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Wed
19
Aug

Strategies for Protecting Trademarks Used on CBD Products

Federal trademark registration is viewed as an attractive form of property-rights protection for most industries. The benefits of such a registration are numerous.

A federal trademark registration serves to recast what would normally be localized common-law trademark rights into nationwide trademark rights. It provides the owner with the right to use the ® designation, to enforce the owner’s rights in federal court, and to file the trademark registration with U.S. Customs to block infringing imports. A federal registration also provides a basis for registering the trademark in foreign countries and jurisdictions.

Unfortunately, members of the cannabis industry have faced an uphill battle when trying to protect their brands on the federal level.

Wed
19
Aug

Democrats Keep Cannabis Legalization Out of 2020 Platform

Joe Biden’s hoped-for change of heart on marijuana legalization may eventually come, but don’t expect it anytime soon. The presumptive Democratic nominee won’t have to deal with the issue in this election, as Democratic leaders decided not to make it part of the party platform.

Wed
19
Aug

Hemp Flower Bans Threaten Commerce In Indiana And Texas

With the legalization of hemp at the federal level with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, it wasn’t long before a new industry based on the increasing popularity of cannabidiol began to take root across the country. But the growth of that industry is at risk in Indiana and Texas, where bans on hemp flower threaten the livelihoods of farmers and small business owners alike.

Wed
19
Aug

Texas punishing people and small businesses for its hemp debacle: lawsuit

Though Texas lawmakers legalized the production and sale of hemp in its last legislative session, the state has now created a framework that essentially bans the sale of “smokable” products.

Edible goods, tinctures and topicals remain okay under the new program. But farmers and cannabis activists alike have voiced concern that lawmakers violated the scope of the original legislation.

Wed
19
Aug

We Must End Marijuana Prohibition For Economic Recovery In A Post Pandemic World

Very simply, marijuana legalization is not some wild experiment that has never been done before. And now, of course, we are beginning to see the same experience in some places in the United States.

In the midst of the pandemic, there is much uncertainty about almost everything, but one thing does seem certain: America is going to be much poorer. Or, to put in a global perspective, America and a few other countries will be much less rich and the rest of the world will be much, much poorer, and no wall or welfare program will protect us.

Wed
19
Aug

Call for freer licence to grow cannabis

Many black people will be frozen out of legal cannabis use because they will be unable to afford an annual $750 licence fee for personal cultivation, campaigners warned yesterday.

Social Justice Bermuda said the fee could keep the illegal cannabis market alive by encouraging people to grow cannabis without permission.

The group appealed to the Government to review its proposed Cannabis (Licensing and Regulation) Act 2020, which was designed to modernise legislation on the drug.

A spokeswoman for Social Justice Bermuda welcomed the move to allow the public to grow cannabis.

But she added: “It was disappointing to see the prohibitive pricing of the personal cultivation licence.

Wed
19
Aug

Thailand Hopes Medical Marijuana Will Boost its Lagging Economy. But Not Everyone's Convinced.

A stand presenting cannabidiol (CBD) oil products is seen during the opening of a cannabis clinic at the Department of Development of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine in Bangkok on January 6, 2020. Photo credit: Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

Tue
18
Aug

Maine Set To Launch Recreational Cannabis Sales In October

Today, the Office of Marijuana Policy, a part of the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services, unveiled plans for the issuance of Maine’s first active licenses for adult use marijuana establishments. The Office intends to issue the first active licenses to recreational cannabis businesses on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Retail sales of adult use marijuana to consumers 21 years of age or older will be permitted starting on Friday, October 9, 2020.

The issuance of active licenses will continue the Office of Marijuana Policy’s structured rollout of Maine’s nascent adult use industry, which had been indefinitely postponed in April in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tue
18
Aug

The Cannabis Industry’s ‘Essential’ Upside From COVID-19

The designation of the cannabis business as essential caught some states and some state officials off guard. 

It was a classic watershed moment when 20 of the 33 states across the U.S. that allowed some form of sale and consumption of marijuana had those businesses designated as essential businesses in March during the early days of the coronavirus outbreak. 

Tue
18
Aug

Hemp: Is it the future of New Zealand's 'clean, green' agriculture industry?

There's a reason the fast-growing plant is taking up space on South Island dairy farms. Photo credit: Getty.
 

It's not the image that's typically conjured when envisioning the future of the New Zealand farming industry. Instead of a herd of cows or a freshly harvested bunch of potatoes, it's a field of tall-standing green - and instantly recognisable - plants. 

But a group of keen Kiwis are hoping to grow that very image, and have hemp take its rightful place as a marker of rural Aotearoa. 

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