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
Continue Reading Happy Hemp-days! EPA Grants First Ever Approvals for Pesticides Used on Hemp for Consumable CBD Products

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
Continue Reading Navigating the Green Rush: Due Diligence Considerations for Cannabis Investments

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


Continue Reading New California Cannabis-Related Bills Make it Off the Governor’s Desk

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

Earlier this week, the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies bill by a vote of 29 to 21. The committee report accompanying the bill included notable language on
Continue Reading House Appropriations Committee Cautions FDA To Focus on Public Health and Preserve Clinical Study Incentives As It Examines CBD Pathways