Just in time for the holidays – and the growing season – the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted new registrations for pesticides to be used on hemp crops, including, for the first time, hemp used in the production
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On October 12, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following cannabis-related bills were signed into law:

  • AB 37
    • Allows cannabis businesses to claim state tax deductions and credits available to other legal businesses in the state for each taxable


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On 24 September, European regulators cleared the way for GW Pharma’s cannabinoid medicinal product to treat patients with two rare, severe forms of epilepsy. The European Commission approved Epidyolex to treat seizures associated with Lennox Gastaut syndrome (LGS) or Dravet
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Today, the FTC issued warning letters to three companies selling CBD products.  The companies, which FTC did not identify publicly, allegedly illegally advertised CBD products as being able to treat or cure serious diseases and health conditions without competent and
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CBD marketers can learn something from the food industry.  And it has nothing to do with the regulatory morass around whether CBD can be legally added to foods.  It’s about managing the risk of consumer false advertising litigation.  Lawsuits filed
Continue Reading CBD and False Advertising: Lessons Learned From The Food Court

We’ve written a lot about FDA’s current position on CBD in food and the ongoing process to evaluate a potential non-drug pathway for the ingredient that emerged seemingly out of nowhere to capture the attention of consumers, legislators, and regulators
Continue Reading NY and Ohio: Recent Legal Changes Diverge on Whether CBD Can Be Added to Food