the end of 2022 and positions equity-entrepreneur-owned retail

Continue Reading Takeaways from New York's Cannabis Control Board Meeting