Nathalie Bougenies
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On Friday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) released an Interim Final Rule (the “Rule”) that, as we discussed, threatens the hemp industry by treating partially processed hemp extract not intended for consumption (also known as “intermediary hemp”) as a Schedule I controlled substance. This is hugely problematic because intermediary hemp is an essential and necessary […]

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On August 20, 2020, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued an interim rule on hemp, hemp-derived CBD (Hemp CBD) and other hemp-derived cannabinoids. According to the DEA, “[t]he interim final rule merely conforms DEA’s regulations to the statutory amendments to the [Controlled Substances Act (CSA)] that have already taken effect, and it does not add additional […]

Jihee Ahn
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After we discussed TCPA claims in our last webinar, we received a few follow-up questions relating to the somewhat recent Supreme Court decision in Barr v. American Ass’n of Political Consultants (“Political Consultants”) and its impact on TCPA claims going forward. Here’s the deal: Political Consultants is not really going to have an effect on […]

Hilary Bricken
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Over the years, we’ve pointed out when federal agencies opt to ignore the federal illegality of cannabis. It happens more often than you might think depending on the topic (see, for example, the NLRB). One agency, though, that has surprisingly never lifted a finger against state-legal cannabis–though it is taking a closer look at CBD–is […]

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Personally, Donald Trump does not care about cannabis. Don’t take my word for it, go to the source, Trump’s Twitter account. Use Twitter’s “Advanced Search” options to search for whether Trump has used certain words and phrases on Twitter. As of August 14, 2020, I could only find one tweet from @realDonaldTrump that actually references […]

Vince Sliwoski
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  Congratulations to Senator Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s V.P. pick. Harris will become the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party. It’s a huge accomplishment. It could also impact the race significantly in the coming weeks and months. What would a Vice […]

Nathalie Bougenies
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For the past eighteen months, hemp stakeholders have been begging the federal government to regulate the hemp-derived cannabidiol (“Hemp CBD”) industry. As of date, the Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) has received over 4,000 comments from shareholders on the safety, manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale of Hemp CBD products. There is no doubt that a […]

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Check out our Hemp CBD Risk Matrix HERE! The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act did not affect or modify the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”) or the Food and Drug Adminstration’s (“FDA”) ability to promulgate regulations and guidelines that relate to hemp under. The FDA regulates a wide […]

Hilary Bricken
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State legal cannabis businesses are used to the specter of the federal government in the rear view mirrors of their lives and businesses. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that cannabis remains federally illegal. And it’s not so much the case anymore that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) or Department of Justice […]

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