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Roadside Drug Testing Expands with Help of New Technologies

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law One of the key policy concerns regarding the federal legalization of cannabis centers on the public safety risk of drugged drivers. Not only do scientists and lawmakers disagree about the legally determined limit to which THC found in blood, breath, or saliva would constitute impairment, but to…
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Mailing CBD and Hemp-Based Products Just Got Easier

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law The rules regarding mailing CBD and hemp-based products have changed. In June (2019), the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) released new mailing standards for “products derived from cannabis and industrial hemp” in light of Congressional and Departmental clarification that interstate commerce of hemp is expressly permitted. The USPS apparently…
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Employer Liability for Employees’ Acts

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law In our previous post, we discussed general rules applicable to the transportation of cannabis both across and within state lines. Here, we discuss the issue of who is responsible when an accident happens – or worse, an intentional wrongful act is committed – by an employee driver or a third-party…
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The Transportation of Marijuana Within and Across State Lines

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law Some of the most commonly asked questions by cannabis business owners and operators, as well as consumers, involve the transportation of marijuana and the applicable laws, as well as the division of liability between the business owner and the driver. Transportation of marijuana is highly regulated. The transportation of marijuana…
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Marijuana Criminal Justice Reform Makes Slow Progress

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law Published in: Marijuana Venture Magazine, July 2018 Communities of color are still disproportionately impacted Marijuana used to land you in jail; now it can land you on the Forbes list. However, while states across the country are decriminalizing cannabis and instituting their own medicinal and recreational programs,…
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DEA Classification of CBD Survives Lawsuit

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law Published in: Marijuana Venture Magazine, June 2018 I.  Hemp Farming Act of 2018 Provides Hope for the Cannabis Industry The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Hemp Industries Association, et al. v. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (Case No. 17-70162), siding against industry attorneys who argued that the DEA’s…
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Overproduction, Diversion, and the “New” Marijuana Black Market

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law On Friday, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, Billy Williams, issued a memorandum titled “Priorities in Enforcement of Federal laws Involving Marijuana in the District of Oregon.” The memo explains that changes are afoot in enforcement policies and practices with respect to federal marijuana laws in Oregon. These…
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