Cannabis Law Newsletter by HK Cannabis Law – October 29, 2021

In today’s HK Cannabis Law Newsletter, we present articles and information regarding a new consumer alert issued by the California Attorney General about dangerous illegal cannabis edibles, the MJBizCon 2021 expo in Las Vegas last week, a trademark infringement dispute between two California cannabis companies, the certification of the first two “comparable to organic” cannabis farms in the U.S., and more!

  • California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a consumer alert warning about illegal, highly potent cannabis edibles being packaged to look like popular snack and candy brands and sold online and at unlicensed shops.

  • Over 1,000 cannabis businesses gathered in Las Vegas last week for MJBizCon 2021.

  • California’s Campaign Against Marijuana Planting has seized 1.2 million illegal plants and more than 180,000 pounds of processed marijuana so far in 2021, spearheading increased enforcement against illicit cannabis operators.

  • A trademark infringement lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court by a California cannabis company, alleging that a rival company is infringing their “Breez” brand trademark.

  • California Certified Organic Farmers recently certified two California cannabis farms as the first “comparable to organic” farms in the U.S.

  • The cannabis industry is flourishing in the wake of COVID, with sales in the U.S. projected to reach $45.9 billion dollars in 2025, which would make the cannabis industry larger than the craft beer industry.

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