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Advertising Regulation Overhaul Causes Mass Confusion in Washington Cannabis Industry

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law The laws applicable to the advertising of legal cannabis and legal cannabis business are some of the most rapidly evolving not only in Washington state, but also across the country. I.   Cannabis Advertising Law Overhaul  Mass confusion resulted over these regulations in Washington state in the spring of 2017,…
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Marijuana’s Role in Mitigating the Opioid Crisis

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law Last Thursday, the White House announced it is launching a multimillion-dollar ad campaign intending to warn young people about the dangers of opioid abuse and curb opioid addiction. It is part of the anti-opioid initiative President Trump announced in March of this year, following his declaring the crisis a…
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New Marijuana Licenses in Oregon are No More

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law The agency responsible for licensing marijuana businesses and enforcing relevant laws in the state of Oregon, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), announced last Thursday it will “pause” the processing and issuance of new marijuana license applications as of June 15, 2018. I.   Announcement of Temporary “Pause” on Oregon’s…
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Make Your Mark in Marijuana: Trademark Basics

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law & Sam Mendez, Attorney at Lane Powell Clients often request legal advice with respect to registering and protecting their trademarks and brands. All businesses, large and small, should consider the importance and value of trademarks to the success of their business. Heidi Urness Law provides comprehensive legal services with…
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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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By The Numbers: A Survey of Marijuana Tax Revenue Trends

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law Cannabis is big business, not only for industry participants, but also for the states and local jurisdictions where marijuana has been legalized and regulated through the levy and collection of excise and other taxes. A report from New Frontier Data, a cannabis-neutral policy and business analytic and reporting organization, titled Cannabis…
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Unlikely Heroes in Hemp: An Analysis of Hemp Industries Association, et al. v. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (Case No. 17-70162) and the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 (S. 2667)

By: Heidi Urness, Attorney at Heidi Urness Law Published in: Marijuana Venture Magazine, June 2018 I.   Hemp Industries Ass’n. v. DEA (April 30, 2018) The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Hemp Industries Association, et al. v. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (Case No. 17-70162) last week, siding against industry attorneys who argued that DEA’s…
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