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CBD drugs moved to Schedule 5; no promises for cannabis

Diane Romza-Kutz October 1, 2018
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The DEA has moved CBD prescription drugs with THC levels below .01% to a Schedule 5 drug after the FDA’s approval of Epidolex. However, despite the reschedule, cannabis still remains a Schedule 1 substance. READ MORE

Recreational cannabis in the workplace: A guide for California employers

John Viola February 16, 2018
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Do your employees think they can smoke cannabis in the workplace because it’s legal? Are your employees telling you that even though they failed a drug test you have to keep them on as employees? Although cannabis usage is now legal in the State of California, employers may still prohibit its use in the workplace. READ MORE

Calif. cities lift medical marijuana delivery ban: Is L.A. next?

Michael Rosenblum April 24, 2017
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More and more cities in California are allowing the once-banned delivery of medical marijuana directly to consumers. Learn about the latest developments statewide, including in Los Angeles. READ MORE

Top takeaways from the 2015 Las Vegas Marijuana Business Convention

November 20, 2015
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One overarching concern among all participants at the Conference was that of legal compliance. Every business at the convention has to worry about IRS concerns related to claiming business expenses, the paucity of banks willing to deal with the cannabis industry and accept cannabis-related funds, and the inability to work with credit cards. READ MORE

Employers and medical marijuana: Are California's anti-drug policies up in smoke?

John Viola November 2, 2015
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What’s an employer to do when faced with employees using marijuana in or out of the workplace? How should employers respond to employees who use or possess marijuana legally under California law? How does such use or possession affect termination, disability and drug testing issues? READ MORE

Limiting tort liability for cannabis: Dram shop-type laws

Carl Rowley September 21, 2015
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As more states enact laws legalizing the sale of medical and recreational marijuana, cannabis businesses may start to question whether they could be held liable if customers cause injury or harm to others while using their products. A good reference for the cannabis industry is the dram shop laws that affect purveyors of alcohol. READ MORE

Thompson Coburn advises clients on state laws governing the business of cannabis to facilitate compliance with those state laws. Federal laws concerning cannabis currently conflict with state laws in states that have legalized cannabis or possession of cannabis. Although federal enforcement policy may at times defer to these states’ laws and not enforce conflicting federal laws, interested businesses and individuals should be aware that compliance with state law in no way assures compliance with federal law, and there is a risk that conflicting federal laws may be enforced in the future. In addition to this Cannabis-specific note, readers should review Thompson Coburn’s Conditions of Use / Disclaimers page containing other important information.