Adult Use / Recreational

On May 16, 2024, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released the proposed rule (Proposed Rule) to reschedule marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) also provided a memo to the Department of Justice (DOJ) supporting the DOJ, which oversees the DEA and grants the DEA authority to make rules under the CSA to the DEA.
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Marking a significant development for the cannabis industry both in the state of Florida and throughout the U.S., an initiative will appear on the November 5, 2024, ballot in Florida, which could amend its constitution to allow the sale of recreational marijuana.
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At the White House last Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at a meeting with people who received pardons from President Joe Biden for marijuana-related offenses. She signaled that the federal government, namely the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is moving “as quickly as possible” towards rescheduling marijuana – that is, changing the way

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On January 29, 2024, the Ohio Division of Cannabis Control (DCC) released the first package of proposed rules (Regulations) to govern the state’s emerging legal cannabis market. The Regulations cover the Ohio marijuana license application process and also remove and rescind certain fees.

When will initial applications be made available?

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Based on recent events, it seems likely marijuana will be rescheduled under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) sometime this year. While many industry experts have discussed the impacts in recent months, many questions still remain with respect to how the rescheduling of marijuana could impact federal trademarks and state

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Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the full text of its letter (HHS Letter) to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), recommending marijuana rescheduling from Schedule I to Schedule III. Schedule I substances are deemed to have no currently accepted medical use (CAMU) and

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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 the

Continue 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

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