Welcome back to Higher Law, our weekly briefing on all things cannabis. I’m Cheryl Miller, reporting for Law.com from Sacramento.

Armed with tea and Vitamin D—sorry, no CBD-infused products for now—I’m back in action this week with an avalanche of news from the cannabis world. There’s a new attorney general on the horizon, and cannabis attorneys seem wary but hopeful. California is one step closer to adopting cannabis regs, but questions and criticisms remain. Plus, we have the story of a crash-landing pilot, a few THC-infused candy bars and the D.C. Circuit. And two big law firms were on a mega-deal in the cannabis space.