Welcome back to Higher Law, our weekly briefing on all things cannabis. I’m Cheryl Miller, reporting for Law.com from Sacramento. In the two weeks Higher Law was on hiatus, Congress failed to pass the SAFE Banking Act and New York recorded its first legal sale of recreational marijuana. I’m not sure I would have predicted those two outcomes a few months ago.

This week we’re looking at:

  • A spike in vape product trademark suits.
  • The many conflicting deadlines for New Jersey’s conditional license holders.
  • Lewis Brisbois’ work on a cannabis-related insurance coverage lawsuit.
  • A $50,000 penalty for pesticide use on cannabis.