Showing 22 posts by Brian F. Higgins.
In November of 2017, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would abide by the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer Amendment which has been interpreted as prohibiting the use of federal dollars to prosecute marijuana-industry participants in specific states that have legalized medical marijuana. Read More ›
It’s already a stressful time of year, but for those vying for a license to convert marijuana plants into edibles, patches and oils, things have been thrust into overdrive. Read More ›
Ohio physicians interested in treating patients with medical marijuana need to understand their obligations under Ohio and federal law. This article is designed as a guide for physicians to learn more about how to comply with Ohio’s medical marijuana law. Read More ›
West Virginia Physician Alert: Remember, You Are Recommending Medical Marijuana, Not Prescribing It.
In West Virginia, medical marijuana will soon be a treatment option for physicians and patients, and it’s vital that both parties understand the difference between a “prescription” and a “recommendation.” Otherwise, a physician may face serious sanctions if this is not made clear in all communications. Read More ›
Ohio’s medical marijuana program is set to begin just a little over a year from now. The proposed rules governing Ohio physicians and their role in marijuana-related treatments must be finalized by September 8, 2017. Read More ›
West Virginia is the 29th state to authorize medical marijuana use. Read More ›
Only 13! That is the percentage of applicants who will ultimately receive an Ohio medical marijuana cultivators’ license. Read More ›
President Trump said he was “100 percent” in favor of medical marijuana during his campaign. Read More ›
Ohio’s medical marijuana regulations are budding. Ohio recently released proposed rules for cultivators, those interested in “growing, harvesting, packaging, and transporting medical marijuana.” Read More ›
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Thomas D. Anthony is Chair of FBT's Health Care Industry Practice. He focuses on counseling health care entities on corporate transactions, regulatory compliance and joint ventures.