The nationwide movement to reform marijuana laws has been steadily building steam. Recent polling suggests that for the first time in history, a majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana. As medical marijuana use continues to gain acceptance, more people are getting access to an effective treatment for their chronic conditions. However, with all of these new laws, many people are left wondering if they qualify to use medical marijuana. Read on to learn about who qualifies to use medical marijuana, and find out how a medical marijuana lawyer can help you understand this sometimes murky issue.

Consult Your State Laws

Federal law still prohibits the production, possession, and distribution of marijuana for any purpose (save for the very few federally authorized research programs). So far, only state and local governments have removed restrictions for marijuana use. Each state that has legalized the use of marijuana has instituted their own rules and regulations. Patients and individuals with questions about their state’s marijuana laws should review their state statutes and administrative codes or consult with a qualified attorney.

Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana

Most states have limited eligibility to persons suffering from severe, chronic or debilitating medical conditions. Some of the conditions that may qualify you for medical marijuana use include cancer, AIDS, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Certain mental conditions such as anxiety, PTSD, and depression are also qualifying conditions in certain jurisdictions. If you believe that you suffer from a qualifying condition you should consult with your physician.

Receiving a Doctor’s Approval

Virtually all jurisdictions that have legalized medical marijuana require the patient to receive a recommendation from a licensed physician. Most jurisdictions require that the physician perform an actual physical examination of the patient and the submission of certain specific forms. Some jurisdictions, such as Nevada, require an extensive background check and a complicated application process that must be completed annually.

Residency Requirements

Some jurisdictions require the patients to provide proof of residence before they will be granted a medical marijuana card. Most jurisdictions will not recognize out of state cards for any reason. Consequently, even though you are a legal patient in your home state, your card will not protect you from prosecution in another state, even if that state has its own medical marijuana program.

Consult a Medical Marijuana Lawyer About Your Rights

Unfortunately, because of the complexities involved, some people are denied their medical marijuana license the first time around. If this has happened to you, then you need the kind of help only a medical marijuana lawyer from Connor & Connor, PLLC can offer. We specialize in medical marijuana laws, and are familiar with all the rules and regulations the state of Nevada has set for this practice. Contact us today to get help applying for your medical marijuana license.

 

With corporations moving more of their manufacturing activities overseas to take advantage of cheap labor and lax regulations, product liability claims are becoming a serious problem. Read on to learn about product liability claims and find out how you can get help from a product liability lawyer.

Products with Manufacturing Defects

For any manufacturing operation, quality control is essential. However, due to lack of funding or a disinterest in public safety, many companies skimp on verifying the safety of their products. The result of this cost-cutting is products that are manufactured with defects. These defects can cause injuries to customers who put their trust in the products they buy. Injuries from defective products due to a manufacturing error is one of the primary causes of product liability claims.

Products that Have Been Improperly Designed

Before a product can be produced and put to market, it often goes through a rigorous design process, working out any kinks and making sure the product is safe for the public. Unfortunately, design flaws can be overlooked. When there is a design problem, it means an entire product line is faulty and possibly dangerous. The easiest example for this type of product liability is a massive car recall. Liability claims involving manufacturing errors are far too common, and can cause serious injury.

Failure to Warn

Some products have the inherent capacity for causing harm if they are not properly handled. A good example of this would be caustic paint, or medications with serious potential side effects. Using one of these products and suffering an injury isn’t an actionable claim in and of itself, but if a dangerous product doesn’t not come with a safety warning or directions for proper usage, then you might have a case. It is a manufacturers duty to warn you about the potential hazards of using their product. When they don’t and an injury occurs, a liability claim is sure to follow.

What to do if you are injured by a defective product

If you are injured by a defective product you should consult with an attorney who understands product liability claims. If you have questions regarding product liability claims, contact the attorneys at Connor & Connor PLLC for a free initial consultation. Our legal team has expertise in a wide range of law, including product liability claims, and will do everything in our power to help you. Request a consultation from Connor & Connor today and get the compensation you need and deserve.

 

With medical marijuana becoming legal in Nevada, and many other states, cannabis businesses are being established at an unsurprising rate. However, when an industry springs up overnight, many business owners find themselves asking an obvious question; how much is their marijuana business worth? Although it can be hard to get a good evaluation on your new medical marijuana business, it is still possible with the proper guidance and understanding how the worth of a business is typically calculated. Keep reading to find out the three ways you can determine your marijuana business worth, and how a cannabis attorney can help with the evaluation process.

Evaluate Worth by Looking at Assets

The simplest, most effective way of determining a business’s worth is by using the asset approach. This method measures the assets of your business against your liabilities and uses the final number to determine the worth of your business. Although the asset approach is fairly accurate, outside factors beyond your control, such as the location of your business and the relative health of the industry, can end up affecting your final evaluation and may not accurately represent the worth of your business. Although the asset approach is easy and accurate in most cases, it is important for business owners to be aware of the potential problems with employing this tactic to evaluate their business’s worth.

Let the Market Dictate Your Business’s Worth

Next on the list of ways you can determine the worth of your marijuana business is the use of market comparisons. This approach examines other marijuana businesses to get an idea as to what your business may be worth. By looking at the market value of similar business, you will be able to get an idea of the potential value of your own marijuana business. The only drawback is that your evaluation will not be precise since the market approach measures the health of the industry as a whole and not the specific strengths and weakness of your own business. However, if you are only looking for a general idea of the financial health of your business, the market approach is a good choice.

Use the Income Approach to Analyze Value

The third approach to evaluating your marijuana business is a little different to the previous two entries in that it analyzes how much your business might be worth to people other than yourself. The income approach to determining a business’s worth looks at how profitable your business might be to any current or potential investors. Using the income approach looks at how much time and money an investor has put into your business and how much return on investment they can expect. The more an investor can expect to get back, the more value your business has. Value to investors is an important part of increasing the value of your business, which is what makes the income approach such an effective tool.

Hire a Cannabis Lawyer to Help Find Your Marijuana Business Worth

Although the three previously discussed methods for determining a business’s worth are relatively straightforward, it is still possible that you will need guidance to determine the value of your business as accurately as possible. The best way to finding your exact marijuana business worth is by partnering with the type of experienced cannabis attorney that you will find at Connor & Connor, PLLC. Connor & Connor cannabis attorneys will be able to guide you through the entire evaluation process and help you to get an accurate assessment of your business’s worth. Partner with Connor & Connor right away to start your evaluation process.