Welcome back to Higher Law, our weekly briefing on all things cannabis. I’m Cheryl Miller, reporting for Law.com from Sacramento. Now that the Thanksgiving feast stupor has worn off, it’s time to start planning for your holiday gift-giving. And if your inbox is like mine, there’s no shortage of, um, interesting cannabis-related items to choose from, from the CBD dog treats to “Naughty and Nice” gummies.

This week we look at recreational marijuana’s long-awaited arrival in Massachusetts. Plus, there’s a patent run on marijuana products. And scroll down to see Who Got the Work.