HK Cannabis Law Newsletter – February 21, 2020

Updated: Feb 26, 2020

In today’s newsletter, a review of Nevada County’s first full year of legal cannabis, why you shouldn’t overlook employment regulations, a cautionary tale for cannabis investors, and more.


  • A look back at the first full calendar year under Nevada County’s Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance.

  • A new class action filed by bud-tenders and other dispensary workers highlights the importance of complying with employment regulations.

  • Having a recall and customer retention plan for cannabis products is only required in some states, but just as important in those where it is not.

  • Federal marijuana prosecutions declined by 28% from 2018 to 2019, even as overall drug crime prosecutions are on the rise.

  • A licensed cannabis business in Washington is accused of defrauding investors.

  • California Assemblyman Rob Bonta introduced a bill eliminating employment discrimination for medical cannabis use.

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