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

The big news this week comes from Colorado, where a cannabusiness has come out on the winning side of a lawsuit over declining property values.


Continue Reading The Week in Weed: November 2, 2018

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

The city’s lawmakers are legitimizing and regulating marijuana businesses before the state fully legalizes recreational marijuana use in January 2018.


Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 29, 2017

Seyfarth Synopsis: Federal officials have been asking states where marijuana is legal to turn over demographic data of patients who have obtained a medical marijuana card, raising privacy concerns and compliance questions over whether state officials should cooperate with the federal government.
Continue Reading How Going Green Can Have Adverse Effects on Your Privacy

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

When career business executive Steve Hoffman was appointed the state’s marijuana czar last week, pot proponents reacted with immediate skepticism. But Hoffman, it turns out, isn’t


Continue Reading The Week in Weed: September 8, 2017

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

Colorado’s largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. But Denver’s elaborate hurdles for potential weed-friendly coffee shops and gathering
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: August 25, 2017

On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”), the highest state court in Massachusetts, held that an employer could be liable for disability discrimination by declining employment based on an individual’s off-duty medical marijuana use. This is a landmark decision, which has major implications for employers with drug testing programs and drug-free workplace policies.
Continue Reading Is Medical Marijuana A Reasonable Accommodation? Mass. Court Says … Possibly

We recently reported on the inclusion of the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment in the current Congressional budget deal.  The controversy over whether the Justice Department should be permitted to enforce federal laws in states where marijuana is legal for medical purposes only seemed settled, at least until the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 expires in late September.  Due to the signing statement that President Trump issued when approving the Act, however, we may have blogged too soon.
Continue Reading Reading the Signs: Is a Marijuana Crackdown in Our Future?

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

Vermont lawmakers have approved a modest expansion to the state’s medical marijuana program, permitting dispensaries to open more locations and expanding the list of medical conditions treatable with MMJ.


Continue Reading The Week in Weed: May 5, 2017

The appointment of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General created a great deal of uncertainty in the medical marijuana community.  Sessions has a long history of opposing the legalization of marijuana, whether for medical or recreational purposes.  “Marijuana is against federal law, and that applies in states where they may have repealed their own anti-marijuana laws. So yes, we will enforce law in an appropriate way nationwide,” Sessions said in an interview with radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt in March.
Continue Reading See You in September: Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment in Budget Deal

Recently, the San Francisco Chronicle published an interesting story examining two fronts on which labor unions are trying to cash in on the passage of Prop 64 in November 2016, which legalized the sale and personal use of recreational marijuana in California. With its passing, California is poised to become the largest, most lucrative market for marijuana products in the United States (assuming the successes of craft beer and fine wines are fair markers). Nearly six months later, the industry is in its infancy with much to be decided on cannabis’ regulation.
Continue Reading Unions Find The Grass On The Other Side of Prop 64 Particularly Green