Monthly Archives: April 2022

WEBINAR: Trademark and Advertising Basics for Cannabis Companies

Business is booming for cannabis ventures, but the legal landscape for brand protection and product advertising is rife with complications that demand special consideration. Companies should be paying attention to these issues out of the gate.

Foley Hoag presented a webinar covering a range of topics related to cannabis trademark protection and promotion of cannabis-related goods and services, including:

  • Maximizing trademark rights at the federal and state level
  • Leveraging alternative IP strategies for brands
  • Advertising best practices and what not to say
  • FDA regulation of cannabis and cannabis-derived products
  • CBD,…
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UPDATE: Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill Which Will Make Major Changes to Cannabis Policy in the State

Back in February, we blogged about the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Cannabis Policy (the “Committee”) releasing a cannabis bill (H. 174/S. 72) through Committee without any opposition. This bill proposed major changes to host community agreements (“HCA”), re-vamped the state’s approach to social equity in the industry, and provided a legislative fix to permit on-site consumption establishments.

 

The bill was amended in another committee and the Senate adopted several amendments.… More

New York Approves 52 Adult-Use Conditional Cultivation Licenses

Yesterday, the Cannabis Control Board approved 52 adult-use conditional cultivation licenses, which means the approved businesses can start growing cannabis for the upcoming adult-use market. Licensees can start growing cannabis outdoors or in a greenhouse with up to 20 artificial lights. The new licensees are all current hemp farmers that have grown and harvested for at least two of the past four years. An adult-use conditional cultivator license is valid for no more than two years,… More

UPDATE: Cannabis Legalization on the Ballot in Maryland This November

The Maryland Senate has now approved legislation that puts a referendum before voters this November on whether Maryland should legalize adult-use cannabis and begin implementing a regulatory framework if the ballot question is approved. Maryland’s Republican governor announced he will not sign or veto the legislation, and will allow it to take effect without his signature.

As we previously discussed, even if voters approve the referendum,… More