FDA and FTC Joint Warning Letters Target Amazon Affiliates Making False COVID-19 ClaimsFDA and FTC Joint Warning Letters Target Amazon Affiliates Making False COVID-19 ClaimsEarlier this week, federal regulators continued their efforts to combat the spread of products featuring allegedly false and misleading claims that products can diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent COVID-19.  In warning letters issued to CBD Gaze, Alternavita, Musthavemom.com
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On April 29, the National Advertising Division (“NAD”) recommended that Talyoni Professional, LLC and its affiliate, Ecoco, Inc. (collectively “Talyoni”) discontinue express claims that the companies’ cosmetic and wellness products contain CBD, as well as product performance claims based on
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Legal hemp businesses suffering from the economic devastation caused by coronavirus are eligible for emergency aid programs included in the $2.2 trillion federal economic stimulus package – and can start applying for that monetary relief immediately.

While medical and recreational
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In the midst of continued enforcement regarding coronavirus marketing, FDA sent a warning letter to NeuroXPF concerning advertising for its CBD products alleging that they can boost immune systems to help consumers avoid contracting the virus. Citing the need to
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DEA Publishes Long Awaited Proposed Rules for Grower LicensesIn an important step intended to expand marijuana research, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) unveiled a long-awaited rule proposal last week that would permit the agency to issue additional growing licenses for research-grade cannabis.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was
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As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the country, many businesses have closed temporarily under “stay-at-home” or “shelter-in-place” orders – but cannabis companies largely have been exempted from this trendAs the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the country, many businesses have closed temporarily under “stay-at-home” or “shelter-in-place” orders – but cannabis companies largely have been exempted from this trend.

A variety of different jurisdictions across the county have deemed cannabis
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KDW COVID-19 Resource Center Provides Critical Business Guidance As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has reached pandemic levels, companies of all sizes and in all industries face myriad impacts to business operations and the health and well-being of employees.

To help clients navigate these new challenges, including the unpredictability
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USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue testified yesterday at a subcommittee hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee.  USDA’s 2021 budget request was the reason for the hearing, but there was also key discussion around the agency’s hemp rules.   Excerpted highlights include the
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