Real Estate Boom & Marijuana Blooms – How Are They Connected? – The real estate industry is booming in states where marijuana is blooming—that is, in states that have legalized the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana. Here is a quick overview. In November 2016, voters in California, Maine and Massachusetts, all approved the legalization of recreational marijuana use. On January 1, 2018, California’s law […]

Legislation Proposes Sweeping New Foreign Investment Review Authorities

Skadden – On November 8, 2017, a bipartisan group of legislators led by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., alongside co-sponsors including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced parallel legislation in both the Senate and House of Representatives to update and strengthen the legal authorities of the Committee on Foreign […]

Trump Administration Sets Approach to Implementation of New Russia Sanctions

Skadden – In recent weeks, the U.S. government has taken a number of significant steps to implement sanctions on Russia under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which President Donald Trump signed into law on August 2, 2017. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S. […]