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  • Social Media Bans on CBD Ads Make No Sense

    10:00am By Griffen Thorne
    Last month, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen delivered a now widely shared keynote speech at an Anti Defamation League event in New York, in which he spared no harsh words for social media companies who he claims provide a platform for hate speech and the…
  • California Cannabis Litigation: We Argue the Kern County Appeal in February

    Thu 10:00am By Julie Hamill
      As we have written about previously, we represent a property owner and retailer in an appeal against Kern County pending in the Fifth Appellate District (County of Kern v. Alta Sierra Holistic Exchange Service, Case No. F077887). The legal landscape for…
  • Hemp-CBD, Oregon and the Unlawful Trade Practices Act

    Wed 10:00am By Jesse Mondry
    This is the first in a three-part series addressing why companies making and sell hemp-derived CBD products ought to be concerned about state consumer protection laws and offering a few thoughts on how to mitigate the risk of running afoul of those laws. This…
  • Cannabis Patent Litigation: the Presumption of Validity

    Tue 10:00am By Jihee Ahn
    I recently received an inquiry as to how difficult it would be to invalidate a competitor’s patent in litigation. In short, it’s pretty tough. A patent is deemed invalid “if the differences between the subject matter sought to be patented and the prior…
  • Charlotte’s Web Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Improperly Marketing CBD Products

    Mon 10:00am By Alison Malsbury
    We’ve written extensively about hemp-derived CBD and the myriad issues faced by manufacturers CBD edibles. You can read more about this topic here: Is Hemp CBD Really Unlawful in California? The FDA Issues Hemp-CBD Warning Letters and a Consumer Update…
  • Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Missouri

    Sun 10:00am By Nathalie Bougenies
    The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of…
  • Your Hemp Questions Answered (Part 2)

    Dec 7, 2019, 10:00 am By Nathalie Bougenies
    Last month, Daniel Shortt and I put on a webinar on the US Department of Agriculture’s (“USDA”) new interim hemp rules. We got some great questions from our viewers but were unable to answer all of them in real-time. In this two-part series, Daniel and I…
  • Your Hemp Webinar Questions Answered (Part 1)

    Dec 6, 2019, 10:00 am By Daniel Shortt
    Last month, Nathalie Bougenies and I put on a webinar on the US Department of Agriculture’s (“USDA”) new interim hemp rules. We got some great questions from our viewers but were unable to answer all of them in real-time. In this two-part series,…
  • Federal Agencies Provide New Guidance for Hemp Banking

    Dec 5, 2019, 10:00 am By Griffen Thorne
    The tides have been rapidly changing for hemp companies to gain access to banking, which has not traditionally been available to hemp companies due to the fact that hemp was (sort of) federally illegal until about a year ago. As we previously explained:…
  • Hemp and CBD: Submit Your Comments on USDA Interim Hemp Rules By December 30

    Dec 4, 2019, 10:00 am By Jesse Mondry
    The hemp industry is up in arms over the USDA’s interim rules establishing a domestic hemp program.  As of this writing you can find some 900 comments published on regulations.gov. The din of complaints about the deleterious effect of several rules caused…

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