HK Cannabis Law Newsletter – June 4, 2020

In today’s HK Cannabis Law Newsletter, a potential breakthrough in trademark protection for cannabis businesses, the 9th Circuit considers the constitutionality of Section 280E, the BCC looks to add enforcement staff, and more.

  • An Arkansas retailer obtained a preliminary injunction against an Arizona company attempting to use a similar name under state trademark law. See the attorney’s statement here.

  • An Oakland company hopes the 9th Circuit will overturn Section 280E.

  • The DEA was granted expanded surveillance abilities in wake of George Floyd protests, causing concern amongst the cannabis community.

  • The Justice Department blocked ‘essential’ cannabis workers from bankruptcy protections.

  • The pros and cons of CBD infused beverages.

  • Joe Biden’s opposition to cannabis legalization appears to be rooted in anecdotal evidence.

  • The BCC just asked for funding for more enforcement staff.

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