Federal law and policy

cannabis litigation employment flsaYes, cannabis is still federally illegal. But no, that doesn’t mean cannabis businesses should act as if federal law doesn’t exist. It does, and it probably applies to any cannabis business. Nevertheless, our cannabis attorneys often hear claims that federal law doesn’t apply. In fact, two questions that I’ve heard numerous times are:

  1. If the

fda cbd hempBack in March, former Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) Commission, Scott Gottlieb, explained it would take several years for the agency to come up with rules that would legalize the use of hemp-derived cannabidiol (Hemp-CBD) in food products, unless Congress stepped in.

Last week, both chambers showed they are not interested in waiting around for

fda ftc cbd cannabis

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued warning letters to three unnamed companies that advertised their CBD-infused products as treatments or cure for serious medical conditions.

These warning letters are nothing new. As we have explained before, making medical claims about CBD-infused products is the perfect way of falling under the scrutiny of federal

safe banking act cannabis

Things are looking better and better for expanded cannabis banking prospects. As we’ve discussed on the blog previously, the SAFE Banking Act would allow financial institutions to serve state-legal marijuana businesses without fear of federal repercussions. Supporters of the Act have stressed the public-safety concerns that have resulted from the lucrative cannabis industry conducting

donald trump cannabis

Over the course of of ten weeks, we recently ran a series of blog posts that take a close look at the Democratic Party candidates for President in 2020. We examined each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and we also canvassed their current respective stances on marijuana.

In all, we covered Joe

julian castro marijuana cannabis

Every Saturday, we have been running a series of blog posts that take a close look at the Democratic Party candidates for President in 2020. We examine each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and we also canvas their current respective stances on marijuana.

Over the past nine weeks, we covered Joe Biden

usda hemp testing thc

Hemp stakeholders have been eagerly waiting for the release of rules and regulations by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”). Although the 2018 Farm Bill removed the hemp and its derivatives from the Controlled Substances Act, it did not provide clear, consistent and reliable standards to safely and lawfully produce the crop. Instead, the new

hemp purchase order production agreementA few weeks ago, we addressed the need for hemp sellers and purchaser to enter into agricultural production agreements (“APAs”), and in doing so, avoid unnecessary litigation.  APAs are generally entered into at the beginning of a contractual relationship. In other cases, parties will forego a formal APA, and opt for a simpler, more “casual”