Kansas Joins List of States with a Proposed Bill to Allow College Athletes to Be Paid for the Use of Their Names, Images, and Likenesses

Kansas Joins List of States with a Proposed Bill to Allow College Athletes to Be Paid for the Use of Their Names, Images, and Likenesses

Joining 28 other states, Kansas now has a pending bill that would allow college athletes at Kansas colleges and universities to be compensated for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (NILs) and their athletic reputation.  Similar to the other pending bills and the law passed last year in California, Kansas’ bill (Senate Bill

Jon Dedon Featured in Kansas City Star Article on Medical Marijuana in Missouri

Jon Dedon Featured in Kansas City Star Article on Medical Marijuana in Missouri

Lawmakers in Missouri are still questioning potential conflicts of interest within the medical marijuana industry.  Over 800 medical marijuana applicants were denied over the past month, and the Missouri House’s government started hosting hearings to inspect the medical marijuana program.  The primary cause for the hearings is the issue among lawmakers, and conflicts of interest

College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation Is Moving Swiftly Toward Passage In Numerous States

College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation Is Moving Swiftly Toward Passage In Numerous States

States are continuing to introduce and move forward bills that would allow college athletes to profit from their names, images, and likenesses.  Bills have now been formally introduced in 27 states, with Louisiana and Connecticut joining the list yesterday. In many of the states where bills have previously been introduced, legislators are having little trouble

Braden Perry Featured in Article Discussing Compliance on Care Credit Cards for Cannabis

Braden Perry Featured in Article Discussing Compliance on Care Credit Cards for Cannabis

Arizona, California, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts and New York has now approved and made available a credit card specifically for cannabis purchases at involved locations called a CNC Card (Columbia National Credit) . Columbia Care Inc. put in motion the card successfully in New York, and has now been launched in the other states mentioned

Ben Tompkins Named Chair of KCMBA’s Tax Law Committee

Ben Tompkins Named Chair of KCMBA’s Tax Law Committee

Kennyhertz Perry attorney Ben Tompkins has been named chair of the Tax Law Committee for 2020. This committee considers the laws and procedures pertaining to federal, state and local taxation; promotes its fair and just administration; studies and reports upon proposed, necessary or desirable legislation; and promotes legal education to members of KCMBA and the

Braden Perry Featured Discussing New Developments in DNA Storage

Braden Perry Featured Discussing New Developments in DNA Storage

TechNewsWorld sources Perry for his regulatory and compliance knowledge regarding new technology research done at a Swedish University in Zurich.  New developments show a method that embeds artificial DNA into an object. This new process is being called “DNA of Things“, or “DoT”, a storage architecture to create materials with immutable memory. “With the ability

FTC Sends Warning Letters to CBD Companies Advertising Treatments for Serious Diseases

FTC Sends Warning Letters to CBD Companies Advertising Treatments for Serious Diseases

The FTC announced today that it sent letters to multiple companies that sell CBD products, waring them that claims they made regarding CBD violate federal law.  These “warning letters” state that it is illegal to advertise that a product can prevent, treat, or cure human disease without competent and reliable scientific evidence to support such

OFAC Outlines Guidance for Compliance Programs

OFAC Outlines Guidance for Compliance Programs

On May 2, 2019, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) published A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments, which identifies five essential components of an effective Risk-Based Sanctions Compliance Program. While companies are not legally required to implement a program, a failure to follow these principles increases the risks of sanctions violations

Braden Perry Discusses Blockchain in the Cannabis Industry with Disruptor Daily.

Braden Perry Discusses Blockchain in the Cannabis Industry with Disruptor Daily.

Kennyhertz Perry Attorney Braden Perry was recently featured in a Disruptor Daily article discussing benefits of Blockchain in the cannabis industry. Mr. Perry was one of six experts to discuss the emerging technology. “Most marijuana companies would benefit from some aspect of blockchain technology, from the supply of products, fair pricing, efficient supply and improved product