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Sean’s work in the psychedelic field

Sean McAllister discusses his work in the psychedelic field on a recent podcast

Colorado MED (Sort of) Clarifies Use of Hemp as an Ingredient

In response to a growing list of stakeholders asking about the use of THC and other cannabidiols from industrial hemp by licensed marijuana businesses, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (the “MED”) today issued an industry bulletin. Industrial hemp product is not permitted to be further processed or extracted before or after inclusion in a marijuana […]

Denver Enacts Marijuana Social Equity and Delivery Program

Friends, On April 20, 2021, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock signed two bills that will have significant and lasting impacts on the local marijuana industry. Since early 2020 the Denver city council has planned to enact legislation creating a social equity program and marijuana delivery program that coincides with state regulations. Below, we discuss some the […]


Hemp-derived Delta 8-THC has recently received attention as a possible legal alternative to Delta 9-THC derived from regulated cannabis.  The hemp-derived Delta 8 issue has made headlines, from The New York Times to Hemp Industry Daily. Is it legal? It’s unclear at the federal level, and in some states, Delta-8-THC derived from hemp is illegal, […]


Last week, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division issued amendments to rules concerning marijuana contaminants. The new rules go into effect on May 1, 2021. The rules clarify when and how businesses may transfer marijuana prior to testing and procedures associated with testing harvest batches. McAllister Garfield attorneys have unparalleled experience in dealing with testing marijuana […]


On January 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (the “USDA”) issued its final rule regulating the production of industrial hemp under the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The final rule will become effective March 22, 2021. Here are some highlights: Harvest window. Producers now have 30 days, up from 15, after collecting samples to […]

Denver Releases Draft Licensing Legislation

Friends, The City and County of Denver has released draft legislation expected to be enacted in the second or third quarter of 2021 concerning delivery, hospitality, social equity, and a permanent moratorium on most new licenses. The legislation proposes a permanent moratorium on new medical stores and cultivation facilities and on all retail licenses until […]

Review of California Cannabis Ballot Measures 2020

The California cannabis industry had a big day at the voting booth in 2020. Over thirty municipalities within the State of California approved cannabis measures during this year’s elections. While a number of the ballots that passed are tax or advisory measures, regulatory regimes and licensing ordinances will commonly follow soon thereafter. Encouragingly, many local […]

Oregon Makes History: Legalizing Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms) under Measure 109

Friends,  On election day, Oregon made history by passing Measure 109 – legalizing therapeutic use of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and creating a regulatory system to allow private businesses to provide these services. See this article. We are honored that Sam Chapman, the campaign manager for Measure 109, will join us for a webinar on November 9, 2020 […]

Cannabis Measures Continue to Succeed

Friends, Cannabis legalization and the continuing winddown of the war on drugs was perhaps the biggest winner, both in Colorado and nationally. National Results: Arizona approves adult use Mississippi approves medical use Montana approves adult use New Jersey approves adult use Oregon decriminalized certain hard drugs and legalized psilocybin therapy* South Dakota approves adult use […]