In today’s HK Cannabis Law Newsletter, we present articles and information regarding: Huguenin Kahn LLP’s very own associate attorney Emily Clark authored an article on how 2021 may be the year of cannabis decriminalization at the Federal level; California cannabis workers received COVID-19 vaccine priority; the Biden administration filed a brief supporting IRS investigations of state-legal cannabis businesses; and a California State Senator introduced a bill to give local jurisdictions access to resources to oversee cannabis operations.
Emily Clark, an associate attorney with Huguenin Kahn LLP and a member of the HK Cannabis Law practice group dove into the ever-shifting landscape of cannabis legalization at the Federal level. Given the change in administrations, the national trend towards legalization, and a Democratic majority in congress, it looks like 2021 may be the year that the Federal government legalizes cannabis. See Emily’s new article here!
The California Department of Public Health recently issued a notice that certain cannabis related workers will be included in California’s vaccine distribution plan.
The US Department of Justice filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court supporting IRS investigations into state-legal cannabis businesses, as reported by Marijuana Business Daily.
California State Senator Nancy Skinner introduced S.B. 398, claiming that it would allow local jurisdictions to access resources to help reduce the illicit cannabis market.