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Employment Laws: Understanding Your Rights and Obligations as a Cannabis Employer

June 16, 2020 Webinar
Cannabis Industry Education Series

Farella's Cannabis Industry Education Series features Rebecca Stephens discussing "Employment Laws: Understanding Your Rights and Obligations as a Cannabis Employer."

Cannabis businesses are subject to both state and federal employment laws and regulations. The past few months have brought a landslide of new legislation, guidance, and orders from our federal, state and local governments that are heavily impacting the workplace. This webinar covers a brief overview of what cannabis businesses should know to avoid litigation risks and:

  • Employee Privacy and Medical Issues
  • Remote Workforce
  • Furloughs, Layoffs, Hours Reductions
  • New Federal Paid Leave

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Cannabis Advertisements Prohibited on California Interstates and State Cross-Border Routes

You may have recently received a notice from the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and/or the California Department of Public Health regarding billboard advertisements featuring cannabis products and...

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Election Brings Questions for Cannabis SPACs

Drew Goodwin commented in The Deal article "Election Brings Questions for Cannabis SPACs."

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Cannabis and Hemp-Derived Products Subject to New Prop. 65 Warning Requirements in California

California’s regulatory framework for cannabis and hemp-derived products, including CBD, continues to evolve, most recently via updated Proposition 65 warning requirements that came into full effect Jan. 3, 2021. As of that date, anyone...

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Farella Advises MedMen to Win San Francisco Cannabis Retail Store Approval

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel provided national premium cannabis retailer MedMen Enterprises Inc.  with land use and permitting advice to win approval to open a new retail store on Union Street...

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New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements for Cannabis and Hemp-Derived Products

Donald Sobelman and Wendy Hernandez discuss "New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements for Cannabis and Hemp-Derived Products." Proposition 65 requires “clear and reasonable” warnings in California for products containing chemicals on the State’s list of...

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Cannabis IP: Using Intellectual Property to Protect Your Assets and Grow Your Business

Nate Garhart and Ashley Roybal-Reid discuss "Cannabis IP: Using Intellectual Property to Protect Your Assets and Grow Your Business." Intellectual property (IP) is a critical issue in the cannabis industry. Creating and protecting cannabis products...

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Quinn Arntsen Named to North Bay Business Journal’s Forty Under 40

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Jeffrey Hamilton Named a 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

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Alternatives to Bankruptcy in the Cannabis Sector

Recreational or medicinal cannabis is now legal in 35 states and the District of Columbia. But cannabis is still a  Schedule I controlled substance  under the federal Controlled Substances Act, which presents a host...

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Cannabis Industry, Including CBD Products, Subject to New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements

Updated Proposition 65 warning requirements for cannabis products came into effect on January 3, 2021. As of that date, anyone offering for sale cannabis products in California—including hemp-derived CBD products—must provide an appropriate warning...

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