Cannabis Law Newsletter by HK Cannabis Law – May 28, 2021

In today’s HK Cannabis Law Newsletter, we present information regarding the DEA’s recent decision to license third-party growers for clinical research cannabis, the cannabis industry’s positive impact on a small desert town, recommendations from a Nevada County grand jury to stem the number of illegal growers, and more.

  • The DEA announced its intent to grant licenses to cultivate cannabis for clinical research to third-party applicants, easing a significant bottleneck for clinical researchers to obtain high quality cannabis for future studies;

  • Busy Bee’s Organics, a cannabis grower in Santa Barbara County, obtained a significant legal victory against the Santa Barbara Coalition for Responsible Cannabis, paving the way for other similarly situated cannabis businesses that have been sued by the group to prevail in Court;

  • Cannabis has revitalized the economy of Desert Hot Springs, California and demonstrates the success local governments have had in embracing the industry; and

  • Nevada County grand jury empaneled to investigate illegal cannabis cultivation recommends streamlining county-level permitting process to lower costs of entry to legal market, and raising fines for illegal growers.

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