What comes to mind when you think of Amsterdam? Typically, Van Gogh, historic churches, beautiful canals, and marijuana. Amsterdam is famous for its “coffee shops,” where patrons can purchase and consume marijuana on-site. In light of the success of recent legalization efforts on this side of the Atlantic, we have to ask: where are America’s

On February 24th, Alaska became the third state to legalize adults using and possessing certain amounts of marijuana. Despite this development, you cannot start selling cannabis willy-nilly in Alaska. You will need to register with the state to cultivate, manufacture, and distribute cannabis for public consumption. And the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABCB), the agency

On October 28, 2014, the United States Department of Justice issued a “Policy Statement Regarding Marijuana Issues in Indian Country.” In this memo, the DOJ stated that its eight enforcement priorities will apply “in the event that sovereign Indian Nations seek to legalize the cultivation or use of marijuana in Indian Country.” At

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You do not need us to tell you about what a great year 2014 was for cannabis, so we will try to avoid doing that. But we do want to use

Occasionally, the epic battle between marijuana and the repeal of its prohibition shifts from the Federal government to the locals. In How To Handle A Neighbor Who Wants To Shut Down Your Cannabis Business, we wrote about how marijuana businesses should deal with “Not in My Back Yard” neighbors, but what we did not

As lawyers, we were trained to spot injustice. Section 280E of the Internal Revenue Code is an injustice. For that reason, we have and will continue to write about why Section 280E should be repealed. New York lawyer/writer Anne Wallace recently wrote an article, Time to Repeal Section 280E, effectively arguing for repealing Section

After failing to legalize marijuana in November 2012, Oregon redeemed itself by passing Measure 91. Measure 91 legalizes recreational marijuana in Oregon and creates a state-lawful chain of distribution with licensed producers, manufacturers, and retailers. As we’ve previously blogged, we see Oregon as one of the next great opportunities in the marijuana industry.

In an unfortunate turn of events, the anti-marijuana crowd in Alaska gained some important allies last week when the Alaska Conference of Mayors announced that it will oppose Alaska’s recreational marijuana initiative headed to the ballot this fall. The Mayors even pledged to donate $5,000 to the, “Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2,”