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February 26, 2018 Media Coverage
Marijuana Businesses Persist Despite Warnings
San Francisco Daily Journal
Ryan Lowther, chair of Farella's Cannabis Industry Group, spoke to the Daily Journal about the impact of Sessions' warning memo and some of the major issues facing marijuana businesses, including banks' unwillingness to deal openly with them. In the article Mr...
September 26, 2017 Media Coverage
Tainted: Can California solve pot’s pesticide problem?
The Cannifornian September 26, 2017 "Tainted: Can California solve pot’s pesticide problem?" Buzz Hines provided commentary for the article on pesticide use and cannabis. Starting Jan. 2, when California’s legal marijuana market opens, all cannabis must be tested and most chemicals will be banned...
September 11, 2017 Media Coverage
SunGrower & Greenhouse Q&A With Sarah Bell
Published in  SunGrower & Greenhouse -  Fall 2017 By Garrett Rudolph                                                                                                                                Although five years of  extreme drought in California  officially ended in the spring of 2017, the subject of water usage remains a hot-button issue in the Golden State...
May 9, 2017 Media Coverage
North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference Raises Business Issues
North Bay Business Journal
Farella Braun + Martel sponsored the inaugural North Coast Cannabis Industry conference on May 9 hosted by the North Bay Business Journal in Santa Rosa, California. The event drew about 250 attendees from the North Bay business community, including professionals...
November 9, 2016 Media Coverage
What California's Legalization of Marijuana Means for Business
San Francisco Business Times November 9, 2016 "What California's legalization of marijuana means for business" Ryan Lowther, chair of Farella's Cannabis Industry Practice, comments on what the passage of Prop 64, recreational adult use of marijuana, means for California business...
November 7, 2016 Media Coverage
How California's Marijuana Legalization Vote Could Impact the Entire Country
Forbes November 7, 2016 "How California's Marijuana Legalization Vote Could Impact the Entire Country" Ryan Lowther, chair of Farella's Cannabis Industry Practice, comments on the big influence California's Proposition 64 legalizing recreational marijuana is going to have on the...
October 31, 2016 Media Coverage
North Coast Cannabis Industry Runs on Cash
North Bay Business Journal October 31, 2016 “North Coast cannabis industry runs on cash” Ryan Lowther, chair of Farella’s cannabis industry practice, comments on the persistent cash dilemma cannabis industry businesses face and how he has seen an increase...
September 21, 2016 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Elects Brian Donnelly as New Firm Chair
SAN FRANCISCO, September 21, 2016 – Farella Braun + Martel LLP announces the election of Partner Brian P. Donnelly as the firm's new chair effective January 3, 2017. He succeeds Steven Lowenthal, who has served in the role since...
May 18, 2016 Announcement
Ryan Lowther Named to Top 40 Under 40 by Daily Journal
SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, 2016: Farella Braun + Martel LLP is proud to announce partner Ryan Lowther’s selection to the Daily Journal ’s 2016 list of the “Top 40 Under 40” attorneys in California. Lowther is recognized for his...
March 30, 2016 Media Coverage
San Francisco Firm Starts Cannabis Practice Group
Daily Journal March 30, 2016 "San Francisco Firm Starts Cannabis Practice Group" Farella Braun + Martel formally launches a Cannabis Industry Practice Group, making it one of the largest and most prominent firms to wade into the practice area.  Business...
March 30, 2016 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Launches Cannabis Industry Practice
SAN FRANCISCO, Mar. 30, 2016: Farella Braun + Martel LLP announces the launch of a practice group dedicated to one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.: the Cannabis Industry Practice . The practice is led by Transactional...

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Navigating Cannabis in the Workplace: A Guide for California Corporations

The landscape surrounding cannabis in the workplace is rapidly evolving, posing challenges for California corporations and businesses to establish effective policies and procedures. As the use of cannabis, both medical and recreational, becomes more...

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Farella 2024 Partner Elevations: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of two lawyers to partnership effective Jan. 1: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint. “We are thrilled to elevate Cynthia and...

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A Summary of New Laws Coming for California Employers in 2024

In 2023, California has adopted several new employment laws either introducing new employee protections or codifying existing practices into state law. With these changes, employers will need to examine and adjust some of their...

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Hsu Untied Interview With Jeff Hamilton, Partner at Farella Braun + Martel

Jeff Hamilton was a guest on Hsu Untied , an award-winning podcast hosted and produced by Richard Hsu featuring entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, best-selling authors, and more.  In the podcast, Jeff discusses his journey from...

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Regulatory Changes Underway To Address Dwindling California Property Insurance Market

We keep hearing about how difficult it is for our clients to get property insurance these days, both for homes and businesses in Northern California’s wildfire-prone areas. Which, of course, is most of Northern...

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North Coast Industry Insiders Weigh In on Why California Cannabis Tax Revenue Slipped in 2023

Jeff Hamilton spoke to Susan Wood with the North Bay Business Journal for the article "North Coast Industry Insiders Weigh In on Why California Cannabis Tax Revenue Slipped in 2023." Read the article with Jeff's...

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A Simpler Approach To Expanding Banking Access

While the cannabis community anxiously awaits what feels like Congress’ hundredth attempt to pass the SAFE Banking Act, there is one simple step that can be taken today to improve access to banking services...

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