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  • Will the FDA Soon Treat Hemp CBD as a Dietary Supplement?

    10:00am By Daniel Shortt
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may soon change its tune on hemp-derived CBD (Hemp CBD) thanks to a bill recently filed by chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) and cosponsored by Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY), James…
  • Selling Hemp and CBD Online? Read this First!

    Thu 10:00am By Alison Malsbury
    We recently received a request from a client to advise them on Shopify’s guidance on selling CBD products on its platform. Specifically, the first paragraph of the guidance states that “[y]ou should consult with an attorney to determine how and where…
  • California Cannabis Claims: Breach of Contract

    Wed 10:00am By Jihee Ahn
    Happy 2020, everyone! Our litigation team would like to kick-start the year by starting a series on the most common causes of action that we see in and around the cannabis industry. We hope these overviews help our audience not only understand what they can…
  • The Future of Hemp is Genetics

    Tue 10:00am By Vince Sliwoski
    Hemp was legalized federally just over a year ago. During the run-up, legislators from Mitch McConnell to Ron Wyden said things like “[b]y removing hemp from the federal list of controlled substances, farmers can explore the bright future of this versatile…
  • Will the FDA’s Ban on E-Cigarettes Affect CBD Vaping Devices?

    Mon 10:00am By Nathalie Bougenies
    On January 2, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued non-binding guidance (“Guidance”) in which the agency explains how it intends to prioritize enforcement actions to tackle the growing increase in youth use of electronic nicotine delivery…
  • Hemp CBD Across State Lines: New Jersey

    Sun 10:00am By Daniel Shortt
    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…
  • The Hemp Standard is 0.3% THC. That Should Be Changed.

    Jan 11, 2020, 10:00 am By Jesse Mondry
    We are heading into the first decade of scaled commercial hemp production in the United States since the 1920s. As a law firm that has been helping cannabis businesses succeed since 2010, we couldn’t be more excited. And for good reason: the recreational…
  • BREAKING: Newsom Proposes California Cannabis Regulatory Consolidation

    Jan 10, 2020, 4:46 pm By Griffen Thorne
    On Friday, January 10, 2019, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) issued an email press release entitled, “Consolidation of California Cannabis Licensing Authorities” concerning a budget proposal released by Governor Gavin Newsom. Per the press…
  • Receivership and Distressed Cannabis Assets in California

    Jan 10, 2020, 10:00 am By Julie Hamill
    Succeeding in the cannabis industry is not easy, especially in California. Complex regulation, high taxes, expensive real estate, and competition with the black market are just a handful of factors that challenge cannabis businesses. The majority of players…
  • Utah Cannabis: State of the State

    Jan 9, 2020, 10:00 am By Jonathan Bench
    As I wrote in a prior blog post, Utah’s cannabis market has special characteristics that you are unlikely to find in other states. This is due in large part to Utah’s hardworking, predominantly conservative, and compassionate culture. Marry those qualities…

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