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Michael is an associate in the firm’s Regulatory Investigations, Strategy, and Enforcement Practice Group. Based out of the firm’s Boston office, Mike has deep experience in litigation, investigations, and other regulatory matters involving state-level regulators and state attorneys general.

This article was originally published on September 7, 2023 in Reuters and is republished here with permission.

State Attorneys General (AGs) uniquely wield power to enforce the law, direct policy, and effectuate political goals. Exercising their civil prosecutorial authority, State AGs have redefined priorities of paramount concern to CEOs and in-house legal counsel that impact the corporate and commercial landscape.

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Florida-based cannabis inventory tracking vendor Metrc LLC is asking a Colorado state court to toss a dispensary’s lawsuit challenging its process for charging so-called “support fees” as violative of state anti-trust and consumer protection laws.

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The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission’s first and only executive director is supposedly planning to leave the agency, which is in the midst of implementing the state’s new cannabis equity law, enacted in August 2022. This law includes new regulations concerning licensed “marijuana social consumption establishments,” which are more commonly known as cannabis cafés.

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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is in the process of shaping new regulatory standards for sports wagering in Massachusetts, following the state’s adoption last summer of the Massachusetts Sports Wagering Act, Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 23N, which legalized sports betting in the Commonwealth.

Continue Reading Massachusetts Gaming Commission Targets Youth Advertising and Data Privacy in Proposed New Sports Wagering Rules

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission recently issued decisions resulting in fines for three of the state’s sports betting operators — MGM Springfield, Plainridge Park Casino, and Encore Boston Harbor. These operators were found to have violated Gaming Commission regulations prohibiting wagers on regular season games of collegiate teams from Massachusetts unless part of a tournament.

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