May 27, 2022
Update on hemp-related legislation and rulemaking, regulatory changes, and other noteworthy hemp news and events.
Cannabis laws and regulations are complex, and failing to navigate them properly can be costly or even catastrophic. Marijuana and hemp businesses facing regulatory proceedings, licensing hearings or denials, and other administrative actions need a trusted and experienced advocate on their side. Attorneys at Vicente Sederberg LLP have served in this role for over a decade, fiercely advocating for our clients to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Members of our firm have been playing an active role in developing local and state cannabis regulations since the inception of the legal cannabis industry, and we vigilantly track the ever-changing rules that govern it. We have also worked alongside and across from countless regulators and government attorneys, and we have represented several cannabis companies before administrative law judges. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of how cannabis rules are implemented and enforced, including disciplinary and denial trends, and we use this knowledge and experience to represent all types of cannabis businesses effectively and with unmatched credibility.
May 23, 2022
International Cannabis Bar Association's annual conference will feature VS attorneys Shawn Hauser and Shane Pennington in sessions focused on emerging cannabinoids and the CLI's first-ever moot court (Sisley v. DEA), respectively.
Apr 18, 2022
In advance of 4/20 celebrations this week, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) provided important reminders for Colorado medical and retail marijuana business licensees and licensed employees.
Apr 14, 2022
Update on the lawsuit HIA & RE Botanicals, Inc v. DEA and why this case is critical to the hemp industry's future.
Mar 4, 2022
VS counsel Shane Pennington is joining Dr. Sue Sisley and attorney Matt Zorn on Tuesday, March 15 at 10 a.m. CT for the SXSW session "Sue 'n the DEA: Breaking the 50-year NIDA Monopoly."
By Shane Pennington
Nov 4, 2021
The NIDA monopoly on cultivating cannabis for research ended in May 2021. Researchers can now study cannabis from state-legal markets by getting it from one of DEA's newly-licensed cannabis cultivators.
Oct 11, 2021
The spread of legalization means a growing practice area for law firms. Two VS Columbia Law alumni were interviewed in this article.
By Shane Pennington
Sep 13, 2021
Texas has allowed hemp cultivation and state-based manufacturing, distribution, and retail sale of hemp and consumable hemp products since 2019—but only if the products weren’t intended for smoking. This prohibition on a product with such high value for hemp farmers—and soaring consumer demand—was sure to make waves.
Aug 19, 2021
Vicente Sederberg LLP is pleased to share that five lawyers representing the firm’s Colorado, Massachusetts, and New York offices were recognized by their attorney peers in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022.
By Shane Pennington
Aug 9, 2021
In what could be a groundbreaking case for psychedelic medicine, VS counsel Shane Pennington is part of a team working on an exciting and very important Ninth Circuit challenge to the DEA's refusal to accommodate state and federal right to try laws.
By Jennifer Cabrera, Andrea Golan, Brandon Kurtzman, Jerrico Perez
Feb 3, 2021
Regulatory agencies can deny cannabis license applications for various reasons, but a denied application is not the end of the line.
By Vicente Sederberg LLP
Dec 18, 2020
Vicente Sederberg attorneys wrote the book on cannabis law — and now you can own it! This comprehensive primer on all things cannabis law is a must-have for anyone seeking to understand the major practical legal issues facing the marijuana and hemp industries.
Oct 27, 2020
If you operate in the cannabis industry, chances are you’ll need to challenge a regulatory decision at some point. Watch this session to learn about your options.