Meital Manzuri Comments on Cannabis Policy Reform Under a Biden & Harris Administration

Meital Manzuri was recently quoted in A.J Herrington’s article “Post-Election Outlook for Federal Cannabis Legalization Uncertain,” which was featured in the November/December 2020 edition of Cannabis Connections of Maine. The article focuses on the potential changes to cannabis policy under the leadership of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Meital offered her insight on the topic: […]

Forbes Article on Canopy Growth, GW Pharma Lawsuit Features Meital Manzuri

Meital Manzuri recently spoke to Forbes for its coverage of the patent infringement lawsuit filed by cannabis giant Canopy Growth over its CO2 extraction method. According to the piece, the recently acquired patent is broad enough that other companies using this popular technique could very well face lawsuits in the future if Canopy’s suit is successful. “Given […]

Meital Manzuri Speaks to WeedWeek on Predictions for the 2021 California Cannabis Industry

Meital Manzuri and other industry leaders were recently asked by WeedWeek to share their predictions for the California cannabis market in 2021. According to Meital, expansion will be essential in the new year, with “an emphasis on top line revenues and an eye towards liquidation. “Although the increase in local municipalities’ issuance of licenses throughout California will […]

7 Tips to Avoid TCPA Lawsuit Against Cannabis Companies

In the last few years there has been a sharp increase in individual and class action Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) lawsuits targeting cannabis and hemp companies, oftentimes just for sending a text message. Enacted in 1991, the TCPA was designed to restrict autodialed telemarketing communications via telephone and fax made without the recipient’s consent.  […]

Manzuri Law Featured in Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal

Shane Nelson’s Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal article “A New Path,” profiles Manzuri Law in the October 19, 2020 issue. The article discusses how the firm is able to stay on top of the shifting regulatory landscape, and also mentions how founding partner Meital Manzuri is at the forefront of cannabis law related matters. Alexander J. […]

California Submits Proposed Hemp Regulations to the USDA – If Approved, Compliance Will be Key

On September 21, 2020, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) released its proposed Regulatory Plan for Hemp Production (the “Regulatory Plan”). They were submitted to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and must be approved or denied within 60 days, and if approved, become immediately operative. Notably, the regulations provide guidelines for […]

Much Ado About the DEA Interim Final Rule; What’s The Deal With Hemp?

On August 21, 2020, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published an interim final rule (IFR) to implement hemp-related amendments to the Federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) that were made by the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (the “2018 Farm Bill”). According to the DEA, this IFR “merely confirms [the agency’s] regulations to the statutory amendments […]

The Cannabis Class Actions Are Coming

On July 29, 2020, a live resin vape cartridge customer filed a consumer class action in San Francisco Superior Court against cannabis brand Raw Garden. False Advertising Allegations The complaint alleges unfair competition, breach of warranty, negligent misrepresentation and false advertising of Raw Garden-branded Live Resin vape cartridges as a result of claims that the […]

From Illegal to Essential: Cannabis Regulations and Operations in the Time of COVID-19

After Governor Gavin Newsom issued a Safer-At-Home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians in the face of COVID-19, cannabis businesses were deemed an essential business in California and Los Angeles and were allowed to remain operational. The COVID-19 pandemic is drastically altering our lives, but these difficult times expose many truths, […]