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
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
On November 7, 2023, voters in Ohio approved Ohio Issue 2, the Marijuana Legalization Initiative (the Initiative), which legalizes marijuana for recreational use in Ohio. Among its key provisions, the Ohio Initiative creates a new Division of Cannabis Control (DCC) within the Ohio Department of Commerce (DOC) to regulate marijuana…Continue Reading Ohio Legalizes Adult-Use Marijuana
In late August, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would recommend moving marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act. In this episode, corporate cannabis attorney Daniel Shortt moderates a discussion with tax attorney Douglas Charnas and financial services regulatory attorney…Continue Reading Podcast: Tax and Banking Implications of Rescheduling Marijuana
Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) is one of the most misunderstood and controversial cannabinoids in the Cannabis sativa (cannabis) plant. While booming in popularity, THCA is also a high-risk cannabinoid from a legal standpoint.
Following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the marketplace for “alternative” or “minor” cannabinoids – chemical compounds…Continue Reading Is THCA Legal? The State Line is the Bottom Line
According to a report from the Congressional Research Service (the Report), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is likely to follow the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recommendation to move marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III under the Controlled Substances Act…Continue Reading DEA Likely to Reschedule Marijuana Based on Congressional Report
On August 8, 2023, Ohio voters defeated a proposed amendment to the state’s Constitution that would have required at least 60% of the vote on any citizen-initiated proposal to amend the Constitution, otherwise known as Issue 1. Since 1912, the Ohio Constitution has required only a majority of the vote…Continue Reading All Eyes on Ohio’s Adult-Use Marijuana Measure Post Issue 1 Defeat
A hard lesson was learned after cannabis was discovered in a suitcase at the airport: the government does not have to prove cannabis is marijuana to convict you of trafficking in marijuana. A new case recently clarified that the legal burden shifts and requires the accused to produce evidence that…Continue Reading Hemp in Your Suitcase Can Get You Convicted of Trafficking in Marijuana
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
Federally legal CBD products may, under some circumstances, cause consumers to fail drug tests. An employer’s right to terminate employee-consumers on that basis is not prohibited by federal law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Many of us are familiar with CBD products. In some states, they can be found…Continue Reading CBD & The Workplace, A Word to The Wise