Oregon Will Make it Easier to Find Cannabis Business Owners Privacy for Oregon cannabis businesses just got tougher People who own businesses often try to keep their names off state-controlled websites and other public registries, to the extent possible. There are various reasons for this: the owners may hope to avoid receiving tax and legal documents in front of clients, may wish to avoid media inquiries, or may simply cherish their privacy. View Full Post
How to Sell Weed Like a Pro: Top 10 Contract Terms Get Legit. In the old days, people rarely wrote things down when they sold cannabis. Selling the flower was risky, and leaving a paper trail riskier still. With the advent of medical marijuana programs, though, cannabis supply contracts became routine. Such agreements are often referred to as “patient-caregiver agreements” or “patient-grower agreements,” and state agencies may even require their use. View Full Post
Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), resigned his post last week amid public health and personal travel debacles. Mr. Price’s resignation drew very little coverage from cannabis reporters, however, which was sort of strange: the HHS Secretary wields more influence over cannabis law and policy than any other public official besides Attorney General Jeff Sessions and whomever the new DEA Administrator turns out to be. View Full Post
Are We Finally Getting Some Serious Federal Cannabis Research? It could happen. On Monday, ace cannabis reporter Tom Angell broke a nice story regarding a Senate Appropriations Committee report that, among other things, does the following: (1) expresses “concern” at “the [limited] amount and [constricted] type of research that can be conducted on certain schedule 1 drugs, especially marijuana…”; (2) directs federal agencies to formulate a “National Testing Program for Schedule I Marijuana-Derived Products”; and (3) specifically asks for distinct “analysis of marijuana and marijuana derived from products sold commercially in dispensaries or online.” As far as federal government reports and cannabis, that’s about as good as it gets. View Full Post