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Texas Supreme Court upholds smokable hemp ban

The Texas Supreme Court recently upheld the state’s smokable hemp ban. This is bad news for the smokable hemp industry inside and outside of Texas. Today, we’ll look at what happened. As our readers know, the federal 2018 Farm Bill classified “hemp” as an agricultural product and removed hemp from schedule I of the federal

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Argentina’s New Hemp and Medical Cannabis Regulator

Earlier this month, we discussed the approval of a new regulatory framework for hemp and medical cannabis by Argentina’s legislature. At the time, we focused our attention on those who, reflecting antiquated thinking on cannabis, voted against the bill. Today we finally turn to the substance of what is officially known as the Regulatory Framework


Delta-8 Is Legal, But …

Just last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s holding that the 2018 Farm Bill legalized delta-8 THC products derived from hemp. In the Ninth Circuit’s view, “the plain and unambiguous text of the Farm [Bill] compels the conclusion that the delta-8 THC products before us are lawful.”

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Cannabis in Mexico: Focus on Hemp

Medical cannabis is legal in Mexico, but not much has been happening lately with legalizing cannabis for adult use. Oaxaca has made some effort to decriminalize recreational cannabis consumption, and earlier Mexican Supreme Court decisions declared prohibition unconstitutional, but other than these things, legalization and regulation of recreational cannabis has stalled in Mexico. Mexico’s Cannabis Law

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Argentina: New Law Over Old Thinking

Argentina’s Chamber of Deputies has approved a law to regulate the hemp and medical cannabis industries. According to one of the bill’s sponsors, “a new industry has been born in Argentina” with the passage of the bill (which we flagged last summer in Legalization in Latin America: Who’s Next After Mexico?). The new law enjoyed

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California Will Regulate CBD

For many years, we’ve written about California’s truly bizarre animus towards hemp-derived CBD. Many efforts to regulate CBD failed. Last year, the state finally managed to pass AB-45 but the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) hasn’t really done anything since. That will change soon. Finally, California will regulate CBD. California is getting CBD regulations

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Six Requirements for CBD Product Labels

Because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that CBD-infused foods and dietary supplements cannot be lawfully sold or marketed in the United States, we’re left with a patchwork of often inconsistent state laws. One of the areas where there can be the biggest differences is in CBD product labels. Complying with CBD label requirements

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Mexico Cannabis FAQ: Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 in this series on Mexico cannabis and frequently asked questions. If you missed us yesterday, Part 1 can be found here. What are the requirements to start producing, processing and selling cannabis? Right now, only medical use is fully legal in Mexico, so the requirements discussed here will be those related

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Mexico Cannabis FAQ: Part 1

Welcome to the first of two blog posts on frequently asked questions regarding cannabis in Mexico. Because we are one of very few American law firms with an office in Mexico that handles Mexico cannabis legal matters, we get a steady stream of questions regarding the current state of Mexico’s cannabis regime, and what to

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FTC Cannabis Litigation Picks Up Steam

The days where the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) pays no mind to cannabis businesses (marijuana and hemp) are long gone.  These days, the FTC is treating consumer complaints regarding hemp and marijuana businesses similar to complaints against businesses in other industries. The self-proclaimed mission of the FTC is to: “prevent anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business