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Biden’s Attorney General Pick on Cannabis: Status Unknown

We have a long history here on the Canna Law Blog of analyzing the moves of the federal goverment, and in particular the Department of Justice (DOJ), when it comes to federal enforcement of the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Over the years, we really focused on the acting U.S. Attorney General and how they

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Michigan Authorizes Veterinarians to Discuss the Therapeutic Use of CBD with Pet Owners

On the last day of 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law a piece of legislation (“HB 5085”) that gives veterinarians permission to discuss the potential therapeutic benefits and risks of using marijuana and hemp, especially cannabidiol (“CBD”), with pet owners. The statutory language is sparse but its legislative analysis explains that HB 5085

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Hemp-CBD Legislation: Will Congress Boost the Hemp Total THC limit to 1%?

As reported by Hemp Grower magazine, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky introduced legislation on December 15 that would amend the definition of hemp from .3% THC to 1% THC. The bill would also make other major changes to the USDA’s interim final rule, which would affect hemp growers, processors, manufacturers, and shippers. The legislation is

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What Do Prohibitionists Really Hope to Accomplish?

Federal cannabis legalization will happen. It is no longer a matter of “if”, but of “when”. Recently, the House of Representatives advanced the MORE Act (Marijuana Opportunity and Expungement Act), which puts cannabis one step closer to federal decriminalization (more on that here). While it’s unlikely that the MORE Act will advance past the Senate

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DEA Hit With ANOTHER Lawsuit From Scientists Seeking to Research Cannabis

On December 3, 2020, MAPS (the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) issued a press release regarding a lawsuit filed against the DEA and the Attorney General to “compel issuance of licenses to manufacture marijuana for clinical trials and potential FDA approval.” We have written about MAPS and its 35 years of advocacy and engagement with

The Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in TCPA Showdown

We’ve been covering the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) extensively on this blog, and cannabis TCPA litigation in particular. Cannabis Litigation: TCPA Claims TCPA Claims: Will the Supreme Court Come to the Rescue? Curaleaf Meets the TCPA Prepare Your Cannabis Business for the TCPA Amy Coney Barrett’s Thoughts on the TCPA Last week, the Supreme

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Oregon Hemp: ODA Withdraws Hemp Plan Submitted to USDA

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) removed hemp and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and provided a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill also gave the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulatory authority over hemp cultivation at the federal