Attacks Mount Against FCC After Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules
January 19, 2018

Lauren J. Coppola
Paige V. Schroeder

The Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) repeal of net neutrality in December was certainly not the final word on the matter. The FCC’s decision to roll back Obama-era rules prohibiting paid preferences, throttling and blocking in the order captioned Restoring Internet Freedom (the “Order”), which became final on January 4, is currently under attack on multiple fronts and others are sure to come.

Canadian Grower Announces Plans to Purchase Providence Cultivation Space
December 14, 2017

William R. Moorman, Jr.

Future Farm Technologies, Inc., a Vancouver based marijuana cultivator, has announced that it plans to purchase a 15,000 sq. ft. building in Providence for $750,000.

Uncertainty Over Impact of Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Sales on Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Industry
November 28, 2017

William R. Moorman, Jr.

Will next summer’s opening of the recreational marijuana market in Massachusetts impact Rhode Island’s medical marijuana demand? An industry leader and a government regulator recently expressed different views to committees of the Rhode Island General Assembly.

The End of the Open Internet? Chairman Pai Proposes Net Neutrality Rollback
November 22, 2017

Lauren J. Coppola
Paige V. Schroeder

The FCC’s Commission Chairman, Ajit Pai, released a statement concerning net neutrality on Tuesday, announcing a plan to stop the federal government's “micromanaging” of the internet.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Issues Guidance to Convert Registered Marijuana Dispensaries to For-Profit Entities
November 16, 2017

William R. Moorman, Jr.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) recently issued guidance to allow licensed medical marijuana dispensaries to operate as Massachusetts business corporations.

Rumored Merger Between T-Mobile and Sprint Called Off
November 6, 2017

Lauren J. Coppola
Paige V. Schroeder

As reported in our last blog post, it had been long speculated, with increasing intensity, that T-Mobile and Sprint were close to announcing a merger between the two companies. However, on Saturday, T-Mobile and Sprint announced that the rumored merger was off. This merger would have been consistent with the trend towards deregulating the telecommunications industry that we have been expecting under the new administration.

Congress Continues to Thwart Sessions' Attempt to Attack Medical Marijuana Use
November 6, 2017

Supporters of recreational marijuana use are still celebrating their legislative victory in Massachusetts. But whether they ultimately will be successful at the federal level still is unclear. While Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been sending signals that indicate that a federal crackdown on the use of marijuana may be imminent in states that have legalized such use, actions by Congress and President Trump have been sending other messages and continue to block Sessions from following through on his threats.

And Then There Were Three? Telecom Deregulation Likely to Happen
November 3, 2017

Lauren J. Coppola
Paige V. Schroeder

2017 has brought many changes to the telecommunications industry and yet, it remains to be seen what effect recent developments will have in the future. One thing we can count on is the continued deregulation of the overall industry under the current administration.

Will California Wildfires Cause Spike In Marijuana Prices?
November 3, 2017

The recent wildfires in Northern California have destroyed nearly 6000 structures and have burned over 200,000 acres of land --- an area the size of New York City. The fires also have killed at least 40 people.


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