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Getting to Know Us and Our Podcast

Episode 1
The first episode of our podcast introduces you to our hosts, Priya Sopori, Michelle Mabugat, Alexa Steinberg and Steven Stein, along with the Cannabis practice at the law firm of Greenberg Glusker. Tune in while they chat a bit about themselves and the firm’s Cannabis practice and answer the...
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Cannabis During and After the Pandemic

Episode 2
Join us on the “Grass is Always Greenberg” podcast for an essential look back at how the cannabis business survived, and even thrived, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how cannabis became an essential business leading to a record-breaking year with a “crazy increase in retail sales.” Hosts Priya...
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Federal Regulation and Cannabis: Will Uncle Sam and Aunt Mary Jane Live Happily Ever After?

Episode 3
Now that many states have legalized recreational cannabis, hosts Priya Sopori, Michelle Mabugat, Alexa Steinberg and Steven Stein debate whether federal legalization is on the horizon in this edition of The Grass is Always Greenberg . Over/unders are offered on when it will happen, while the hosts ponder whether...
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M&A in the Cannabis Sector

Episode 4
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em? In the wake of the industry’s evolution, many cannabis companies are contemplating corporate consolidation. In this edition of  The Grass is Always Greenberg podcast, Alexa Steinberg and Michelle Mabugat investigate the reasons behind the rise of mergers and acquisitions in the cannabis space...
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Cannabis and Banking

Episode 5
For cannabis companies, banking is anything but business as usual. In this edition of  The Grass is Always Greenberg podcast, special guests Stacy Litke and Paul Dunford of Green Check Verified join Greenberg Glusker’s Alexa Steinberg, Priya Sopori and Steve Stein for a wide-ranging look at the unique challenges...
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MJBizCon is Back: Takeaways from the 2021 Conference

Episode 6
MJBizCon is the largest and most anticipated event of the cannabis business year, and was held in person for the first since the start of the pandemic. Greenberg Glusker’s Michelle Mabugat, Priya Sopori and Steven Stein participated in the events surrounding this year’s conference in Las Vegas. In this edition of...
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Eastward Bound: Cannabis Market Trends, Taxation, and More

Episode 7
The Cannabis industry is expanding all over the country, especially towards the east coast where more and more states are legalizing its use. In this edition of “The Grass is Always Greenberg,” Mike Goral, National Cannabis and Hemp Tax Partner in Charge at Armanino LLP joins Greenberg Glusker’s Michelle...
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Mississippi’s Burning Issue

Episode 8
Does the punishment fit the crime? That is the burning issue in a Mississippi case that “The Grass is Always Greenberg” examines in depth. Greenberg Glusker’s Michelle Mabugat, Priya Sopori, Alexa Steinberg and Steven Stein discuss the matter of a 36-year old black man convicted of possessing slightly over...
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Insert Your Prediction for 2022 Here

Episode 9
2022 marks the 5-year anniversary of recreational legality in California, but the Golden State is still trying to figure out how to regulate the market and play catch up with the industry. In our inaugural episode of the year, “The Grass is Always Greenberg” looks at what we can...
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Super Bowl Shuffle? Why You Didn’t See Cannabis Ads during the Big Game

Episode 10
Why can sports gambling sites, beer and alcohol brands and crypto companies advertise during the Super Bowl when cannabis companies cannot?  Greenberg Glusker’s Steve Stein, Alexa Steinberg and Priya Sopori, in this edition of “The Grass is Always Greenberg,” look at one cannabis company’s attempt to generate a discussion...
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Overview of California’s New Proposed Cannabis Regulations

Episode 11
California’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has set forth proposals aimed at simplifying and streamlining regulations to refine and strengthen the Golden State’s cannabis framework. In this edition of “The Grass is Always Greenberg,” Greenberg Glusker’s Alexa Steinberg, Michelle Mabugat and Steve Stein discuss the proposed regulations and what...
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It’s Lit? Insight into the Increase in Cannabis-Related Litigation in California

Episode 12
In this edition of “The Grass is Always Greenberg,” Greenberg Glusker’s Alexa Steinberg and Steve Stein discuss the latest trends in cannabis litigation and how cannabis cases often have special considerations. Steve also shares what he learned at the Cannabis Industry Civil Litigation and ADR conference put on by...
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Four Takeaways for 4/20

Episode 13
4/20 is considered a national holiday for cannabis. It has become a big business day for the cannabis industry and a day to mark how far the cannabis sector has come. This edition of “The Grass is Always Greenberg” celebrates the occasion with four updates on significant regulations and...
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