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The FDA Objects to the Sale and Marketing of Nasal, Ophthalmic and Inhalable CBD Products

On December 22, the Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) issued new warning letters to five companies that illegally sold and marketed unapproved CBD products, which the companies claimed could prevent, diagnose, mitigate, treat or cure various medical conditions. This latest round of enforcement actions was triggered by specific concerns with the manner in which

Jay-Z Has 99 Problems and ADA Compliance is One

Even before COVID-19 entered our lives, it was clear that more and more businesses were realizing the importance of engaging with consumers online. Now, as most are forced to limit their in-person activities or shut them down altogether, we are seeing an even sharper trend in businesses investing in their online presence – especially with

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Cannabis Litigation in the Time of COVID-19

Last week, I wrote about the sad and anti-climatic ending of the first cannabis patent infringement case. UCANN is in the same predicament as many other businesses in the industry, and most experts expect the pandemic to create a surge of bankruptcy cases in the second half of this year. Civil courts are seeing tons

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BREAKING: California Cannabis Agencies Announce License Fee Deferral

On May 14, 2020, the three California cannabis agencies, the Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Food and Agriculture CalCannabis Division, and Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch announced that licensed cannabis businesses with “licenses expiring between now through June 30, 2020 may request 60-day deferrals of their license fee payments.” The announcement

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Hemp Farmers May Now Qualify for Federal Economic Relief

Recently Congress passed a series of bills aimed at offsetting the economic impact of the coronavirus including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First Act), the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (CPRSA). We recently wrote about how these economic benefits would

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Will Cannabis Businesses Get Federal Coronavirus Money? Probably Not.

Right now, economic times are tough for almost every single American and individual business in this country, large or small. Unemployment is at depression-era levels, and companies are doing whatever they can to cut costs and save employees while the COVID-19 pandemic rages on. Unless you haven’t been paying attention, the Feds took historic steps

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Coronavirus and Cannabis Q&A Webinar Recording

On March 26th, attorney Vince Sliwoski hosted an interactive webinar to address the affects of COVID-19 on the cannabis industry. In this webinar, Vince read and responded to a wide variety of stakeholder questions. In case you couldn’t join, or if you would like to revisit some of the information, you can stream the webinar