Lost for many in the avalanche of news about the midterms, voters in five states went to the polls last month to vote on proposals allowing adult-use (often referred to as “recreational”) cannabis.

Let’s not bury the lede: two states (Maryland and Missouri) voted to allow adult-use cannabis, and three others (Arkansas and the Dakotas)

As the midterm elections come to an end, we revisit the future of the SAFE Banking Act and the hurdles we expect to see in the coming Congressional term. If passed, the SAFE Banking Act would remove uncertainties surrounding federally regulated financial institutions, allowing financial institutions to bank the legal cannabis industry with less legal

“Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness… Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

– George Santayana, The Life of Reason

We originally aimed to quote Santana rather than Santayana to eloquently say history has a way of repeating itself, but our lyrical recall failed us. Welcome back to

On November 15, 2022, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear issued Executive Order 2022-798 authorizing the use of medical cannabis in the state because “Kentuckians throughout the Commonwealth suffer from a multitude of medical conditions from which they deserve relief.”  The Executive Order serves as a “full, complete, and conditional pardon” for certain individuals accused of possession

Applications for the Alabama medical cannabis licenses were issued on October 24 and are due December 30. We are at DEFCON 2. Many of my phone calls each day involve screaming (rarely by me).

For many, the opening of this window has been a year coming and has involved countless hours of thought and preparation.

Welcome to the third installment of the Editors’ Roundtable, in which 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.

Whitt Steineker (WS): Well look at President Joe

Last week, Mississippi’s highest court ruled that a South Korean company, LG Chem, which manufactured the battery that powered a “vaping device,” could be sued in Mississippi, despite that company having no physical presence in Mississippi and not being registered to do business in Mississippi.

The case – Dilworth v. LG Chem, Ltd. – is

Let’s face it: Being a lawyer is not a career for everyone. Or most people with a desire for a satisfying life. Being a cannabis lawyer is for a narrower slice of us. It’s certainly not something I envisioned doing as I sat through civil procedure in law school.

But being a cannabis lawyer has