201905.14
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New York State Considers Overhauling New York’s Medical Cannabis Program Making It Less Costly and More Accessible to Qualified Patients

On May 6, 2019, New York State law makers proposed two bills, A7467 and S5657 (both are the same), that would overhaul New York’s medical cannabis program. The most significant changes are (1) removing the list of qualifying medical conditions, (2) permitting qualified medical practitioners to prescribe medical cannabis to any patient they believe could…

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201904.25
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Rockefeller Institute – Legal Adult-Use Cannabis Would Create Over 23,000 jobs and $3.2 Billion Economic Output

According to an analysis released April 25, 2019 by State University of New York, Rockefeller Institute of Government, an adult-use cannabis industry in New York could directly employ from 23,700 to 30,700 workers, depending on the size of the market (estimating at least a $1.7 billion market, perhaps as large as $4 billion, when considering…

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201903.20
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NY Governor Cuomo Drops Recreational Marijuana from the Annual Budget

Back in January 2019, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a fast-track way of legalizing marijuana in New York, by proposing an adult-use recreational marijuana law as part of the annual budget approval process. However, in a stunning turn-around, on March 20, 2019 Cuomo admits his strategy was perhaps a bit aggressive and he…

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201901.22
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How Can I Start a Cannabis Business in New York?

Or asked another way, What Types of Cannabis Businesses Can I Have in New York? Under Governor Cuomo’s proposed New York’s “Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act” (as released in January 2019, the Cannabis Law), there are plenty of new business opportunities in the New York cannabusiness space, most of which will need to be licensed…

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201901.16
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Summary of the Recently Announced New York Cannabis Law – The “Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act”

On January 15, 2019, as part of his sweeping state budget, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a plan to legalize, tax and regulate adult-use cannabis (as well as to expunge past cannabis-related criminal records) under his proposed “Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act.” The new law would cap the number of cultivation, distribution and retail…

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201606.01
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What Does the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Mean for Employers and Businesses?

On May 11, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “DTSA”) was signed into law.  Although the DTSA provides greater protection for trade secrets under federal law, it also will require employers to change their confidentiality agreements with employees and contractors in order for your company to avail itself of all the remedies…

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201602.01
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Trump U Pushed Students into Risky Business – Students Yell “SCAM”

CNBC was provided with the Trump University course materials and asked Craig Delsack, to review from a real estate expert perspective. The materials (or lack thereof) were unbelievable. Trump University students say they were scammed. Students may also have been advised to commit potentially illegal actions. A detailed review by CNBC, me and other legal…

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