SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 23, 2019: Hinman & Carmichael LLP is pleased to announce that Erin Kelleher has been promoted to Partner, and we have added two experienced attorneys to the team: Gillian Garrett and Tsion “Sunshine” Lencho.
Ms. Kelleher began her tenure with the firm in 2014.She is a seasoned corporate lawyer with a specialty in advising buyers and sellers on transactions involving alcohol beverage and cannabis licensees. Erin works extensively with outside counsel, providing regulatory advice in concert with clients’ corporate attorneys to inform business practices, relationships and potential transactions. Read More
CBD entrepreneurs finally spy dry land in their search for legally-compliant options for producing CBD
Everyone anxiously monitoring the Congressional debate around the 2018 Farm Bill can finally breathe easier as both houses have done what many feared impossible: reconciled differences to arrive at a Farm Bill, which, for the first time in 80 years will legalize the regulation, production, and interstate commerce of industrial hemp. (And if you’re reading this thinking, “wait, wasn’t hemp already legal?” Read More
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) made big news this week with its decision to schedule Epidiolex, GW Pharma’s marijuana-derived CBD epilepsy drug, as a Schedule V controlled substance. Read More
Cannabis legalization comes with some very big surprises for those who own and operate ABC licensed businesses. Suddenly, cannabis consumption practices that were common, but underground and usually ignored, have been brought to the forefront of the regulated alcohol system. Read More
When we started our cannabis practice, we did not know where our clients would necessarily come from, but we knew we had to be a part of the end of prohibition, having missed the last one that shaped so much of our current alcohol practice. While we work with many independent cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, much of our cannabis work also comes from our existing client base of winemakers and vineyard owners, brewers, distillers, restaurants, hotels, venues, private clubs, caterers, service providers, and investors, who want to diversify their investments. All eyes are on California cannabis; if it can be added onto existing alcohol and hospitality operations to serve the newly legalized consumer base, all the better. Read More