Navigating Legal Conflicts of Interest in the Cannabis Industry

March 22 2024 in Legal Blog, Media Coverage

A recent Forbes article explored ethical obligations among cannabis attorneys and how they should navigate legal conflicts of interest within the industry. Attorney Jessica McElfresh identified some of the most common conflicts that cannabis attorneys encounter, such as multiple clients vying for t...

Proposed Bill Could Allow Cannabis Businesses to Serve Food, Host Shows

February 9 2023 in Marijuana Business, Media Coverage

A new proposed bill in California could allow cannabis businesses to serve food and drinks and host live music. Supporters of AB 374 say it could help businesses compete with the illegal market and appeal to more customers. Similar cannabis cafes are popular in Amsterdam. Jessica McElfresh was ment...

Biden Pardons Thousands in Federal Prison for Simple Possession of Marijuana

October 14 2022 in Marijuana Charges, Media Coverage

President Biden recently pardoned thousands in federal prison for simple possession. He supported this decision with the fact that these convictions have limited opportunities for those with a criminal record in many ways, including employment, housing, and education. He also noted how these convict...

New Law Could Protect Employees’ Marijuana Use Away From Job

September 28 2022 in Marijuana Charges, Media Coverage

Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed Assembly Bill 2188, amending the California Fair Employment and Housing Act to prohibit employment discrimination against an individual based on an employer-required drug screening test. Basically, some employers would not be able to screen for marijuana before hiri...

McElfresh & Other Pot Attorneys Discuss Money Laundering Rules

March 1 2022 in Media Coverage

Law360: February 16, 2022 - The International Cannabis Bar Association has warned the American Bar Association against a proposed change to the ethical guidelines regarding lawyers' responsibilities to combat money laundering, saying it could ensnare attorneys. The proposed changes would broadly e...

Any Trace Of Marijuana Can Cost Your Job – Even Where It’s Legal

November 1 2021 in Media Coverage, Medical Marijuana

Heady Vermont: April 11, 2022 - A woman had started the interview process. She spent seven weeks going through an interview process for a new job, after months of pandemic-related unemployment. At first, it seemed like the time spent was worth it and by the end of the interview process, the company ...

How Cannabis Can Affect Your Employment

November 1 2021 in Media Coverage, Recreational Marijuana

Your Highness Podcast Sept 15th, 2021 - "I got to chat with Diana Krach of Your Highness Podcast about how your employment can be affected if you're a cannabis user." Listen to the episode here....

Attorney McElfresh on MedMen CFO vs Cannabis MSO and Co-Founders

November 1 2021 in Marijuana Business, Media Coverage

MJBiz Daily: October 12, 2021 - A cannabis industry trial is set for Tuesday in a California state court, with a corporate executive suing multistate operator MedMen Enterprises and the company's co-founders, Adam Bierman and Andrew Modlin. The trial, scheduled for the Los Angeles County Superior C...

MCLE Self-Study Article: Attorney Ethics and Cannabis

October 25 2020 in Media Coverage

California Real Property Journal - 2020 - Jessica C. McElfresh of McElfresh Law Inc. and Article Editor of California Real Property Journal, has focused on cannabis licensing, regulatory compliance, land use, business transactions, and license discipline defense since 2010. All California attorneys...

Moderator For The International Cannabis Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Institue

October 24 2020 in Media Coverage

INCBA - 2020 - Ever wondered how to navigate the practical challenges of travel, securing electronic devices during travel, and consumption of cannabis as a practicing cannabis lawyer? Panelists will examine the challenges of international practitioners seeking to enter the United States for cannabi...

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