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Legislative Update – The MRTA Is Here!

Written by Patrick J. Hines, Matthew Parker, and Fallon Martin of Hodgson Russ LLP After decades of advocacy, and failed attempts over the past two years, adult-use cannabis in New York is a reality. On March 31, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (the “MRTA...

How the MRTA will impact the Medical Cannabis Program

With the passing of the new Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), we usher in a new era of cannabis legislation in New York. You might be wondering how this affects the current medical cannabis program. Here, we aim to break this down for you. We’ll also discuss some key differences be...

UberEats Now Offering Cannabis

As of November, UberEats will allow users to order cannabis products to be picked up at local dispensaries in Ontario, Canada. This is their first step towards an ultimate goal of one day delivering cannabis to consumers across North America, along with food and alcohol. Uber has had its sights on...

Inside one of the Seneca Nation’s Most Innovative Dispensaries

A short 35-minute trip to the Seneca Nation territory will tell you one thing: cannabis entrepreneurs have a massive head start.  Back in March, former Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act into law. Nine months since its passing, regulations remain unclear and...

Are CBD Tinctures Old News?

By: Brendan Murphy Tucked away on a small street in the northeast side of Buffalo is America’s only certified organic finished product manufacturer for CBD capsules. Plant Science Laboratories, owned by Mike Barnhart, specializes in dehydration and milling manufacturing for the nutritional su...

Cannabis and COVID: Does Cannabis Really Help Treat COVID-19?

As the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, the global medical and scientific communities alike have sought solutions aimed at preventing the spread of the virus as well as treating those that have been affected, something that has been largely demanded by the general population as we seek a return to...

NYS Cannabis Licensing Prep

As CannaBuff readers certainly know, 2022 promises to be a huge year for New York State’s adult-use cannabis market.  A year removed from the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) becoming law, the Empire State’s adult-use framework is finally beginning to take shape.  A...

The Blunt Reality of Trademark Registration for Cannabis Marks

With the list of states that have legalized adult-use cannabis continuing to grow, businesses are entering the industry at a rapid pace. However, one of the biggest questions facing these businesses is how to develop and protect their brands within the bounds of conflicting state and federal law.&nb...

Legalization: 1 Small Step for Psychonauts

Are Psychedelics Up Next? The legalization of cannabis marks an important step in a larger effort to decriminalize and eventually legalize other drugs. The fascinating world of psychedelics is quickly making its way into public discourse. Just like cannabis, psychedelics (hallucinogens) are Schedul...
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