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Cannabis is big business in California.
In Part 1 of this two-part series, we addressed the high-level concerns that a new investor should consider in making an investment in a state legal cannabis company. In this follow up, we address some of the more nuanced issues that investors should consider before deciding to invest in a specific cannabis company.
Statewide recall of vaporized products with non-cannabis derived ingredients.
On Feb. 11, EPA proposed updates to both the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) that apply to Lead Acid Battery (LAB) Manufacturing Area Sources (Subpart PPPPPP) and the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for LAB Manufacturing Plants (Subpart KK).
Last month, the City of Detroit began the process of considering a revised adult use marijuana ordinance.
On Jan. 11, EPA proposed more stringent National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) that apply to both major and area source primary copper smelters.
On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed a bill into law that prohibits the enforcement of contract provisions mandating third-party arbitration of workplace sexual harassment or assault claims and allows victims to have their “day in court.”
The legal cannabis industry has been developing for years, but it is still difficult even for sophisticated investors to know where to start when thinking about investing in the cannabis industry.
Outside the United States, particularly in the European Union (EU), the assessment and reporting of corporate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations and risks have already become legal requirements.
On May 18, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued its decision in Jarkesy v. Securities and Exchange Comm’n, in which it examined the constitutionality of an agency civil money penalty enforcement proceeding.
On May 13, 2022, the U.S. Treasury (“Treasury”) released its 2022 Strategy for Combatting Terrorist and Other Illicit Financing (“2022 Strategy”). The proposed 2022 Strategy, prepared pursuant to Sections 261 and 262 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), outlines four goals to address the key risks identified by the 2022 National Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Proliferation Financing Risk Assessments:
Following consumer trends and fueled by the pandemic and related loosening of restrictions on in-state retailer alcohol delivery regulations, the marketplace for alcohol delivery services has expanded exponentially over the last several years and shows no signs of slowing down.
On 1 August 2022, the Act implementing the EU Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions (the Act) likely will enter into force, as EU Member States have until that date to implement the directive into their own national laws.
On March 21, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee invalidated Notice 2016-66 for failing to comply with the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and granted broad injunctive relief requiring the IRS to return to taxpayers and material advisors the documents and information obtained improperly under the Notice.
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