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Massachusetts Cannabis Law Manual

  • Product Number: 2190337B00
  • Publication Date: 4/25/2019
  • Edition: 1st Edition 2019
  • Copyright: © 2019 MCLE, Inc.
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    The first practice manual on cannabis law for the Massachusetts legal community, this book provides not only Massachusetts-specific expertise, but also national insight and practical perspectives in this burgeoning area of practice. Authored by experts who represent and advise cultivators, manufacturers, retailers, micobusinesses, cooperatives, laboratories and research facilities, the book guides practitioners through uncharted territories related to licensing and its application process, zoning and municipal land use issues, corporate structuring and operations, taxation, business policy and its regulatory framework, hemp and cannabinoid business development, and the impact of federal cannabis, cannabinoid and hemp law and policy on commerce and employment.

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    Chapter 1 expand

    The Path to Legalization in Massachusetts: An Advocate’s Account

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    Richard M. Evans, Esq., Yes On 4 Campaign
    Chapter 2 expand

    Regulatory Considerations Applicable to the Licensing and Operation of Marijuana Establishments

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    Adam D. Fine, Esq., Vicente Sederberg
    Chapter 3 expand

    Land Use Considerations for Cannabis Business Development

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    Checklist 3.1

    - Steps for Identifying Potential Zoning Issues Relative to Cannabis Business Zoning Buy Form

    Checklist 3.2

    - Steps for Adopting or Amending Unfavorable Zoning Ordinances or Bylaws Relative to Cannabis Business Zoning Buy Form

    Exhibit 3A

    - G.L. c. 140A, § 5: Adoption or Change of Zoning Ordinances or By laws; Procedure Buy Form
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    Business and Taxation of Cannabis

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    Mitzi S. Keating, Citrin Cooperman

    Exhibit 5A

    - IRS Memo: Taxpayers Trafficking in a Schedule I or Schedule II Controlled Substance—Capitalization of Inventoriable Costs Buy Form

    Exhibit 5B

    - 26 C.F.R. § 1471-11(a)–(c) Buy Form
    Chapter 6 expand

    Business Policy Related to Cannabis

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    Chapter 7 expand

    Hemp and Hemp-Derived Cannabinoid Issues

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    Shawn Hauser, Esq., Vicente Sederberg

    Exhibit 7A

    - Statement of Principles on Industrial Hemp Buy Form

    Exhibit 7B

    - Section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014: Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research Buy Form

    Exhibit 7C

    - Hemp Industries Association v. Drug Enforcement Administration Buy Form

    Exhibit 7D

    - DEA Internal Directive Regarding the Presence of Cannabinoids in Products and Materials Made from the Cannabis Plant Buy Form

    Exhibit 7E

    - Proposed Rule for Establishment of a New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract Buy Form

    Exhibit 7F

    - Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the Importance of Conducting Proper Research to Prove Safe and Effective Medical Uses for the Active Chemicals in Marijuana and Its Components Buy Form

    Exhibit 7G

    - Public Health Focus: FDA and Marijuana—Questions and Answers Buy Form

    Exhibit 7H

    - Hemp Industries Association et al. v. DEA, et al. Amicus Curiae Brief No. 17-70162 (Jan. 18, 2018) Buy Form
    Chapter 8 expand

    The Impact of Federal Law and Policy on State-Compliant Cannabis Commerce and Employment

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    Michael D. Cutler, Esq., The Law Office of Michael D. Cutler
    Appendix A expand

    General Laws Chapter 94G—Regulation of the Use and Distribution of Marijuana Not Medically Prescribed

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    Appendix B expand

    935 C.M.R. 500.000—Adult Use of Marijuana

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  • Editors & Authors


    Adam D. Fine, Esq., Vicente Sederberg, Boston


    Michael D. Cutler, Esq., The Law Office of Michael D. Cutler, Florence
    Richard M. Evans, Esq., Yes On 4 Campaign, Northampton
    Adam D. Fine, Esq., Vicente Sederberg, Boston
    Shawn Hauser, Esq., Vicente Sederberg, Boston
    Mitzi S. Keating, Citrin Cooperman, Providence
    Shanel A. Lindsay, Esq., Ardent Cannabis, Boston
    Laury C. Lucien, Esq., BBA Cannabis industry Steering Committee, Hyde Park
    Valerio G. Romano, Esq., VGR Law Firm LLC, Boston