What is the DEA Interim Final Rule (IFR) on Hemp? On August 20, 2020 the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) published a notice in the federal register of an Interim Final Rule (IFR) that conforms the DEA’s existing rules to the hemp provis… Read More
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Shareholder Agreements for a Cannabis Company

One of the most basic pieces of corporate governance for a privately-owned company is a shareholder agreement. Unfortunately, shareholder agreements for many cannabis companies are either non-existent or lack appropriate protections to protect a plan… Read More
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DEA Interim Rule on Cannabinoids: Shot Across the Bow or Misfire?

On August 21, 2020, the FDA fired the opening shot in a new war on hemp by promulgating an interim final rule on tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) in hemp extracts. In short, the interim rule purports to make any hemp extract or concentrate a Schedule I co… Read More
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California Cannabis Regulators Seek Control Over White Labeling Practices

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control (“BCC”) recently adopted Final Rules that will greatly impact the legal marijuana industry in the Golden State. While not as disruptive as initially proposed, the final regulations will require marijuana… Read More
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Attorney Ed Culhane Interviewed by CNU: Will California Regulations Lead to a Mass Extinction Event?

Dan Larkin of Cannabis News Update interviewed Ed Culhane at MJBizCon in Las Vegas about cannabis regulation in California — specifically whether overreach by the Bureau of Cannabis Control will lead to a “Mass Extinction Event” for can… Read More
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Edward R. Culhane is a deal lawyer with hands-on experience running and managing businesses. Ed’s clients are venture capital funds, private equity funds, family offices and angel investors. He helps his clients raise and deploy capital in early
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William S. Fulton, Jr. has been helping his clients achieve their business goals for over 15 years. William helps clients navigate the constantly changing state and federal legal landscape governing the exploding marijuana, cannabis and hemp industries, by using his experience to help turn their ideas and dreams into successful businesses.
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