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Cannabis Law Newsletter by HK Cannabis Law – August 7, 2020

Updated: Aug 12, 2020

In today’s Cannabis Law Newsletter, HK Cannabis Law secures permission to file a "friend of the court" brief in the important and closely-watched lawsuit involving statewide cannabis delivery rights of retailers and residents; a new article from HK Cannabis Law on cannabis contract drafting; corruption in California’s social equity program; and more.

  • FIRM NEWS: Weed Week interviews HK Cannabis Law founding partner, Robert Kahn, following HK Cannabis Law's successful petition for leave to file an amicus curiae brief in County of Santa Cruz, et al v. Bureau of Cannabis Control, et al.

  • Drafting cannabis contracts to increase the likelihood that they are enforceable.

  • The Judge in County of Santa Cruz v. Bureau of Cannabis questioned whether at least some of the plaintiff-cities have standing to sue.

  • California’s first civil enforcement suit against a state-licensed marijuana business settled last month when regulators agreed to dismiss the suit with prejudice in exchange for nearly $550,000 from the business.

  • ASTM International (formerly known as The American Society for Testing and Materials) is working on new, uniform standards for flower sampling and testing.

  • Corruption persists in California’s marijuana social equity programs.

  • Although the industry continues to face hurdles, hemp farmers are working to develop a market for the fibers drawn from the cannabis plant.

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