Category Archives: California

Colorado’s Move to Eliminate Residency Requirements Could be a Boon to Cannabis Industry

By Jeff Bess, third-year stu­dent at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton School of Law. 

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The continued growth and maturation of state-legal cannabis markets have led many to wonder just how the industry will develop going forward. Amid increasing speculation about the future of “Big Canna” and the globalization of the cannabis industry, a size limiting factor on the industry may be on its way out in Colorado. Continue reading

Cannabis Legislation Round-Up: States That May Vote on Cannabis This November

By Jason Liu, second-year stu­dent at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton School of Law. 

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This November, at least 12 states may have cannabis legislation on the ballot. Although a limited number of states allow use of cannabis such as Colorado or Washington, this number may increase this year. Importantly, these may be trends of higher public acceptance towards cannabis. Furthermore, the increase in state legalized systems will place pressure on Congress to review the federal DEA laws listing cannabis as Schedule 1.  Continue reading

Hotel California: Movement for the Initiative for Legalized Cannabis

By Jason Liu, second-year stu­dent at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton School of Law. 

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This week in California, a ballot measure legalizing recreational cannabis met the signature requirement to get on the Nov. 8th ballot. As California qualifies as the 8th largest economy in the world, there would be tremendous effects if recreational cannabis was legalized. This blog post looks at the regulatory structure of the initiative. Continue reading