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California Supreme Court Redefines Independent Contractor Analysis

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its ruling in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, completely overhauling (but not overruling) the independent contractor standard previously set forth in the seminal case of S.G. Borello & Sons, Inc. v. Department of Industrial Relations (1989) 48 Cal. 3d 341. All businesses using independent […]

Can CA Hold Weedmaps Accountable for Unlicensed Cannabis Advertisements?

Have you heard of the “Yelp” of cannabis? If not, here it is: Weedmaps. Weedmaps is a consumer-facing digital platform that allows businesses—including those without a license to conduct cannabis business—to advertise regarding their products, services and location. The Controversy Weedmaps enables licensed and unlicensed cannabis retailers to advertise. When businesses with cannabis licenses advertise, […]

Breathing Room? Feds May Not Target Cannabis for Prosecution, After All

Back in January, when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he was rescinding the Obama-era “Cole Memo,” much speculation ensued about the practical effects, if any, of the move. To some, it suggested that Mr. Sessions was launching “a new war on marijuana legalization.” Others saw opportunity because it might force Congress to take […]

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