Last week the Ohio House proposed legislation designed to revise a number of aspects of Issue 2, the Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative, passed by over 57% of Ohioans in November. Today, the Ohio Senate proposed its own revisions to Issue 2, which, if passed, would have significant repercussions on theContinue Reading The Hits Keep Coming to Ohio Marijuana: Legislature Proposes More Limits to Adult-Use Law
Jim Sandy is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who represents individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of civil and commercial litigation. Nationwide, Jim represents a variety of cannabis industry clients in compliance as well as litigation. He has handled Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT Act) compliance for vape companies, advised on employment agreements between cannabis companies and their contracted sales reps and sales agreements between manufacturers and dispensaries, and managed breach of contract disputes. Active on the Cannabis industry team and making regular appearances at cannabis conferences and events throughout the year, Jim looks forward to providing first-class service to marijuana and ancillary companies as well as financiers and lenders involved in this space.
Ohio Republicans have begun to propose legislative changes to the recently passed Issue 2, the Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative (Initiative), passed by over 57% of Ohioans in November. House Bill No. 341 (the Bill) was introduced on November 28 by Representative Gary Click (R) and does not currently have…Continue Reading Ohio Marijuana: House Member Introduces Bill to Amend Recently Passed Adult-Use Law
While the Ohio Legislature’s May 3, 2023, deadline to put forth adult-use legislation to avoid a ballot initiative went up in smoke, Ohioans have continued pushing forward in their attempt to legalize adult-use cannabis. And, perhaps reading the tea leaves, a bipartisan bill was just introduced in the Ohio House…Continue Reading The Long and Winding Road to Adult-Use Cannabis in Ohio: An Update
As Ohio’s medicinal marijuana industry grows and the public’s attitude towards marijuana continues to improve, various organizations and lawmakers have begun to lay the groundwork to – at long last – legalize adult use cannabis in Ohio in 2023. …
Continue Reading The Times They Are A-Changin’: Ohio May Legalize Adult Use Marijuana in 2023
MedMen – a Canadian corporation, and one of the best-known names in marijuana – recently made headlines for pulling an old trick: attempting to avoid making nearly $1,000,000 of lease payments based on marijuana’s illegal status under federal law.
Continue Reading MedMen’s Illegality Defense: Will the Court Take the Case?
On October 6, 2022, President Biden took his first steps to overhaul federal policy on marijuana. In doing so, he pardoned individuals with federal offenses for simple marijuana possession and initiated review as to how the drug is classified.
Continue Reading Biden Speaks Bluntly About Marijuana Reform
Under current California law, cannabis licensees are not permitted to “transport or distribute, or cause to be transported or distributed, cannabis or cannabis products outside the state, unless authorized by federal law.”  Federal law, of course, also does not permit interstate transfer of cannabis. As the judge told Johnny Depp’s…Continue Reading Crossing The Line: California Looks to Permit Interstate Transfer and Distribution of Cannabis
On Thursday, July 21, 2022, Senators Chuck Schumer, Ron Wyden, and Cory Booker unveiled the long-awaited Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA), which, if passed, would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and require various federal agencies to establish rules for regulating various aspects of the marijuana industry.
Continue Reading Maybe This Time Will Be Different: Senate Unveils Legislation to Legalize Marijuana