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As many states continue to ease regulations and the Food and Drug Administration considers moving cannabis to Schedule III, commercial real estate is increasingly buzzed with interest in properties for use by cannabis businesses, from agricultural land and warehouses to retail spaces. Despite this seemingly abundant opportunity, investors currently find themselves navigating the still murky waters of federal illegality.

The Blunt Truth’s Stan Jutkowitz joins James O’Brien and Eric Greenberg on The Property LineTM Podcast to discuss the cannabis industry landscape, hurdles faced when securing and investing in suitable real estate, and risks and liabilities for owners leasing to cannabis businesses.Continue Reading Highs and Lows of Cannabis CRE

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we see a lot of finger-pointing over CBD regulations. The Senate now has a companion bill to the House’s PREPARE Act. Could South Dakota overturn its medical marijuana law? And finally, a former Minnesota governor looks to launch his own cannabis brand.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 4, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we check in on the move to put adult-use on the ballot in Florida. We see that Maryland is working on regulations, as July 1 draws nearer. We note that the FDA is looking at a regulatory framework for CBD. And finally, we note that the Kansas City Royals sign a deal with a CBD company. Continue Reading The Week in Weed: June 9, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.

This week, the big news is what didn’t happen – the FDA didn’t propose regulations for the use of CBD in food. And then we have two stories about things that haven’t happened yet, but that some people would like to see happen: interstate cannabis commerce and federal re-scheduling. And finally, what were those hobbits smoking in The Lord of the Rings?Continue Reading The Week in Weed: February 3, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.

This week, we see that the U.S. Virgin Islands legalized cannabis for adult use. Mississippi saw its first medical marijuana sale. Will Delaware pass a legalization bill this year – color us skeptical. The FDA released guidance on cannabis-derived drugs. And finally, if you’re looking to buy an American flag, you might consider one made of hemp.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: January 27, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.

It looks like marijuana banking will not be part of the NDAA.  Lawmakers introduced a bill to require the FDA to regulate CBD.  Medical cannabis could become part of veterans’ healthcare.  Federal assistance with state expungement programs might be on the
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: December 10, 2021

On Thursday, December 17th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it was taking action against six companies selling CBD-based products.  These companies faced administrative actions by the FTC for “making a wide range of scientifically unsupported claims about their ability to treat serious health conditions,” such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and pain relief.  The six actions have been resolved
Continue Reading Operation CBDeceit Marks Beginning of FTC Crackdown on Deceptive CBD Medical Claims While FDA Continues to Issue Warning Letters

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.

The FDA started the process of issuing guidance on CBD products.  Democrats said no to legalized marijuana in their party platform.  There’s a way to test products for cannabis levels.  Missouri is having problems with its medical marijuana program.  Support for
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 31, 2020

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.

Ballot initiatives make news in several states.  The Food and Drug Administration released guidance on marijuana research.  Two state officials publicly support legal marijuana.  We’ve got yet another report on the National Defense Authorization Act.  And there’s a new ad campaign
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: July 24, 2020