Author: Mitchell Mahaffey

ASIC using AI to manage scams

Reading Time: 2 minutes Biz Blocks by Michael Bacina, Partner Piper Alderman Lawyers | Sep 12/2020 ASIC has announced in the ASIC Corporate Plan 2020-24 (Focus 2020-21) that a new nation-wide ASIC working group has been set up to disrupt and deter scams such as cyber misconduct and crypto-related scams in the COVID-19 environment. […]

Easier access to medicinal cannabis and soaring sales in Germany, Key Insights by Adam Isaac Miller | Jun 28/2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Regulations changes – This week the QLD government removed the state approval process required for patients to access medical cannabis. Now doctors will only require Federal approval from the TGA, this should lead to an increase in prescriptions across the State. On the other side of the world, the Swiss government wants […]

Louisiana lauds legislation establishing licensing regime for virtual currency businesses

Reading Time: 2 minutes Biz Blocks by Michael Bacina, Partner Piper Alderman Lawyers | Jun 26/2020 The Governor of Louisiana has recently signed and made effective the legislature HB701, the Virtual Currency Businesses Act, to regulate and license virtual currency businesses. Sponsored by state Rep. Mark Wright (R-77), HB701 sailed through the state House […]

Psychedelics for Mental Health and a Glimpse into the European Cannabis Market, Key Insights by Adam Isaac Miller | Jun 21/2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes The importance of standardization – Authorities across Europe have listed 114 products containing CBD in the European Union’s food-safety alert system since the start of last year, with data indicating that some countries are policing novel-food violations more frequently than others. This is an excellent example of the importance of harmonization […]

Canadian Medicinal Cannabis Exports and the Future of Psychedelics, Key Insights by Adam Isaac Miller | Jun 14/2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Export of cannabis – Canadian businesses exported more dried medical cannabis than ever last year, but that growth is expected to be challenged when the country’s main export destination – Germany – initiates local production later this year. In 2019, federally regulated producers in Canada exported roughly 3,740 kilograms (8,245 pounds) […]

Security Token liquidity: Are we there yet? Are we there yet? When are we going to get there?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Biz Blocks by Michael Bacina, Partner Piper Alderman Lawyers | Jun 12/2020 For the last few years, the potential for security tokens to disrupt traditional financial markets has been a beacon of hope to blockchain enthusiasts and investors and a mantra chanted at many blockchain conferences. Of course, the prospect […]

THC Found to Treat Pain and More, Key Insights by Adam Isaac Miller | Jun 07/2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cannabis vaporization and pain – A study led by a team of Israeli scientists, published earlier recently in the European Journal of Pain, found precise doses of THC administered via inhaler were effective in reducing pain in neuropathy patients. The randomized placebo-controlled study divided 27 chronic pain patients into three groups: […]