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  • Hemp Industry 2024: State and Federal Changes

    Participants in the federally legal hemp industry are already required to navigate a complex web of federal and state law. However, in light of changes that have occurred and will continue to occur throughout 2024, hemp businesses must be prepared to pivot on a moment’s notice throughout the coming months.

  • Ferachi to Serve Second Term as McGlinchey’s Managing Member

    McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2024, Michael Ferachi has been elected to serve a second three-year term as the firm’s Managing Member. “I am proud of the progress the firm made during my first term, ranging from growing our employee headcount and geographic footprint to expanding our practice areas,More

  • Ohio Marijuana License Application Process Outlined by Regulations

    On January 29, 2024, the Ohio Division of Cannabis Control (DCC) released the first package of proposed rules (Regulations) to govern the state’s emerging legal cannabis market. The Regulations cover the Ohio marijuana license application process and also remove and rescind certain fees.

  • 2024 Cannabis Trademarks and Branding

    Despite this uncertainty, one thing is clear: many cannabis brands currently operating in the space need not wait for federal rescheduling of marijuana to take advantage of protections under federal and state trademarks for cannabis trademarks.

  • DEA is Going to Have a Hard Time Fighting Marijuana Rescheduling

    Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the full text of its letter (HHS Letter) to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), recommending marijuana rescheduling from Schedule I to Schedule III. Schedule I substances are deemed to have no currently accepted medical use (CAMU) and include drugs like heroin and MDMA. NothingMore

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