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New Rules Regulating the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

New rules regulating the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program became effective on September 8th.  These recently finalized rules can be found in Ohio Administrative Code (“OAC”) Sections 3796:3, 4, 6, 7, 8 (http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/). 

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TAGS: Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, Medical Marijuana

10 Important Risk Factors to Disclose to Investors of Your Medical Marijuana Business (Part 2 of 2)

In the previous part of this two-part series, we discussed five special considerations that should be contemplated by emerging medical marijuana companies and their investors. In this post, we will cover the remaining five risk factors that should be disclosed in the company’s private offering materials, which consist of the following:

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10 Important Risk Factors to Disclose to Investors of Your Medical Marijuana Business (Part 1 of 2)

In this first post of a two-part series, we will examine five of the ten important risk factors that should be considered by medical marijuana companies and their investors.

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Medical Marijuana Zoning: Location, Location, Location

The old real estate adage “location, location, location” takes on new meaning in the context of the medical marijuana industry. 

In the recently enacted Medical Marijuana Control Program, the Ohio legislature provided municipalities with the authority to limit or prohibit, effectively “zone-out”, local medical marijuana operations.

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TAGS: Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, Medical Marijuana, Zoning

Marijuana Justice Act Would Pave the Way for Marijuana Legalization

On Tuesday August 1st, Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Marijuana Justice Act – legislation that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. The bill would remove marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, and therefore eliminate the need to rely on the “Cole Memo” to resolve the tension between states that have legalized marijuana – either in medicinal or recreational forms – and the federal government, which still treats possession and distribution of marijuana in any form as a felony.

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TAGS: Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, Medical Marijuana

Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Coming to Cincinnati...?

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy just released its draft dispensary districts. As you’ve probably heard, medical cannabis is roughly a year away from becoming reality in Ohio, and this step provides some initial insight into where a patient might be able to obtain medical cannabis with a physician’s prescription.

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TAGS: Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, Medical Marijuana

Why Is The USPTO Treating Marijuana Differently For Patents Than For Trademarks?

Although about half of the states have legalized medical marijuana, and the department of justice has declared it to be a low enforcement priority, marijuana is still a controlled substance under federal law, with criminal penalties for possession and sale.

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Medical Marijuana Creates Unanswered Trademark Litigation Issues

Ohio’s Department of Commerce is ramping up efforts to begin the state’s medical marijuana program.  Standards and licensing procedures for cultivators, laboratories, dispensaries and others will be set up over the next year, and the program must be fully up and running by the summer of 2018.  But at the same time, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”) is doubling down on the marijuana ban, keeping the drug listed alongside heroin as a top-level controlled substance.

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TAGS: Drug Enforcement Agency, Medical Marijuana, Trademark Litigation