Welcome back to Higher Law, our weekly briefing on all things cannabis. I’m Cheryl Miller, reporting for Law.com from Sacramento, where my NCAA tournament brackets are locked, loaded and sure to be in ashes by Monday. May your picks fare well.

This week we’re looking at: The latest on marijuana banking sanctions and legislation • The Ninth Circuit’s views on the real “Herbal Chef” • Cozen O’Connor’s lobbying work for Curaleaf • New in-house leaders at Trulieve