On January 21, 2020, an Idaho state court held that nearly 7,000 pounds of seized hemp would remain forfeited to the Idaho State Police (“ISP”).  As we discussed in our recently published article, the defendant in the case, Big
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On January 15, the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held its first ever legislative hearing to address federal cannabis policies.  The subcommittee invited witness from three different agencies to provide testimony: Matthew K. Strait, Drug
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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 the latest episode of the Ad Law Access Podcast, partner Kristi Wolff discusses FDA’s recent CBD warning letters, Commissioner nominee Dr. Stephen Hahn’s confirmation hearings, and a preview of this week’s Cannabis Law Update webinar.

On Thursday, December
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Cannabis is in the midst of a historic transformation from the black market to a regulated, lucrative, global industry. But investing in cannabis, or doing business with companies involved in cannabis production or distribution, comes with substantial legal and other
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The Italian Parliament has established an intergroup on the legalisation of cannabis following calls to address the need for its decriminalisation and shortages of medical cannabis. More than 50 members of Parliament already have applied to join the intergroup, mainly
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In an earlier blog post we informed readers that, in response to a mandamus petition of the Scottsdale Research Institute (SRI), the D.C. Circuit issued an order requiring the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to explain why it allowed cannabis –
Continue Reading DC Circuit Denies Petition for Mandamus After DEA Moves Forward Applications For Federal Grow Licenses

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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