Join McGuireWoods’ Kate Hardey and Royce DuBiner for their new Edible Bites podcast series, serving up important information from the cannabis and life sciences industries. Kate and Royce focus their legal practice on regulatory and transaction work on cannabis, CBD and other aspects of the food and drug industry.
Cannabis Litigation and Enforcement Update
Buckle up, grab your combine, befriend Helen Hunt and get twisted in Oklahoma as we head down a yellow brick road of environmental challenges, flying delta-8 updates, wicked zoning issues and a bit of constitutional law to ground us. In this episode of Edible Bites, McGuireWoods healthcare attorneys Kate Hardey and Royce DuBiner talk about:
• Constitutional challenges to state license/residency requirements
• Cannabis license disarray
• Local zoning challenges
• Environmental compliance enforcement
• Delta-8 updates
• Food for thought
Emerging Issues in Cannabis Privacy
McGuireWoods healthcare attorneys https://www.mcguirewoods.com/people/h/kate-w-hardey (Kate Hardey), https://www.mcguirewoods.com/people/d/royce-b-dubiner (Royce DuBiner )and https://www.mcguirewoods.com/people/s/janice-m-suchyta (Janice Suchyta) discuss issues pertaining to cannabis and privacy laws, such as HIPAA and the California Consumer Privacy Act. Join the edibles team as they unpack the complexities of federal and state requirements, medical versus adult use obligations and duty to protect consumer information in this space.
Lack of federal privacy legislation outside of HIPAA
Privacy issues dominated by state law
California Consumer Privacy Act
Increase in data breaches
How sensitive consumer information is defined
Lack of consistency in state laws
When HIPAA applies
Expanding scope of consumer privacy issues
How to protect consumer information
How to create a privacy compliance program
Food for thought
Impact of Cannabis Legalization on Government Contractors
Contracting with the federal government but also want to explore business opportunities in cannabis? In the newest episode McGuireWoods’ https://www.mcguirewoods.com/people/h/kate-w-hardey (Kate Hardey), https://www.mcguirewoods.com/people/d/royce-b-dubiner (Royce DuBiner) and https://www.mcguirewoods.com/people/s/a-rose-stern (Rose Stern) explore common questions and red flags for government contractors given the current conflict between state and federal law.
Now is the time to think about the future of cannabis and the federal government. What if cannabis was on the federal supply schedule? We’ll also discuss potential growth in this industry after the anticipated legalization of cannabis at the federal level — especially for the sale of medical cannabis to the federal government.
State versus federal status of cannabis legalization
Small Business Administration
Food for thought
Oregon Psilocybin Services Act, Measure 109: Overview and Licensure
In this episode we ask: Are you experienced in the emerging area of medical-use psychedelics?
McGuireWoods’ https://www.mcguirewoods.com/people/h/kate-w-hardey (Kate Hardey) and https://www.mcguirewoods.com/people/d/royce-b-dubiner (Royce DuBiner) examine all the psychedelic, experimental and funky facets of the Oregon Psilocybin Services Act - Measure 109. Tune in to their discussion uncovering the Act, and study federal laws/licensures, regulations and policies regarding psilocybin and the efforts to use it as a tool in treating mental conditions.
Overview – a big bite
All things psilocybin
What the law covers
Food for thought
Extended Wrap Edition: Cannabis Business and Taxes Under IRC Section 280E
In the newest episode of the Edible Bites video webinar series, McGuireWoods’ https://www.mcguirewoods.com/people/h/kate-w-hardey (Kate Hardey) and https://www.mcguirewoods.com/people/d/royce-b-dubiner (Royce DuBiner) had Kevin Michaelan, a senior manager at CohnReznick, drop in to dispel long-held assumptions of cannabis businesses and outline steps to mitigate 280E risk. This is not 280E as you think you learned it. Tune in to their discussion clearing the funky clouds of misinformation surrounding Internal Revenue Code Section 280E and how it applies to the cannabis industry.
Code Section 471(c)
Tax compliance considerations
Food for though
Weed at Work: Employment Law Trends
McGuireWoods’ https://www.mcguirewoods.com/people/h/kate-w-hardey (Kate Hardey) and https://www.mcguirewoods.com/people/d/royce-b-dubiner (Royce DuBiner) talk to https://www.mcguirewoods.com/people/t/john-e-thomas-jr (John Thomas), an attorney in McGuireWoods’ Labor and Employment Department. Tune in to their discussion of employment law trends, how different state laws for medical and recreational cannabis are affecting employees and how organizations should think about them going forward.
Trends in employment drug testing
Protections for off-duty use
Balancing employer and employee rights
Food for thought