Medical Marijuana Law & Policy

Legal trends and analysis of the medical marijuana industry

Jun 20, 2019

Statistics Show an Underrepresentation of Ohio Minorities in Marijuana Businesses

The Columbus Dispatch recently reported that racial minorities are underrepresented in Ohio’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry.  As Ohio’s medical marijuana program progresses, there is growing concern among [...]

Read More »
Jun 13, 2019

FTC and FDA Turn a Sharp Eye Toward Social Media Marketing

In a move that businesses producing and selling marijuana and CBD products should be paying close attention to, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and Food & Drug [...]

Read More »
Jun 11, 2019

Seeing Through the Smokescreen: Discerning the Legal Status of CBD

Despite the growing legality of marijuana in states across the country, marijuana-derived products such as cannabidiol remain in a legal grey area. Cannabidiol (“CBD”) is a naturally [...]

Read More »
May 14, 2019

M&S WEBINAR: Consumer Protection Compliance for Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Businesses

How do I ensure my business is complying with state and federal consumer protection laws?  What happens if I break the rules? Can my license be revoked? [...]

Read More »
Apr 11, 2019

Old Consumer Protection Standards Applied to New CBD Products

Cannabidiol (more commonly known as CBD) products may be new, but federal regulators are still applying a decades-old tenet of consumer protection law to their sale: you [...]

Read More »
Mar 14, 2019

Proposed Rule Changes Submitted for Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program

Since its launch in January, Ohio’s medical marijuana program is off to a strong start. With more than $1.5 million in product sales as of early March, [...]

Read More »
Feb 13, 2019

Consumer Protection in the Marijuana Space: Keeping Advertising & Marketing Compliant

The last decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in consumer protection legislation and activity across industries and across the country.  To date, all 50 states have enacted [...]

Read More »
Jan 21, 2019

An Employer’s Q&A to Medical Marijuana in Ohio

On January 16, 2019, Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program formally launched with the official opening of the first dispensaries in Wintersville, Canton, and Sandusky. Years in the [...]

Read More »
Dec 24, 2018

End of an Era: Farm Bill Legalizes Hemp Cultivation and Production

On Thursday, December 20, President Trump signed into effect The Hemp Farming Act of 2018, a corollary to the 2018 Farm Bill, legalizing hemp cultivation and production [...]

Read More »
Dec 06, 2018

Ohio Launches Medical Marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registry

Ohio has taken a major step toward full implementation of the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program by officially opening enrollment for qualifying individuals to register as patients [...]

Read More »