Cannabis Law



  • AB 195 | Eliminated cultivation tax and shifts collection point for 15% state excise tax from distributors to retailers.
  • SB 988 | More flexibility for health care facilities to use cannabis (Ryan’s Law).
  • AB 1954 | Bans medical discrimination against patients who already use cannabis.
  • AB 2925 | Requires spending report on Youth Education funds by July 10, 2023.
  • SB 1186 | Preempts local bans on medicinal cannabis delivery.
  • AB 2188 | Prohibits employment discrimination based on off-the-clock and away from workplace cannabis use.
  • AB 1706 | Sealing old cannabis-related convictions.
  • SB 1326 | Interstate agreements for commercial cannabis activity.
  • AB 1646 | Any material, clear or any color, containers for cannabis beverages.
  • AB 1885 | Cannabis for animals for therapeutic effect or health purposes.
  • SB 1215 | Expands Electronic Waste Recycling Act to include battery-embeded products and imposes recycling fee.
  • AB 1894 | Cannabis vapes & cartridges to show hazardous waste/disposal messages.
  • AB 2595 | Requires CA Department of Social Services to treat parental cannabis use the same as alcohol use in child welfare investigations.
  • AB 2210 | Temporary events: premises with alcohol licenses; unsold inventory.
  • AB 2568 | Specifically states not a crime to provide insurance.


  • Business Law Article: Selected Developments in Business Law – Agribusiness Committee Issues An eBulletin Discussing Cannabis Registration Guidance By The U.S. Trademark Office
  • IP Article: How GW Pharma Won CBD


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Intellectual Property Cannabis Interest Group

Intellectual Property Cannabis Interest Group

Participate in the IP Property Cannabis Interest Group which offers frequent webinar presentations and community discussions of hot topics and practice tips.

The Interest Groups of the IP Section are open to all IP Section members interested in participating. The groups have regular meetings open to all members of the IP Section. They also present educational programs focused on the needs of various IP practices.

All of the interest groups send periodic e-mail bulletins to their members. As an IP Law Section member, you can sign up for the IP Cannabis Interest Group to receive notifications in all areas that interest you.

For more information, contact the Intellectual Property Law Section at

Announcements of meetings and CLE programs are included in Inevitable Disclosures, which is sent to all members of the Section.

Not a member of the IP Section and want to join the Interest Group?  Join IP Section Here and then sign up for the Interest Group Here.

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Webinar: New Weapons Under the TMA: Expungement and Reexamination Proceedings

The Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) provides new ways to seek cancellation of trademarks that are not or have not been in actual use. While going forward after 2023 Petitioners may only request an expungement proceeding between three and 10 years after the mark is registered, until December 2023 one can challenge any registration over three years old. As a result, many older trademark registrations may be vulnerable.

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