It looks like medical marijuana products may be available in the Magnolia state later this fall. As expected, it will be highly regulated and can only be used by registered, qualified patients who have been diagnosed with a specific condition listed within the law by a medical practitioner. So where does that leave an employer

As we predicted back in April, disputes between medical cannabis businesses and counties or municipalities over local zoning ordinances and permits are starting to arise. Participants in Mississippi’s medical cannabis program are moving swiftly to obtain licenses and set up operations, while some participating cities and counties are grappling with how to balance the directives

Last week, following a six-week notice and comment period, the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission voted to approve the previously released proposed rules. This is an important step in keeping the program on the timetable set by the commission. One caveat: We don’t know what the commission approved.

Prior to the vote, the commission stated that

When people learn that you are a cannabis attorney, there are a range of reactions. Nervous laughter bordering on incredulity may be most common. Another common reaction is the sentiment that investing in cannabis is a license to print money. Spoiler alert: This is not the case.

Consider this a public service announcement – one

This is the first in what we hope will be a regular feature where our editors – Whitt Steineker, Jay Wright, Hunter Robinson, and Slates Veazey – discuss cannabis issues in the news and take a stab at where the cannabis industry is going in the future. Just remember, making predictions is

In late 2018, my esteemed partner, Whitt Steineker, recruited me to join the firm’s newly formed Cannabis Industry team. Around that time, groups in Mississippi were actively seeking signatures to get a ballot initiative in place for a medicinal cannabis program. Seeing the opportunities for me and my firm and understanding that if this initiative

It’s been said that Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour. In an important step for the establishment of a viable medical cannabis program in Alabama, last week the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries approved its final rule for cultivating medical cannabis.

On May 17, 2022, the Alabama

Ever since the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission released its proposed rules governing the cultivation, processing, testing, transporting, and dispensing of medical cannabis there have been questions, comments, and concerns about certain of the proposed rules. In my view, the proposed rules are generally as expected. One surprise to many, however, was the timeline for issuance