Welcome back to Higher Law, our weekly briefing on all things cannabis. I’m Cheryl Miller, reporting for Law.com from Sacramento. Happy new year! I hope your holidays were festive.

To kick of 2019, we’re looking at issues likely to shape the year ahead for the cannabis industry. Plus, another RICO claim targeting a marijuana grow bit the dust. And we’ve got a link to a new report on why cannabis practices are increasingly focusing on data privacy.