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The Future of Medical Marijuana in Georgia

Last year, the state legislature passed a law making it legal for residents suffering from one of eight illnesses who have joined the state medical marijuana registry to possess an oil derived from marijuana for medical purposes. However, with no production of medical cannabis in Georgia, patients have to travel

Five Potential Legal Issues When Shipping and Transporting Goods

If you are in the business of shipping and transporting goods as an owner, carrier or broker, you may be familiar with a number of legal issues when shipping and transporting goods. As part of the supply chain, you ship goods to all corners of the globe. However, successfully navigating

Are Antiquated Georgia Laws Costing Jobs in the Craft Brew Industry?

Answer: Yes Including tourism and the entire supply chain, it is estimated that modernizing beer distribution laws in Georgia will add approximately 1,500 direct jobs and $375 million in economic activity. Since the national low point for private-sector employment (February 2010), Georgia has added 361,800 jobs–an increase of 11.5%. Unfortunately,

The Legal Risks of Live Streaming

Over the past year, live streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat have become extremely popular. Now even Facebook has gotten into the live streaming game. These apps allow users to broadcast any event live using their smartphone. Not surprisingly, this technology has raised a host of legal issues, primarily in

Why Savannah is a Great Place For Starting a Business in Georgia

Savannah is known for its arts and culture, fishing and watersports, as well as its sightseeing and golf. And while it may not be known for its business start-ups, Savannah’s entrepreneurial nature runs deep. The city is home to multiple programs, centers, and schools that are designed to help fledgling

Five Legal Issues to Consider When Filming in Georgia

If you are considering filming your production in Georgia, it is important that you have a clear understanding of the laws in place within the Georgia film industry. There are a number of laws pertaining to actor’s rights, filming locations and film sets that require comprehensive understanding before filming begins.

What is the Facebook Copyright Hoax and Why Doesn’t It Work?

The posts seem to come back every few months: Facebook status updates replete with legal sounding terminology in a guise to protect the user’s content from being used in ways beyond their permission. They are usually preceded by a claim that Facebook will be changing the terms of its user

How to Choose a Business Name That Won’t Get You Sued

Selecting a name for your company is one of the more intriguing aspects of delving into the world of business. Your name becomes your identity, and it becomes synonymous with the products and services you offer. On its own, a business name may seem completely innocuous or even silly, but

Anti-Spam Law for Small Businesses

There’s no denying the fact that marketers are a clever bunch. If there is a way to get a message to the masses, they will find it. When the internet exploded and evolved into part of our everyday lives, marketers were right there to capitalize. As more and more people