Month: September 2019

Cannabis Cafes and Home Delivery Approved by State Regulators

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On Tuesday, September 24, the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) voted to approve a highly-regulated home delivery program for adult-use cannabis, as well as a pilot program for cannabis cafes. While voters approved home deliveries and cannabis cafes as part of the 2016 adult-use ballot initiative, regulations were initially delayed while the CCC opted to focus…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Cannabis, News

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission Issues Emergency Regulation Regarding Licensee “Inducements”

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September 12, 2019 Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission issues emergency regulation regarding “Inducements”. Order to take effect immediately, which prohibits the receipt of inducements by any person or company licensed to sell alcoholic beverages in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Click here for the full text of the regulation. Adam Barnosky is the Co-Leader of RIW’s Hospitality…

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POSTED IN: Hospitality & Retail Services, News

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act: Upcoming Compliance Deadlines Alert

While the Massachusetts’ Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) does not officially go into effect until January 1, 2021, employers must notify employees by September 30, 2019 and begin deducting withholdings as of October 1, 2019. Unlike the Federal Family Medical Leave Act, PFML applies to all employers and may also include independent contractors. PFML offers…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Employment Law

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Served as Legal Counsel to Merrimack Valley Plastics for Envases USA Acquisition

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner (RIW) is pleased to announce that client Merrimack Valley Plastics (MVP) of Methuen, Mass., was recently acquired by Envases USA. RIW served as legal counsel on the transaction, working closely with MVP to ensure a strategic and tax-efficient acquisition process. Over the past few years, MVP has enjoyed a close manufacturing…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Corporate & Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, News

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Attorneys Michael Rosen and Bradley Croft Obtain a Precedent Setting Land Use Decision Affecting Cannabis Cultivation in Massachusetts

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner (RIW) attorneys, led by Land Use Attorney Michael Rosen and Litigator Bradley Croft, obtained a precedent setting land use decision affecting cannabis cultivation in Massachusetts. The ruling clarifies that the exclusion of cannabis from the definition of “agriculture” under MGL Chapter 40A, Section 3 (the Dover Act) applies only to the…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Cannabis, Commercial Real Estate, Litigation, News