In the days of the Armada, a fleet of warships, the scuttlebutt was the rumor or gossip that would spread throughout the ship. Today, Armada Law Corp presents The Scuttlebutt, a daily summery of news articles that people within the cannabis, hemp and plant medicine industries are chatting about along with links to the full articles.
In today’s news:
#cannabislawsuit – “Understanding the rules and exceptions governing the recovery of attorneys’ fees is important for any lawsuit. Parties entering into cannabis litigation or arbitration should consult with experienced legal counsel to ensure they’re clear on whether recovery of their attorneys’ fees is possible, in order to make informed decisions down the road.”
#cannabisconsumption – “Cruise ships follow federal law, which states cannabis is a Schedule I narcotic. Even domestic cruises that disembark from legal states must adhere to these guidelines due to the fact that cruise terminals are considered federal property.Carnival Cruise Line, one of the biggest cruise companies in the world, recently announced a crackdown on cannabis consumers. The company is deploying drug-detecting dogs both at the time of boarding and even once the ship has set sail.”
#psychedelics – “Researchers have recently shown that separate mechanisms drive the hallucinogenic and antidepressant effects of psychedelics like LSD
, potentially paving the way to use these ‘party drugs’ as treatments that don’t trigger psychedelic trips.
“The antidepressant and plasticity-promoting effects of psychedelics may be dissociable from their hallucinogenic effects,” the researchers write in their published paper.
These psychedelic drugs have shown promise as treatments for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in a few preliminary clinical trials. If these drugs could be re-engineered to switch off their hallucinogenic effects, they may be more readily accepted and easier to use as treatments.”
#californiacannabis – “A Los Angeles cannabis entrepreneur has agreed to settle her suit claiming she was duped into a deal that would saddle her with debts, having purportedly been pressured into an unfair contract with little time to read it before a deadline.
Jami Burrows and Thrive Social Equity Manager XVIII LLC filed a notice Friday letting the Los Angeles County Superior Court know they’ve entered a settlement resolving the dispute.
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed in the notice.
Burrows sued Thrive and its representative Hannah Ashby in 2022, claiming Ashby had falsely represented that Thrive was well-funded and could help her stand up and run her cannabis business, Sproutiva LLC, according to the complaint. Ashby allegedly told Burrows that by working with Thrive, her business could make her a millionaire, according to the lawsuit.”
Pot Entrepreneur Settles Suit With Management Co. Over Deal: https://www.law360.com/articles/1684732?utm_source=android&utm_medium=android&utm_campaign=android-shared
#cannabisindustry – “Cannabis marketing firm SpringBig Inc. used its partnership with a Massachusetts-based subscription service to secretly develop its own competing business, according to a lawsuit filed in Massachusetts state court on Monday.
Kind+ Inc. alleges that Florida-based SpringBig never had any intent of following through on its agreement to promote Kind+’s cannabis subscription service to SpringBig’s clients and consumers. SpringBig instead used its access to Kind+’s technology and business information to launch a competing service last month, according to the complaint, filed in Middlesex County Superior Court.
A SpringBig spokesperson told Law360 on Monday that the accusations are “unfounded.””
Pot Marketer Used Biz Deal To Steal Rival’s Tech, Suit Says: https://www.law360.com/articles/1684717?utm_source=android&utm_medium=android&utm_campaign=android-shared